8 Blogs & Magazines that Pay Writers $50+ Per Article

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Dear Writers,

Here is a list of eight blogs, magazines, and websites, as well a a podcast, that accept pitches directly from writers. Topics include writing, journalism, music, and parenting, and everyday life.

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Writing Class Radio is “a podcast of a writing class.” The podcast is for people who love true stories, and want to learn about how to write their own stories. They are looking for true and personal stories of 850 to 1,500 words. They pay $50 to $100 to storytellers who are aired on the podcast. For details, read their submissions guidelines.
Ideas on Fire is “an academic editing and consulting agency offering book editing, indexing, and mentoring services for interdisciplinary academics.” They are seeking pitches for blog posts that give “practical advice for building interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented careers within and beyond the academy.” They pay $70 per post (1,000 to 2,000 words). Details here.
The URMIA Journal is an annual scholarly publication by the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), an international non-profit educational association that serves colleges and universities. The journal features peer-reviewed articles that contain “in-depth analysis on a broad range of risk management topics of concern in higher education.” They offer an honorarium of $300 per article (2,500 to 7,500 words). Details here.
Woodworker’s Journal is a bi-monthly print and digital magazine for and about woodworking and woodworkers. They “accept submissions for projects; how-to’s and techniques; tool reviews; and features.” For project articles and tool reviews, payment starts at $225 per page. For how-to’s and techniques articles that are addressed to their “tricks of the trade” department, payment ranges from $50 to $150. For feature articles (1,000 words), payment starts at $150. For details, read their writer’s guidelines.
Your Teen Media is a resource for parenting teenagers. They want writers to send pitches of ideas for articles, essays, blogs, or expert advices to their editors. According to one payment report, they paid $0.10 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Remezcla is an independent media brand that covers emerging Latin music, entertainment, and culture. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.19 per word. To contact them, visit this page.
AnswersForMe is a website that “offers support and encouragement for every-day life.” They accept unsolicited stories, articles, and essays. They pay $50 for first-person stories (300 to 800 words) that have a spiritual element, and $75 for short articles (300 to 500 words) about human motivation, passion, and discovery. They also pay for articles (800 to 1,500 words) about health but do not mention the payment rate (they ask writers to contact them in order to find out the rate for a particular topic). For more information, refer to their writer’s guidelines.
East Lansing Info (Eli) is a “non-profit citizen-run local news cooperative of the people, by the people, and for the people of East Lansing, Michigan.” They typically pay $25 for short pieces that require no special research, and $50 for pieces that require interviews or other research. For details, visit this page.




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