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By Michael Wong | January 3, 2022.
- 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¢