8 Magazines that Pay Writers $200+ Per Article

The following is a list of magazines that pay writers $200 per article. Keep in mind that publication rates are not set in stone, and may change. As always, you may need to negotiate pay rates.

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1. On Second Thought Magazine is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming annual collection of essays, poems, and stories showcasing writing from or about North Dakota.  Payment for these pieces is $250. They are also seeking submissions of scholarly essays, for which they’ll pay $750. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2. Charleston Style & Design is a local magazine that publishes articles about architecture, fashion, businesses, food, and travel of interest to people in Charleston, South Carolina, and the surrounding region. They pay $200 for personal essays that offer a relatable story and good insight. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

3. The Contemporary Sportsman is a digital magazine for people who love fly fishing and wing shooting. They publish articles that feature good photographs as well as topics relevant to fly fishing or wing shooting. They pay $450 to $700 for feature articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

4.Outdoor Oklahoma in the official magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. They publish articles about hunting, fishing, conservation, natural history, camping, and more. They also publish photography. They pay up to $450 for feature articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

5. Alpinist Magazine is a print magazine about “alpinism and adventure climbing in the simplest, most beautiful manner possible.” They publish first person accounts from alpine adventures from around the world, as well as investigative reports, documentaries, and photography. They generally pay $0.25 per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

6. VFW Magazine is the magazine for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW. They have a very large circulation, with many readers. Their primary interest is recognizing veterans and military service. They do not publish memoirs, first person accounts, or personality profiles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

7. High Times publishes articles about marijuana cultuvation and counterculture lifestyle. They have a special interest in marijuana legalization. They publish both in print and on their website. They pay $500-$1,000 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

8. Salvo runs stories on sex, science, and society. Articles they have published in the past include “Visually Impaired: Roald Dahl’s Warning About Screen Entertainment Might Open Some Eyes” and “Evolution’s Trilemma: After 150 Years It Takes More Than a Quantum Leap to Vindicate Darwin”. They pay 20 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

 

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