Freelance Writing Markets Paying $1000 Per Article or More

on August 31, 2010 in Freelance Writing

We don't post regular one-off freelance writing jobs here at All Freelance Writing anymore because of the slim pickings for good gigs and because we want to encourage our readers to go out there and find the best gigs they can. But some freelance writing markets still do advertise and still do pay decent rates. These are generally ongoing markets (like magazines or websites with constant need for new material and new freelance writers). Today I wanted to highlight a few examples from our directory of writers' markets that pay $1000 per article or more.

  1. Entrepreneur Magazine -- Pays up to $1.00 per word.
  2. FamilyFun Magazine -- Pays up to $1.25 per word (1000 - 3000 word travel features).
  3. The Progressive -- Pay is up to $1300 for investigative reporting for this left-wing political monthly.
  4. Sierra Magazine -- Pays $.75 per word for features (up to 5000 words).
  5. The Sun Magazine -- Pays up to $2000 for essays and interviews, and up to $1500 for fiction.

If you haven't checked out our writers' market directory yet, please do. We list all levels of paying freelance writing markets there, with rates detailed in the summary in many cases. We only feature publications that list their writers' guidelines publicly online so you can always access their most up-to-date information (no "so-and-so says" stuff is included here). And keep checking back. We'll continue to add new paying writers' markets periodically. In fact, I'll make it a point to add a few more $1000+ markets in there later today. If you have a favorite market that you'd like us to list, you can leave a comment or email me a link to the publication's writers' guidelines.

EDIT: As promised, I added another five writers' markets to our directory today -- all with the potential for you to earn $1000+ per article.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. Through her company, 3 Beat Media, she operates All Indie Writers,,, and numerous other blogs.

Jenn has over 15 years experience writing for others, over 11 years experience in blogging, and 9 years experience in indie e-book publishing. She is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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  1. Carol Tice August 31, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for focusing on good-paying markets! I keep trying to convince writers they really are out there…

  2. Contel Bradford December 3, 2010 Reply

    Haven’t been to your site in a while, but I’m glad I paid a visit today. Even though you posted this months ago, this market list is right on time for me.

    Thank you much!

  3. Rhonda March 8, 2015 Reply

    Thank you. I’m keen to find new sites so I can pitch. Hopefully I can submit without much reluctance. Nervous!

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      Jennifer Mattern March 8, 2015 Reply

      There’s no need to be nervous. Just remind yourself that the worst anyone can do is say “no.” And in that case, it doesn’t necessarily say anything about you or your work. You might not have been a great fit for their editorial calendar. No biggie. Or maybe they’ve already committed their freelance budget to other assignments. If they say “no,” you just pitch your idea to someone else — someone who will love the idea as much as you do. 🙂

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