8 Magazines that Pay $2,000 Per Article

The world of freelance writing has changed a lot recently. However, as much as it has changed, there are still many opportunities to earn a significant amount of money with your writing.

The following is a list of eight magazines that pay up to $2,000 per article.

For even more opportunities, here is a list of 36 Magazines & Blogs that Pay Writers $1,000+ Per Article

  1. LiisBeth is a “a reader and community supported zine that examines entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and the innovation eco-system through a progressive feminist lens.” They pay up to $2,000 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  2. High Country News is a non-profit magazine covering the American West. They pay between $.50 and $1.50 a word. Their feature articles can be more than 2,400 words. They accept article pitches on an ongoing basis. They do not generally accept pre-written articles. To learn more and to pitch them an article, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  3. The Sierra is the magazine of the Sierra club, the non-profit environmental activist organization. Their readers are “are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors.” They pay up to $1.50 a word for feature articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  4. MIT Technology Review is a national magazine in print and digital formats (published 10 times per year). Editors look for original articles on information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology and their impact on the society. Payment is $1-$3 per word for features (2,000-4,000 words) (this information can be found in Writer’s Market 2018). Contributors should send queries using this form: https://www.technologyreview.com/help/#mittr-help-editorial.
  5. Parents and Parents.com help parents “raise happy, healthy kids” and have “a lot of fun along the way.” They are a national publication, so they are mainly interested in stories that appeal to a wide range of parents. They are always seeking captivating human-interest stories. They generally work only with authors who have some experience. Payment reports suggest that they pay up to $1.87 per word. For further information, refer to their writer’s guidelines.
  6. Experience Life is a progressive “healthy-way-of-life magazine.” It comes out 10 times a year and has a circulation of 700,000. They aim their content at 30 to 45 year-olds. Payment reports suggest that they pay $1.00 per word. Further information can be found on their writer’s guidelines page.
  7. Harper’s Magazine is America’s oldest general-interest monthly magazine. The magazine provides its readers with a unique viewpoint on “politics, society, the environment, and culture.” They do not consider unsolicited nonfiction manuscripts. They also do not consider unsolicited poetry. However, they do consider unsolicited fiction. Reports suggest that they pay $0.25 to $1.00 per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  8. Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) is a magazine for professional journalists published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. They “monitor the press in all its forms, calling attention to its shortcomings and strengths in order to ensure that the standards of honest and responsible journalism remain the bedrock of our profession.” According to payment reports, they pay an average of $0.60 per word, with one report last year indicating $3,000 for a feature article. To contact them, refer to this page.


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