Want to Write for Us? Here’s What We Want to Publish in 2017 (and We Pay!)

Want to Write for Us? Here’s What We Want to Publish in 2017 (and We Pay!)

Is your 2017 writing goal to get published by one of your favorite websites?

The Write Life is looking for contributors.

The Write Life seeks practical, actionable advice on writing, pieces that will help writers on their own writing journey.

Here are some topics we’d love to publish more about:

  • How to earn money writing — our best posts include the author’s experience and advice or feature another writer who has been successful
  • Advanced tips for freelance writers, including strategies for earning a living as a freelancer
  • Ideas for running and growing your own blog — unique ideas we haven’t heard before are best
  • List posts a la “34 Travel Magazines and Websites That Pay Freelance Writers” and 15 of the Best YouTube Channels for Writers”
  • Advice from people who work in the writing world: editors, literary agents, publishers, illustrators, etc. If that’s you, we’d love to hear what you have to say!
  • Tips and tricks for traditional book publishing and self-publishing
  • Stories of writers who have seen success… a la “This Writer Used X to Earn X This Year”
  • Personal essays on writing like this post: “How Anne Lamott Helped This Woman Beat Writer’s Block”

We pay our contributors: $75 per post, and often more for regular contributors with writing experience.

(New contributors must write their first piece for The Write Life with link as payment. After a successful first post, they may choose link or payment.)

Contributors looking to send readers to their website, portfolio or book can opt for a link in their bio in lieu of payment. We see about 450,000 page views each month and have 40,000 email subscribers.

Ready to get started? Consult this checklist:

  • To get a sense for the type of work we publish, read our site! That’s the best way to familiarize yourself with our voice and style.
  • Then, check out our contributor guidelines. PS: We love writers who pay close attention to detail and submit their posts in our preferred manner.
  • Hit send on submission! Please share your Google Doc with contribute@thewritelife.com. Make sure we can edit it!
  • Please allow two weeks for a response to your pitch or submission before following up (We get a lot of ‘em!).

What topics would you like to see covered on The Write Life this year? Share in the comments — you might spark an idea for a future contributor (or yourself)!

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32 comments

  • David Throop says:

    Talk about opportunity! I can’t wait to pitch some ideas. Thanks for opening up the contributions page and sending out the email.

  • Mel says:

    Sweet! I’ll be sharing this in my calls for submissions section and thinking up some pitches. Thank you!

  • Cris says:

    I would love to write about life. Stories about struggles and successes. Stories about cancer that’s affected caregivers and mental illness that is kept hidden away. Suicide that is so silent it creeps in and takes the lives of those we love. Just some ideas.

  • Nice you guys are paying contributors. Will have to dust off some old ideas. Like the new look for the site too!

  • Nondumiso says:

    I am an entrepreneurial house wife that blogs about Life,Personal Development, ECD, Small Business Network a DIYer with a passion for Philanthropy
    I have been blogging for a year now, this opportunity will be great.

  • I had. a couple of articles published in the LNCResource online magazine for legal nurse consultant s and attorneys.
    id like to try here. love to write and very good in English ,grammarspelling,structure and hopefully an idea or two to put an article together 🙂

  • Issa kabudula says:

    I have looking for this opportunity of writing and share to the world real stories we experience every day.

  • Milk Shake Lover says:

    What is someone were to define the psychological impacts of writing while being in different moods. Like how well will the writing be or what will be the outcome if you do say for example write when you are mad verses write when you are happy?

  • Milk Shake Lover says:

    What if someone were to define the psychological impacts of writing while being in different moods. Like how well will the writing be or what will be the outcome if you do say for example write when you are mad verses write when you are happy?

  • Great timing. I was just about to reach out to you guys for a guest post contribution. This is awesome. Will be sharing something soon!!

  • Hello,

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll be pitching soon.

  • Fantastic to hear! I am an editor who loves to help authors write and get published – can’t wait to pitch some ideas. Thanks ‘The Write Life’!

  • TLC Nielsen says:

    I’d love to read about the pitfalls and purging of editing, especially editing AND expanding. Thanks for asking!

  • Morgan Amonett says:

    Hey! I write for a couple magazines who accept irregular contributions, and I’d love to write something about the opportunities that exist there for freelance writers in that area. Is that something that you guys would like to see published on The Write Life?

  • Jhajha says:

    About life 🙂
    Can i submit a blog even if i am not a professional blogger ?
    I just love writing

  • Shared your link with writer friends. You will hear from me for sure!

  • It is certain that by this way we can submit our blog easy.

    • EMEKA EGWUDA says:

      I’ve just become interested in TWL after reading through some of the opinions and the editor’s responses. I am a writer living Nigeria with several books to my credit. I think the writers’ experiences in this part of the world will interest readers. I shall be glad to send you my regular contributions.

  • Can contributors cross post to their own blog, or is writing for TWL exclusive? I’m impressed by the content and and the contributors. I previously wrote for a similar blog ( and was permitted to cross post) but the site has gone offline.

    • Hi Sharon! Our policy for that is included in our contributor guidelines:

      Can I repost my submission on my blog?

      No. If we run your post on The Write Life, we retain the rights to that content. We don’t allow republishing on your own blog or any other website. (Did you know reposting content can hurt SEO traffic results for everyone involved? We try to keep it tidy around here.)

      -Jessica, Editor

  • Nakshatra says:

    I need some advice on poetry contest
    are there more free to enter and legitimate poetry contests ?

  • okello Daniel says:

    Talk about Freelancing

  • Adishwar Jain says:

    Hi,
    I have an article ready and I have mailed it on the mentioned address. I hope you will soon check it out.

    Thank you!
    -Adishwar Jain

  • Vrinda Jalota says:

    This is great!
    I am a beginner in this field and this writing blog is helping me alot to have exposure and giving me tips to write in a form that is true, valuable and deep.

  • Stick War says:

    Nice you guys are paying contributors. Will have to dust off some old ideas. Like the new look for the site too! I gree you too

  • Sarah N. McGowen says:

    Hey, I want to be a writer more than anything.
    But I am a little bit shy. I have this learning ability.
    and I am a little bit scared to. I love writing my stories I have friends that tell me; they love them. but I am so shy because of my learning ability I try not letting it stop me. but it is so hard for me to do so.
    I want nothing else but to write for my life.
    what to you think?

  • Thanks for the greater opportunity. I have some ideas in my mind. I will send you the good article which completely satisfies you.

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