Top 78 Verified Genuine FREELANCE WRITING JOBS
(In America In 2019)

By Michael Wong | January 10, 2019.

Earn Money With Verified Genuine Freelance Writing Jobs

Have you considered earning money doing freelance writing jobs?

But how do you go about it? How much do freelance writers make? What type of articles do clients pay for? Where do you find freelance writing jobs?

I'll answer all those questions and share with you my top 78 verified genuine freelance writing jobs and opportunities right now.

How Much Do Freelance Writers Make?

The pay rates for freelance writing jobs vary considerably from site to site. Your skill, experience, availability, pay rate demand, and type of article are all factors that affect how much you will earn.

For example, technical articles and white papers pay more. Whereas blog posts typically pay less.

Top writers can earn up to $1.50 per word or up to $2,000 per original article. Some content mills can pay as little as 5¢ or less per word. Experienced writers say they aim for an average of 40¢ to 50¢ per word.

What Is A "Kill Fee"?

A "kill fee" is a payment you receive as compensation if an assigned article is "killed" or canceled. Only 5 of the 78 magazines and websites listed below offer a kill fee, which range from 25% to 50% of the agreed fee.

What Type of Articles Do Clients Pay For?

Companies hire freelance writers to write all kinds of original articles, such as:

  • blog posts
  • fiction
  • how-tos
  • interviews
  • list style articles
  • non-fiction
  • poetry
  • reviews
  • success stories
  • technical articles
  • whitepapers

Top 4 Ways To Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Here are my top 4 ways to find freelance writing jobs:

  1. Pitch article ideas to editors of websites and publications that openly advertise for freelancer writers. This is the quickest way to find freelance writing jobs. You'll find a big list of such sites below.
  2. Attract client enquiries by promoting your writing services with a website portfolio of your best work. Professional writers often say they find their best clients this way. The downside is that creating your own website and getting traffic to it can take a lot of time and effort. It can also require a bit of money, if you decide to pay for targeted traffic.
  3. Find clients on content mills which can provide freelance writing jobs without much effort on your part. The downside is that you are competing with lots of other writers, hence your pay rate is typically on the lower end of the pay scale. Content mills also charge fees. Whether they take a percentage of your earnings or charge clients a fee on top of your agreed rate, it is money that could have gone into your pocket.
  4. Find clients on online freelance marketplaces. You'll find hundreds of freelance jobs requiring writing skills. The downside is that you have to sell yourself and offer an extremely competitive rate to win jobs.

Top 78 Verified Genuine Freelance Writing Jobs

Here are my top 78 verified genuine freelance writing jobs. The magazines and websites are ranked by the earnings per word rate and/or the earning opportunity. Visit each website for more information:

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1. High Country News (

  • Earn 50¢ to $1.50 per word, freelance writing for High Country News, an award winning nonprofit magazine that tells the ongoing story of the modern American West through coverage of its environment, natural resources and diverse communities.
  • High Country News want well researched reportage, analysis, opinion, essays or criticism on issues vital to the West:
    • Science and nature
    • Conservation and preservation
    • Food and agriculture
    • Health and well-being
    • Water
    • Environmental justice and racism
    • Climate change and energy
    • Post-colonialism and the legacy of conquest
    • Rural-urban divide
    • Environmental law, policy and philosophy
    • Public lands and resources (including water, wildlife, rangelands, minerals, timber, recreation and preservation)
    • Military and nuclear activity and legacies
    • Economics
  • Word count:
    • Front-of-book stories include in-depth news and analysis: 800 to 2,100 words
    • Features include investigations, long-form narrative, deep-dive explainers, or big-idea essays: 2,800+ words.
    • Back of the book explore the ideas that shape the West, through reviews, criticism and short essays: 800 to 1,500 words.
  • Kill fee: 25%
  • Earnings per word: 50¢ to $1.50
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2. Family Fun Magazine (

  • Earn up to $1.25 per word, freelance writing for Family Fun Magazine, written for families with children ages 3 to 12, and focuses on family cooking, vacations, parties, holidays, crafts, and learning.
  • Pay rates:
    • Features: $1.25 per word (850 to 3,000 words)
    • Idea of the Month: $750 (600 words)
    • More Great Ideas: $100 (50 to 200 words)
    • How We Have Fun: $100 (50 to 200 words)
    • Explore section: $1.25 per word (600 to 900 words), or $100 for the idea if Family Fun opt to use a staff writer.
    • Make It, Keepsakes, Treat of the Month: $200 per idea.
    • Kids in the Kitchen: $1.25 per word (250 to 500 words)
    • Let's Party: $100 to $200 per idea.
    • Healthy Family: $1.25 per word (100 to 300 words), or $100 to $200 for the idea if Family Fun opt to use a staff writer.
    • Happy Home: $100 to $200 per idea (700 words); $875 for entire column
    • Favorite THings: $1.25 per word (50 to 200 words)
  • 2 million subscribers.
  • Earnings per word: 14¢ to $1.25
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3. Boys' Life Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $1,500 per original article, freelance writing for Boys' Life magazine, a general interest monthly magazine published by the Boy Scouts of America since 1911.
  • Pay rates:
    • Nonfiction: $500 to $1,500 (500 to 1,500 words)
    • Departments: $100 to $600 (up to 600 words) - Science, nature, earth, health, sports, space and aviation, cars, computers, entertainment, pets, history, music, and back of the book how-to features.
  • The Boys' Life magazine cover everything from how to pack a canoe, to professional sports, to American history.
  • You can find the Boys' Life magazine in libraries and in Boy Scouts of America council offices, or the digital edition in the Google Play and Apple iTunes app store.
  • Boys' Life magazine want articles that:
    • interest and entertain boys aged 6 to 17.
    • is crisp, punchy writing in relatively short, straightforward sentences
    • demonstrate high standards of journalism
    • uses the Associated Press Stylebook
  • Circulation: 1 million.
  • Earnings per word: $1
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4. Backpacker Magazine (

  • Earn 40¢ to $1 per word, freelance writing for Backpacker magazine, which primarily covers hiking. When warranted, Backpacker cover canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other human powered modes of travel.
  • About 50% of Backpacker features and more than half of the departments and web stories are written by freelancers.
  • Word counts vary widely from 1,500 to 5,000 or more words but most contain a full Expedition Planner sidebar (contact, permit, season, hazards, map, guidebook, and other useful information)
  • Departments:
    • Freelancers most often break into Backpacker in the departments, which are shorter assignments (100 to 1,200 words) that have specific topics and focus.
    • Life List: Short essay about an awesome trip that every reader should add to their list (300 to 400 words).
    • Done in a Day: One hike in each of the three regions that falls within an alluring, rewarding conceit that can be finished in a day, including drive time from major cities (500 words).
    • Weekend: Killer weekend trips in your region for 1 to 2 nights, 6 to 10 miles a day, within striking distance of a major city, and seasonally appropriate for the month.
    • Skills: Advice for essential hiking and adventure skills, with information targeted to help both beginners and experts.
    • Gear: Short reviews of gear that has been field tested.
    • Online only: Backpacker assign web only content to freelancers.
      • Best Lists: (think Buzzfeed)
      • Slideshows
      • Ask an Expert
  • Publishing frequency: 9 issues annually, one of which is the Gear Guide (April)
  • Circulation: 340,000 (2008)
  • Lead time:
    • 6 months+ for print
    • 1 month+ for online
  • Earnings paid on acceptance.
  • Rights bought: All rights.
  • Earnings per word: 40¢ to $1
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5. LiisBeth (

  • Earn $100 to $2,000 per original article, freelance writing for LiisBeth, a website to share field notes on the lives and lessons of contemporary feminist entrepreneurs.
  • Pay rates:
    • Feature by experienced professional writers: $750 to $1,000 (1,000 to 1,200 words)
    • Feature by experienced or emerging writers: $500 to $1,000 (800 to 1,000 words)
    • Short articles or reprints from amateur, emerging and professional writers: $150 (350 to 500 words)
    • Accepted but non-commissioned illustrations, poetry, art, spoken word audio clips: $150
    • All contributors receive a profile under the "Contributor" tab on the LiisBeth website, which includes a photo, web link field, brief description of who you are and your work.
    • Contributors also receive complimentary invitations to IRL experiences including Salons and Field Trips.
    • Once a year, LiisBeth hold a Contributor meet up so you can meet each other contributors, as well as LiisBeth readers, advisory board, etc.
  • LiisBeth want:
    • intellectual service articles, profiles, op-eds, personal stories, interviews, and policy critiques that reflect the interests of feminist entrepreneurs
    • edgy, positive, journalistic articles that provide readers a feminist's perspective on entrepreneurship and innovation happenings, including politics and policy
  • LiisBeth prioritize queries from writers who are subscribers to the free LiisBeth newsletter and demonstrate they have actually read the magazine.
  • Demographics:
    • 1,400+ subscribers
    • 10,000+ social media followers
    • Primarily feminist entrepreneurs, 25-55 years old, who either self identify as feminist, or are curious about the issues, and operate enterprises that incorporate feminist values.
    • 25% of online audience are male
    • Readers are well educated, informed, concerned about the role of gender bias in the economy, rising inequality, social justice, and the environment, and are interested in making a difference in the world.
    • 60% North American, 20% Canadian, and 20% International.
  • Earnings paid with 7 days upon acceptance of article.
  • Earnings per word: 30¢ to $1
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6. Eating Well Magazine (

  • Earn up to $1 per word, freelance writing for Eating Well, a national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully.
  • Columns:
    • Fresh: seasonal picks and the latest trends in food and health, such as, food policy, sustainable agriculture, wacky healthy new eating practices, etc. (150 to 350 words).
    • Fresh Food: dedicated to celebrating food, such as a restaurant, farm find, seasonal food, great farmers' market, or something trendy in the food/drink market.
    • Fresh Life: how food and eating intersect with lifestyle, such as travel, beauty, books (not diet or cookbooks) and gifts.
    • Fresh Thinking: covers several facets of one current food-related issue, controversy or movement.
    • Fresh Health: health and nutrition studies, across multiple small stories, or one page exploring various elements on one topic.
    • Fresh Fix: devoted to how to solve health conditions with food, such as mood, allergies, cholesterol, etc.
  • Rights bought: All rights, including Web rights.
  • Stats:
    • published 6 times a year
    • lead time: 3 to 6 months
    • 6.8 million+ readers
    • 4.4 million+ monthly unique visitors
    • 3 million+ Facebook followers
  • Eating Well magazine is published by Meredith Corporation, a $2 billion publicly traded company (
  • Employees: 1,001+ (
  • Earnings per word: up to $1
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7. Central Coast Farm & Ranch (

  • Earn 50¢ to $1 a word, freelance writing for Central Coast Farm & Ranch, who's primary audience are members of the Central Coast agricultural community. But it also contains stories and photographs that appeal to supporters of local food, fans of local restaurants that feature local food, and anyone interested in learning about the past, present and future of the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties signature industry.
  • Topics include Central Coast agriculture and departments devoted to local history, edible gardening, agri-tourism destinations, and industry news briefs.
  • Pay rates:
    • Cover story or feature:
      • 50¢ to $1 per word (1,000 to 1,500 words)
      • $25 per photograph
    • Departments: $350 (500 to 700 words, plus at least one photograph or other illustration)
    • News briefs: (300 words)
    • Feature photographs: $75 to $150 per assignment, with a bonus of $300 for cover art.
    • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Issues are published in March, June, September, and December.
  • Rights bought: First North American serial rights. No reprints accepted.
  • Earnings per word: 50¢ to $1
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8. MotorHome Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $900 per original article, freelance writing for MotorHome Magazine, a monthly national newsstand magazine for enthusiasts of motorized RVs: Class A and Class C motorhomes, camping vans and customized buses.
  • Pay (manuscript with photos):
    • Travel articles:
      • Major travel features: $500 to $700 (1,200 to 1,800 words)
      • Getaway features: $400 to $500 (800 to 1,000 words)
      • Escapes/Crossroads: $100 (100 to 200 words)
    • Technical/DIY articles:
      • Technical features: $500 to $900 (1,200 to 1,800 words)
      • DIY articles: $400 to $600 (1,200 words)
    • Lifestyle articles:
      • Personality profiles: $400 to $500 (900 words)
    • Supplemental photos:
      • Cover: $500 to $600
      • Spread: $275
      • Full page: $200
      • ½ page: $150
      • ¼ page: $100
      • Spot: $50
  • MotorHome publish 8 to 10 freelance features each month, on all aspects of the RV lifestyle, including:
    • travel destinations
    • activities and events
    • the newest motorhomes on the market
    • DIY projects
    • RV service and repair recommendations
  • Photo requirements:
    • 7.1 Megapixel+
    • Raw, uncorrected digital photos on CD/DVD
    • 300 DPI
    • Separate sheet of thumbnail images with captions
    • 1+ photo with motorhome, preferably on the road
  • Lead time: 4 to 6 months
  • Earnings paid within 3 to 5 weeks of acceptance.
  • Rights bought: North American rights and nonexclusive electronic rights.
  • Earnings per word: 38¢ to $1
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9. Trailer Life Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $700 per original article, freelance writing for Trailer Life, a monthly magazine for recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiasts.
  • Topics include:
    • the purchase of an RV
    • do-it-yourself maintenance projects (from brief items to full-length how-to features) leisure-time activities
    • special RV campgrounds
    • personalities who exemplify the RV lifestyle
    • exciting travel destinations
    • RV lifestyle
    • controversial issues and legislation affecting RV owners
    • RV humor
    • RV news
  • Pay rates:
    • Manuscript with photos:
      • Technical: $400 to $700 (1,000 to 2,000 words)
      • Major Travel: $400 to $600 (1,500 to 1,800 words)
      • Personality: $300 to $500 (1,200 words)
      • Do-It-Yourself: $200 to $400 (1,200 words)
      • Around the Bend: $100 (75 to 100 words)
    • Supplemental photos:
      • Cover: $400 to $600
      • Spread: $250
      • Full page: $175
      • Half page: $125
      • Quarter page: $100
      • Spot: $75
    • Kill fee: A third of the agreed rate.
  • Target audience:
    • Owners or prospective owners of RVs—folding trailers, fifth-wheel and travel trailers, motorhomes, camping vans, truck campers.
    • Weekend travelers to full-timers.
    • 50 to 60 years old.
  • Photos:
    • High-resolution digital images (300 dpi or higher at 5x7 inches) and/or transparencies.
    • Numbered with descriptive captions.
    • Transparencies must be submitted in protective sleeves.
    • Photos with identifiable people must be accompanied by signed model release forms.
    • Photos and transparencies returned after publication.
  • Rights bought: First North American serial rights and electronic rights.
  • Earnings per word: 33¢ to $1
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10. ClearVoice (

  • Earn money freelance writing for clients on the ClearVoice content marketplace.
  • You can earn money as a:
    • writer
    • managing editor
    • copy editor
    • content strategist
    • ghostwriter
    • designer
    • videographer
  • You set your own rate.
  • ClearVoice matches assignments with your expertise and rate.
  • Receive 75% of the rate you're quoted for a job.
  • Earnings paid via PayPal upon assignment approval.
  • Chat with clients with in-app messaging.
  • ClearVoice create a portfolio of an author's work by crawling the internet, irrespective of whether the writer has joined the service or not.
  • Sample writer portfolios:
  • Stats:
    • 2,000+ content writers
    • 400,000+ authors ranked
    • 100 million articles indexed
  • Funding: $3.1 million (
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2014) (
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
  • Earnings per word: 10¢ to $1
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11. Contently (

  • Earn money freelance writing for brands on the Contently contently marketplace.
  • You can also earn money creating infographics, photo and videos.
  • Instead of a jobs board and bidding for projects, you have to wait for Contently to contact you.
  • You can also earn $300 to $400 freelance writing for Contently's two publications.
  • Customers include:
    • Allianz
    • American Express
    • Google
    • Marriott
    • Microsoft
  • Funding: $19.3 million (
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2010) (
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
  • Earnings per word: $1 on average, according to a senior editor at Contently (some writers experienced lower rates)
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12. Gray's Sporting Journal (

  • Earn $100 to $1,250 per original article,, freelance writing for Gray's Sporting Journal, the magazine that aspires to a higher standard of upland-bird-hunting, fly-fishing, and big-game coverage.
  • Reader profile:
    • 90% are bird hunters
    • 85% are fly fishers
    • 67% are big game hunters
  • Gray's Sporting Journal also want articles on:
    • waterfowl
    • turkeys
    • small game
    • unusual quarry (feral hogs, etc.)
    • sporting adventures in exciting locales, foreign and domestic
  • Pay rates:
    • Poems: $100 (Up to 1,000 words)
    • Features and Yarns: $600 to $1,250 (1,500+ words)
    • Yarns: Campfire tales, fact or fiction - $600 (750 to 1,500 words)
    • Expeditions: Travel pieces as exotic as Mongolia or as down home as Missouri (2,500 to 3,000 words + short sidebar detailing the specifics of getting there). Requires quality photographic support - $850 to $1,000 plus $75 per photograph.
    • Photographs: $50 to $300
    • Photographic essays: Inside front cover - $250
    • Earnings paid upon publication.
    • No kill fees.
  • Rights bought: North American serial rights.
  • Earnings per word: 10¢ to 80¢
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13. Alaska Beyond Magazine (

  • Earn $150 to $700 per original article,, freelance writing for Alaska Beyond Magazine, the monthly in-flight magazine for Alaska Airlines that reaches more than 3.8 million travelers each month in 110+ destinations.
  • Alaska Beyond Magazine are looking for:
    • writing with vivid visual images, anecdotes, and a strong narrative flow
    • writers who can cover business with insight and style
    • local writers who can lend inside perspective to their destination and travel columns
    • journalists who write with a sense of humor
    • articles focusing on subjects and sources within the Alaska Airlines route system
    • localized stories to the West Coast
  • Alaska Beyond Magazine offers a good opportunity for freelance writers because 75% of the articles are written by freelancers.
  • Departments:
    • The Feed is a collection of short pieces that range from business personality profiles to new museum exhibits in cities served by Alaska Airlines.
    • Travel destinations.
    • Personalities
    • Technology
    • Sports
    • Education
    • Personal investing
    • Architecture
  • Alaska Beyond Magazine do not want fiction, poetry, or book reviews.
  • Writing assignments are acknowledged by written contract.
  • Pay rates:
    • Journal section: $150 to $250 (200 to 600 words)
    • Business shorts: $150 (500 words)
    • Columns: $500 (1,600 words)
    • Features: $700 (2,000 to 2,500 words)
    • Expenses, if agreed to in advance, are paid on invoice.
    • Expenses and rates vary in special circumstances.
    • Kill-fee is one-third the contracted price.
  • Earnings paid within 30 days of publication.
  • Rights bought: First North American Rights, with reprint rights.
  • Alaska Beyond Magazine is published by Paradigm Communications Group.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1987) (
  • Earnings per word: 28¢ to 75¢
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14. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors (

  • Earn $250 to $400 per original article,, freelance writing for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, a magazine of the coast of Maine with a strong focus on boating.
  • They do not publish "log style" articles or travel magazine style pieces.
  • Pay rates:
    • Feature articles: $400 (700 to 1,200 words)
    • Departments ("A Letter from Home", "My Boat, My Harbor"): $250 (500 to 750 words)
  • Maine Boats want photographs that depict life on the Maine coast.
  • Photograph pay rates:
    • Inside spot: $50
    • Main cover photograph: $500
  • Earnings paid after publication.
  • Rights bought: One time North American print and digital rights.
  • Earnings per word: 33¢ to 57¢
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15. Aurora Magazine (

  • Earn 50¢ per word, freelance writing for the Aurora magazine at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Stats:
    • Frequency: 2 times per year (spring and fall)
    • Pages per issue: 32 plus cover
    • Print run: 28,000
  • Writers must follow the standards set forth in the University Relations style guide and the AP style guide.
  • High quality, dynamic photography and illustrations also needed for every feature story.
  • Earnings per word: 50¢
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16. 1859 Magazine (

  • Earn 30¢ to 50¢ per word, freelance writing for 1859 Magazine, the monthly magazine about how Oregonians live, work and play.
  • Articles are written primarily by freelance writers.
  • Departments include "Food & Home," "Ventures," "Local Habit," "Trip Planner," and “Adventures."
  • Earnings paid on publication.
  • Earnings per word: 30¢ to 50¢
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17. Longreads (

  • Earn up to $250 to $1,500+ per original article, freelance writing for Longreads, which feature in-depth investigative pieces, profiles, interviews, commentary, book reviews, audio stories, and personal essays.
  • Pay rates:
    • Blog posts, Reading lists, Short interviews: $250+ (800 to 1,000 words)
    • Reported, Researched and Critical Essays: $500+ (2,000 to 3,000 words)
    • Features, Long-form Journalism, Investigative Projects: $1,500+ (3,000 to 6,000 words)
    • Book Reviews, Book Excerpts, Author Interviews, Bookish Essays and Longform Reported or Researched Book Features: $500+ (2,000 to 5,000 words)
  • Earnings per word: 25¢ to 50¢+
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18. Cruising World (

  • Earn $25 to $1,000 per original article,, freelance writing for Cruising World, a website and magazine for the best sailboat reviews, liveaboard sailing tips, chartering tips, and sailing gear reviews.
  • Pay rates:
    • Short, newsworthy items: $25 to $200
    • Technical and feature articles: $300 to $1,000 (1,200 to 2,000 words)
  • Earnings paid within 90 days of acceptance.
  • Rights bought: First world rights with exclusivity for six months from date of publication.
  • Earnings per word: 25¢ to 50¢
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19. Vibrant Life (

  • Earn $100 to $300 per original article, freelance writing for Vibrant Life, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.
  • Earnings are paid upon acceptance of your article.
  • Format:
    • Short articles (450 to 650 words).
    • Feature articles, and if the article is informational, include at least one sidebar - helpful tips, steps to take to accomplish a goal, and additional resource information, etc. (1,000 words max).
  • Areas of interest:
    • Health: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual.
    • Exercise: practical advice on how to add exercise to one's lifestyle or incorporate fitness within the family unit.
    • Nutrition: how to achieve better nutrition, eat less junk food, and enjoy more healthful meals.
    • Self-help: personality improvement, increasing job performance, avoiding burnout, and overcoming unhealthful habits.
    • Family: maintaining strong, healthy family relationships, coping with stress and crisis within the family such as chronic illness or disability, depression, drugs, death, and child-rearing tips that relate to the development of a healthy lifestyle.
    • Spiritual balance: how to utilize the power of faith, prayer, and belief in god to bring health and vitality into the life.
    • Challenges and triumphs: stories - in a health context - of real people who have passed through a crisis in their life to victory because of their strong faith in god.
    • Environmental stewardship: caring for the earth, protecting its resources, living life in harmony with the natural world, reducing our footprint on the planet, recycling, cleaning the air, water, soil, etc.
    • Informational: home and family safety, current health trends, consumer-oriented pieces (rating or reviewing various product categories), new research in the medical/health field, proven preventive measures, etc.
    • Interviews and profiles: doctors, health experts, popular athletes or celebrities who demonstrate an all-around healthy lifestyle.
  • Vibrant Life will consider previously published articles, if you have sold only one-time rights, or have written permission to sell the article elsewhere without a reprint credit
  • Rights bought: World serial rights, reprint rights, and the right to post your article on the Vibrant Life website.
  • Employees: 11-50 (
  • Earnings per word: 22¢ to 46¢
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20. VISION Vocation Guide (

  • Earn $450 per original article, freelance writing for VISION Vocation Guide, a print magazine and website for people considering a vocation as a Catholic sister, brother, or priest.
  • Pay rates:
    • $450 (1,000 to 1,500 words)
    • $100 (reprints)
  • Primary readership and target audience are committed Catholics in their 20s or early 30s who feel a yearning for "something more" in their lives and are wondering if God is calling them to religious life.
  • VISION articles should be:
    • written in a conversational style free from terms that would be unfamiliar to the average Catholic reader
    • provide insight into what it means to be a contemporary Catholic sister, priest, brother, missionary, or monk
  • Earnings paid upon acceptance.
  • Earnings per word: 30¢ to 45¢
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21. PassageMaker Magazine (

  • Earn $150 to $950 per original article, freelance writing for PassageMaker Magazine, which covers all aspects of trawlers and ocean motorboats, and welcomes contributions from around the world.
  • PassageMaker Magazine want general, travel, how-to, and technical articles that embrace trawlers and ocean motorboats and their systems, their crew, and the places they travel.
  • Articles will be published in the PassageMaker Magazine, on the website, and in the Channels enewsletter.
  • Pay rates:
    • Features: $300 to $950 (800 to 4000 words)
    • Channels e-newsletter articles: $150 to $400 (1,200 words max)
    • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Rights bought: All exclusive rights. PassageMaker Magazine may still be interested if your work has been published before.
  • Earnings per word: 24¢ to 37.5¢
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22. Hidden Compass (

  • Earn $200 to $300 per original article, freelance writing for Hidden Compass, an online, quarterly travel magazine that encourages the deep exploration of a destination through storytelling.
  • Pat rates:
    • Feature stories, feature artwork and feature photo essays: $300
    • Stories, art and photo essays in other departments: $200
    • Photos to accompany a story they already have: $50 to $75 per photo
  • Hidden Compare are looking for original, compelling, and true stories — told in words, photos, and artwork — that pushes the travel genre and delves into the spirit, culture, history, ecology, perils, or characters of a place.
  • Departments:
    • Quest: Tales of a character in search of something, even when he or she is unaware of that search. (800 to 1,500 words)
    • Portrait: Profiles of compelling characters and the places they inhabit. (800 to 1,500 words)
    • Human and Nature: Stories that investigate how the relationship between humankind and the planet manifests itself in a particular place. (800-1,500 words)
    • Chasing Demons: Stories that delve into the dark and difficult aspects of a place, even when the darkness exists only in the narrator. (800-1,500 words)
    • Time Travel: Stories that play with time to explore the past, present, and future of a place. (800-1,500 words)
    • Feature Story: Longer form storytelling, including in any of the above departments, that requires 2,000 to 3,000 words.
    • Feature Photo-Essay: Stories told through the arc of photographs and accompanying text. (500 to 1,000 words)
  • Rights bought: First rights to all stories, artwork and photos.
  • Earnings per word: 13¢ to 37.5¢
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23. Backcountry Magazine (

  • Earn 35¢ per word, freelance writing for Backcountry Magazine, a magazine and website covering gear reviews, instruction, how-to, safety, and travel for all things backcountry skiing, telemark, mountaineering and snowboarding.
  • Photograph pay rates:
    • Cover: $400
    • Spectacle spread: $250
    • Spread: $175
    • Full page: $125
    • Half page: $85
    • Quarter page: $60
    • Spot: $35
    • Feature Contents, Intro section, or Spectacle: $125
  • Earnings per word: 35¢
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24. Highlights Magazine (

  • Earn $40 to $175+ per original content, writing for Highlights for Children, a monthly general interest magazine for children ages 6 to 12.
  • Pay rates:
    • $175+ per fictional story:
      • Stories for beginning readers: 475 words max
      • Stories for independent readers: 750 words max
      • Rebus stories: 100 words max
      • All genres, except romance, crime or violence
    • $175+ per nonfiction article (science, arts, sports, how-to's, world cultures, history, What a Pro Knows, and Gallant Kids):
      • Articles for beginning readers: 400 words max
      • Articles for independent readers: 750 words max
    • $40+ per poetry/verse:
      • Non-rhyming verse, humorous poems, and holiday-themed poems
      • 16 lines max
    • $40+ per craft (gifts, toys, games and decorations) tutorial with step-by-step photos that appeal to both boys and girls
    • $40+ per puzzle (math puzzles, code activities, and visual puzzles)
    • $50+ per full-color cartoon / $40+ per black-and-white cartoon (single/multiple-panel, with/without a caption, with human/animal characters)
  • Earnings paid on acceptance.
  • Rights bought: All rights, including copyright.
  • Stats:
    • 1.2 million+ monthly circulation.
    • 1 billion+ copies in print.
  • Employees: 201+ (est. 1946) (
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (
  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Countries: USA, Canada.
  • Earnings per word: 23¢ to 37¢
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25. Seattle Magazine (

  • Earn $50 to $1,000 per original article, freelance writing for Seattle magazine, from stories on shopping, trends, dining, regional travel, and local personalities, to humorous essays on life in the Northwest and insightful, investigative features.
  • Seattle magazine covers the area between B.C. to Portland to Spokane (or a bit further east) to the coast.
  • Pay rates:
    • Average department length story: $350 (1,200 words)
    • Average feature length story: $400 to $1,000 (1,500 to 3,500 words)
    • Short piece: $50 to $100 (200 to 300 words)
  • About 50% of stories each month are assigned to local freelance writers.
  • Pitch stories on:
    • News related stories facing the city and region of Seattle; local, civic and social issues matters, health (including Top Doctors), as well as regional travel.
    • Restaurant, food, beer, wine and spirits stories.
    • Home, interior design and architecture trend stories.
    • Visual arts, theater, film, music, dance and all genres of the arts stories in the Puget Sound area.
    • Front of book, profile and Seattle-specific stories, which celebrate and examine Seattle's unique sense of place.
    • Shopping, fashion and beauty stories, as well as submissions for Flash Talk (Seattle magazine's social events pages).
    • Breaking news, topical and trending stories for the web.
  • Earnings paid 120 days after publication.
  • Rights bought: Exclusive one time print reproduction rights for a period of 90 days from publication and all online/electronic distribution rights.
  • Earnings per word: 25¢ to 33¢
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26. Barefoot Writer (

  • Earn $100 to $300 per original article, writing for the Barefoot Writer, which focuses on helping people to make money, work from home, and land freelance writing jobs to achieve your dream writer's life.
  • Editorial lineup:
    • Monthly Motivator often provide enthusiastic examples of how to make money, work from home, and enjoy it (600 to 800 words).
    • Productivity Secrets help readers get more done in less time, so they can increase their income and have more leisure time to enjoy the writer's life (400 to 600 words).
    • Cool Tools are short articles about useful software, hardware, and other gadgets that help readers to write, work, and land more freelance writing jobs (400 to 600 words).
    • Thinking Like a Writer teaches readers how to start or grow their writing or freelance careers (700 to 900 words).
    • Become a Better Writer is about improving writing skills (700 to 900 words).
    • Glicken is a personal essay with photos on how your writing helped you get a little something extra out of life (600 to 800 words).
  • Rights bought: All rights.
  • Barefoot Writer is a product of American Writers & Artists, Inc.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1997) (
  • Earnings per word: 25¢ to 33¢
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27. PTO Today (

  • Earn $125 to $500 per original article, freelance writing for PTO Today, a resource for leaders of parent groups (often called parent-teacher organizations) at the 83,000 elementary and middle schools across the United States.
  • Pay rates:
    • Features: $125 to $500 (600 to 1,500 words - 1,200 average)
    • Payment depends on the difficulty of the topic and the experience of the writer.
    • PTO Today pay by the assignment, not by the word.
    • PTO Today occasionally pay more for high-impact stories and highly experienced writers.
  • Articles focus on helping the volunteer leaders of these groups run their organizations more efficiently and support their schools more effectively.
  • Major topic areas include:
    • parent involvement
    • leadership
    • fundraising
    • group management and organization
    • working with school staff
    • playgrounds
    • education
  • Earnings paid on acceptance, within 30 days of invoice.
  • Rights bought: All rights.
  • PTO Today is a product of School Family Media, Inc.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1999) (
  • Earnings per word: 21¢ to 33¢
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28. Great Escape Publishing (

  • Earn $50 to $200 per original article, freelance writing for Great Escape Publishing's free newsletter, The Right Way to Travel, which focuses on the craft and business of getting paid to travel, whether by writing, photography, running tours, or other means.
  • Pay rates:
    • $50 to $75 per article they request for the website.
    • $100 to $150 for interviews and personal stories.
    • $150 to $200 for articles with specific advice readers can follow to earn more income.
  • Great Escape Publishing also want:
    • short interviews with successful readers and members
    • short interviews with professionals working in a field that enables its readers to get paid to travel
    • insider tips of how you have been successful in travel writing, photography, the import/export business, or running your own tours
    • stories of how you found success after taking one of Great Escape Publishing's programs
    • 300 to 600 words
  • No straight travel pieces accepted.
  • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Rights bought:
    • All rights to your articles and non-exclusive unlimited use rights to any images.
    • The right to publish your article/photos in any of its affiliated publications and online.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2004) (
  • Earnings per word: 16¢ to 33¢
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29. Adirondack Life Magazine (

  • Earn 30¢ per word, freelance writing for Adirondack Life, a bimonthly magazine that covers New York's six million acre Adirondack Park. It explores the region's people, places, wildlife, history and public issues, and gives readers insider tips on outdoor recreation, from hiking and canoeing to ice-climbing and backcountry skiing.
  • Departments: 1,000 to 1,800 words
  • Features: 1,500 to 3,500 words
  • No poetry, fiction or editorial cartoons.
  • Rights bought: First North American serial print rights and the right to use the work on digital media.
  • Earnings paid 30 days after publication.
  • Earnings per word: 30¢
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30. American Educator Magazine (

  • Earn $300+ per original article, freelance writing for American Educator, the quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers.
  • Pay rate: $300+ (1,000 to 5,000 words)
  • American Educator want articles on new trends in education, politics, news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, thoughtful or thought provoking essays that explore current social issues relevant to American society, and international affairs and labor issues of interest to teachers as AFT members.
  • American Educator use the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Rights bought: All rights (although rights may be returned to author upon request).
  • Earnings per word: 30¢
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31. Pathfinders Travel Magazine (

  • Earn $150 per original article, freelance writing lively, original stories that provide a good sense of place, with useful information and fresh ideas about travel and the travel industry for Pathfinders Travel Magazine.
  • Pay rates:
    • Feature Articles: $150 (800 to 1,000 words)
    • Chef's Table/Post Cards from Home: $150 (500 to 600 words)
    • Wine Column: $150
    • Looking Back Column: $150
    • Photos: $20.00 each, up to 4x6 (Cover photo and other sizes negotiated rates)
  • Pathfinders Travel Magazine's main audience are African Americans, though occasionally they look for articles for Native Americans, Hispanic, and Asians.
  • Pathfinders Travel want articles that tell its readers where to go, what to do, where to dine, and how to get there from a cultural perspective
  • Pathfinders Travel do not want:
    • travel essays
    • articles that have been printed elsewhere
  • Technical requirements:
    • WordPerfect or Microsoft Word format.
    • Double-spaced.
    • Saved as text only file.
    • Hard copy of article (email articles are accepted only by request from editors).
  • Photograph requirements:
    • 300+ dpi.
    • JPEG or TIFF format.
  • Pathfinders editors will make all travel assignments for travel articles for Pathfinders Travel Magazine.
  • Pathfinders Travel Magazine reserves the right to place material on its website as it originally appears in the magazine.
  • Articles that are most likely to be accepted from freelance journalists:
    • Service articles such as:
      • How to Protect Your Valuable While on the Beach
      • 10 Best
      • Top 10
      • Round up Pieces
      • Looking Back
    • Articles for:
      • the Chef's Table
      • In the Vineyard
      • the Wine column
      • Looking Back
    • 1,000 word article that takes a historical look at a travel destination or subject and brings it up to current day.
  • Earnings per word: 15¢ to 30¢
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32. International Living (

  • Earn $75 to $400+ per original article, freelance writing for International Living, which provides in-depth information on moving or retiring overseas, making money, saving money and learning all the ins and outs on buying property abroad.
  • Daily Postcards topics:
    • Your experiences overseas.
    • What are the most important things you can tell someone about your life in another country.
    • Your journey to your overseas home.
    • How and why you chose your new retirement destination.
    • How your life has changed for the better.
    • What it is that you love about the place you now live in.
    • The magnificent home you have bought or built.
    • The cost of living where you are.
    • The rich culture of your new hometown.
    • The warm and friendly community.
    • Low-cost healthcare and dental care.
    • Your discovery of secret slices of paradise.
    • How you sold everything you owned to roam the world.
    • Pay rate: $75, including any photos you may wish to include (not required).
    • 500 to 600 words.
    • 500,000 readers.
  • International Living Magazine:
    • Profiles:
      • Your story
      • Interview of an individual or couple living the dream
      • How-to tips, money-saving ideas, ways to prep for a move or adjust to a new life
    • Health care:
      • Do you have a first-person account from somebody who has just benefited from health care abroad?
      • How-to piece about insurance or special facilities available overseas.
      • "Discretion Required":
        • What was the last slightly illegal thing you did?
        • Tell readers not only how to do something, but give them an insight into the local culture.
        • 150 to 200 words.
    • Pay rates:
      • 850 words: $250
      • 1,600 words: $400
      • Photographs: $50 for one time use (you retain the rights)
  • Fund Your Life Daily e-letter: $75 (500 to 700 words)
  • The Savvy Retiree: $400
  • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Rights bought: All rights.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1979) (
  • Earnings per word: Up to 29¢+
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33. Equestrian Living Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $300 per original article, freelance writing for Equestrian Living, a magazine, newsletter, and website that provides an insider's view of equestrian society, as well as fashion, style, decor, events, travel, literature, arts, and equestrian sports.
  • Pay rates:
    • Features: $200 to $300 (1,200 to 3,000 words)
    • Departments: $100 (350 to 550 words)
    • Special Features: Negotiable
    • Travel diary stories: Unpaid
  • Equestrian Living are looking for articles on:
    • barns and home design
    • behind the scenes coverage of events
    • culture
    • dining hot spots
    • fiction and essays
    • philanthropy
    • style and decor
    • travel destinations
    • visits and profiles of prominent people living an equestrian lifestyle
    • visits/tours of unique homes, farms, ranches, and barns around the globe
  • Articles of all categories, including fiction and essays wanted.
  • You may be able to include a short author biography (50 words), and a link to your website, books, or social media pages, in the "About the Author" section of the article.
  • Equestrian Living adheres to the Associated Press (AP) style guidelines.
  • Rights bought:
    • First North American serial rights for print, enewsletter, and the website.
    • You cannot re-sell print articles for 12 months following the publication date.
    • Bloggers may not re-submit blogs to other publications for 6 months following publication unless linked "As appearing in EQ."
  • Earnings per word: 10¢ to 29¢
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34. VQR Submissions (

  • Earn $100 to $1,000+ per original article, freelance writing for the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), a haven and home for the best essayists, fiction writers, and poets, seeking contributors from every section of the United States and abroad.
  • No topic is alien. VQR has covered literary, public affairs, the arts, history, and the economy.
  • Pay rates:
    • Poetry: $200
    • Short Fiction: $1,000+ (2,000 to 8,000 words)
    • Nonfiction: (3,500 to 9,000 words)
      • Personal essays and literary criticism: $1,000+ (~25¢ per word, depending on length)
      • Investigative reporting: Higher rate, sometimes including pre-approved travel expenses.
      • Book reviews: $500 (2,000 to 2,400 words)
    • Online content: $100 to $200
  • No genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy)
  • Rights bought:
    • First North American print and digital magazine rights.
    • Nonexclusive online rights.
    • Copyright is retained by the author at all times.
    • Authors are free to resell the work, though VQR ask for a 90 day exclusive from their first publication of the work.
  • Earnings per word: 25¢
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35. Colorado Life Magazine (

  • Earn $25 to $750 per original article, freelance writing for Colorado Life Magazine, the magazine that explores Colorado.
  • Story topics include colorful characters, communities, history, food, travel, nature, wildlife, photography, adventure, poetry, art literature, and photo essays.
  • No breaking news events, political opinions/issues, trends, or investigative reporting.
  • Pay rates:
    • Features: $100 to $750 @ 25¢ per word (400 to 3,000 words)
    • Departments: 100 to 400 words
      • 201 to 400 words: $87.50
      • 100 to 200 words: $50
      • 99 words or less: $25
  • Photo pay rates:
    • Cover: $400
    • Larger than full page: $250
    • Full-page: $200
    • Between half-page and full-page: $100
    • Less than half-page: $50
    • Feature photo series spotlight rates: up to $750
  • Earnings paid within 30 days of publication.
  • Rights bought:
    • One time rights for the magazine, both print and digital.
    • Right to use selected images and text to promote the magazine on the website and through social media.
  • Earnings per word: 25¢
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36. True West Magazine (

  • Earn 25¢ per word, freelance writing for True West magazine, a magazine that captures the history of the American frontier through authentic and provocative literary nonfiction and heritage travel narratives that keep the spirit of the Old West alive. It focuses mainly between 1800 to 1912, but not exclusively.
  • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Kill fee: 50%
  • Rights bought: First North American serial rights and archival rights.
  • Earnings per word: 25¢
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37. Earth Island Journal (

  • Earn $50 to $1,000 per original article, freelance writing for Earth Island Journal, a quarterly magazine combining investigative journalism and thought provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues.
  • Pay rates:
    • 25¢ per word for print stories.
    • $50 to $100 per online report (5 days a week)
    • $750 to $1,000 per in-depth feature story (4,000 words)
  • Earth Island Journal want:
    • Compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems.
    • Stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue.
    • Stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain its readers.
    • Stories that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.
    • Stories of individuals and communities who are successfully defending and restoring the Earth.
    • On-the-ground reports from outside North America.
  • Earth Island Journal cover the entire spectrum of environmental issues, including:
    • wildlife and lands conservation
    • innovations in science and technology
    • public policy and the politics of environmental protection
    • climate and energy
    • animal rights
    • public health
    • environmental justice
    • cultural survival
    • environmentally related film, music and books
  • No technical or academic reports.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1982) (
  • Earnings per word: Up to 25¢
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38. Christian Science Monitor (

  • Earn up to $300 plus expenses per original article, freelance writing for The Christian Science Monitor, an independent international news organization that seeks to cut through the froth of the political spin cycle to underlying truths and values.
  • Pay rates:
    • Basic rate: $250
    • Longer stories can pay much more.
    • Short stories or sidebars often pay half the basic rate.
    • Stories:
      • International news: $$$ + travel and long-distance phone expenses
      • National news: Starting pay is $200 per article + up to $50 phone expenses + pre-approved travel or other expenses
      • People Making a Difference features: $300 + possibility of travel or phone expenses (1,300 words)
      • The Home Forum:
        • Upbeat, personal essays on on travel, parenting, home, family, gardening, neighborhood, and community (400 to 800 words).
        • Short poems (18 lines max).
      • Book review: $150
    • Images:
      • Photography: "half day rate" of $175 + pre-approved expenses
      • Illustrations and cartoons
    • If you file a commissioned story that fulfills your pitch, they will pay you the basic rate for the story whether or not it runs
    • If the commissioned story you deliver is unsatisfactory, they will ask you to rework it, or they will pay a kill fee, usually half the basic rate
  • Rights bought:
    • Exclusive rights for 90 days worldwide in all media from the date of publication.
    • Right to distribute the story via aggregation and syndication, including via The Christian Science Monitor News Service, which provides Monitor stories to client news organizations in the US and abroad.
    • Right to post the story on the Monitor's website and social media platforms.
    • The Christian Science Monitor is owned by a church - The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 1908) (
  • Earnings per word: Up to 23¢
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39. Spirituality & Health (

  • Earn up to $500 per original article, freelance writing for Spirituality & Health, a national magazine that draws from the wisdom of many traditions and cultures with an emphasis on sharing practices.
  • In each issue, Spirituality & Health need 10 stories to fill the front sections of the magazine:
    • Inner Life
    • Practice
    • Enlightened Diet
    • Healthy Body
    • Relationships
    • Biosphere
  • Each issue has three features and one long interview. The interview is done in house. The three features are either book excerpts, or freelance articles.
  • Pay rates:
    • Stories: up to $200 (950 words max, which often includes a sidebar).
    • Features: up to $500 (1,500 to 3,500 words).
  • Rights:
    • Exclusive rights for the period that the magazine is on sale.
    • Right to use the article S&H's electronic media.
    • Once the magazine is off the newsstands, you have the right to publish the article elsewhere.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1998) (
  • Earnings per word: 14¢ to 21¢
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40. Model Railroad Hobbyist (

  • Earn $200 to $1,000+ per original article/video, freelance writing for the Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) magazine, which covers model railroading and on prototype (real) railroading as a subject for modeling.
  • MRH want proposals for feature articles, video shorts, and columns, or the submission of articles and videos sent on speculation.
  • Earn:
    • $200 to $600 per feature article (3,000 words):
      • $10 per landscape spread of text (about 350 words)
      • $10 per photo
      • $25 per virtual reality image (3D click-n-spin)
      • $25 per minute of video or audio (5 minutes max)
    • $1,000+ for longer feature articles running 20+ pages and 50+ photos
    • $100, if your photo makes the cover
  • Get payment upon publication.
  • Contributing editors:
    • receive 1.5 times the normal author rate
    • get regular writing assignments
    • participate in web-based staff meetings
    • get their name on the magazine masthead as a contributing editor in each issue, whether or not they actually contribute anything to that specific issue
  • Rights:
    • First time global print and/or electronic publication rights to manuscripts, images, video recordings, and audio recordings using a creative commons license.
    • You are free to distribute the work as long as the distribution vehicle remains free, and as long as you always provide a link back to the MRH website.
  • Employees: 2-10 (est. 2008) (
  • Earnings per word: up to 2.8¢ to 20¢
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41. Backroads Magazine (

  • Earn $75+ per original article, freelance writing for Backroads, a monthly magazine featuring motorcycle travel, adventure and touring, with places to go, and things to do with your motorcycle.
  • Email Backroads your intentions regarding your article before submission.
  • Backroads love pictures, the more the merrier, particularly shots of motorcycles on the move, great scenery, and creative photography.
  • Backroads are looking for:
    • The Great All American Diner Run: An eatery destination story accompanied by directions - 500 to 750 words, with photos.
    • Big City Getaway: 500 to 750 words, with photos along the route and of the destination, and route sheet.
    • Mysterious America - Story featuring some mysterious, amazing, bizarre or just head-scratching destination. 500 to 750 words, with photos.
    • We're Outta Here - Multi-day destination column, featuring overnight accommodations, route sheet, and photos of area and destination. 500 to 750 words.
    • Thoughts from the Road: - Thoughtful reflection on motorcycling, whether it be a specific instance that meant something in your life, a person that influenced you, or just something that ticked you off. 400 to 600 words.
    • Full Length Travel Features: It must feature spectacular photography, color preferably, and may be used as a cover story.
  • Rights bought: First time North American publication rights.
  • Earnings per word: 10¢ to 19¢
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42. The Sun Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $2,000 per original article, freelance writing for The Sun magazine, an independent, ad-free magazine that uses words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human.
  • Pay rates:
    • Interviews: $1,000 to $2,000 (6,000 to 15,000 words)
    • Nonfiction: $300 to $2,000
    • Fiction: $300 to $2,000
    • Poetry: $100 to $250
  • Photograph pay rates:
    • Photo essays: $500 to $1,000
    • Cover photos: $500
    • Interior photos: $100 to $200
  • The Sun magazine want:
    • personal essays
    • short stories
    • interviews
    • poetry
    • photographs
  • The Sun magazine encourage submissions from writers of color, and interviews with women and people of color.
  • Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize and been selected for numerous anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.
  • Rights bought: One time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.
  • Earnings per word: Up to 16.66¢
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43. One Story Submissions (

  • Earn $500 per original article, freelance writing for One Story, an award winning, monthly literary magazine that publishes one story at a time.
  • Pay rate:
    • $500 (3,000 to 8,000 words)
    • Receive 25 printed copies of the One Story magazine containing your story
  • Stories can be any style and on any subject.
  • 15,000+ readers.
  • Writers aged 13 to 19 can enter the quarterly One Teen Story contest (, where the winner receives $500 and 25 printed copies of the One Teen Story magazine containing your story.
  • Over half the stories One Story published are listed among the top 100 in best of anthologies like the PEN/O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American.
  • Co-Founder Hannah Tinti was awarded the PEN/Nora Magid award for editorial excellence in 2009.
  • Rights bought: First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.
  • Earnings per word: 6.25¢ to 16.66¢
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44. The Establishment (

  • Earn up to $500 per original article, freelance writing for The Establishment, a multimedia site funded and run by women that's dedicated to amplifying all voices.
  • The Establishment want articulate and well researched musings, such as:
    • Mesopotamian dinosaurs
    • the politics of denim
    • the unexpected relationship between neo-conservatism and feminism
    • adolescent self-discovery
    • unlikely animal friendships
    • sploshing
    • the plight of restorative justice told through a graphic novel
    • the sordid history of the salt trade
    • racial disparity in the criminal justice system
    • the latest congressional health care death match
  • Pay rates:
    • $125 per feature story, op-ed, and personal essay (800 to 1,500 words).
    • $500 per long-form investigative piece that involves original reporting, and at least 5 interviews (3,000 words).
    • Multimedia submissions are paid for on a case-by-case basis.
  • Pitches from writers around the world welcome.
  • Open to publishing previously published works; rates vary depending on the situation.
  • Employees: 2-10 (est. 2015) (
  • Earnings per word: 8¢ to 16¢
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45. Honolulu Magazine (

  • Earn $100 to $1,800 per original article, freelance writing for Honolulu Magazine, an award-winning title that dates back to 1888.
  • Honolulu Magazine provides a smart, sophisticated owner's manual to the city, aimed at educated, affluent residents. it is not a travel magazine.
  • Pay rates:
    • Feature stories: $600 to $1,800
    • Columns, departments and short features: $100 to $600.
    • Earnings paid 30 days after publication.
    • Honolulu Magazine also buy photographs.
  • Honolulu Magazine want Hawaii related articles on topics including:
    • personality profiles
    • history
    • sports
    • politics
    • lifestyle trends
    • Neighbor Island subjects
    • statewide issues
  • Honolulu Magazine do not want fiction or poetry.
  • Rights bought: First and exclusive print and online rights for 12 months from the date of publication.
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46. LA Times Submissions (

  • Earn $75 to $750 per original article, freelance writing bold, original travel features that tell a great story for the Los Angeles Times Travel section, both print and online.
  • Pay rates:
    • Print stories (other than briefs): $200 to $750, depending on the placement.
    • Online only stories: $500
    • Rates negotiable for original photos and is paid separately.
    • Weekend Escapes: $200, plus additional monies for original photos.
    • Blog posts: $75, plus $25 for an original piece of art.
    • No additional money for handout art.
  • Two kinds of destination stories:
    • Weekend Escapes:
      • How much the trip will cost, based on what you paid.
      • You must have taken the trip.
      • 400 words.
      • Lots of photos.
    • Destination features:
      • Los Angeles Time are looking for the city from the vantage of its architecture, its fine arts, or another angle.
      • 1,300 words.
      • Lots of photos.
  • Photo guidelines:
    • Good quality digital photos.
    • 8+ megapixels.
    • Mix of horizontals and verticals.
    • 16:9 aspect ratio for online.
    • 5MB+, 6MB to 8MB is better
    • Size images at least 6x9 inches (8x10+ preferred), in 200+ dpi.
  • Blog posts:
    • 200 words or less.
    • Accompanied by artwork.
  • Your article should be written with a precise story angle, and evoke a strong sense of place (colors, sounds, tastes, and smells), time, expertise, and personal perspective.
  • You article must have a strong visual component.
  • Stories must be based on trips taken within the previous two years.
  • Your story may not have run or be pending publication elsewhere.
  • Los Angeles Times do not accept stories that result from sponsored or free trips, discounted or subsidized travel or media rates.
  • Evaluating your story can take up to 12 weeks.
  • Rights bought: First North American rights.
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47. Skyword (

  • Earn money creating original blog posts, social media posts, feature articles, animations, corporate videos, infographics, and images for clients on the Skyword content marketplace.
  • Writers can earn $150 to $800 per article.
  • Skyword want professional writers, ghost writers, subject-matter experts, journalists, influencers, videographers, graphic designers, photographers, and animators.
  • Skyword clients include Fortune 1000 enterprise brands and media companies.
  • Earnings paid twice a month by PayPal.
  • Funding: $61.5 million (
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2010) (
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
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48. TutorialsPoint (

  • Earn $250 to $500 per original tutorial, freelance writing for TutorialsPoint, which focuses on tutorials ranging from programming languages to web designing, to academics.
  • TutorialsPoint want tutorials on topics, such as:
    • information technology
    • software quality management
    • Java technologies
    • mainframe technologies
    • web development technologies
    • project management
    • accounting and finance
    • telecommunication
    • big data
    • Microsoft technologies
    • business intelligence
    • SAP modules
    • open sources
    • soft skills
    • academic subjects from engineering and management syllabus
  • Rights:
    • Complete copyright of the content.
    • Content cannot be re-used by you for any further online or offline publishing.
  • Stats:
    • 50 million+ monthly page views
    • 20 million+ monthly readers
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2006) (
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49. Digital Ocean (

  • Earn $75 to $400 plus matching charity donation, per original tutorial or update, freelance writing for Digital Ocean, a cloud infrastructure provider focused on web infrastructure for software developers.
  • Pay rates:
    • $300 per tutorial.
    • Up to $400 per complex production-focused topic.
    • $75 to $125 per for updates to existing tutorials, such as distribution changes.
    • Promotion of your article across all Digital Ocean's social networks (including its 150,000 Twitter followers).
    • Matching donation to your choice of tech-focused nonprofits from our list of funds.
  • Ocean are looking for tutorials that:
    • walk the reader through creating a real-world project in Python or JavaScript from start to finish, like: How To Crawl A Web Page with Scrapy and Python
    • cover advanced systems topics such as Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, and CI/CD, like: How to Create a Cluster of Docker Containers with Docker Swarm and DigitalOcean on Ubuntu 16.04
  • Digital Ocean do not want:
    • content about closed-source or paid software, programming languages other than Python or JavaScript, reference articles on programming language features, or translations
    • reprint content that has already been published elsewhere
  • Stats:
    • 1 million+ developers
    • 12 datacenters
  • Earnings paid by PayPal or DigitalOcean credit.
  • Funding: $305.4 million (
  • Employees: 201+ (est. 2012) (
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50. SitePoint (

  • Earn $150 to $300+ per original article, freelance writing for SitePoint, a website and publisher of books, courses and articles for web developers.
  • Pay rates:
    • $150 per article.
    • $200 per tutorial.
    • $300+ for articles and tutorials that are lengthier and SitePoint feel will do well traffic wise.
  • Write about:
    • HTML & CSS
    • JavaScript
    • PHP
    • design & UX
    • developer tools
    • Git, GitHub, and open source
    • performance
    • browser stats/trends
    • task runners (Grunt, Gulp, etc.)
  • Stats:
    • 10 million+ monthly page views
    • 1.2 million+ email subscribers
    • 130,000+ Twitter followers
    • 100,000+ Facebook followers
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1998) (
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51. Linode (

  • Earn up to $300 per original article, freelance writing for Linode, a popular cloud hosting provider.
  • Linode want tutorials about Linux, Linode and cloud infrastructure from technical writers and subject matter experts.
  • 400,000+ customers.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2003) (
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52. Smashing Magazine (

  • Earn $200 to $250 per original article, freelance writing for Smashing Magazine, a website for web designers and developers.
  • Pay rates:
    • $200 per original article, for new authors.
    • $250 per original article, for existing authors.
    • Byline with your photograph and biography.
    • Promotion of your article on Twitter and in all Smashing Magazine's other channels.
  • Smashing Magazine want articles written by people who work on the web, for people who work on the web, including:
    • tutorials
    • opinion
    • ultimate guides
    • case studies
  • Earnings paid upon publication.
  • Stats:
    • 2 million+ monthly unique visitors
    • 1 million+ Twitter followers
    • 280,000+ Facebook followers
    • 225,000+ newsletter subscribers
    • 154,000+ Feedly readers
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2006) (
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53. Cracked (

  • Earn $150 to $250+ per original, list-style feature article that Cracked is famous for, such as:
    • 26 Sexy Halloween Costumes That Shouldn't Exist
    • 6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong
    • The Actual Answers To 6 Famously Unsolved Movie/TV Mysteries
    • 6 Sad Facts About Beloved Characters, Proven By Fans
  • Cracked, a five-time Webby Award winner for "Best Writing in Online Film" and "Video and Best Humor Site," offers American satire and comedy on world news, politics, celebrity, movies, TV and gaming.
  • Pay rates:
    • 1st 4 articles: $150 per article
    • 5th+ article: $250 per article
    • If your article is in the top 10 traffic-pullers that month: $100 bonus
  • Earn $200 creating entertaining, informative image sets, such as:
    • 15 Paranormal Images Even Non-Crazy People Find Creepy
    • 27 Movie Effects That Didn't Stand The Test Of Time
    • 24 Beautifully-Acted Scenes You Probably Missed
  • Win prizes entering contests:
    • Pictofacts contest:
      • 1st place: $100
      • 2nd to 9th place: $25 each
      • Last place: $50
    • Photoplasty contest:
      • Winner: $100
  • Earnings paid 3 to 10 days after submission, by PayPal.
  • Stats:
    • 16 million+ unique monthly visitors
    • 42 million+ monthly visits
    • 23 million+ monthly video views
    • 700,000+ monthly podcast listens
  • Cracked was acquired by The E. W. Scripps Company, a $1 billion publicly traded company (, in 2016.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1958) (
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54. Whole Life Times (

  • Earn $35 to $150 per original article, freelance writing for Whole Life Times, a bimonthly magazine serving the worldwide holistic community. They only have a few regulars, so relies almost entirely on freelancers to fill its pages.
  • Pay rates:
    • 3 longer stories per issue: $75 to $150 (800-1000 words), depending on topic, research required and writer experience.
    • Regular departments: $35 to $125.
    • City of Angels - FOB (Front-of-Book) section featuring short, newsy blurbs on our coverage topics, generally in the context of Los Angeles: $25 to $35 (300 to 400 words).
    • BackWords - personal essay that often highlights a seminal moment or event in the life of the writer: $100 (750 words).
    • 50% kill fee, if they decide not to publish your story, and it is not your first assignment with them.
  • Whole Life Times want thoughtful, well-researched articles with an informed, contemporary tone on topics, such as:
    • holistic and integrative health
    • alternative healing
    • green living
    • sustainability and organic food
    • yoga
    • spirituality and personal growth
    • social responsibility
    • conscious business
    • the environment
  • Earnings paid within 30 days of publication.
  • Rights bought:
    • One time print rights.
    • Non-exclusive perpetual web publishing rights.
  • Employees: 2-10 (
  • Earnings per word: 8¢ to 15¢
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55. Compose (

  • Earn $200 cash and $200 in Compose database credits per original article, freelance writing for Compose, a fully managed, database-as-a-service provider.
  • $500 bonus: At the end of each cycle Compose run an online poll asking readers what their favorite Compose Write Stuff author was.
  • 1,500 words minimum.
  • Funding: Compose (formerly MongoHQ) raised $6.4 million (, before it was acquired by IBM, a $135 billion publicly traded company (, in 2015.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2010) (
  • Earnings per word: Up to 13¢ in cash and Compose database credits
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56. Fantasy & Science Fiction (

  • Earn 7¢ to 12¢ per word, freelance writing for Fantasy & Science Fiction, is an award-winning science fiction magazine, founded in 1949, which is the original publisher of science fiction classics like Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.
  • Each double-sized bimonthly issue offers:
    • short fiction by writers such as David Gerrold., Ursula K. Le Guin, and Terry Bisson
    • the science fiction field's most respected and outspoken opinions on Books, Films and Science
    • humor from cartoonists and writers.
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction want:
    • stories that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers
    • character oriented stories
    • science fiction
    • science fiction humor
    • entire manuscripts
    • up to 25,000 words
  • Rights bought: First North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights.
  • Earnings per word: 7¢ to 12¢
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57. The Motley Fool (

  • Earn $100 per original article, freelance writing for The Motley Fool, a website that provide insights and analysis about stocks, helping investors stay informed.
  • You will be awarded a contract, if you develop a track record of high performance and your articles are viewed as top-notch by The Motley Fool team.
  • A contract position offers a higher base pay per article, plus incentives, and can be worth $100,000+ per year.
  • Funding: $25.7 million (
  • Employees: 201+ (est. 1993) (
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58. The Penny Hoarder (

  • Earn $75, or a backlink, per original article, freelance writing for The Penny Hoarder, a website offering money tips, from couponing to cricket farming.
  • Compensation is a choice of:
    • $75 per original article, when pre-arranged with their editor; or
    • a link back to your website in your bio (no affiliate links)
  • Examples of types of posts wanted, include:
    • DIY, life and recipe guides
    • success stories and unique job ideas
    • eating/travel/life on a budget
    • smart money guides
  • The Penny Hoarder are looking for:
    • fun, unique ideas for earning or saving money
    • practical, actionable advice that readers can put to use in their own lives
    • personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies, and advice
    • evergreen articles
    • detailed instructions to help someone else follow in your footsteps
    • interviews of people who have advice to share
    • 700 to 900 words
  • 12 to 17 million monthly readers.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2010) (
  • Earnings per word: up to 8¢ to 11¢
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59. Matador Network (

  • Earn $20 to $60 per original article, freelance writing for the Matador Network, an independent travel publisher with 9 million unique monthly visitors and 2 million social followers.
  • Matador want articles on:
    • trip planning:
      • destination specific guides
      • roundups of multiple destinations around a specific theme
    • identity:
      • cultural identity
      • traveler or mass identity
    • issues: personal stories connected to the news or issues, especially travel-related
    • visual content with interesting/useful captions
  • Sample calls for submission (MatadorU marketplace):
    • Funniest Expressions In Irish (And How Not To Use Them): $40
    • Seeking An Expert On Computer Data And Safety: $40
    • Looking For Alaskan Local Expert For Identity Articles: $40
    • Seeking A Writer Who Has Taken A Gap Year: $40
    • The Slang Words You Need To Know If You're Traveling In South America: $40
  • Earnings paid monthly by PayPal.
  • Travelstoke mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 3.8 (50+ reviews / 10,000+ downloads)
    • iOS: 2.6 (5+ ratings)
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2006) (
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60. Dollar Stretcher (

  • Earn 10¢ per word, freelance writing for the bi-monthly, print version of The Dollar Stretcher newsletter, which focuses on how to live better, for less.
  • The Dollar Stretcher want:
    • how to articles
    • time and space saving techniques
    • creative ways to save on food, housing, auto and clothing
    • stage-of-life material for babies, children, teens, college students, singles, couples, the divorced, single parents, empty nesters and retirees
    • material on dealing with non-frugal partner, children or significant others
    • interviews with people who have successfully found ways to save time and money
    • expert comment on the article subject
    • statistics that are relevant to the subject
    • up to 800 words - majority are 500 to 700 words
  • Earnings paid two weeks after acceptance, by check or PayPal.
  • Rights bought: All rights.
  • Stats:
    • 200,000+ newsletter readers
    • 1 million+ monthly page views
    • 34,000+ Pinterest followers
    • 14,000+ Facebook followers
    • 10,000+ Twitter followers
  • Employees: 2-10 (est. 1996) (
  • Earnings per word: 10¢
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61. Asimov's Submissions (

  • Earn 8¢ to 10¢ per word, freelance writing for Asimov's Science Fiction, an American science fiction magazine which publishes science fiction and fantasy named after science fiction author Isaac Asimov.
  • Asimov's want:
    • character oriented stories in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus
    • serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction
    • borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction
  • Asimov's don't want:
    • sword & Sorcery
    • explicit sex or violence
  • Pay rates:
    • Short stories: 8¢ to 10¢ (up to 7,500 words) + 8¢ (over 7,500 words)
    • Poetry: $1 per line (40 lines)
  • Rights bought: First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights.
  • Earnings per word: 8¢ to 10¢
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62. Clarkesworld Submissions (

  • Earn 8¢ to 10¢ per word, freelance writing for Clarkesworld Magazine, a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award winning monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine.
  • Pay rates:
    • Science fiction and fantasy: 10¢ (up to 7,000 words) + 8¢ (over 7,000 words)
    • Non-fiction: 10¢ (2,500 words)
    • Art work: $250
  • Original fiction is also published in Clarkesworld's trade paperback series from Wyrm Publishing.
  • Rights bought:
    • First world electronic rights (text and audio)
    • First print rights (you must be willing to sign copies)
    • Non-exclusive anthology rights for the annual Clarkesworld anthology
  • Earnings per word: 8¢ to 10¢
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63. Funds for Writers (

  • Earn $50 per original article, freelance writing for Funds for Writers, an online resource for writers with 35,000+ newsletter subscribers.
  • Earn $15 for reprints.
  • Funds for Writers want:
    • ideas on breaking into a particular market
    • pointers on winning contests
    • unique ways to develop an income with words
    • success stories with ideas for others
    • profitable business practices related to writing
    • seasonal material affiliated with particular markets
    • grant success stories
    • unusual writing income ideas
    • anything to help a writer make money
    • a dash of humor, if possible
    • a positive note
    • a happy ending
    • 500 to 600 words
  • No articles on:
    • how to write
    • how to develop plot, characters or settings
    • topics that are not related to making more money as a writer
  • Earnings paid within a week of submission, by PayPal.
  • Rights bought:
    • One time electronic rights and archival rights in the newsletters' archives.
    • After publication, you may resell your article after 30 days.
  • Earnings per word: up to 8¢ to 10¢
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64. Analog Submissions (

  • Earn 6¢ to 10¢ per word, freelance writing for Analog's Science Fiction and Fact magazine.
  • Pay rate:
    • Short fiction: 8¢ to 10¢ (up to 20,000 words)
    • Serials: 6¢ per word (40,000 to 80,000 words)
    • Fact articles: 9¢ per word (4,000 words)
    • Poetry: $1 per line
    • Art work:
      • Color cover art: $1,200.
      • Black and white interiors: $125.
  • Analog publish science fiction stories where future science or technology is integral to the plot.
  • The science can be physical, sociological, psychological.
  • The technology can be anything from electronic engineering to biogenetic engineering.
  • The story must be strong and realistic, with believable people (who needn't be human) doing believable things, no matter how fantastic the background might be.
  • Rights bought: First English Language serial rights, plus certain non-exclusive rights.
  • Earnings per word: 6¢ to 10¢
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65. HowlRound (

  • Earn $50 to $250 per original article, freelance writing for HowlRound, a free and open platform for the people involved in theater and/or performance.
  • Pay rates:
    • $50 per blog post (750 to 1,000 words)
    • $100 per NewCrit, which focuses on analysis of a specific show beyond the traditional "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" review (1,000 to 1,500 words)
    • $150 per essay (1,500 to 2,000 words)
    • $250 per week long curated series
  • HowlRound want:
    • theatre commoning
    • ideas and practices that challenge and seek to revolutionize the status quo
    • lesser-known or marginalized aesthetics, or new forms of theatre practice
    • equity, inclusivity, and accessibility for underrepresented theatre communities and practices
    • theatre practice, process, and relevant issues in a specific geographic location but that are meaningful and relevant to others around the world
  • HowlRound do not want personal attacks, promotional material, or previously published material.
  • HowlRound is part of Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, which has 400+ academic staff and an endowment of over $100 million.
  • Earnings per word: 5¢ to 10¢
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66. Strange Horizons (

  • Earn up to $800 per original article, freelance writing for Strange Horizons, a weekly online magazine of and about speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and all other flavors of fantastika) and related nonfiction.
  • Pay rates:
    • Speculative fiction: 8¢ per word ($60 minimum) - up to 10,000 words (under 5,000 preferred)
    • Non-fiction:
      • Column: $50
      • Reprinted essay: $40
      • Original essay: $80
      • Interviewer/interviewee: $40 each
      • Round-table moderator/contributor: $20 each
    • Art:
      • Original art work to accompany a story: $200
      • Art work from your existing portfolio: $100
    • Poetry: $40
    • Podcast poem reading: $15
    • Review: $40 (1,000 words minimum - 1,500 to 2,000 words preferred)
  • Earnings paid by check or PayPal.
  • Awards:
    • Winner, Theodore Sturgeon Award (2013)
    • Winner, WSFA Small Press Award (2012)
    • Winner, Rhysling Award (2011)
  • Employees: 11-50 (
  • Earnings per word: 8¢
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67. Freelance Mom (

  • Earn $75 to $100+ per original article, freelance writing for Freelance Mom, a community for moms who believe that women can still be who they are after becoming a mom.
  • $150 bonus to the most shared article each month.
  • Your article should:
    • offer current, practical and actionable advice and tips
    • be in-depth enough that the reader walks away with new knowledge and new approaches
    • be well-organized, written in short paragraphs and include lists and bullet points where it makes sense
    • include graphics to illustrate your points
    • include any references to research or other references you used to write your content
    • contain personal stories and anecdotes that connect and are relatable to other moms who want to sell their expertise or currently run a part-time or full-time business
    • have a thought-out headline (which gives me a good indication of what your content will be like).
    • contain a "20 to 30 minute action plan" at the end (in the form of powerful reflective questions, tools to use, or an actual step-by-step plan that will help the reader apply their learning)
    • be original and not published anywhere else, ever (you give Freelance Mom exclusive rights)
    • be 900 to 1,500 words
  • Examples of articles that do well, include:
    • highly personal articles where you share lessons learned, or aggregated case-studies from other moms running businesses based on a particular theme, such as:
      • How these three moms priced their services or unique ways to make an extra $1000 a month
      • How I increased my Facebook engagement and got 100 new email subscribers
    • highly researched articles that illustrate trends or industry knowledge, such as:
      • Should you publish your price on your website?
      • What the experts say and why?
    • education based articles (guides) on specific systems, processes or tools, such as:
      • illustrated demo on "how to use a xxx process or tool to save 5 hours a week
      • your guide on negotiating price with first time clients
      • the one tweak you need to make to your website that your missing
      • where you should put your opt-in forms on your website and why
  • Earnings paid by PayPal.
  • Earnings per word: 6.6¢ to 8¢
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68. Transitions Abroad (

  • Earn $50 to $150 per original article, freelance writing for Transitions Abroad, a website and webzine that offer inspirational yet practical planning guides for cultural immersion travel, work, study, living and volunteering abroad.
  • Transitions Abroad want articles on:
    • working abroad
    • living abroad
    • volunteering abroad
    • studying and student travel abroad
    • cultural travel
    • country guides
  • Transitions Abroad do not want:
    • guest posts
    • promotional/advertorial articles
    • sightseeing or destination travel writing
    • information already available in guidebooks, on the web, or from government tourist offices
    • articles that represent travel as a form of material consumption and objectify the people and culture of other countries
    • self-referential travel writing, including personal travelogues or highly personalized narrative travel writing or blog posts
  • Pay rates:
    • $50 to $150 (1,500 to 2,000+ words), based upon how much traffic they project the submission will generate over time while maintaining their editorial standards
    • $100 average for initial freelance submissions
  • Annual writing contests:
    • Expatriate and Work Abroad Writing Contest: $50, $100, $150 and $500 cash prizes
    • Student Travel Writing Contest: $100, $150 and $500 cash prizes
  • Earnings paid upon acceptance, by PayPal, or check if necessary.
  • Earnings per word: up to 3.3¢ to 7.5¢
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69. Healthy Living Magazine (

  • Earn $10 to $160 per original article, freelance writing for HealthyLivinG Magazine, which focuses on beauty, longevity, delicious recipes, fitness, parenting, stars and travel for health.
  • Pay rates:
    • Dailies (250 to 800 words): $10 to $45
    • News feature (800 to 1,500 words): $20 to $70
    • Feature (1,500 to 6,000 words): $40 to $160
    • Recipes: $25 to $70
  • HealthyLivinG want original, fresh, thought provoking, disruptive writing, free from overused words/phrases, manipulations and overstatements.
  • Rights bought:
    • Exclusive rights.
    • Article cannot be republished in print or online as a whole, partially or in a slightly altered form, without written permission.
    • No additional payment for publishing in print, online, social media or republishing.
    • HealthyLivinG retain rights to edit articles at its own discretion.
    • You can post a short synopsis (70 words) of an article and link to it.
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2000) (
  • Countries: USA
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Earnings per word: 2.6¢ to 5.6¢
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70. Listverse Submit (

  • Earn $100 per original, list-style article, such as:
    • Top 10 Gruesome Fairy Tale Origins
    • Top 10 Hidden Images in Cartoons
    • Top 10 Codes You Aren't Meant to Know
    • Top 10 Strange Things About the Universe
    • Top 10 Facts about Sex
    • Top 10 Prophesies You Don't Know
    • Top 10 Creepy Mysteries You Haven't Heard Of
    • Top 10 Evil Human Experiments
    • Top 10 Terrifying Places on Earth
    • Top 10 Places You Can't Go
    • Top 10 Conspiracy Theories
  • Popular topics:
    • Offbeat
    • Novel
    • Unsolved mysteries
    • Secrets
    • Hidden knowledge
    • Facts or misconceptions
    • History
    • Astonishing general knowledge about anything - science
    • Dark side of man
  • No lists on animals, sports, self-help, personal stories, technology, or gaming; no opinion lists, and no lists of an adult or illegal nature.
  • Requirements:
    • Native English speakers only
    • List of 10 items
    • 1,800+ words (including introduction)
    • Follow the "Listverse Author's Guide"
  • Stats:
    • 30 million+ page views per month
    • 8 million+ unique readers
  • Demographics:
    • Under 18: 10%
    • 18 to 34: 50%
    • Over 34: 40%
  • Earnings paid by PayPal only.
  • Employees: 11-50 (
  • Earnings per word: up to 5¢+
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71. WOW! Women On Writing (

  • Earn $50 to $75 per 1,000 to 3,000 word original article, freelance writing for WOW! Women On Writing, a website that supports women throughout all stages of the writing process.
  • WOW! are looking for:
    • general queries that relate to the craft of writing and publishing
    • how-tos on a variety of writing and publishing topics
    • interviews/round-ups with acquiring editors, literary agents, or publishers
    • articles that have takeaway value for fellow writers
  • Rights:
    • First rights.
    • Right to archive the article indefinitely.
    • You get rights back after one month from the date of publication.
    • You retain all copyrights.
    • WOW! request that you do not syndicate your article on sites that provide free content.
  • WOW! do not accept reprints.
  • Earnings paid by PayPal only.
  • Employees: 2-10 (
  • Earnings per word: up to 2.5¢ to 5¢

Content Mills

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72. Writer Access (

  • Earn money freelance writing original articles, blog posts, case studies, copywriting, social posts, tech papers, and white papers for clients on the Writer Access content marketplace.
  • Basic marketplace:
    • Editors: Earn 0.7¢ to 14¢ per word
    • Writers: Earn 1.4¢ to 7¢ per word
    • Translators: Earn 4.2¢ to 8.4¢ per word
  • Pro Marketplace: Flat rate, hourly rate, or 11¢ to $2 per word.
    • Content strategists: $35 to $100 per hour
    • Elite writers: $35 to $100 per hour
    • Influencers: $60 to $120 per post
  • Receive 70% of the fee paid by clients.
  • All articles are automatically scanned for copyright infringement using Copyscape.
  • Earnings paid twice per month by PayPal.
  • Rewards:
    • Local event invites.
    • Monthly webinars.
    • Weekly podcasts.
    • Content marketing conference discount or free pass lottery.
    • Water bottle.
    • Writer Access shirt.
    • Small leather notepad.
    • Writer Access mystery bag.
  • Stats:
    • 25,000+ members
    • 16,000+ writers
    • 10,000+ agencies
    • 15,000+ businesses
    • 1,000+ global brands
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 2008) (
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK.
  • Free to join: Yes
  • Earnings per word: 1.4¢ to 14¢
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73. iWriter (

  • Earn money frelance writing for iWriter, an on-demand content marketplace for articles, article re-writes, blog posts, press releases, ebooks, and Kindle books.
  • Pay rates:
    • Keep 81% of the article price.
    • Keep 86% of the article price, if you receive a "special request" from a customer.
    • Earnings paid by PayPal ($20 minimum), weekly, biweekly or monthly.
  • Content types and pricing samples:
    • Articles (1,000 words):
      • Standard: $8.25
      • Premium: $11.50
      • Elite: $20.25
      • Elite Plus: $72
    • Article re-writes / blog posts / press releases (1,000 words):
      • Premium: $11.50
      • Elite: $20.25
      • Elite Plus: $72
    • Ebooks / Kindle books:
      • Elite:
      • 7,000 words: $230
      • 17,500 words: $580
      • 35,000 words: $1,155
      • Elite Plus:
      • 7,000 words: $760
      • 17,500 words: $1,905
      • 35,000 words: $3,805
  • Sample projects:
    • 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Continues Testing (re-write)
    • Articles for BPN sites (article)
    • How to rank your local business in Google (ebook)
    • Online jobs (article)
    • Why Choose Us To Do Your Painting Work In Camrose (article)
  • Most prolific iWriters:
    • Alessandra de Faria: 23,827 (4.82 rating)
    • Michel Swan: 14,390 (4.58)
    • Daniel Webar: 13,970 (4.58)
  • Highest Rated iWriters
    • Anthony Ojo: 42 (5.0 rating)
    • Austin Dolan: 717 (4.99)
    • Alex Bergauer: 1,189 (4.98)
  • Stats:
    • 89,000+ jobs posted (last 30 days)
    • 6.8 million+ articles written to date
    • 940,000+ writers
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
  • Earnings per word: 0.825¢ to 7.2¢
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74. Textbroker (

  • Earn money frelance writing for Textbroker, an on-demand content marketplace with thousands of orders for you to choose from every day.
  • Clients can choose to have their content in 15 languages:
    • English (US, UK)
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese (BR, PT)
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Russian
  • Order types and compensation:
    • OpenOrder:
      • Choose from thousands of projects at your quality level
      • Pay by the word, depending on your quality rating:
        • 2 stars: 0.7¢ per word
        • 3 stars: 1.0¢ per word
        • 4 stars: 1.4¢ per word
        • 5 stars: 5.0¢ per word
    • DirectOrder:
      • Clients send projects directly to your inbox through DirectOrder
      • You set your price per word regardless of your quality rating (1.7¢ per word minimum)
    • TeamOrder:
      • You can join as many Teams as you like
      • The client sets the price per word (1.56¢ per word minimum)
  • Earnings paid:
    • as soon as the client accepts your article
    • weekly by PayPal ($10 minimum)
  • Support:
    • Feedback: Textbroker editors review your articles and give you feedback regularly to help you improve.
    • Downloads: case studies and ebooks provide you with additional knowledge on content creation.
    • Textbroker University: online tutorials to expand your knowledge and increase your quality rating.
  • Stats:
    • 100,000+ monthly content orders
    • 100,000+ US freelancer authors
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2008) (
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA
  • Free to join: Yes
  • Earning per word: 0.7¢ to 5¢

Freelance Marketplaces

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75. Upwork Writing Jobs (

  • Earn money with 7,500+ freelance jobs that require writing skills on the Upwork freelance marketplace.
  • Earnings paid by PayPal, direct deposit into your bank account, Payoneer, or wire transfer.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 3.7 (12,000+ reviews / 1 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 4.6 (1,700+ ratings)
  • Stats:
    • $1 billion+ earned by freelancers annually
    • 3 million+ jobs posted annually
    • 4 million+ registered clients
    • 10 million+ registered freelancers
  • Upwork was created when Elance and oDesk merged in 2014.
  • Funding: $168.8 million (
  • Employees: 201+ (est. 2015) (c
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (
  • Minimum age: 18+
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes
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76. Indeed Writing Jobs (

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77. Freelancer Writing Jobs (

  • Earn money with 400+ freelance jobs that require writing skills on the Freelancer marketplace.
  • Earnings paid by PayPal, direct deposit to your bank account, Skrill, or wire transfer.
  • 24/7 support.
  • Mobile app ratings:
    • Android: 4.1 (28,000+ reviews / 1 million+ downloads)
    • iOS: 3.8 (5+ ratings)
  • Stats:
    • 13 million+ jobs posted
    • 28 million+ freelancers
  • was born out of combining these freelance marketplaces into one:
    • LimeExchange
    • Rent-A-Coder
    • vWorker
  • Freelancer Ltd is a $200 million publicly traded company in Australia (
  • Employees: 201+ (
  • Minimum age: 15+
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.
  • Free to join: Yes, but paid membership required to unlock major features.
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78. Problogger Jobs (

  • ProBlogger, a blog that helps bloggers earn money with their blogs, typically have 50 to 100, work from anywhere, freelance or contract blogger job ads on their site.
  • Sample blogger job ads:
    • Food Bloggers / Writers / Recipe Developers
    • Health & Wellness Blog Writer
    • Ongoing blog writer for SaaS, B2B, marketing, tech topics
    • Photography Blog Content Editor
    • Writer for a nice ecommerce / online business marketing blog
  • Employees: 2-10 (est. 2004) (
  • Countries: USA, worldwide.