20 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. Gripped is a Canadian climbing magazine that covers routes, events, and climbing gear, and profiles of prominent climbers. They pay $250 for features, plus $50 to $200 per photo. 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 They do not publish memoirs, first person accounts, or personality profiles.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.

9. Healing Lifestyles “focuses on integrating healing remedies, alternative medicine, natural living, spa wisdom, and nature into our lives, providing tools and inspiration to lead a more healthy and healing lifestyle. ” According to Writer’s Weekly, they pay up to $500 for features. They don’t have guidelines available, but you can contact the editor here.

10. DIVA Magazine is a UK magazine that covers the “latest in lesbian and bi related celebrity interviews, news, politics, pop culture, style, travel, social issues, entertainment and more.” They pay £15o per thousand words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

11. Shotgun Sports magazine publishes articles on hunting, trapshooting, and other areas of shotgunning. They’re looking for full article submissions for their five departmental categories: test reports, think pieces, round-ups, historical pieces, and interviews. They pay $50 to $200, though “stories submitted without photos will be paid a lower rate.” To learn more, read Shotgun Sports’ submission guidelines.

12. Turkey Country is the member’s magazine for the National Wild Turkey Federation. They are devoted all things related to hunting wild turkeys, including conservation, firearms, and outdoor activities. They pay an average of $450 for feature articles, and $350 for department articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

13. Young Rider Magazine is a bi-monthly publication written for children who own horses or take riding lessons. They accept queries for “horsey interest” stories with accompanying photographs and realistic, humorous short stories that appeal to the 13-year-old age group. They pay $200 for interest pieces and $150 for short stories. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

14. Worlds Without Master is an adventure fiction and gaming magazine, harking back to genre magazines of yore. They feature fiction, tabletop role-playing games, and non-fiction articles that may be of interest to sword and sorcery gamers. They pay $100 for non-fiction, $200 for stories. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

15. Guideposts is an inspiration-focused magazines about “people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacles, or learned a helpful lesson through their faith.” They typically publish first-person narratives. According to our sources, they pay $250 or more for stories, though it appears their payment rates may be fluctuating. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

16. The War Cry is the magazine published by the Salvation Army. They’ve been around a whopping 135 years. They accept submissions from freelance writers. They pay $0.35 per word for original articles, and $0.15 a word for reprints. They’ve recently published articles around 1,000 words. So that would mean a payment of $350.  To learn more, and to submit, be sure to read their submission guidelines.

17. Liguorian Magazine is a Catholic magazine, bills itself “a redemptorist pastoral publication.” They publish articles, personal essays, and fiction. They pay 12 to 17 cents per word. They offer a free sample copy –– just send them a stamped envelope. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

18. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer is the magazine of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. They want features and essays on the state’s natural resources and outdoor recreation. They like anecdotes and quotes used liberally. They pay $0.50/word for features and essays, $50-100 for online rights to features, essays and reprints. Details here.

19. EQ is the “premier magazine of luxe country life.” They profile prominent people living an equestrian lifestyle, profile unique homes, farms, and ranches, and publish articles on travel, style, home design, culture, and dining. They pay $100 for departments and $200 to $300 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

20. Garden & Gun is a magazine covering the “New South,” including culture, food, literature, and more. Above all, the magazine says “its main pursuit is a love of the land and a dedication to the sporting life.” They’re looking for nonfiction articles on any of those topics (a full list is available in the guidelines). They don’t specify pay, but our sources report they pay between 20 and 50 cents per word. Keep in mind that they do pay a kill fee of 25 percent. Their editors are available for contact here.


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