This is a list of sites across all types of writing we cover that offer paid writing opportunities.  Check the links for each for details on payment information.

Not all sites listed pay for ALL accepted submissions.  For example, some may only pay regular contributors, or only pay after you have had a few posts published.  Some sites pay only if your site gets a certain number of views or pay only the top viewed posts in a given month, and some pay for print, but not online publications etc. If it is on the list, the site either advertises paid opportunities of some kind, OR writers have let us know that they have been paid by the site for accepted submissions at the time the site was added to the list.  

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Directory of Sites Accepting Writing Submissions That PAY Writers! - Beyond Your Blog

 

AARP The Magazine“A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

About.com – Parenting Young Adults – Section Expert Sharon Greenthal is open to guest posts about young adults, and takes 1-2 guest posts per month. Columns are informational and instructional rather than personal.

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Acts of Faith (from The Washington Post) – “The Washington Post’s Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories. We tackle anything where faith, spirituality, ethics and values live, from politics and culture to science and education.”

ADDitude – “ADDitude Magazine is the nation’s leading destination for families and adults living with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders.”

Adoptive Families“Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for parents before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning quarterly digital magazine and website provide independent, authoritative adoption parenting advice and real families’ stories.”

Alive 65“Health and wellness for seniors”

Authors Publish – “We are particularly interested in articles about how authors can promote their writing or build their careers. We are interested in articles about traditional and self publishing. This includes articles about agents, publishers, and conferences. We occasionally publish articles about the mechanics of writing.” Also looking for reviews of Literary Journals, Small Presses, and Book Publishers

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Babble – From Disney, this site is your destination for parenting, beauty, home, food, travel and entertainment brought to you by the best voices online.”

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Beyond Your Blog“Beyond Your Blog shares the tips, tricks and strategies bloggers need to successfully submit their writing to other websites.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

The Big Roundtable“The Big Roundtable publishes narrative nonfiction by writers with true stories they’re dying to tell.”

Bitch Media“Bitch Media’s mission is to provide a feminist critique and analysis of pop culture, to encourage discussion about how the media influences us, and to promote the connection between cultural critique and social-justice activism.”

Black Girl Dangerous“BGD is a website for video and writing by people of color who are also queer and/or trans. It’s a place where you can take up space and raise your voice! BGD has millions of readers all over the globe. The world’s listening. What do you want to say?…With its focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only forum of its kind on the web.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Blogelina – “A fun way for bloggers to interact with each other, build relationships, learn more about blogging… and just hang out!”

BlogHer – BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”.  With categories of food, health, DIY & Home, Work & Life, Love & Sex, Family, Fashion & Beauty as well as News & Entertainment coverage which includes Politics, Race and Feminism, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests.

Bonbon Break –  “BonBon Break is an online magazine for modern moms, that cuts through the internet chaos to bring you advice and inspiration.” 

Book Riot – “Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.

BootsnAll“The BootsnAll community loves independent travel no matter what form it takes”

Brain, Child Magazine – “The award-winning literary magazine devoted to motherhood. Publishes features, personal essays, fiction, poetry, news, debates, and book reviews.”

Brevity“For nearly two decades, Brevity has published well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form, along with craft essays and book reviews.”

Broken Pencil“Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.”  

Broken Toilets – “Broken Toilets is an online magazine about global development and culture. Our mission is to bring more thoughtful perspectives to issues in social and environmental justice, equality, political change, human rights and openness.”

Budget Travel“BudgetTravel.com is the ultimate resource for the world’s savviest travelers. It provides smart consumers with practical and timely tips and tools, uncovering the best under-the-radar discoveries and showing just how any destination can be made accessible.”

BUST – “With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience.BUST tells the truth about women’s lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993.

BustleProviding a fresh spin on news, entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, books, and any and all subjects that concern women. Bustle is an online community delivering original content that’s smart, shareable, and, most importantly, fun.”

BuzzFeed Life“We’re the lifestyle and service wing of BuzzFeed, which means we’re interested in helping you live a better, more fun/beautiful/healthy/productive/interesting life. And we cover lots of topics.” including Style, Food, DIY, Parenting, Travel and Health.

Car Seats To Keys“Our contributors are the safety experts you want to hear from – not engineers or car salesmen – but the people safety matters most to: moms like you.” Carstory’s auto blog geared towards moms, is looking for contributors for posts between 300 – 1,000 words. Shorter pieces are unpaid, and longer pieces are paid on a sliding scale based on experience and research involved. Previously published work considered.

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT (to Content Strategist Katya Delaney)

Catapult – Launched in fall 2015, “Catapult champions powerful voices, breakthrough narratives, and extraordinary storytelling experiences. We publish fiction and narrative nonfiction stories that are alive, illuminating, stirring, and surprising.”

The Change Agent“The Change Agent is a biannual magazine for adult educators and learners published by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) at World Education.”

Cheapism “Are you a thorough researcher, fluid writer, and cautious spender? If the answer to all three is yes, Cheapism.com would like to hear from you. We aim to be consumers’ first stop on the way to finding the best inexpensive goods and services. We are looking for freelance writers and editors who will track down those budget gems, highlight them in our buying guides, and share frugal tips and intelligence on our blog.” ($)

Christian Courier – “Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with thoughtful response to the stories, issues and trends of today.

The Christian Science Monitor“The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they’ve read long after they’ve left the page. To share what they’ve learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Citizen Magazine“For the last decade, our working agenda has been “hope, how-to and hot national topics.” We aim to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.”

Civil Eats“Civil Eats is looking for new contributors! Experienced reporters interested in covering food policy, food justice, and science are especially encouraged to apply.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Coffee Break For Writers “CBFW is dedicated to helping writers around the globe learn more about the writing and publishing industry, so they can build attractive and effective portfolios. We offer a variety of free writing advice on topics such as book marketing, writing for the web, blogging, grammar and much more.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Cognoscenti“…features opinions, perspectives and essays from some of New England’s best and brightest thinkers. We publish commentaries on politics, culture, sports, law, medicine, innovation, religion, media, parenting and style. In selecting our pieces, we consider the particular expertise of the author, as well as the timeliness, originality and strength of argument. But above all, we look for great writing and provocative thought leadership.”

  • “Re-purposed or cross-posted content is occasionally accepted but will not be compensated.”
  • SUBMIT

CollegeHumor – “CollegeHumor Media delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes, created and/or curated by the CollegeHumor staff.”

The Content Strategist, By Contently “The industry-leading publication for content marketing news and analysis. The antidote to the marketing noise.”

Cosmopolitan – “Send us an essay of no more than 800 words about a memorable, crazy, hilarious, or touching college experience. Stories about friends, class, dating, partying, studying, working, interning — anything that happened to you or around you in college is fair game. (Or: Tell us why you didn’t go to college, why college is bullshit, what you’re doing instead… )

Country Outfitter Life“Country Outfitter Life brings people together to celebrate the country lifestyle through food, fashion, and music.”

Cracked“We offer heaps of facts smothered in humor. We are the professors you wish you had in school; we are Indiana Jones except with less adventures and more sarcasm.”

  • Write For Cracked – Once you create an account, you will be able to go to their ‘Writer’s Workshop, and read all about how to pitch an idea via their forum and their approval process as well as payment

Creative Nonfiction –  “We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir. Our editors tend to gravitate toward submissions structured around narratives, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks outside this general mold. Above all, we’re most interested in writing that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We firmly believe that great writing can make any subject interesting to a general audience.”

Cricket Media – “We seek to publish the finest quality writing and illustration for children of all ages. Our readers share an alert curiosity about the world around them and a delight in artistic expression.” Their family of award-winning magazines for children includes Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Cicada, Ask, and Muse.

Cultures & Cuisines“Food Anthropology meets travel.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

DAME Magazine – Aimed at women over 30, “For Women Who Know Better. Smart, provocative news & opinions on relationships, entertainment, business, culture, politics & more…” 

DesertUSA“DesertUSA.com is a portal to articles, links, news and photos about the American Southwest and desert regions.”

Doctor of Credit“Doctor of Credit provides consumer credit information and advice.”

The Dollar $tretcher“The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications dedicated to “Living Better…for Less”. The goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. Occasionally we will also include material on ways to make money at home.”

Dorkly“…a fun take on fandom – covering movies, TV, videogames, comics, and more.”

Draft“Fresh flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker’s lifestyle.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Ducts.org – “Ducts is a webzine of personal stories that is published semi-annually. Since 1999, it has been a source of high-quality writing from both established and emerging authors.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Earth Island JournalEarth Island Journal is always looking for compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. We want stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain our readers and that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.”

Eating Well“EatingWell is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully (our motto: “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health”). We are the preeminent magazine resource for people who want to enjoy food that is delicious and good for them.”

The Educator’s Room – “An online community that believes that teachers are the expert.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Electric Lit – “…open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it.”

elephant journal – “We’re dedicated to sharing the good life beyond the choir, and to all those who didn’t yet know they give a care about living a good, fun life that’s good for others, and our planet. The mindful life is about yoga, organics, sustainability, conscious consumerism, enlightened education, the contemplative arts, adventure, bicycling, family…everything. But mostly it’s about this present moment, right here, right now, and how we can best be of benefit, and have a good time doing so.” ($) paid opps are for regular contributors only

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • Contribute Link/Submission Guidelines

Entertainment Focus – “EF is an established and respected source of entertainment news, reviews, features and interviews.”

The Establishment – “We’re a multimedia company run and funded by women that’s predicated on a simple, yet radical notion: the world is a better, more interesting place when everyone has a voice. When one small, homogenous group runs the media, we’re left with a very skewed notion of the human experience.”

Expatica“Expatica is a English language media company serving internationals across Europe since 2000. We have sites for: The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Luxembourg and Moscow.”

The Expeditioner“The Expeditioner is a travel site for the avid traveler featuring travel articles from some of the best travel writers in the world, as well as travel news, commentary, insight, and video from a premiere team of bloggers from around the globe.”

Family Tree Magazine“Family Tree Magazine is a special-interest consumer magazine that helps readers discover, preserve and celebrate their family’s history. We cover genealogy, ethnic heritage, personal history, genealogy websites and software, photography and photo preservation, and other ways that families connect with their past.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  •  SUBMIT

Fate Magazine “FATE magazine reports on a wide variety of strange and unknown phenomena. We are open to receiving any well-written, well-documented article. (FATE does not publish poetry or fiction.) Our readers especially like reports of current investigations, experiments, theories, and experiences”

Femme Feminism – Launching in September of 2016 “…a hybrid fashion blog and feminist magazine”, whose site mission “…is to create an inclusive community for all women, feminine and non-binary, to discuss the intersection of fashion, femmes and feminism.”

A Fine Parent – “Having a parenting slump? Feeling down in the dump? A few minutes here and you’ll be revived, even inspired. To free up the fine parent you are inside…A Fine Parent is an online community for parents who believe that Great Parents are Made, Not Born.  We focus on one topic each month that can help us become better people and better parents.”

Focus on the Family – Previously Thriving Family Magazine“Focus on the Family magazine helps families thrive in Christ, offering time-tested solutions and reliable marriage and parenting guidance. Published by the global Christian ministry Focus on the Family, this magazine encourages, teaches and celebrates God’s design for the family. The relevant, engaging content and beautiful illustrations and photography inspire people to be better parents and spouses.”

For Her““For Her is a new women’s lifestyle magazine that offers advice, articles and essays on how to live a more meaningful and beautiful life. For Her covers topics like spirituality, well-being, positive psychology, home decor, food, and beauty and is looking to expand their pool of writers for personal essays and journalism.

The Forward“The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Freelance Mom“Our big purpose at FreelanceMom is:To merge women and information together to transfer knowledge, inspiration, wisdom and actionable solutions so you can find the work you love through entrepreneurship.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Freelancer – “Daily news, insights, and analysis on freelancing and the gig economy.”

The Frisky“Relationship Tips, Celebrity Gossip & Sexy Fun”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

FrostedTip“New Post, Every Sunday. FrostedTip is a website focused on short humor and it looks to foster those who create it.The pieces we publish are comparable to those found in such places as The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs section and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.”

Fund Your Life Overseas – International Living’s e-letter telling readers“… about ways to earn income that lets you live anywhere, travel anytime… and give you the funds to make your overseas dream real.”

Funds For Writers – “FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. You can be a thirty-year veteran or a part-time wannabe, but here at FundsforWriters (FFW), we consider you a writer none-the-less. We emphasize finding money to make writing a realistic career.

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Funny Times“The Funny Times is a monthly magazine of humor and satire in a world gone totally insane.”

GoodGOOD is a place to share creative solutions for living well and doing good.”

Gothamist“We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, enlightening work, written clearly and with an eye towards stories that cut through the dull hum of the internet—stories that help the reader better understand New York City and the people living in it.”

The Green Parent“The Green Parent is the UK’s leading green lifestyle and natural parenting magazine. A truly inspiring read, TGP is like nothing else on the newsstand, with insightful intelligent journalism covering topics from babywearing and attachment parenting to home-education and alternative medicine.”

The Grief Diaries“We are looking to publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction,  photography, and artwork that relates in some way to grief, loss, or mourning. The term “grief” is open to interpretation. We are looking for powerful, moving works of art that speak to the incredible journey of living after we have lost.”

  • “Please note that we can only accept previously published work that has not been published in an electronic format. We can only republish work that has appeared elsewhere in print.”
  • SUBMIT

Grit – “GRIT is a bi-monthly magazine distributed throughout the United States and Canada that celebrates country lifestyles of all kinds, while emphasizing the importance of community and stewardship. GRIT offers practical advice, product reviews, livestock guides, gardening, cooking and other do-it-yourself information, humor and the inspirational stories of folks who moved to the country and love it. Each issue covers topics related to country living, land management, wildlife, gardening, livestock or pets, skills and techniques, seasonal food, community, machinery or tools, and lifestyle events.” — blog opportunities unpaid, print is paid

Grown and Flown“Grown and Flown looks at parenting teenagers and young adults through the middle school, high school and college years.”

Guardian (Opinion)“Latest opinion, analysis and discussion from the Guardian.”

Guideposts“Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s.”

The Hairpin“You know how having cocktails at a friend’s house can sometimes be more fun than the Big Party you go to afterward? And not because the Big Party isn’t fun, but just because hanging out with select lady friends is sometimes unbeatable? This site hopes to be a little like that—a low-key cocktail party among select female friends. Imagine like we’re pouring you a drink. That you can’t actually drink, because it is inside the computer.” 

Healthy Living Magazine – “HL feeds the fundamental desire for a healthy and beautiful bod, empowering a new standard of life—intelligent, sophisticated, fashionable Healthy.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

HealthyPlace“On HealthyPlace.com, you’ll find comprehensive, trusted mental health information PLUS our active mental health support network. Over one million people come to HeathyPlace.com every month.”

Her View From Home“Her View From Home is a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. We strive to give you a platform to share your story and embrace everyday living through daily articles about family, kids, fashion and health, recipes and faith. Our website is made up of views from women across the country who share one common theme; a passion for their view from home.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Herstories Voices – “We want to highlight the best of women’s voices and show the uniqueness and commonalities of women’s experiences….Send us an essay focused on an experience or moment – big or small – that transformed you or made you realize something important.

Home | School | Life Magazine“…a smart, fun homeschool magazine that’s as creative, playful, and informed as the best homeschool days. Packed with resources, reviews, insight, and inspiration for your homeschool life, it’s the perfect combination of homeschool conference, mom’s night out, and park day, delivered to your mailbox every quarter.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Hometown Tourist“Hometown Tourist is always on the look out for bloggers and freelance writers who can provide original, fun and interesting content about their hometown and its recommended attractions.”

HowlRound “To create a knowledge commons by and for the global theatre community.”

Imperfect Parent “A community was created for parents to talk freely and openly without big brother watching. The articles were designed to share parenting experiences and to let you know that you’re not alone with your flaws and imperfections.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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In The Fray“In The Fray is an online magazine for writers and artists to explore global issues and engage readers with personal perspectives and critical analysis.”

Income Diary“IncomeDiary provides the very best content for web entrepreneurs.”

Incomes Abroad“Incomes Abroad can help you map your route…explore your options…and show you how you could fund your life overseas…” 

Intense Blog “We offer high quality, in-depth research and updated tutorial to help people Build a more Profitable Website and Start Making Money Online”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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International Living“International Living have been helping people discover the world’s best places to live, travel and retire since 1979.”

IWA Wine Blog“International Wine Accessories (IWA) is dedicated to helping our customers create a rich and cultured wine lifestyle.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Just Labs“…an award-winning, nationally recognized magazine that covers all aspects of the life of the Labrador retriever – your Labrador retriever.”

JustParents“JustParents is a community website for parents and parents-to-be to swap advice, get support in the wonderful journey of parenthood and make new friends. Our aim is to be the friendliest, easiest to use independent website for parents in the UK and worldwide.” 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Kids Safety Network“We’re looking for articles about child safety. This includes, but isn’t limited to: product recalls, personal experiences, mental or physical health conditions, or accident prevention.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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The Krazy Coupon Lady – On KCL “Welcome to KCL, where you can learn how to collect and redeem coupons to save BIG! We’re young, savvy moms on a mission to slash our grocery bills by 50-90%!” – This site has over 1 million Facebook followers!

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Kveller – “…a website for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting. For many of us, this is no simple matter.

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LatinTRENDS– “LatinTRENDS Magazine celebrates success in the Latino community, inspires its readers and offers pop culture with a Latin twist. We are interested in journalists who are able to write clearly and concisely about various subjects, such as entertainment, technology, business, and politics.” ($)

Lies About Parenting“Lies About Parenting is a community dedicated to debunking popular parenting advice that just doesn’t work, and raising healthier happier kids. If you agree that success is a by-product of parenting (not a goal), and you can be a great parent (without sacrificing all of you), then you’ve come to the right place.”

Listverse“Listverse—the original top 10 site—serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia. Every day we present three or more new, unique lists in a variety of categories” 

Living Education“Living Education, Oak Meadow’s free educational journal, is seeking submissions for the upcoming issues. Living Education supports and promotes home learning and educational choice, and it reaches over 25,000 readers in the homeschooling and educational communities. We would love to hear your voice! Submissions from homeschooling and homeschool-minded parents, educators, administrators, and students are welcome.”

Living History Publications“We are now accepting submissions of quality articles for Living History Magazine. Articles must be historical, reenactment, living history, or experimental archaeology. We are especially interested in DIY projects and plans, event reports/coverage, historical recipes, in depth historical articles and more.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
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Los Angeles Review of Books“a nonprofit literary and cultural arts organization that combines the great tradition of the book review with the evolving technologies of the web. We are a community of writers, critics, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and scholars dedicated to promoting and disseminating the best that is thought and written, with an enduring commitment to the intellectual rigor, the incisiveness, and the power of the written word.”

Love Live Health“LoveLiveHealth is the web’s fastest growing Health and Wellness Blog. Read articles about health, fitness, wellness, nutrition, yoga and more.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Lucky Peach“Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.”

Make A Living Writing – “Practical help for hungry writers — 700+ useful posts for freelance writers looking to break in, move up, and earn more.

Mamalode – A parenting magazine that focuses on a different theme each month.  Mamalode is “filled with stories, poems, playlists, slideshows, reviews and great people.

Mamamia“The largest independent women’s website in Australia. We are news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Matador Network “Matador is a global community of travel journalists, filmmakers, athletes, photographers, and writers producing original stories and videos on people, place, music, sports, and culture worldwide.”

Minerva Rising“Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We publish thought-provoking fiction, non-fiction, photography, poetry and essays by women writers and artists.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Model View Culture“Model View Culture publishes the original work of technologists, activists, writers, educators and artists. It aims to present compelling cultural and social critique, highlight the work and achievement of diverse communities in tech, and explore the use of technology for social justice.”

Modern Love – “This weekly column in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times is a coveted placement for personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood — any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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Mommyish “Mommyish is a website for moms who aren’t perfect, and don’t aspire to be. We highlight the imperfections and realities of parenthood, along with the funny things that happen in between.”

MomSmack – “From car seats to college…never forgetting ourselves.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Motherwell – “Motherwell is a digital publication that tells all sides of the parenting story.”

Mrs. Muffintop – This is your one-stop shop for funny stories, comics, theater reviews, family-style recipes and more.  It is a symbol of my life as a stay at home mom and all the things I love: laughing, cooking, writing, art and theater. Topics can include parenting, relationships, family life and timely topics.  We also love DIY, recipes, and life hacks.  Relatable humor is best, but not the only thing we’re looking for.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • Submit

My Itchy Travel Feet“The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel – content covers first-person travel articles appealing to active boomer travelers.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Narratively – “Narratively is a platform devoted to untold human stories. We avoid the breaking news and the next big headline, and focus instead on slow storytelling, exploring one theme each week and publishing just one story a day.

Nerve“Smutty & Smart”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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New West“New West is a digital guide to news, analysis, and culture for the Rocky Mountain region: Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. The new media publication specializes in stories and ideas about the evolving West. Its focus areas include wildlife, energy, politics, development and the innovators that make the Rockies a frontier for technology and entrepreneurship. New West also documents the literature, photography, film, outdoor recreation and local food movement that define the region’s vibrant culture in the 21st century.”

New York Times – TRAVEL“News, features and photography from around the world, every week in The New York Times.”

Next Avenue“Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.”

OC87 Recovery Diaries“OC87 Recovery Diaries is an interactive website that features stories of mental health, empowerment and change, created by and for those whose journeys of recovery speak to audiences from all walks of life. This project hopes to touch as many lives as possible and bring light to the lived experiences of recovery from mental illness: what matters, what helps, what’s hard, what might be next?”

OnEarth“…narrative features, groundbreaking news stories, and thoughtful opinion pieces about important environmental issues….We’re interested in stories and essays that are compelling and distinctive, with a fresh angle or surprising perspective that readers won’t see elsewhere. Our publication covers the full range of the contemporary environmental landscape, including science, public health, technology, culture, business, food, and politics.” 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
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On Parenting (from The Washington Post) – “News, advice and events for parents from The Washington Post”

Pairfum London –  Looking for articles on home fragrance and couture perfume, skin care & scented body care, perfume ingredients, home fragrance, perfumery products, skin & body care, your home & house, food / drink & perfume, perfume memories, articles about Britain, London, the Queen and Royal Family etc.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Panels“We create insights, reviews and commentary on comics and the reading life for seasoned comics readers and those new to the medium.”

Parade.com Writers Network – “Parade’s network of digital contributors have their fingers on the pulse of pop culture and trending topics. Our established entertainment and lifestyle journalists know what readers want and how to deliver it in succinct, well-written posts.”

Parent Co. Magazine“We have a positive perspective on parenthood that’s real, humorous, and occasionally raw. We write for parents who are as curious about the world as they are committed to raising great kids.”

The Passed Note – A new young adult literary magazine (written FOR young adults BY adults)

Paste Magazine “PasteMagazine.com focuses on signs of life in music, movies, TV, videogames, comedy, books, design, tech, drink and all things geek.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Patheos“Patheos offers the most extensive information on the internet in the area of religion and spirituality.”

The Penny Hoarder“100’s of Weird & Wacky Ways to Make Extra Money. We’re looking for freelance writers that have fun, unique ideas for earning, saving or investing money. We’d love to hear your personal experience, especially if you can share detailed numbers, strategies and advice.”


Plum Deluxe – “Plum Deluxe is the website that helps you create moments that matter. We believe that the key to living a life you love is all about making time every day for great moments. From a mindful minute with yourself to special occasions shared with friends and family, Plum Deluxe has fresh ideas for living the good life.

Project Eve Moms“Making parenting easier”

Project Eve Money – Welcoming submissions on Saving and Investing, Building a Nest Egg for Retirement, Spending Wisely (Discounts, Coupons, Negotiating a Deal), Budgeting, Buying a Home or Car (Rent vs. Buy), and Basic Finance How To’s (balance a check book, what kind of bank accounts to use, etc.)

RankPay“The internet’s first performance-based SEO company….We are looking for talented copywriters who can cover the following topics: SEO, Content Marketing & Social Media”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Ravishly“Welcome to Ravishly, where we celebrate the mess of being human. A community for sharing what makes us tick, what ticks us off, plus pictures of our dogs (or cats – inclusivity is important). We laugh. We cry. We do it all together.”

Reader’s Digest 100 Word Stories –  “Everybody has a story to share. What’s yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it’s chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you’ll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com.

Reader’s Digest (Humor) – “Everybody’s got a funny story. What’s yours? Send us your joke, quote, or a funny true story

  • If your submission was previously published, you must include the source’s name, date and page
  • SUBMIT

Relevant“RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.” 

Ripped Jeans & Bifocals – “I look for honest writing on subjects my regular readers can relate to: parenting, adoption, aging, relationships, social media, and general humor”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

The Roar Sessions“If you have a roar inside of you that is ready for pen and paper — or an online home, as the case may be — please send it my way…”

Romper“Romper is a site for a new generation of women figuring out what motherhood means for us. Our plan is to chronicle that crazy adventure — its highs and its lows — in a way that’s smart, honest, helpful, and above all, fun. Raising another human is no joke, but it’s often hilarious.”

Rookie“an independently-run online magazine and book series founded in 2011 by Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson. We publish writing, photography, and other forms of artwork by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age!). We publish work from contributors and readers all over the world”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Root“TheRoot.com provides an unflinching examination of political and cultural news through insightful debate and commentary from both established and emerging black thought-leaders. The Root features unvarnished analysis of important issues in the black community and engages anyone looking for diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy and smart.”

Sage Woman“SageWoman is a quarterly magazine of women’s spirituality. Our readers are people who identify positively with the term “Goddess.” Our readership includes women of a variety of religious faiths, ranging from Roman Catholic to Lesbian Separatist Witch and everywhere in between. What our readers have in common is summed up in the statement “Celebrating the Goddess in every woman.”

  • First Published/Originals preferred
  • SUBMIT

Salon“With an audience of 15 million monthly unique visitors, Salon.com covers breaking news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment through investigative reporting, fearless commentary and criticism, and provocative personal essays.”

Sammiches and Psych Meds“Sammiches and Psych Meds is a community of candid and often humorous writers using the keyboard as a form of therapy for surviving the trials of parenthood, politics, teaching, marriage and relationships, and life in general.”

Sasee – Local magazine for South Carolina’s Lowcountry region but accepting freelance submissions from all freelancers, Sassee is “A woman’s lifestyle magazine, Sasee celebrates women as dynamic individuals who live a life of many roles.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

Saveur“SAVEUR is a magazine for people who experience the world through food first. We’re savoring a world of authentic cuisine.” 

Six Hens“A quarterly literary journal featuring true stories written by women about the moments that segment life into before & after. “

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Skirt“Part feminista part fashionista our mission is to publish a monthly magazine that speaks to all sides of a women’s personality – their work, their play, their families and their creativity”

Slant Magazine “Slant Magazine is currently looking for new film, music, TV, DVD/Blu-ray, video game, book, and theater writers for reviews, interviews, lists, retrospectives, and festival coverage.”

Slate“Politics, culture, technology, business, news, and commentary. Procrastinate better.”

  • If you are sending a pitch, email pitchslate@slate.com. Please indicate in the subject line what section you’re pitching for.

Slice Magazine“Slice magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We’re looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off.” 

Smithsonian“Smithsonian magazine is a monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times. Our photos, articles, videos and slideshows take a dynamic and interactive approach to exploring our changing world.”

Solo-ish Blog (from The Washington Post) – “Unmarried, but far from alone.”

STIR Journal STIR Journal is committed to exploring the gray areas of controversial issues. We provide a space for constructive and productive conversation.”

Story Magazine – “Story is interested in narrative of any shape and kind we can get onto the printed page. Surprise us with traditional and experimental forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We love short fiction, but we love hermit-crab essays, hybrid forms, research, lists, and charts too. Issues are themed and double-sided and feature the best narratives that speak to that theme in whichever size, shape, or genre they come.”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

Submittable – “We’re interested in anything to do with the publishing industry or digital media. We’re also interested in book reviews and eclectic essays on any topic as long as they are of high literary quality. Additionally, we’d love to hear from people with contrary opinions to any posts on our blog and/or critiques and criticisms of our services. We’ll absolutely publish opinions that suggest there’s a better way.

The Sun Magazine –  Offered in both digital and print versions, “The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for nearly forty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human.” 

The Supplement – A Literary journal publishing emerging writers alongside established writers in the fields of fiction, non-fiction and cultural criticism. Bi-monthly in print. International submissions welcome.

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

The Things“TheThings covers all things cute, cuddly and homey for the modern, creative and compassionate woman. We want writers who absolutely love all things pets, parenting, food and DIY”

thirdAGE“…a premier health and wellness site targeted to women 45 and older—an affluent, growing segment of society who are more empowered than any previous generation.”

This Old House‘Did you renovate your house and do most of the work yourself? If so, we’d like to hear about your project.’ 

Today I Found Out “Learn Something New and Interesting Everyday at Today I Found Out”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY (**published elsewhere in a magazine, book, or the like is OK, so long as you still own the rights to the article; please tell us if it’s been published in one of these places and where/when**)
  • SUBMIT

Today’s Christian Woman (TCW)“Today’s Christian Woman’s mission is to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian women to live out their faith fearlessly in the grit of everyday life.”

Today’s Urban Parent“The mission of Today’s Urban Parent Magazine is to empower families with relevant and timely information, tools, and strategies to uplift the institution of family and serve as a contributor to its preservation and development.” 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY (**”We prefer to publish only original material, but will occasionally publish excerpts from books.”**)
  • SUBMIT

Transitions Abroad – “Transitions Abroad is the traveler’s web guide for paid and volunteer work, living, study, internships, and teaching overseas.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Travel + Leisure – “Travel + Leisure is a one-stop resource for sophisticated travelers who crave travel tips, news and information about the most exciting destinations in the world.”

The Travel Writer’s Life“To write a travel article, all you need are a few simple secrets to turn an idea into a publishable piece. If you have been successful in travel writing, photography, the import/export business, or running your own tours and would like to share insider tips of your craft, we would like to hear your story.” 

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

TravelingMom – “We want a BFF edge to our stories. We are not a travel guide. We are the place a mom would go to find out what works for kids, what doesn’t and what she needs to know before she goes. In short, tell our readers what you would tell your best friend if she wanted to take the same trip you just took.

Tribe Magazine“Tribe Magazine is a collaborative online publication where moms share insightful, humorous, and inspiring thoughts about motherhood. This is not a parenting site. Rather, a space for moms to visit, read, and leave feeling encouraged and understood — kinda like hanging out with the best Mom Tribe ever!”

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT

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True Story – From Creative Nonfiction & The National Endowment for the Arts, this new longform monthly magazine debuts in fall of 2016 with each issue featuring one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. “Submissions should be between 3,500 and 7,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work.”

Untrained Housewife“To help in the renaissance of intentional and self-sufficient living by allowing a community of reskilling in the lost arts!…Backyard Farming, Lost Arts DIYs, Cooking & Eating Garden Fresh Foods, and Promoting Intentional and Self-Sufficient Living”

The Upper Room“The meditations in each issue are written by people just like you, people who are listening to God and trying to live by what they hear. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.The Upper Room is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Upworthy“…we’re looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

Vela Magazine – “Vela publishes longform nonfiction written by women. We are particularly interested in narrative nonfiction, essays with a research and/or reporting component, and literary journalism with a unique, compelling voice. We do publish personal essays and are suckers for powerful personal narratives, but we prefer stories that move beyond the personal realm to consider larger questions and issues. Much of the work we publish is informed by a sense of place and/or journeying, and has an international focus; however, we do not publish conventional travel writing.“In addition to narrative nonfiction on place/journeying, Vela also publishes a series of columns covering writing, relationship to place, and motherhood.

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Verywell – Child Care – (previously About.com – Child Care) Section Expert Jill Ceder is open to guest posts about child care. Columns are informational and instructional rather than personal.

VFW Magazine“Recognition of veterans and military service is paramount at the VFW. Articles related to current foreign policy and defense along with all veterans issues are of prime interest. Topics pertaining to American armed forces abroad and international events affecting U.S. national security are particularly in demand. Articles dealing with military history must take a fresh approach.”

Viator Travel Blog“At Viator we believe that travel has the power to make the world a better place. This is our place on the web to share our passion and inspire all of us to make that next trip.”

Wealthy Web Writer – “…a comprehensive resource and community for anyone seeking to become or already working as a web copywriter.” 

Well Family – From the New York Times, with “expanded coverage of parenting, childhood health and relationships to help every family live well.’ The team from the former NYT Motherlode moved to Well in 2016.

What Culture“What Culture is an online magazine based in the UK that covers the popular zeitgeist. Each day our dozens of knowledgeable and expert writers publish high-quality articles on Film, Music, Gaming, Sports, Television and much more to our ever expanding five-million a month strong audience.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Whole Life Times“Holistic Health / Green Living / New Spirituality…WLT’s focus is local—issues, events and people in Southern California—so for subjects with broader application,  it’s important to include a local angle and/or sources.” 

The Wicked Noodle – Food Blog with recipes, resources for food bloggers and kitchen recommendations “You are what you eat. Be Delicious!”

Witty Bitches Magazine“A feminine response to pop culture and politics”

Women’s Voices for Change – “Focused on women over 40, Women’s Voices for Change explores the realities of contemporary women who are vital, visible, and active, who seek an accurate reflection of themselves. Information provided on our website and in our programs addresses relevant issues about medical, emotional and sexual health, relationships, economics, fashion, fitness, and the arts.  Our aim is to create a powerful community of women in their prime. 

  • “Previously unpublished non-fiction work is preferred, though we will make exceptions for published articles that are a particularly good fit. We accept previously published and unpublished poetry when rights are included.”
  • Writer’s Guidelines

The Work Online Blog“The whole idea behind the WorkOnlineBlog.com is to deliver quick wins to our audience and ultimately help take the legwork out of working online either as a business or as a contractor.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Working Mother “Working Mother is a national magazine committed to helping moms balance their personal and professional lives. A dedicated champion of culture change, Working Mother is the largest multimedia company in the country focused on diversity and the advancement of women.”

World Hum“World Hum is dedicated to publishing travel stories, videos and slideshows of the highest quality.”

WorldStart“We are primarily looking for tips for our e-mail newsletter, WorldStart’s Computer Tips. This is published daily to 300,000 readers and focuses on tips and tricks the average computer user can utilize. We are also seeking feature articles for our website covering any and all aspects of computing.”

WOW! Women On Writing“WOW! is a global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process. We envision Wow! being a favorite watering hole for professionals, the up-and-coming, and the recipients of our labors–the avid readers.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

Write Naked – “Here you will find vignettes from the freelance writing life,behind-the-pen scoop on articles, tips from writing conferences, interviews with editors, guest bloggers in the publishing industry, and a few miscellaneous blogs on travel and motorcycles with a writerly twist.”

The Writer“The Writer is dedicated to expanding and supporting the work of professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of industry information, writing instruction and professional and personal motivation. In the pages of our magazine, writers share experiences, expertise, struggles, advice, successes and suggestions.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Writer’s Digest“Writer’s Digest is published eight times a year for those who want to write better, get published and participate in the vibrant culture of writers. We strive to inform, instruct and inspire our readers. Our readers look to us for specific ideas and tips that will help them succeed, whether success means getting into print, finding personal fulfillment through writing or building and maintaining a thriving writing career and network.”

writeHackr“We love writers. Heck, that’s why we’re starting this magazine—to bring writers of all sorts together under one roof. Authors, bloggers, copywriters, experts…whatever your flavor, we’ve got you covered.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

XOJane –  “…personal stories told from a raw, honest perspective”.  Popular topics include It Happened to Me, Unpopular Opinion, Beauty Dare, and I’ll Try Anything Once.

Yes! Magazine“YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Yoga Journal “Yoga Journal covers the practice and philosophy of yoga.”

You&Me – America’s Medical Magazine – “…seeks non-fiction articles, preferably from a first-person perspective, about the human aspects of dealing with all medical issues, from the life threatening to the chronic to the so-called “trivial.” We do not want all happy endings or all sad endings.”

  • “We buy articles that have not been printed and also do buy reprints, if the author has reprint rights.”
  • SUBMIT

YouQueen – “The women’s lifestyle magazine to make you shine and smile. Awesome Beauty, Fashion, Dating Tips to help you live like a queen.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Your Teen Magazine For Parents“Your Teen for Parents is a publication for parents of teenagers–from middle school, high school and the first year or two of college–and for professionals working with teenagers. Our mission is to be a trusted source for readers seeking information about this cohort.”

YourTango“YourTango is all about sex and relationships so anything you write about should involve love, dating, marriage, divorce, sex and the like. A YourTango piece can be about almost anything—travel, food, fashion, money—as long as it explains how the subject affects your (or someone’s) love life.

 

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