Seven Magazines that Pay Writers (Up to $800 Per Article)

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The following is a list of seven magazines that accept pitches/queries directly from freelance writers — and pay up to $100, or more, for the articles they publish.

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Edible Queens is a magazine devoted to celebrating the vibrant food scene of New York City’s borough of Queens. It is published five times a year. They are looking for “subjects that are both timely and traditional.” According to their website, the articles that are accompanied with original and carefully tested recipes are “highly desirable”. They pay $0.25 per word for print pieces. To learn more, refer to their submission guidelines.
Adventure Cyclist is a bicycle-travel magazine that inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. They generally use two types of stories (i.e. feature-length stories and The Final Mile essays) from freelancers. The feature-length stories are about specific areas, whereas The Final Mile essays are “less about locale than about a singular experience while on a bicycle trip.” They generally pay $0.25 to $0.50 per word. To learn more, visit this page.
Oregon Humanities Magazine is a triannual publication that “offers a forum through which Oregon writers, scholars, and readers can use the humanities to explore timeless and timely ideas and themes.” For shorter department pieces, they pay $50 to $200 and for personal essays and features, they pay $300 to $800. To find out more, refer to this page.
The Progressive is a monthly magazine and a website that is a “bold voice for peace, social justice, and the common good.” They publish investigative reporting, reports on social movements and activism, pieces on current events from a progressive point of view, and pieces on foreign policy from a U.S. angle. According to payment reports, they pay $100 to $400 per article. For details, read their writers guidelines.
The Kids’ Ark is a Christian magazine for kids ages 6-12. Each issue of the magazine has a theme, for example, love, obedience, faith, etc. They are looking for fiction or non-fiction stories that are no longer than 650 words. They pay $100 per story. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.
American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association. They publish articles of interest to librarians in the United States. They pay an honorarium of $100 to $250 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
Church Health Reader is a print an digital Christian magazine that publishes “research, articles, and reflections on health and healing for lay leaders and clergy.” They pay $40 to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

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