Get Paid to Write Articles: 10 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

Get Paid to Write Articles: 10 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

As a freelance writer, it can be a struggle to find high-quality paying work.

It often seems like the only options available are $5-per-article scams and work from content mills, which can seem like good opportunities — until you check your bank account balance and realize it’ll take ages before your hard work adds up into real earnings.

While finding quality paying work is difficult, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are lots of publications that will pay you a premium to write for them.

It isn’t necessarily easy to get into these publications, and it may take time and experience to build up your writing to a level that will help you get paid these rates. But you can take solace in the fact that writing work exists beyond content mills and low paying gigs.

While there are probably tens of thousands of magazines that pay writers, a much smaller number compensate writers really well.

Here are 10 magazines that will pay $500 or more for an article. Click on the title of each magazine for additional submission information!

1. Early American Life

History buffs, take heed. This print mag focusing on early American style, decorating, and traditions publishes seven times yearly, and welcomes the fresh voices of new writers.

You can submit both shorter stories and features, which run about 2,500 words. The editors estimate a $500 payment for “a first feature from a new writer,” with the opportunity for higher earnings as your skills develop.

2. Catholic Digest

Lifestyle magazine Catholic Digest wants writers with a positive and encouraging voice who write from experience.

Their features are approximately 1,500 words and cover marriage, parenting, spirituality, and relationships, along with parish and work life. The magazine pays $500 for features, upon publication.

3. Earth Island Journal

Earth Island Journal wants “compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems.” It covers a wide variety of environmental issues including wildlife and land conservation, environmental public policy, climate and energy, animal rights, and environmental justice.

If you’re an international traveler, it’s a great opportunity: Earth Island is especially hungry for “On-the-ground reports from outside North America.” The magazine pays 25 cents per word for its print stories, which equates to about $750-$1,000 for in-depth features (about 4,000 words).

You can also pitch a shorter online report, especially if you’re a newer writer. While they only pay between $50-$100 apiece, the journal publishes five times daily and is “always looking for fresh ideas.”

4. VQR

VQR is a journal of literature and discussion with a focus on publishing the best writing they can find.

For poetry, it pays $200 per poem (up to four). If they accept a group of five or more poems, you’ll earn $1,000. Prose pays around 25 cents per word. Book reviews earn $500 for 2,000-2,400 words. VQR has limited reading periods, so check the schedule online before you submit.

5. AMC Outdoors Magazine

AMC Outdoors magazine covers outdoor recreation, education, and conservation topics throughout the Northern Appalachian region, which includes states from Maine to Virginia.

It pays about $750 for features, which usually range from 2,000 to 2,500 words. “We are always on the lookout for stories that have a unique hook, showcase an outdoor sport in a new and exciting way, offer a tangible sense of place and meaning, or profile individuals with unique approaches to conservation in the Northeast,” senior editor Marc Chalufour notes on AMC Outdoor’s submissions page.

You can also pitch a shorter story for one of its departments, which pay $150 to $350 based on the length and complexity of the work.

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6. The Sun Magazine

The Sun Magazine is looking for essays, interviews, fiction and poetry. They prefer personal writing but they also accept pieces about political and cultural issues.

The Sun pays $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, $and 100 to $200 for poetry. If your work’s accepted, you’ll also get a complimentary one-year subscription.

7. Boys’ Life

This general-interest monthly magazine has been published by the Boy Scouts of America since 1911, and pays its writers between $500-$1,500 for nonfiction articles of as many words.

As far as what to write about, there aren’t too many limits. “We cover everything from professional sports to American history to how to pack a canoe,” read the submission guidelines. Most of all, it should be entertaining to the scouts it’s aimed at.

“Write for a boy you know who is 12,” the editors suggest.

8. The American Gardener

The American Gardener is the official publication of the American Horticultural Society, and it caters to “experienced amateur gardeners.”

It seeks writers for horticulturalist profiles, and articles about innovative approaches to garden design, plant conservation, horticultural therapy, and biodiversity, among others.

It pays $300 – $600 for feature articles, which usually run 1,500 to 2,500 words. The magazine sometimes offers travel and expense reimbursement.

9. One Story

One Story is a literary magazine that features one story per issue, and it is mailed to subscribers every 3 – 4 weeks.

One Story looks for literary fiction in the range of 3,000 – 8,000 words, and stories can be on any subject “as long as they are good.” It offers $500 and 25 copies of the magazine for every accepted contribution, but submissions are only accepted between September and May.

10. Glimmer Train Stories

Glimmer Train seeks original short stories for this thrice-yearly publication. Payment can be has high as $3,000 for first-place contest winners (whose submissions carry hefty reading fees around $20), but the “standard” category for stories under 12,000 words pays $700. You’ll only need to submit a $2 processing fee, but the editors ask that you let them know if it’s a hardship: “No one should be prevented from submitting their work for lack of funds.”

Submissions for standard pieces are open in May and November. The magazine owns first-publication rights for every piece they accept. Glimmer Train does not accept poetry, children’s stories or novels.

Have you written for magazines that pay similar rates? Tell us about them in the comments!

This post originally ran in September 2015. We updated it in May 2017.

James Chartrand

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  • Jon Gibbs says:

    Thanks for sharing, Bamidele 🙂

  • I was only familiar with a couple of these publications. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  • Thanks for sharing,Bamidele.

  • Susan says:

    Exciting list. Thanks for sharing. Do these magazines except international (world wide) submissions?

    • Martha says:

      Susan, my dear:

      To be successful as a writer, may I suggest you might want to learn the difference between accept and except….or work on your proofreading a bit? Course…and this may be relevant only if you’re a resident of the U.S…., given the inadequate K-6 and K-12 education most Americans have received since around 1966 and the prevalence of errors I’m seeing in today’s writing, both on and off the Internet, I’m guessing I’m one of the few who will both notice and care.

      To that end, I’m wondering….would you and your colleagues be interested in learning the skill that’s responsible for the superior quality of my writing? It’s a learning method that’s so effective that it’s absence from the K-12 curriculum has resulted in less-than-stellar writing ability among American high school and college graduates. Though today’s writers have much to say that’s worthwhile, their ability to form, and properly punctuate, well-constructed, complex sentences lacks finesse. Just a thought…

      • Tami says:

        I’m glad you think so very highly of yourself. Shall we discuss your run-on sentences and improper comma usage? I sure hope you didn’t hurt yourself when you got off your high horse.

        • ddl says:

          Tami, I understand that you feel diminished by Martha’s response to Susan; however, her sentences are not run-on and her comma use is perfect (although she has one grammatical error). Both you and Susan should heed her advice. She’s absolutely correct–there has been an issue with English education since the 1960s, and, if many people learn the rules of written English, the US would have not only the best writers but the best work force in the world. My recommendation is Comp-Lab Exercises, a comprehensive and effective self-teaching system. It’s pricy but worth it.

          • Tami says:

            ddl, with all due respect, Martha’s writing was poorly executed. “Course…and this may be” Can you please inform me as to when this would be an appropriate start to a sentence? Perhaps the course you took can enlighten us. Further, her writing did not diminish me; I felt it was absolutely unnecessary to write such a response to someone that was asking about global submissions. Obviously, the OP was not from the US or the question would have been redundant.

            Finally, I am quite proud to be a Canadian writer that has been fortunate enough to be in high demand.

            Have an absolutely wonderful evening!

          • Cate (NZ) says:

            Tami, I am in agreement with you here. Regardless of grammar use- this or that- writing needs to be a balance of idea and so-called ‘execution’. If it isn’t ‘perfect’ but a widespread audience can identify and relate to the message and ideas portrayed, what is a run-on sentence or two. I can’t believe how snobby the person above has come across as. You tell ’em, girrrrl! (And yes- yadiya, I am most likely incorrect in my grammar use blah blah blah…) Oh- and to DDl and Martha? I have a dyslexic friend who has learned to write extremely well, and with modern-day grammar-checking software has several articles published. Over and out. (Cate, from New Zealand- bottom of the world and greatly inferior to the US of A ;p) x

          • Cindi says:

            OK, going to let you know right now, if you don’t find a mistake in my answer, then I’ve died and gone to Heaven. I am one of the people that lived back in the 60’s, and yes my English is horrible and spelling is even worse. Thank God for spell check, and Grammerly. I write my own stories. My 40 gallon tote is full of stories in notebooks and synopses for new ones. Story idea’s on envelopes and napkins and no one will ever see them for this very reason. Fear of the grammar police and editors. Yes it could be changed, I could go back to school. But then there’s that money thing….my whole life has been the money, the almighty dollar and the lack the of !

          • Michelle says:

            DDL and Martha,
            You say there has been a decline in the schools teaching proper English since the 60’s, however did you ever stop to think that it is not a decline but an evolution? We doth not speak as Shakespeare, because we evolved past the Elizabethan era of grammar and mechanics of writing. We are now going through another evolution which can be seen by newer publications that will publish, what you would deem to be, deplorable example of English writing. As a mother of four kids that are going through school with the new “common core” method, I have realized that with the decrease in face to face and increase with technology use, the way things used to be done are changing. English is now about writing how you would speak, if you would pause in the middle of a sentence, add a comma. I do not necessarily agree with the new method, but I do however understand where they are coming from in wanting to add more personality to writing as voice to voice contact is less and less. I do implore you to do some research about what is happening in the field you both have so much passion for and not sling insults at people as all that does is belittle your words as hateful and mean instead of being beautiful and powerful.

        • Holly French says:

          Perfect! I could not have said it better myself.

          • Athea Marcos Amir says:

            This is for Cindi, under whose name on my page there is no word “Reply.”

            You need not
            respond to this, which is only meant to be helpful. The plural of the noun “Idea” is
            “Ideas,” not “Idea’s.”
            You say your grammar is “horrible,” but I don’t find it to be. I would guess that you already know what I just remarked upon. The problem, as I see it, is that so few people nowadays proofread their own words. I admit to being OCD about this; in my English classes you were humiliated for a small writing error and I’ve incorporated that into my psyche. Although most people understand the difference between there, they’re, and their, or you’re and your, their carelessness guarantees they’ll get these words confused in their writing.

            Although I despair when I read spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors, I console myself with the mantra that the writers will never be published in The New Yorker!

        • mumtaaz says:

          youre right!
          At first i thought she was being sarcastic

        • I totally agree with Tami. A language serves its best as long as the listener or the reader understands what is conversed or is thought to be conversed. English is just a language, let’s keep it that way, it is just a medium to converse. and by the way, do you really think that if everybody’s perfect with grammar and has a great English language command they’d still read your articles? please! they’d rather start writing for themselves. Also do not forget to remember, that no matter how good you’re with a language, if your reader isn’t getting it, you remain helpless.

        • Teraisa says:

          Thank you.

        • Kim says:

          Tami that’s the perfect reply! Brilliant! I’m sitting here laughing to myself *insert high 5 here*

        • Denise Morrison says:

          And the difference between it’s and its.

      • BobbyO says:


        The possessive form of “it” is “its”, without an apostrophe. If you plan to school someone else on writing, try to avoid the most common error in written English.

        You’re welcome.

        • Sandi says:

          It sounds like Martha is trying to drum up some business for a writing product or course. She might have gone about it in a more attractive way. She had to know everyone reading her comment would be examining her writing very closely, hoping for an error, and looks BobbyO has found one. I do agree there’s some shoddy writing out there, but that’s another story for another Forum.

          • Josh says:

            I’m in complete agreeance that Martha was a little bit rude. Who honestly gives a shit about one or two errors, especially when grammar and punctuation had nothing to do with the original question. Oh well, there’s writers, and there’s editors. I guess we at least know who is who.

        • Holly French says:

          Another perfect response! Love it!

      • Laurie says:

        Martha, I agree with error-free writing and the prevalence of too many errors in writing today. But surely you don’t believe that approach will bring you business.

      • Susan says:

        Good day Martha

        Thank you. I belief every good writer has to be able to accept an give constructive criticism, therefore we keep learning. Except, I feel your response was a little harsh. I obviously did not give proper attention. I have a proposal if I may. Please write an informational article and share some of your skills as you feel you are superior in writing and I am sure all of us can benefit from that knowledge.


        • Shery says:

          A good secretary can take care of grammar and punctuation errors, but it is much more difficult to create good writing. The mechanics and the art of writing are two very different things.

          • Anthony says:

            I read through most of this conversation, and I absolutely have to agree with you, Shery. The best writers in history, as most of you must know, constantly broke the norms of writing- not in the manner that they created their own rules, but use artistic license to stylize existing ideas in an attempt to convey and express new meaning.

            I used to worry so much about making sure everything was perfect in my writing before moving on- but why? If you’re comfortable in your ability to write, there is no need to constantly rewrite, that takes the creative elements of out of it. Have someone correct your writing that knows your writing style. Many of the times I had my writing proofread, they ended up changing the initial meanings and expression I intended to convey, again, taking away the creative elements, making it something more generic, which of course nobody likes to read.

            Grammar needs to be perfect, yes, but punctuation has a degree of leniency; repetition makes it clearer to see where you can or can’t change things around.

            Don’t forget that Literary Writing IS art, which comes from the creative, the individual, the introspective side of it all- which is what most of these magazines look for; essays, research papers, theses, etc. follow much stricter guidelines.

          • Cindi says:

            Thank you, that very statement has held me back for 40years.

          • Michael Picray (published author and writer) says:

            For the grammar and spelling quislings, you should know that nothing will throw me out of a story or interrupt the flow of a person attempting to make a point on any subject than improper spelling and grammar. I’m sorry but there is no faster way to break the connection between an intelligent and educated reader and writer than poor grammar and bad spelling, especially since there is absolutely no excuse for it. There are innumerable books from which you can learn to do better. If you don’t want to expend the effort to do so, don’t expect me to spend the effort and the money to read your drivel.

            Everyone makes errors. But a professional works very hard to minimize those, especially in a forum like this that has an automatic spell check program included right in the forum. IE – NO EXCUSE!!!

        • STEPHEN says:

          Hi Bamidele Onibalusi, am a writer and am seeking the channels of publishing my scripts.

          Kindly looking forward to hear from you for your help.


      • Susan says:

        Just as an after thought. When a writer receives a new job, it is very important to understand what is required and execute accordingly. When you get distracted, that means you are missing the point of the article. How can you do a proper job if you are missing the crux of the matter. That is what I believe happened with my question and your answer, though I will take it as constructive criticism.

      • CARMAN says:

        I would think that not having the correct grammar and punctuation could keep you from getting published as a writer. Come on people do yourself a service and proof read before sending in your article. It then might get published faster. Don’t let the secretary do it. She might not correct it properly. Then where would you be. Out of luck, right?

      • Landry Mayo says:


        U mus b fun at partyz. hopefuly this reply irritat3s u as much as you’res irritates any p3rson with regard 4 oth3rs. 🙂 have a wonderful day

      • Chase F. says:

        Martha, you genius. You finally figured out the way to promote proper grammar and writing within the US education system! Troll the webs for erroneous comment mistakes and verbally stake your victims to the ground with your superior use of the English language! Brilliant! You are really making a difference in this world. Here’s your medal for ‘douchiest comment on this thread’ award. Congratulations.

      • Jane Elizabeth Malcolm says:

        Martha, my friend. My children call me a grammar Nazi, and any misused word jerks me right out of that willing suspension of disbelief. I’ve written books and gotten paid for them. NOW–about EXCEPT. If the woman sent the message from a smart phone, we must all recognize that if the damn robospeller likes ‘except’ better than ‘accept’, ‘except’ is what’s gonna show up in the text. That might be what happened. Happens to me all the time and I HATE the robospeller! (Once a copy editor’s assistant, who knew my habits, went through a ms I’d sent on a cd and with the change function on her computer changed every ‘like’ in the ms to ‘as if’. Without looking at each ‘like’ to see whether the swap was appropriate. That made one sentence read “Disaster whirled around them as if a blinding wind.” Or something like that. Awful. Things happen that one can’t control.
        BTW, youse guys–usage ought to be correct in narrative, but the dialogue absolutely cannot be perfect. The characters don’t sound like real people. They sound AS IF manufactured twits. NOBODY speaks in perfect English. Even me. (See? What’d I tell you?)

        Happy writing, folks. And try not to be so hard on each other. Mistakes and ignorance aren’t the same thing. And even ignorance is forgivable. I look forward to hearing from you.

        Jane Elizabeth Malcolm

        • Mike Sullivan says:

          Low paying gigs & content mills are to be avoided like a violent storm blowing in off the Pacific Ocean.

          As the renowned British writer Samuel Johnson once stated, “Only a fool writes for no money.” I always remember that whenever I’m ready to submit my work. Writing is hard work. As writers we must remember this and command top dollar for the time and effort put into the art of creation on any level, whether it be essay, short story, or novella.

      • SK says:

        Everyone is so triggered. “Martha” is trying to get a rise out of everyone, which is exactly what you’re giving her. Just smile and wave. Move on. She holds no significance in your life. So don’t give her that significance. Oh and Martha – if you have to claim how “superior” you are – you aren’t.


      • Christine Polk says:

        It’s “its.”

      • Hmm says:

        “it’s absence”?!

    • Jan Becker says:

      Everyone got so tied up with Martha’s reply, it looks like they missed your question. The best bet is to check the submission guidelines for the individual journals. This is usually available on the website for the magazine you’re considering.

    • Hi Susan,

      You’re welcome.

      I believe a few of them accept international submissions, and submissions can be made online; you might want to check with individual magazines first, though.

      Best Regards,

    • Luke says:

      I just read this whole thread, and now I can’t remember where I live.

      • Alyssa says:

        HA! Luke….precisely. Martha, with all due respect, get your head out of your butt. Snobbery is dull, no matter how well-written it is.

      • Teraisa says:

        Thanks for making my day–I didn’t want and hadn’t planned on reading all the way down to your precious comment. ~Teraisa

        • BobGideon says:

          Dear All,
          I have read all the comments and I can find one or two typos or other grammatical error in each of the comments, including mine if you look properly. Well, this makes it perfect. This is absolutely how it should be. Either from the teacher, the pupil or the writer or the editor, you may find one or two errors, and it is just fine.

          Do not crucify anyone.

  • Ralitsa says:

    It’s refreshing to see a post featuring websites with focus on literature. Thank you very much for this great post Bamidele, always a pleasure to read.

  • Subrata says:

    hi Bamidele,

    Thanks for the post. I had no idea about magazines that pay so much. I am sure,Publication on any of these mags can boost any freelance blogger’s career.
    Thanks again for your effort 🙂

  • Krish says:

    Hi Bamidele,

    Thanks for sharing. You are such a resourceful person.

    I am very old person looking for some money for living.

    I will try to make use of the info you have given.

    God bless you.


  • nicholas says:

    Thanks for the post bamidele.


    Thank you for giving and sharing …it will help to freelancer ….

  • Marlena B says:

    Thanks for this post, Bamidele! It’s really encouraging to writers, seeing that they can earn that much.

  • olu says:

    Bamidele, how are you? you have been so awesome with all your information. just keep it up . i want to be part of this freelance writer.I have a blog but i am still working it. My question is i have a payoneer account but how do i get pay via all the platform of freelance writing on the site you just gave us because most of them pay via paypal account and one cannot withdraw from it in Nigeria. please i really need you advice on this because i want to kick start in no distance time.Looking forward to hearing from you. GOOD BLESS YOU.

  • Kate says:

    Hi Bamidele,
    Thanks for sharing this information. It’s very helpful.
    I’m always amazed by your high level of
    Thumbs up brother!

  • kanisa putri says:

    Thanks for sharing,Bamidele.

  • Dharmesh says:

    It’s a great post.
    I am amazed that writers get paid with that much amount of money per write up.
    I am an Indian freelance writer but Indian freelancers don’t get work easily from overseas countries. Can you explain why?
    Also can you please post articles about from where the Indian writers can get high paying jobs like these?

    I am looking for that kind of posts from you.

    Best Regards


    • Tami says:

      Hello Dharmesh,
      Although your English is very good, it’s harder for Indian writers to get jobs in North America because it’s easy to tell in most cases that it is not your first language. Just about every English-speaking country has its own dialect and nuances, so even English writers sometimes have difficulties writing for countries other than their own.

      It truly has nothing to do with who you are or where you are from. The best advice I can give you is to try to make some friends online you can communicate with regularly to learn how native speakers use the language.

      Best of luck to you in your career!

    • Hi Dharmesh,

      I agree with Tami that a major reason why Indian writers don’t easily get jobs from North America is because English isn’t their native language, and this challenge is not unique to Indians. I’m Nigerian, so I can relate.

      All hope is not lost, and for every client/publication that doesn’t want non-native English writers there is another that wouldn’t mind; in this case, the key to success lies in differentiating yourself and letting people know that you can offer great value (hint: start by gaining quality social proof!), and in reaching out to the right people.

      Best Regards,

      • Muhmmad Ather says:

        I am muhammad ather from Pakistan. It’s good to see that there are so many sources of earning being a writer. But i have some issues:
        1. Payment Issue:
        I have skrill,payoneer and payza accounts. I dont have a paypal account becaue it does not support my country.
        2. Can i write for these magazines from Pakistan.
        I would like you to answer me positively.
        Thank you.

      • Balakrushna Panda says:

        Thank you for posting this information. This will help many young people in the world to start using their time in a meaningful way.
        This can also be useful for people who want to share their experiences through writing in some of the magazines you have highlighted here.
        I hope, I too can start writing though my English is not so good.
        Thanks again.
        Balakrushna Panda

  • Sandra says:

    Thanks for the very helpful info and post, Bamidele.

  • Lexy says:

    thank you for sharing! this is great

  • carman colwell says:

    Thanks for the information, Bamidele. I’m going to look into the 10 magazines

  • Kathie says:

    Many of the Ogden publications (Grit, Capper’s Farmer, etc.) pay similar rates. As does The Costco Connection.

  • Gen says:

    Great post. I can’t wait to start submitting!

  • Rotouel says:

    I love this post! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Rotouel says:

    Very beneficial info.Thanks for sharing!

  • Lea says:

    Hello, I stumbled onto this site and have to say it has truly captured my interest. I am new to freelance writing and just reading some of the comments above has sparked my writing desires. I love how everyone pulled together for their fellow writers. Who hasn’t it the submit button without a quick check. I know I have.
    Anyways, to date I have written two novels both self published on line and am working on two other books that are nearing completion. I also have written a few short stories and poems but haven’t done anything with getting them out to the public. But that is another story…

    My question is if you submit to more than one magazine do you have to let them know that you have duel submissions and what if both want to publish the work? Sorry the ignorance, I’m really green when it comes to this work.

    • rebecca Beck says:

      I know this is an old post but most publications don’t allow simultaneous submissions. Check out the guidelines by each.

  • Lea says:

    OOPS!! Sorry Marsha. I meant to say hit the submit not it the submit; and sorry for the ignorance not sorry the ignorance.

  • Sum S says:

    Hey Bamidele,
    I am usually no that keen on commenting,just wanna say that I really appreciate the fact that you reply to almost every comment on the blog.

    Keep up the brilliant work!

  • Tamica says:

    Hi there everyone, i love writing and would love to write poems and other articles for a magazine. i am from the Caribbean and most times we are left behind, my only concern is do they take on writers from the Caribbean and and how do the pay me?.
    however great article
    nice introduction .
    Thank you

  • Yousra says:

    I want to join it i m getting difficulty to acess it please help me how may i

  • Justin says:

    Hey gang, this is great. Thanks for the valuable info.

    I do have a burning (novice..) question that I can’t seem to figure out on my own so I’m hoping to get some guidance or direction here.

    I’m wondering what the actually process is when approaching these kind of magazines and publications. Would I write an article first then send it to them in the hopes of getting accepted? That seems like in the long run there would be a lot of wasted time writing articles that may never be paid for. Especially if I write a publication specific article like something on Tai Chi for example.

    I feel like I’m not seeing something very simple here…

    Thanks in advance!

    • Lisa Rowan says:

      Hi Justin,
      In most cases, you won’t want to spend time writing a whole article before sending it to a magazine. Wasted time all around! More often, you’ll want to send a “pitch” to determine the outlet’s interest in your story idea. We just reviewed a pitch in a new column which might give you an idea of what you’ll need to approach an editor.
      Hope this helps!
      Lisa Rowan

      • Justin says:

        Thanks Lisa, very helpful. Basically the idea is to figure out an idea/story that I think a publication would be interested in, then pitch them on the story, though hopefully it would already be of interest due to knowing what they’re all about, and letting them know why I would be the right person to deliver a great story/article for their readers.This really helps! Keep up the great work.

      • Erica Carricondo says:

        Hi, Lisa! I had the same doubt as Justin´s. Thank you so much! One more question about that “pitch”, or the real article, should we send it in PDF?

        • Lisa Rowan says:

          PDFs are usually hard to edit unless you convert them to another file type. I find that most editors prefer either a Google doc or a Word doc- and aometimes I send both to be safe!

  • David says:

    I would like to be part of you

  • Hello Bamidele, (fellow Nigerian here 🙂 ).

    I love this post. This article – if I’m right – is the first magazines-only list you are compiling. I always enjoy your lists and have even earned income writing for one of the websites you listed in a previous article.

    On a deeper level, you are always an inspiration. Especially for young people here in Nigeria. I tell your story to everyone who cares to listen and I can’t forget the joy of interviewing you for Blueprint Entrepreneur Magazine (Australian Digital Mag published on the Apple Newsstand).

    I just want to say THANKS for being you.

    You’re always a shining light for us all.



  • kanchan says:

    Again, here’s a great piece that you contributed Oni. I’ve always been your fan and am inspired by your work. Keep rocking.
    I’m surely gonna try out in any of the following websites you mentioned and do hope I will land an article in at least one of these.

  • TTYMODE says:

    Thanks for the generous education piece! I like to know well-paid sites/publishers that would pay me for written articles via my Payoneer Card.


  • Vivian O. says:

    This is a really nice post. I never knew writing could be this rewarding and here I am running away from it. Will quickly start off freelance writing. I just need to learn the ropes.

  • Sheila Zimmerman says:

    Thank You Bamidele,

    I’d like to co-sign on all those who want you to know how much the information is appreciated. I look forward to taking advantage of the resources. For as many years as I’ve researched the path of magazine writing, it seems I might be closer to making it happen.

  • Jay says:

    Don’t discount trade magazines. Not always the most exciting content, but there is money to be made for those patient enough to gain a basic understanding of these industries. For example, supply chain magazine Inbound Logistics pays a minimum of 50 cents per word.

  • Jas Garib says:

    I am looking for women content writer for my magazine. My magazine is New I am writing articles of BODY MIND AND SOUL.

    1. Yoga, what it is? the benefits of yoga, etc.
    2. Sprituality…personal beliefs
    3. Meditation how? benefits of
    4. Real life motivation storied
    5. Real life journies
    6. People who survived despite all obstacles….feel good stories
    7 Recipes
    8. Jokes
    9 Old wives tales
    10 Famous people who what when how where

    If your interested in this project please contact Jas Garib

    • Susan says:

      Hallo Jas

      I read that you are looking for women writers for your new magazine. I am interested in discussing options with you. Could you please provide me with an e-mail address where we could make contact.

      Kind regards,


    • Kim Tavernier says:


      Is there somewhere to see your website or email a writing sample?

      Kim Tavernier

    • varna vinod says:

      Hi Jas,

      My name is Varna. I have worked as a sub-editor for a newspaper for 2 years. I have been writing for various websites since a year. I can provide quality work and can assure that I will meet all the given deadlines. This is a subject which interests me a lot. So, I am sure I can deliver extremely exciting content.

    • Deepti Bhandari says:

      Hi Jas,

      I am a Yoga Trainer from Rishikesh and a Master of Arts in Yoga Philosophy and Asanas. I have worked with Worlds no. 1 Yoga Spa- Ananda in Himalayas for 9+ Years and looking for work in Writing and sharing experience of Yoga.

      Do let me know how can I reach you and connect and take our discussion forward.


    • Doreen Mallett says:

      Hi Jas
      Are you still looking for writers? If so I am interested in making contact. Spirituality has been one of my blog themes for a while. Another is beauty and wellness particularly in relation to older women.

  • Halima says:

    OMG! Guys, we are not here to criticize or look down upon anyone :). Seriously, it was just a question and instead of answering her people started picking writing errors lol. Well, I am from a third world country and English is my second language. I feel no one is perfect whether living in America or anywhere else. There is always a room for improvement and yes this is only what I think. I don’t mean to offend anyone specially Americans; obviously English is your first language and you must have command on your native language. On the other hand, this language is a good source of income for many writers like me. And we are in a continuous process of learning and improvement. I request you to please don’t criticize. If you cannot guide please don’t disappoint anyone. Again, no offense please 🙂

    • Muhammad Imran says:

      Lovely Halima. I really appreciate your words. I want to write about Humanity, Conscience, Love, Respect, Peace and any article which gives people happiness. So Please tell me what should I do? I also know Pitman Shorthand and Typing very well, this course commonly known as STENOGRAPHY. Can Writing Articles, Columns and Pitman Shorthand be useful for me in any respect? Your advice will highly be appreciated.

  • Alexandra says:

    Thank you very much Bamidele.

  • Awesome …thanks for this article bamidale. Have a nice day!

  • David Roeder says:

    Sence all you fancy yourselfs wrighters your gonna love this. May be you can find a nice bone to chew on here instead of chewing up each another with you’re bad words. Some of you wright good and others need some work. There’s a myriad of problems (and maybe you caught that one) with all of you’re wrighting. There’s syntax, word choise, speling, gramer and on to excetara.

    The point is, writing is about expression of thought. The details of grammar, syntax, spelling, word choice and punctuation are merely necessary tools to convey the thought. In other words, your petty tit-for-tat arguing tells a tale of your priorities–function outweighing form. This, in my view, provides a sailient example of the breakdown in writing as an art form, with little regard for communicating deeply.

  • Ramu Kovuru says:

    Thank you for sharing. It was valuable information indeed.

  • anam says:

    any magazine that require self help or personal development articles???????

  • Sridhar Belide says:


    Please list down Tech Magazines that pay writer? Please!!!

  • paul says:

    I will say thanks to everyone here.I like the way you expressed your mind but want each of you to tell us those sites that you have tried or benefited from whether they are doing better in terms of payment,submission and other related issues

  • sharmishtha basu says:

    thanks for the list!

  • says:

    I can write articles about non-fiction. Poetry non-fiction and fiction.

  • Bhajan says:

    Its one of the best posts full of good resources on writing content. I have not visited all of the sites yet but I am going to check them all one by one. Thank you so much.

  • Thanks so much friends. I really enjoyed and appreciate the comments I read on the page.
    However, I am new here and I wish to join this great community. Thus, there are some pending issues which i would loved to be clarify.
    1. Is there any address where one can possibly submit his article?
    2. Will I be charge for the written article. and if i will be charge for, how much does it cost and can I pay with my local currency?
    3. What are the criteria for writing an article?

  • Tash says:

    Thanks for your research, it is much appreciated.

  • Thanks Bamidele for sharing, quite helpful

  • RotouelTigues says:

    Hello. Jas,I am interested in writing fr your magazine. How can I contact you directly?

  • I have so much free time doing absolutely nothing productive, that I ended up writing this sentence.

  • Anum says:

    That is a great read! I am looking for writing jobs. It is hard to fine genuine people though.

  • Yamna Sabir says:

    Hi every one my name is Yamna Sabir i am from Pakistan I have done Bs Hons Mass Communication and i am interested in writing stories and features for the magazines. kindly guide me through this i want to write for THE SUN magazine

  • muhammad Ather says:

    I am muhammad ather from Pakistan. It’s good to see that there are so many sources of earning being a writer. But i have some issues:
    1. Payment Issue:
    I have skrill,payoneer and payza accounts. I dont have a paypal account becaue it does not support my country.
    2. Can i write for these magazines from Pakistan.
    I would like you to answer me positively.
    Thank you.

  • DianeJ says:

    Hi Bamidele,

    Great post. I have a question. In the open period for Glimmer Train do they waive the submittal fee? Each time I’ve looked to submit to them in the past, there has been a fee.


  • gadgetssai says:

    Hi… Bamidele Onibalusi

    I really like your articles, I read and wrote articles in your articles so much information is there.. I like this article about ‘write for us’ topic it’s really appreciate thank you for your valuable information

  • Yamna Sabir says:

    hello, i have experience of writing for magazine

  • hal rothberg says:

    some of what’s here sounds like dialog for a soap opera whose lead characters are
    writers. but, granted, this is one kind of wordsmithing and it promotes learning.
    i’ve written a funny article on ….. best not to reveal. any suggestions as to where to take it, who’s looking for humor, including sun? as fred allen once wrote, yours until jimmy hoffa’s body is found. (for those old enough)

  • Olabanji Ojo says:

    Bamidele, for ever grateful to you for sharing these information with us. You are blessed. So, we still have good-spirited human beings like you around. Thanks a lot

  • ali says:

    i want to write articles relevant to IT (Information Technology). please tell me how and where i can write.

  • Mikky says:

    I’ve followed this post and seen all comments. First I’ll have to say a “great work” you’ve done here.

    Well, I’m a writer striving for excellence. However, this question goes to all who either have 20years experience in writing or just searching for options if writing would be a great one. What’s the essence of writing an article? And what’s the assurance that your published article will be visited only by English scholars whose intent is not to get the message but to fetch out the errors?

    I believe if my readers could understand the message I sent then the purpose of my article is achieved. So tell me, what role does 100% grammatical construction play here? In fact, about 80% visitors to any website aren’t America native speakers so why must your writing meet America native writing standard? Why do you think you’ve not sent your message if you’ve not written in America native writing standard? I think what matters most is the message being sent and to whom it’s sent. I’m a writer writing for top websites who takes delight not in the construction but have much focus on the idea or your message. For me I strongly hold the fact that whether a website is paying you for writing or you just submit your article to impact positively on your readers, they should have editors who amend your little or much mistakes and help the message out to the readers.

    If you ever have to criticise anyone’s writing, please let it be constructive. Beside, these commands don’t show up in your speaking.

  • Himanshu singh says:

    I am 23 year old engineering pass out student from india. Usually I am not a writer because i have never written for any publisher and never published my own Hindi poem or ideas related to spirituality and indian social vallues and also on the impact of international attacks and foreigner legacy on all over indian culture. I put my own ideas and experiences gained from small practical daily schedule works and correlation with our Hindu Holly book The Geeta thaughts. I always tries to prove all those things in our daily life which looks like a pushing to mountain. Can you please advice me what type of writing should i follow to be an internatinal entertainer and also a prosperous.

  • princess says:

    I’m a young lady who like and enjoy writing ,and how can I writing for your magazine short stories

  • Opal Colvin says:

    Thank you very much for this good information. I haven’t been submitting work for a while, and I really appreciate the list of who is accepting now. You have several listed that I was not aware of or might not have even been taking outside material when I was writing a few years ago. I hope you know that you are very appriciated.

  • John Kennedy says:

    I would like to write for your magazine on the theme of Metaphysics magic and the paranormal.
    I have studied and researched these topics since I was eight years old. I am now fifty two.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Yours sincerely.
    John Kennedy

  • Opal Colvin says:

    Hello Bamidele. Thank you so much for this wonderful information. I was only aware that 2 of these publications accepted material, and was not aware of some of the things that could be submitted even to those I knew about. This is a great service that you are providing and I appreciate it very much.

  • MAhesh N says:

    Hi… Bamidele Onibalusi

    I really like your articles, I read and wrote articles in your articles so much information is there..

  • Ohita Afeisume says:

    Thanks, Bamidele for this list.

    I really wish to understand what method a person like me from Nigeria would use to make/receive payments. Once I tried to pay some fees by bank transfer to enter for a certain competition but it did not work out as payments were to be done via visa card which I didn’t have.

    I really would appreciate your kind advice on this matter.

  • Brandon Wilks says:

    This is a quality list that I was not aware of. Glad you updated it for 2017. This is exactly why I subscribed to your website! Thank you!

  • Tony says:

    Nice article. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mimi says:

    Great article. Very informative and helpful!

  • Hi, Thanks for sharing such awesome list. I wanna try one of these blogs.

  • Wondwossen says:

    Thanks for this list!!! I always wanted to be a freelance writer. Currently, I am trying to teach myslef on how to write engaging blog posts or any other related. I hope I will be a better writer some day. But in the meantime, I think I should try to get some space in one of the above-listed websites so that I would improve my skills by doing real practices.

    Thanks again!!

  • Pam H says:

    Great list! You’ve inspired me to pen something for submission to at least 1 of these publications. I’m looking forward to being creative. 🙂

    Thank you!

  • I just want to be a freelance writer.But am having problems about how to post online and get paid.

    Please reply to my google account.

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