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Websites that Pay Writers to Write

Mega List of 250+ Websites, Magazines, Blogs, and Journals that Pay Writers to Write (Plus How Much they Pay)

Finding writing jobs on the internet is a bizarrely hard job.

Know why?

Because writers are all gathered at the same place, like barbarians, fighting for a small piece of pie.

We all know to get writing gigs on Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com. But those are not the only places you can get paid to write.

I did a little research to uncover some unpopular websites, magazines, and journals that actually pay writers to write. Because truly, you don’t have to roast yourself to death finding writing gigs.

It’s a massive list. Two hundred and fifty plus. Go through it. If any of them appeal to you, check them out.

Ready?

 

250+ Websites, Magazines, Blogs, and Journals that Pay Writers to Write

 

A Fine Parent pays $100 per article

A List Apart pays $200 per article

AARP Magazine pays $1 per word

About.com pays $150 per article

Adventure Cyclist pays $0.40-$1 per word

AFAR pays $1 per word

Alaska Beyond Magazine pays $150-$700 per article

All Freelance Writing pays $75-$100 per post

AMC Outdoors Magazine pays $0.50-$0.75 per word

American Falconry pays $100 per article

American Forests pays $200-$1,000 per article

American School Board Journal pays $400-$700 per article

American Speech pays $200 per article

AnewAmerica pays $50 per article

Animal Wellness Magazine pays $50-$400 per article

Architectural Lighting Magazine pays $150-$300 per article

Atlas Obscura pays $0.25 per word

Backstage pays $0.30 per word

Backpacker Magazine pays $0.40-$1.00 per word

Beer Advocate Magazine pays $0.03 per word

Better Homes & Gardens pays $1.00 per word

Big Grey Horse Media pays $125 per article

BioScience pays $0.35 per word

Birds & Blooms Magazine pays $400 per article

Black Warrior Review pays $75 per poem and $200 per story

Blasting News pays $3.50 per 1,000 views

Bitch Magazine pays $200 per feature article

BlogMutt pays $8-$72 per post

Blue Mountain Arts pays $300 per poem

Boston Globe Magazine pays $1.50 per word

Boys’ Life Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Brain, Child Magazine pays $300 per article

Brevity Magazine pays $45 per essay

Budget Travel pays $0.50 per word

Business Insider pays $250 per article

Bustle pays $100 per article

Canadian Living pays $0.40 per word

Carve Magazine pays $25-$500 per short story

Catster pays $100-$200 per article

Ceramics Monthly pays $0.30 per word

Chicken Soup for the Soul pays $200 per story or poem

Christian Science Monitor pays $200-$225 per article

Cincinnati Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Civil Eats pays $300 per article

Clean Eating Magazine pays $0.40 per word

Coastal Living pays $1.00 per word

CollegeHumor pays $35 per article

Colorado Life Magazine pays $0.20 per word

Columbia Journal pays $100 per prose piece and $25 per poem

Common Ground Magazine pays $0.20 per word

Condé Nast Traveler pays $1.00 per word

Consumer Reports pays $1.00 per word

Cosmopolitan pays $1.00 per word

Country Magazine pays $250 per article

Country Living pays $1.00 per word

Craftsmanship Magazine pays $1.00 per word

Crazyhorse pays $20-$200 per poem and $200-$500 per prose piece

Cricket Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Cracked pays $50-$200 per article

Dame Magazine pays $200 per feature article

Dance Magazine pays $0.35 per word

DapperQ pays $50-$200 per article

Deadspin pays $0.25 per word

Delta Sky Magazine pays $1.00 per word

Departures Magazine pays $1.00 per word

DesertUSA pays $50 per article

Discover Magazine pays $0.50 per word

DIY Garden pays $50 per article

Dotdash (formerly About.com) pays $150-$600 per article

Dwell Magazine pays $0.80 per word

EatingWell Magazine pays $1 per word

Edible Seattle pays $50-$500 per article

E-International Relations pays $50-$100 per article

Electric Literature pays $100 per essay

Elle pays $0.10-$2 per word

Entrepreneur pays $0.50-$2 per word

Escapees Magazine pays $150 per article

Esquire pays $0.25 per word

Eureka Street pays $200 per article

Every Day Fiction pays $0.03 per word

Extra Crispy pays $0.25 per word

Family Fun Magazine pays $1.25 per word

Family Handyman pays $0.10 per word

Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine pays $0.08 per word

Fast Company pays $1.50-$2 per word

Fence Magazine pays $300 per poem

Field & Stream pays $0.25 per word

Fine Gardening Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Food52 pays $150 per article

Forbes pays $0.50-$2 per word

Foreign Policy pays $0.50 per word

Foundation for Economic Education pays $75 per article

FreelanceMom pays $75-$100 per article

FreshBooks pays $200 per article

Friends Journal pays $50 per page

Fusion pays $0.30-$0.50 per word

Gamasutra pays $50-$500 per article

Game Informer Magazine pays $0.15-$0.25 per word

Garden Design Magazine pays $600 per article

Glimmer Train pays $700-$3,000 per story

Global Comment pays $50 per article

Good Housekeeping pays $2 per word

Good Old Days Magazine pays $15-$75 per story

Great Escape Publishing pays $50-$200 per article

Green Child Magazine pays $50-$200 per article

Green Prophet pays $50 per article

Grist pays $50 per article

Guideposts pays $0.45-$0.65 per word

Harper’s Magazine pays $0.50-$1.50 per word

Healthline pays $0.40-$0.70 per word

Hemispheres Magazine pays $0.50 per word

High Country News pays $0.50 per word

Home Business Magazine pays $50-$100 per article

Home Improvement pays $50 per article

Hooked to Books pays $50-$200 per article

Horse Network pays $50-$100 per article

Horsetalk pays $50 per article

HowStuffWorks pays $0.10 per word

Huck Magazine pays $0.10 per word

iWorkwell pays $200 per article

JSTOR Daily pays $100 per article

Knitty pays $75-$200 per article

KnowledgeNuts pays $10 per article

LadyQs pays $150 per article

Land&People pays $300-$1,200 per article

Laptop Mag pays $0.30 per word

LendingTree pays $100-$250 per article

Lighthouse pays $0.10 per word

List25 pays $50 per article

Listverse pays $100 per listicle

Literary Mama pays $75 per article

LitReactor pays $50-$200 per article

LiveCareer pays $50 per article

Longreads pays $500 per article

Make a Living Writing pays $75-$150 per article

MakeUseOf pays $50 per article

Matador Network pays $40-$60 per article

Mental Floss pays $0.25 per word

MetroParent pays $35-$350 per article

Midwest Living Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Military History Magazine pays $0.30-$0.40 per word

Military Spouse Magazine pays $200 per article

Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine pays $50-$300 per article

Modern Farmer pays $150 per article

MotorHome Magazine pays $900-$1,200 per article

Narrative Magazine pays $150-$350 per story

National Geographic Traveler pays $1 per word

National Parks Magazine pays $0.30 per word

Natural History Magazine pays $1,500-$2,500 per article

New Scientist pays $0.30 per word

New York Times Modern Love column pays $300 per essay

New York Times Opinion section pays $0.50 per word

Newsweek pays $0.40 per word

Nutri Inspector pays $30-$50 per article

O, The Oprah Magazine pays $2 per word

Observer pays $0.40 per word

Odyssey pays $0.10-$0.50 per word

Oyster pays $150 per article

Pacific Standard pays $0.75 per word

Paste Magazine pays $50 per article

PayScale pays $50-$100 per article

Pentimento Magazine pays $100 per article

People Magazine pays $1.50 per word

Phoenix New Times pays $0.25 per word

Pockets Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Points in Case pays $60 per article

Polygon pays $0.25-$0.50 per word

Popular Mechanics pays $0.40 per word

Popular Science pays $0.25 per word

Prevention Magazine pays $1-$2 per word

PsychCentral pays $50 per article

Quartz pays $0.25-$1.50 per word

Reader’s Digest pays $0.50 per word

Redbook Magazine pays $2 per word

Refinery29 pays $0.26 per word

Remedy Health Media pays $0.75-$1.00 per word

Road and Track pays $1 per word

Rolling Stone pays $0.25 per word

Runner’s World pays $1 per word

Salon pays $0.15-$0.40 per word

Saveur pays $0.75 per word

Scary Mommy pays $100 per article

Science Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Scientific American pays $1 per word

Screen Rant pays $50 per article

Seattle Magazine pays $0.45 per word

Self Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Serious Eats pays $0.50 per word

SheKnows Media pays $100 per article

Sierra Magazine pays $1 per word

Simple-Talk pays $200-$400 per article

SitePoint pays $100-$300 per article

Sky & Telescope pays $0.60-$1.00 per word

Smithsonian Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Southern Living Magazine pays $0.60 per word

Sports Illustrated pays $0.50 per word

Substance pays $200 per essay

Successful Farming pays $0.20 per word

Sunset Magazine pays $1 per word

Surfer Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Tablet Magazine pays $0.25 per word

Taste of Home pays $0.03 per word

Techopedia pays $50 per article

TechRepublic pays $0.75 per word

Teen Vogue pays $0.30 per word

The American Conservative pays $50-$200 per article

The Atlantic pays $0.50-$2.00 per word

The Baffler pays $800-$1,200 per article

The Bold Italic pays $50-$200 per article

The Christian Science Monitor pays $200 per article

The Chronicle of Higher Education pays $0.50 per word

The Daily Beast pays $250-$400 per article

The Daily Dot pays $0.35 per word

The Diplomat pays $150 per article

The Economist pays $0.60 per word

The Freelancer by Contently pays $250 per article

The Guardian pays $0.42-$1.06 per word

The Hairpin pays $50 per article

The Hoth pays $200-$500 per article

The Humanist pays $100 per article

The Independent pays $0.15 per word

The Intercept pays $0.50 per word

The Ken pays $0.10 per word

The Kitchn pays $25-$150 per article

The Los Angeles Review of Books pays $100 per article

The Morning News pays $0.25 per word

The New Republic pays $0.50 per word

The New Yorker pays $1 per word

The Outline pays $0.25 per word

The Penny Hoarder pays $0.03-$0.07 per word

The Rumpus pays $50 per article

The Sun Magazine pays $300-$2,000 per essay

The Tempest pays $50 per article

The Verge pays $0.40-$0.75 per word

The Walrus pays $0.50 per word

The Washington Post pays $0.50-$2.00 per word

The Week pays $0.20 per word

The Wirecutter pays $0.50 per word

Thrillist pays $0.50 per word

TODAY.com pays $150 per article

TopTenz pays $50 per listicle

Travel + Leisure pays $1 per word

TreeHugger pays $0.25 per word

Tripsavvy pays $0.30 per word

True West Magazine pays $0.20 per word

U.S. Catholic Magazine pays $0.20 per word

U.S. News & World Report pays $0.50 per word

Upworthy pays $0.23 per word

USA Today College pays $0.20 per word

Vanity Fair pays $1 per word

Vice pays $0.25-$2.00 per word

VinePair pays $0.10-$0.50 per word

Vox pays $0.25-$1.50 per word

Wanderlust pays £220 per 1,000 words

War History Online pays $50 per article

Wealthsimple Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Well Kept Wallet pays $0.10 per word

Wired pays $0.50 per word

Wise Bread pays $0.10 per word

Women’s Health pays $1 per word

Women’s Running pays $1 per word

Working Mother pays $0.25 per word

World Hum pays $0.50 per word

World Nomads pays $0.50 per word

Yahoo! Finance pays $0.10-$0.35 per word

Yes! Magazine pays $0.50 per word

Yoga Journal pays $0.30 per word

YourTango pays $50 per article

Youth Today pays $0.15 per word

Zócalo Public Square pays $0.50 per word

 

No need to say thank you. Get yourself up and start writing.