High Country News: $1,000+ for News, Essays, Features

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.

According to their website:

“Our hard-copy and online magazine has more than 25,000 subscribers, including policymakers, educators, public land managers, environmental professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and thousands of other “people who care about the West.” “

They accept pitches in two categories: ‘front of book’ and ‘features.’  They accept profiles, dispatches, analyses, book reviews, and essays about the West.

They also offer internship and fellowship opportunities.

They are serious about publishing high quality journalism. They hold themselves to high standards that “go beyond what newspapers or blogs report.”

To learn more and to pitch them an article, be sure to read their submission guidelines.


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