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20 Websites That Pay You for Your Writing

Earn between $25 and $1,000 per article writing for these online and print publications.

Beyond Medium, Vocal Media, and News Break, here are 20 online and print publications currently accepting submissions. These will pay you between $25 and $1,000 per article.

A List Apart

Yes, you. We’re always looking for new authors. If you’ve got an idea that will challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. But you don’t need to wait for an idea that will redefine web design. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that’s keeping you up at night.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 600–2,500 words
💵 $50 per mini article
💵 $100 per regular article
💵 $200 per feature article

Bitch Media

Our definition of culture is broad, encompassing cultural attitudes and myths, phenomena of the popular imagination, and social trends as well as movies, TV shows, web series, books, internet subcultures, and the like. For Bitch, culture also includes politics, science, health, and life, including food, parenting, chronic illness, relationships, religion, activism, education, climate change, and different elements of our lives that we all consider as we decide who we are as feminists.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 2,200–3,000 words
💵 $700-$1000 for features
💵 $350 for dispatches
💵 $250-$700 for culture stories

B. Michelle Pippin

We are a business site catering To women entrepreneurs. I do not require articles written about anything else.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $50-$150 per article

Clubhouse / Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family Clubhouse is a 32-page magazine designed to inspire, entertain and teach Christian values to children ages 8–12. The magazine, which has a circulation of over 80,000, reaches young readers and their parents all over the world. Parents trust Clubhouse to provide wholesome, educational material with Scriptural or moral insight. The kids anticipate stories with excitement, adventure, action or humor. Your job, as a writer, is to create work that pleases both parents and children.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 Fiction: 500 to 2,000 words
📏 Non-fiction: 400 to 1,000
💵 $0.15-$0.25 per word

Copyhackers

Choose a topic you know shit-tons about. Ideally you’ll have been working and experimenting with the subject of your post for years, like here and here. But if you’re new to a subject, that’s cool — as long as you write from a beginner’s POV, like here and here.
Whatever the case, be sure you’re writing about something you can speak well to — because we want to be able to clearly answer the question, “Why is this person the right person to tell this story?”

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 2,000+ words
💵 $300-$1000 at the editor’s discretion

Digital Ocean

The Write for DOnations program brings together two initiatives: building content to help developers, and supporting tech-focused charities and nonprofits.

Through the program, community authors help grow DigitalOcean’s library of DevOps, software development, and production systems tutorials — all based on free and open-source software. These authors then receive a personal payout and select a tech-focused charity to receive a donation.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $300-$400 per tutorial
💵 $75-$100 for significant updates

Doctor of Credit

What we’re looking for:
Lawyers (or those from a legal background): To help readers better understand their rights when it comes to consumer credit. If you have a working knowledge of all things legal and actually enjoy reading the fine print and statutes then this is precisely what we’re looking for. Example of these types of articles: Met The Requirements Of A Bank Bonus And Haven’t Received It? Here’s What To Do
Manufactured Spenders: Preferably with an analytic mindset that can show the profitability of a particular method. Also looking for somebody with critical thinking skills that can point out the negatives and possible pitfalls of each method. Obviously prefer somebody that can find deals and methods on their own without relying on others.
Unique Credit Card Finders: We always try to post information about credit cards other bloggers and websites aren’t talking about. The best way to do this is to be constantly on the lookout for new cards and cards offered by the smaller issuers. If the idea of looking through hundreds of different card issuers websites trying to find that diamond in the rough sounds like fun to you, then you’re our type of person.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $50 per article

Freelance Mom

Your article should offer current practical and actionable advice, tips and be *in-depth enough that the reader walks away with new knowledge and new approaches. (*In-depth, meaning, not saying the same thing that is already been said a hundred times before and is well-researched and thought-out).

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 900 to 1,500 words
💵 $75–100 per article
🥳 $150 bonus if your article is at the top of the “most shared list.”

Income Diary

We launched IncomeDiary back in March 2009 and thanks to the help of dozens of writers, have been able to publish hundreds of articles and attract millions of visitors every year.

If you are an expert at anything to do with: Creating awesome websites, driving traffic, social media or making money online, we would love you to write for us.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 Up to $200 per article

Informed Comment

Whether you are a reporter, academic, photographer, or video producer, Informed Comment a good site at which to have one’s work seen and distributed. Readership is hard to estimate because email forwarding and mirroring cannot easily be measured, but the site gets millions of page views each year. The site is well read in policy circles and among foreign policy and area studies thinkers.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 800–1,000 words
💵 $100 per article

International Living

International Living Magazine aims at providing a scope and depth of information about global travel, living, retiring, investing, and real estate that is not available anywhere else at any price.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 900–1,600 words
💵 $225 for 900 words
💵 $350 for 1,600 words
💵 $50 per picture

Lighthouse

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is putting out an official call for submissions. We are in search of the best and brightest writers who are blind or have low vision, to contribute stories for publication on a paid, freelance basis.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 Up to $100 per article

Listverse

The rules are really pretty simple. As long as your list (and we do mean yours — don’t steal other people’s stuff) is one or two paragraphs per item you can choose any topic you like. We also need you to link to reputable sources (see Section 7 of our author guide for more details) so we can verify the facts of what you’re saying. Just remember — if it’s good enough to publish (by our standards) you get 100 bucks — simple as that.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 10+ items per list, 1 or 2 paragraphs per item
💵 $100 per article

Longreads

Longreads frequently features writers diving into themes and topics through curated reading lists. Reading lists should be approximately 750 words — an essay-style introduction followed by a collection of curated links to stories, books, and other resources related to the theme you are writing about and why it matters to you.
Essays and features are generally between 2,000 and 6,000 words, but can be longer or broken up into a series depending on length and subject matter.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
Reading List:
📏 ~750 words
💵 $250 per list

Essay:
📏 2,000 to 6,000+ words
💵 $500 per essay

Perceptive Travel

If you are a published print book author or anthology editor who is interested in being a part of this award-winning publication, then welcome! Perceptive Travel is designed to plug a hole, to fill a niche, to serve an unserved need for quality writing aimed at independent travelers.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 1,800 to 2,500+ words
💵 $100 per article

Photoshop Tutorials

Want to share your tutorial with thousands of readers a day? Here’s your chance to promote yourself while educating thousands of Photoshop users.

Tutorials:
📏 No length requirement
💵 $50 for quick tips
💵 $150-$300 for full-blown tutorials

Articles:
🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $25–$50 per article

Rank Pay

Our audience tunes in every week to take their skills to the next level. We regularly cover SEO, content marketing and social media tips, strategies and news.

As such, we’re always on the lookout for gifted writers that have a flair for crafting actionable articles and highly useful articles.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 1,000+ words
💵 $50 per article

Sitepoint

Get Paid to Write About HTML, CSS, and Sass!

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $150-$300 per tutorial

Smashing Magazine

We publish articles written by people who work on the web, for people who work on the web. These include:

Tutorials — Either helping people get started with a new technology, or walking them through the process of building a project.

Opinion — Do you have a strong opinion on something in our industry and the research to back it up? These can make useful talking points.

Ultimate Guides — Longer articles really digging into a subject. A reference piece that people will return to time and time again.

Case Studies — What did you or your company learn from a particular project. These need to focus on practical examples which will be useful to other people, not just a good story.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 Length will be discussed during the editing process
💵 $50-$100 per article

Tuts+ Code

We aim to publish content on Tuts+ Code that focuses specifically on web development technology. A broad topic, right?

This includes anything and everything from PHP, Ruby, server-side JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, document-based database systems, and everything in between. No matter what you’re familiar with be it in your day-to-day, your hobby work, or both, we’re likely looking to run it.

🏛️ Submission guidelines
📏 No length requirement
💵 $100 for quick tips
💵 $250 for a full-blown tutorial

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