5 Magazines that Pay $1,000+ Per Article

The following is a list of magazines that pay writers up to $1,000 per article, and sometimes more.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to send pitches to each of these magazines. All of them have specific requirements. To learn more about the best way to approach these magazines, I highly recommend The Bulletproof Pitching System, which is currently open for enrollment.

1. The Anne Magazine is a regional magazine covering Watenshaw county, which encompasses Ann Arbor Michigan. They pay $1,000 for centerpiece articles. They want “strongly written news features about Washtenaw County or about culture or trends from a Washtenaw perspective.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2. 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 recently raised their rates. They now pay up to $2,000 for articles. (Up from a max of $1,000.) To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

3. The Earth Island Journal is a quarterly magazine that discusses the environment and how it relates to present-day issues. They pay 25 cents per word, and you can receive up to $1,000 for a feature. To learn more, make sure to read their full submission guidelines.

4. Alaska Magazine is the region’s most respected publication. They’re accepting queries for pieces that demonstrate an excellent narrative slant and focus completely on Alaska and its culture. They pay $200 to $700, depending on word count. Writers who publish both articles and photographs may receive up to $1,500. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

5. Planning: Those who contribute to this publication–which is organized by the American Planning Organization–will writing about urban, suburban, rural, or small town planning. Planning news can focus on projects like neighborhood revitalization, social planning, and more. Writers can expect to be paid between $100 and $1,000 for successful submissions. Check out the contributor guidelines to learn more.


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