This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.
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|1859 Oregon's Magazine|
1859 is a regional magazine focused on "how Oregon lives, works and plays." Articles cover topics including regional personalities, the landscapes, history, and architecture of Oregon. Payments run from $.30 - $.50 per word, and Web-only contributions are paid at a lower rate.
|AAA Journey Magazine|
This bi-monthly magazine covering Washington state and northern Idaho covers lifestyle, travel, and automotive topics. Pay is up to $1.00 per word, and article range from 500 - 1800 words.
|AARP The Magazine|
AARP The Magazine claims to be the "world's largest circulation magazine." Catering to the over-50 crowd, the magazine accepts freelance submissions in the following categories: finance, health, food, travel, consumerism, general interest, and relationships. Rate of pay is not currently included in their published writers' guidelines.
This is a magazine addressing issues related to ADHD. They accept submissions from journalists, mental health professionals, and those with first person stories to share. Payment is on publication and they offer a kill fee.
Adirondack Life is a regional magazine serving readers in areas surrounding the Adirondack Mountains. The magazine accepts freelance submissions for the following departments: Special Places, Watercraft, Barkeater, Kitchen, Profile, Historic Preservation, North Country, Sporting Scene, Home, Wilderness, Wildlife, Working, and Yesteryears. At the time of inclusion, Adirondack Life pays $.30 per published word (around 30 days after publication).
|Advanced Christian Writer|
Advanced Christian Writer is a bi-monthly newsletter, with content tailored to published authors. The newsletter pays $20 for articles and $10 for reviews on publication.
|Air & Space (Smithsonian)|
The Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine accepts freelance submissions for book reviews and the following departments: Soundings, Above & Beyond, Flights & Fancy, Reviews & Previews, Oldies & Oddities, and feature articles. At the time of inclusion, the magazine pays $1000 - 2500 for feature articles, $150 - 300 for departments in Soundings and Reviews, and $500 - 750 for other departments. The magazine suggests pitching department ideas if you haven't written for the magazine previously.
Albedo is an Irish magazine that covers horror, fantasy, and science fiction stories. They are looking for fiction between 2,500 and 8,000 words and they pay 6 euro per 1000 words.
American Falconry accepts features as well as article series covering topics related to falconry, such as training and equipment. Payment starts at $75.
This magazine features science fiction stories, art and poetry as well as some fact based articles. Pay is 7-9 cents for short stories and $525-$675 for stories that range from 7,500 to 10,000 words.
|Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine|
This Australian based magazine hosts stories about science fiction, fantasy and horror. They accept short stories from writers around the world and pay AUD $10 for flash fiction and AUD $1.25 per word for short stories.
AOPA Pilots is an aviation magazine accepting freelance submissions for 3 departments as well as features. Their pay rate isn't disclosed in the guidelines, but they are a paying market and they pay on acceptance.
|Asimov's Science Fiction|
Asimov's is a magazine for science fiction writers. If you'd like to submit, know that payment begins at $.07 per word for both long and short stories. Poems under 40 lines are also accepted and pay is $1 per line.
Aurealis is an Australian science fiction, horror and fantasy magazine. They look for short stories between 2000 and 8000 words that are preferably tied to Australia in some way. They pay between AUD $20-60 per 1000 words.
Babybug magazine features simple stories and poems for children under 3. Stories can be a maximum of 6 sentences and pay $0.25/word while poems can be up to 8 lines and pay $3.00/line. There is also a Spanish language version of this magazine.
|Back Home Magazine|
Back Home Magazine accepts articles on topics related to sustainable living including gardening, home repair, home schooling, and more. They pay $35 per printed page.
|Back to College|
Back to College is a resource for adults looking to re-enter the educational system to change or advance their careers. Payment is $85-145 per original feature.
Backpacker magazine pays anywhere from $.40 to more than $1.00 per word for articles, depending on their complexity. Features range from 1500 - 5000 words, and departments range from 100 - 1200 words. Topics include things like backpacking destinations, gear, and nature.
Backwoods Home Magazine is a how-to magazine focused on readers living in the country. Stories are about topics such as how to build your own home, grow your own food, etc. Pay is $30-200, and writers are paid on acceptance.
Bee Culture is a magazine focused on American beekeeping. Articles can be serious or cover the humorous side of beekeeping and fall in the realm of how-tos, the history of beekeeping, equipment of beekeepers, political effects, gardening with bees, and other related topics. Payments usually range from $150 - $200 for a 1500-2000 word feature.
|Beneath Ceaseless Skies|
Beneath Ceaseless Skies seeks short stories of up to 10,000 words. They publish "literary adventure fantasy" with second-world settings.
This magazine includes fiction stories with a dark twist. There is flat rate of $10 for any accepted work which includes stories (50-4000 words), poetry, artwork and photographs.
Big Fiction Magazine is unique in that it is one of the few magazine that publishes long-form fiction. Unsolicited work should be submitted during the open reading period from mid-March to the end of June. They are looking for novelettes(7,500 - 15,000 words) and novellas (15,000 - 30,000 words) that are not genre pieces. There is a $100 flat rate for published pieces.
Bitch Magazine describes its content at "feminist response to pop culture." They accept traditional features, shorter features for the book, screen, and music sections, 1000-1500 word front-of-the book pieces, and shorter Love It / Shove It or Bitch List submissions. They pay $100 for features, $50 for front-of-book pieces, and $25 for Love It / Shove It contributions.
|Blue Mountain Arts|
Blue Mountain Arts seeks poetry and other writing for the company's greeting cards. Payment is $300 per poem for exclusive worldwide rights for greeting cards and other products and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book.
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