30 Publishers that Pay $200 Per Article

30 Publishers that Pay $200 Per Article
  • As many of you know, we just updated the Paid Publishing Guidebook. It now includes 501 publishers that pay writers. This list is a sample of 30 of those publishers. All of these publishers pay $200 for at least some of the articles they publish.For even more publishers, I encourage you to get your own copy of the FREELANCING MADE EASY!
  • STIR is a magazine that publishes essays, interviews, and videos that cover controversial issues. They want “pieces that combine a strong personal narrative with a bit—or a lot—of well-researched reportage.” They pay at least $250 per published piece. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • 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. To learn more and to pitch them an article, be sure to read their submission guidelines.
  • The Washington Monthly is a bimonthly magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media. They investigative and opinion based feature articles, short news items, humor, and book reviews. Features ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Pay has been reported at 10 cents per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • The Sierra is the magazine of the Sierra club, the non-profit environmental activist organization. Their readers are “are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors.” They pay up to $1.50 a word for feature articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Linode is a leader in cloud hosting. They’re seeking in-depth guides on a variety of topics, including Linux, game servers, NoSQL databases, and more. They pay $250 per guide (either in cash or Linode credit). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Compose publishes informational articles about databases for their blog the Write Stuff. They’re looking for philosophical, practical pieces on database concepts. For each article, they pay $200 cash and $200 in Compose database credits. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • WPHUB publishes articles on “the coming and goings of all things WordPress.” They’re looking for pieces on web design trends, up-and-coming plugins, development, coding best practices, and more. They pay $100 to $200 an article depending on topic and length (800 to 1,200 with visuals). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Indeni is an IT company that publishes articles on networking. They’re looking for writers who have experience with Check Point firewalls, Palo Alto firewalls, and F5 load balancers. They pay $200 for articles that provide architecture advice (and less for articles of other types). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Watercolor Artist is a bi-monthly magazine for water color artists of all skill levels. They seek queries for features or columns. Writers are paid depending on length and completeness of the article submitted. For features about artists, they like to match the artist with the writer, but also accept queries for articles about any specific artist whom the writer is in contact with. Writers should be able to write specifically about the artist’s techniques, from the artist’s viewpoint using the language of art. Payment usually does not exceed $600To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Pastel Journal is the only national publication that covers the pastel medium. Addressing both professionals and hobbyists, the magazine publishes everything from how-to guides to detailed interviews. They accept queries and prefer them to be snail-mailed. They pay up to $600 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Diva is a UK-based magazine for Lesbian and Bisexual voices. Topics include opinion pieces, news features, reviews and previews, interview features, fashion, short profiles, and British and international features. They pay £150 per thousand words. Details here.
  • Ceramics Monthly is dedicated to studio ceramics and clay-based art. Writers are welcome to submit to any of the magazine’s numerous departments, which cover everything from studio visits to craft tips. They pay $0.10 per word, while Techno File and Glaze articles are paid a flat fee of $250. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Metro Parent is a regional parenting magazine covering Southwest Michigan. According to their website, their “general goal is to have a good mix of fun and substantive local stories of interest to local parents.” They pay as much as $350 for feature articles, and as little as $35 for other pieces. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Journey is AAA’s magazine for their members in Washington and Northern Idaho. They reach over 600,000 readers a month. Payment reports indicate $1 a word for payment. They aim to “present readers with lively and informative stories on lifestyle, travel and automotive topics that encourage them to discover and explore the Northwest and beyond.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • AFAR is the ‘experiential travel guide.’ They cover travel stories from a more personal perspective, telling their “stories through people, allowing readers to explore authentic local cultures from the inside out.” Payment reports indicate $1 a word as a common payment rate. Keep in mind that pay will need to be negotiated. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Rider Magazine is for mature, discerning and affluent motorcycling enthusiasts. They buy mini travel stories called Favourite Rides, full-length travel/tour features, and other topics – which is almost anything in the world of motorcycling, including unusual museums or events, or stand-out motorcycle organizations. They pay $200 and up. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Verge Magazine is for “people who travel with purpose.” They are a travel magazine for people interested in volunteering, working, and studying overseas.  They pay 10 cents (CAD) per word. Department articles are typically 800 words. Features are 2,000 to 2,500 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • PTO Today is the magazines for leaders of parent-teacher organizations. They’re published 6 times a year. They publish articles about parental involvement, leadership, fundraising, working with school staff, etc. They pay $200 to $700 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • American Educator is published quarterly by the American Federation of Teachers. It addresses the state of education across the country and covers new trends in education, politics, labor issues, and more. They pay at least $300 for articles, which typically run 1,000 to 5,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Bitch Magazine is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. They pay $500 for feature articles, $200 for dispatches. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Education Forum is the official magazine of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. They are “a progressive voice on public education and on all issues affecting those that work in public education. ” They reach 60,000 public education workers in Ontario. They pay $500 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • 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 pay up to $2,000 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • The Establishment aims to provide a platform for “voices that have been marginalized by mainstream media”.  They want to create the “new establishment.” They pay $125 for articles 800-1500 words, and $500 for long form articles 3,000 words+. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • The Writer’s Chronicle is the official publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The magazine has been in circulation for over four decades, and it is one of the most respected writing magazines. They accept submissions of interviews, pedagogical essays, craft essays, and other areas. They pay $18 per 100 words up to a maximum 7,000 words ($1,260). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Gary’s Sporting Journal is a journal for hunters and anglers. They are always looking for features on hunting and fishing, and publish four themed issues a year. They publish Expeditions – travel pieces of hunting and fishing locations, Yarns – campfire tales that can be fact or fiction, and poetry. Word count: 2,500-3,000 for Expeditions; above 1,500 for features; 750-1,500 for Yarns; up to 1,000 for poetry. Pay: $850-1,000 for Expeditions; $600-1,250 based on quality, not length, for features; $600 for yarns; $100 for poems. Details here.
  • BirdWatching Magazine is a bimonthly magazine for people with an interest in wild birds and bird watching. They accept article proposals from freelance writers and pay $400 for most features. They accept submissions on a variety of topics, including “first-person accounts”, birds in the news, hotspots near you, and photo essays. For more information, and to submit, be sure to read their full submission guidelines.
  • Virginia Wildlife Magazine is published bi-monthly by the Department of Game and Fisheries. It’s been published for over 70 years. fish recipes, hiking, camping, outdoors safety and ethics,natural history, and environmental stewardship/education. They pay up to $500 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Yoga International is seeking articles under 1,000 words about the yoga practice and lifestyle. They pay a minimum of $50 per article and a maximum of $200 for feature articles. Read their contributor guidelines here.
  • The Chronicle of the Horse is a national weekly magazine that focusses on the equestrian world. They address a variety of topics, from dressage and horse care to eventing and steeplechase racing. They pay $165 to $220 for news stories (1,500 words) and $150 to $400 for features (1,500-2,500 words). To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
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