Publications Seeking to Promote Diverse Writers (And Pay $130+ Per Article)

Dear Writers — Here’s a roundup of publications that are actively seeking to promote diverse writers.

All of these publications also pay for the writing they publish. We’ve included pay rates and links to contact information to make it easy for you to connect to the write publisher.

If you’re not sure how to write a pitch that gets published, read this.

Trail Runner Magazine is an off-road running magazine. They offer training advice, gear tips, nutrition information, and more. For digital pieces, their rates start at $200 and for print pieces, rates start at $0.25/word. They are especially interested in hearing from diverse voices (women, BIPOC, LGBT+, etc.). For details, refer to this page

CBC News is a source for news from Canada and around the world. They are accepting pitches for first person columns from both new and experienced writers. They are particularly seeking “personal stories that reflect contemporary Canada, encompassing experiences from outside major urban centres, from people with disabilities, from Black, Indigenous and other people of colour, and from diverse economic-social perspectives.” They are looking for “interesting personal narratives” from 500 to 600 words. For details, read their first-person FAQs.

Herizons is a Canadian publication with a feminist readership. Articles about “social commentary on art, culture, and legal/political/community affairs related to gender, race, and sexuality” are what they usually publish. They are only accepting submissions from women, non-binary, and Two-Spirit writers based in Canada. They pay $600 for features (1500-1200 words), $175 for news (500 words), and $175 for reviews (500 words). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

La Jornada Filipina is “a Hispanic news magazine covering the Philippines.” They are seeking pitches with original reporting. They are “particularly interested in exploring how the Philippines’ Spanish colonial past continues to shape and impact the present.” They give priority to BIPOC and other marginalized voices. Rates: stories of 700 to 1,000 words pay US$50, articles of 1,300+ words pay US$75, and long-form pieces of 3,000+ words pay US$130. Please include in your pitch whether you will be writing the article in English, Spanish or both. To learn more, refer to this page.

Lacuna Voices is a UK-based digital space that showcases beautiful, worthy true-life features. They cover diverse topics which are categorized into family, health, careers, world, and lacuna men. They accept pitches for features, case studies, commentaries, opinion pieces, etc. They welcome pitches from all over the world. They generally pay £100 for 1,000 words. Details here and here.

Sixty Inches From Center is “an online arts publication and archiving initiative that supports art and writing in and about Chicago, and as it resonates around the world.” They give priority to writing by, for and about “BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, artists with disabilities, and the long list of writing, art-making, and cultural practices that have been neglected in mainstream conversations and canons.” They pay a standard rate of $150 per article. For details, refer to this page is a website about the games industry. They cover “every facet of the games industry, from design, development, publishing, marketing, distribution or retail, all the way through to media, freelance and studying.” They are looking to expand their freelance roster. They accept pitches for investigative pieces, interviews with industry figures, academy articles, and editorials. They encourage pitches from writers of diverse backgrounds. Their standard rate is £200 per article. To learn how to pitch them an article, visit this page.

Sight & Sound is “the UK’s oldest film publication and an internationally respected voice in film criticism and journalism.” They are looking for new writers and contributors to further diversify the range of voices within their pages and on their website. They encourage pitches from all writers. They would “particularly like to hear from Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, the LGBTIQ+ community, writers with disabilities and emerging voices.” They pay £120 for every 1,000 words. For details, refer to their pitching guide.

Study Hall is “a media newsletter & online support network for media workers.” They are looking for “media criticism, reported media-adjacent stories, etc.” They especially encourage pitches from trans, queer, and people of color. For blog posts between 800-1000 words, the pay is between $300-350. Researched and reported pieces between 800-1,600 words will pay from $400-600. Essays up to 2000 words generally pay up to $500. You can pitch them and find more information here.

Rooted in Rights Blog is a “platform dedicated to amplifying the authentic perspectives of disabled writers.” They are looking for articles and op-eds on disability rights topics, by writers who identify as disabled. Their standard word count is 800-1000, especially for creative nonfiction and personal essays. They pay on a sliding scale, with the minimum payment being $400. To learn more, refer to this page.


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