192 Publications That Actually Pay Freelance Writers

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So, you’ve invested in all the right writing tools, and The Elements of Style has a permanent spot on your desk. You know how to write the perfect pitch. But when it comes to growing your freelance writing career, it’s time to take it up a notch.

That’s right. I mean going for the big bucks.  Let’s go.

Here’s a round-up of all The Write Life’s posts on great places to write that actually pay.

31 Travel Magazines and Websites That Pay Freelance Writers

19 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essays

Where to Submit Short Stories: 25 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work

29 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes

28 Parenting Blogs and Magazines That Pay Freelance Writers

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

Get Paid to Write Personal Finance Articles: 18 Outlets to Pitch Now

Get Paid to Write: 17 Great Grants for Writers

Get Paid to Write: 15 Fantastic Writing Fellowships for Authors, Journalists and Poets

And don’t forget about our ebook, 71 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

What amazing publications would you add to these lists?


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Marisol Dahl is a New York-based freelancer in communications, digital marketing, and community management. You can find her on Twitter at @marisoldahl.... .

Marisol Dahl | @marisoldahl

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  1. I’ve never took writing too seriously, since I usually work as a web designer. But I love seeing there’s good money to be made with copywriting as well and that there are so many publications who are willing to pay. Thank you for curating this amazing resource.

  2. This is a great list. Thanks!

  3. Just in time. Thank you, your appreciated.

  4. This sounds pretty legit.

  5. I would like to get a list of alternative health publications both online and in print. I’m into herbs and nutrition. Categories would include health and wellness, herbs, alternative medicine, natural living, organic products, nutrition, etc.

  6. Thank you for your time and effort into this, Marisol. 🙂 You’re awesome!

  7. Thank you for taking to the time to put together this resource. It’s definitely appreciated!

  8. Appreciate this. Thank you.

  9. Personally, I have started writing last year around this time and having come across a vast list of freelance writers I have bought books and signed up for exercises, and yet I have a fear of my writing not being good enough. Somewhere in my thoughts, I feel as if I need someone to read my work before I move on. This fear that I have holds me abate to leaping forward. What I would like to do is have feedback on my writing. Where do I get this kind of assistance, before I apply to any work as a freelance writer?

    • I am not a religious person per se, but the following passage must be obeyed in the life:

      “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

    • I’d be happy to give you some feedback. Is there a link you can share? Otherwise send me a private message on FB and I’ll share my email. I’m trained as a journalist and have worked in public relations for 25 years. Also look up the “imposter syndrome”. Sounds like you may have a touch of it. Best wishes.

    • It would be nice if you could write some essay on VEDA VYASA, who wrote the 4 Vedas ; father of all the literature and the scientific discoveries …

  10. Thanks for this listing. I would like to add “Pen and Prosper” Blog. I pay $10.00 for short blog posts of 250-700 words. Additionally, we’re an award-winning blog. Thanks again! Have a great writing week.

    • Jennifer….wondering if you are still accepting applicants? I am going to check out site and I can write up blog posts pretty fast and I am able to write about any topic.

  11. Thank you Mariso, will be digging into them!

  12. I’m having so much trouble finding someone who needs history pieces. I’ve written a few just to get ahead. It’s untold history or not history you usually hear about like forgotten history. Any help is appreciated!!

  13. Hi, Thank you for this great information. Is there any sites that accept Christians articles, stories, prayers, etc.? Kindly post them here or send to my email.
    Well done!


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