Freelance Writing Markets Paying $1000 Per Article or More

on August 31, 2010 in Freelance Writing Jobs

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. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.

She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.


  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!

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