These 70+ Publications Pay $1 a Word (And They’re Looking for Writers)

These 70+ Publications Pay $1 a Word (And They’re Looking for Writers)

Ever been told there are no well-paying markets left for freelancers and that it’s exceptionally difficult to make a living as a freelance writer?

I’m ever-the-optimist because not only have I made a fantastic income from my writing for the 14 years of being a freelance writer, I’m also convinced that right now, today, you have more opportunities than ever to make freelancing pay. And pay well.

I have been telling my readers and students for years that they do not have to choose. It’s not love or money, it’s love AND money.

Today, I’d like to welcome you to my world, the world of The International Freelancer, where we believe that you should love the work you do, that you should be paid exceptionally well for it, and that you should get to have fun doing it.

But where is all this high-paying work to be found?

We decided to put together a list. These publications pay $1 a word or more OR a minimum flat fee of $500.

This list of 70+ publications is not comprehensive. There are still dozens of publications that we are told pay more than $1 a word, but which we haven’t been able to independently verify. We’ve also left out the names of editors from this blog post to spare them from spam emails, but we've included detailed names and contact information for all the editors in a downloadable pdf.

If you’d like the pdf, you can get that here..

Here then, is the list. Happy pitching!

1. AARP

AARP magazine is a leading publication for people 50 and older. Pitch stories on health, personal finance, travel and other areas of interest to the magazine’s 37.3 million readership.

Website: www.aarp.org/magazine

Contact:  AARPMagazine@aarp.org, For travel stories pitch Lorrie Lynch

Email format: FirstInitialLastName@aarp.org

How to pitch: The guidelines list the various departments http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/info-05-2010/writers-guidelines-aarp-magazine.html

What they pay:  $2 a word for print; $1 for online

2. AFAR

Afar is a publication focused on experiential travel.

Website: www.afar.com

Contact: editorial@afar.com, Editor-in-Chief: Julia Cosgrove

How to pitch: http://about.afar.com/about/guidelines-and-terms/writers-guidelines/

What they pay:  $1 and up per word for print. Digital rates vary.

3. ALLURE

A women’s magazine with a strong focus on beauty.

Website: www.allure.com

Contact: Amanda Meigher

How to pitch: Stories include beauty tips, profiles, travel and wellness. Read the magazine and browse through the website for various sections.

What they pay:  Reported $3000-$6000 for stories ranging 1700-2000 words

4. AMERICAN FORESTS

American Forests magazine is the official publication of the USA’s oldest conservation organization.

Website: www.americanforests.org

Contact: Lea Sloan, magazine@americanforests.org

How to submit: http://www.americanforests.org/magazine/writers-guidelines/

What they pay: Up to $2000 for features.

5. AMERICAN WAY

Inflight magazine of American Airlines, reaching more than 16 million passengers every month.

Website: https://americanwaymagazine.com/

Contact: Bill Kearney, Editor-in-Chief or Derrick Lang, Senior Editor

How to submit: The media kit lists the different departments, https://view.publitas.com/ink/american-way-media-kit/page/1

What they pay:  Reported $1 per word

6. AUDUBON

Audubon is the flagship journal of the National Audubon Society. It is profusely illustrated and focuses on subjects related to nature, with a special emphasis on birds.

Website: http://www.audubon.org/past-magazine-issues

Contact: Mark Jannot

How to pitch: http://www.audubon.org/magazine/were-reinventing-audubon-online-any-suggestions

What they pay: Reported $1.50 for print

7. BELT

Belt Publishing consists of an online magazine and a small press with a focus on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. Belt Magazine publishes longform journalism, op-eds, and personal essays.

Website: http://www.beltmag.com

Contact: Martha Bayne, Senior Editor

How to pitch: http://beltmag.com/contact-us/

What they pay:  Reported $500 per feature

8. BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE

The best places for new writers to start with the magazine are the Perspective column, an opinionated 800-word essay on a timely local news topic, and Connections, a 650-word first-person essay on relationships of any kind (romantic as well as those between friends, siblings, and parents and children). The following are not open to freelance submissions: Your Week Ahead, On the Block, Cooking, Miss Conduct, Dinner With Cupid.

Website: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine

Contact: Veronica Chao

How to pitch: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/aboutthemagazine

What they pay:  $1+ per word

9. BOYS’ LIFE

Boys’ Life is a general-interest, four-color monthly, circulation 1 million, published by the Boy Scouts of America since 1911.

Website: www.boyslife.org

Contact: Michael Goldman

How to pitch: Articles run from 500-1500 words covering subjects that might interest boys ages 6-18.  Guidelines state that queries must be sent by mail.

http://media.scouting.org/boyslife/about/contributors/writers.pdf

What they pay: $500-$1500

10. BRIDES

Brides is a magazine for wedding planning, advice and ideas. Pitch stories about real weddings, relationships, etiquette and travel.

Website: www.brides.com

Contact: Features Editor Katie James

What they pay:  $2-3 per word

Click on the image below for a downloadable pdf of this list (includes full editor names and contact details)

11. BUZZFEED LONGFORM

Publishes longform stories

Website: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bigstories

Contact: Steve Kandell, Longform editor

How to pitch:  http://contently.net/2012/11/15/find-work/buzzfeed-long-form-editor-steve-kandell-on-freelancer-pitches/

What they pay:  Reported $1500 for longform pieces

12. CATHOLIC DIGEST

Catholic Digest is a lifestyle magazine that encourages and supports Catholics. The tone of the magazine is positive and first-hand experiences are welcome.

Website: http://www.catholicdigest.com

Contact: Danielle Bean, queries@catholicdigest.com.  See masthead for other editors. http://www.catholicdigest.com/team.html

How to submit: http://www.catholicdigest.com/writers_guidelines.html

What they pay: $500 for features. Rates vary for personal essays and other departments

13. CHATELAINE

Chatelaine is Canada’s biggest women’s magazine covering health, current events, food, social issues, décor or fashion and beauty.

Website: www.chatelaine.com

Contact: Features Director Rachel Heinrichs, storyideas@chatelaine.rogers.com

How to pitch: http://site.chatelaine.com/pdf/Chatelaine-Writers-Guidelines.pdf

What they pay:   $1/word

14. CONSUMER REPORTS

Consumer Reports is an American magazine published since 1936 and is dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.

Website: www.consumerreports.com

Contact: Diane Salvatore

How to pitch: https://ec.consumerreports.org/ec/customerservice/customer-service.htm

What they pay:  $1-$1.50/word

15. CONSUMERS DIGEST

Consumers Digest publishes stories about new products

Website: www.consumersdigest.com

Contact: Senior Editor Korry Keeker, editorial@consumersdigest.com

What they pay:  $1 per word

16. COSMOPOLITAN (US)

Cosmo is one of the world’s largest women’s lifestyle magazines reaching out to women ages 18-34.

Website: www.cosmopolitan.com

Contact : Parenting section: Maressa Brown

Digital features editor: Emma Barker

How to pitch: https://medium.com/@oliviakish/cosmopolitan-writers-guidelines-76bf8d569ffc#.1379on5gc

What they pay:  $2 per word

17. DELTA SKY

The online magazine for Delta Sky Airlines

Website: www.deltaskymag.com

Contact: edit@deltaskymag.com

How to pitch: http://deltaskymag.delta.com/About-Delta-Sky/Writers-Guidelines.aspx

What they pay:  $1/word

18. DEPARTURES

Departures is an American quarterly lifestyle  available only to holders of the American Express. Pitch travel stories, FOB pieces and unusual, quirky round-ups.

Website: www.departures.com

Contact: Features editor Heather Halberstadt

What they pay:  $2 a word

19. DISCOVER

Discover is a popular American science magazine published since 1980. Pitch feature stories that have new research.

Website: www.discovermagazine.com

Contact: Gemma Tarlach
Staff: http://discovermagazine.com/ourstaff

Editorial contact form: http://discovermagazine.com/magazine/contact/editorial-contact-form

How to pitch: http://www.ehow.com/how_5117085_submit-discover-magazine.html

Pitches that worked for Discover : http://www.theopennotebook.com/pitch-database/

What they pay:  $2/word, Vital Signs column (1,500 words): $2,500

20. DWELL

Dwell is a design magazine that caters to designers, architects and the home owner.

Website: www.dwell.com

Contact: Amanda Dameron

How to pitch: Pitch exclusive projects and homes, renovation stories, clever redesign and small spaces. https://www.dwell.com/article/the-editor-is-in-7-tips-for-pitching-stories-to-dwell-f8a5f2ac

What they pay:  $1 per word and up.

21. EARLY AMERICAN LIFE

Since 1970 Early American Life has been the source for information on early American style, decorating, and traditions.

Website: http://www.ealonline.com/

Contact: Editor JeanMaire Andrews, queries@firelandsmedia.com

How to pitch: http://www.ealonline.com/editorial/guidelines.php

What they pay:  $500 for a first-time writer.

22. EATING WELL

Eating Well is a bimonthly food magazine that promotes healthy eating. “Our readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks. They appreciate eating culture and traditions.”

Website: http://www.eatingwell.com/

Contact: Section editors: http://www.eatingwell.com/writers_guidelines

How to pitch: http://www.eatingwell.com/writers_guidelines

What they pay:  up to $1 a word.

23. EDTECH: FOCUS ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution.

Website: http://edtechmagazine.com

Contact: Tara Buck

How to pitch: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/about-edtech-higher . Editorial calendar for the quarterly issue is available on the website. Email them to request guidelines.

What they pay:  $1 per word

24. ENROUTE

enRoute is the award-winning bilingual (English/French) inflight magazine of Air Canada. Back issues of the magazine are available on their website.

Website: http://enroute.aircanada.com

Contact: pitch@aircanadaenroute.com or Caitlin Walsh Miller

How to pitch: http://enroute.aircanada.com/en/articles/writers-guidelines/

What they pay:  $1 CDN per word

25. ESSENCE

Essence is where black women come first for news, entertainment and motivation.

Website: www.essence.com

Contact: Content Director: Yolanda Sangweni or individual editors listed in the guidelines

How to pitch: http://www.essence.com/about/writers-guidelines

What they pay: $1 per word

26. FAMILY CIRCLE

Women’s magazine with a focus on mothers of tweens and teens.

Website: www.familycircle.com

Contact: Lynya Floyd

How to pitch: Keep the target audience in mind while pitching stories about food, relationships, travel, health and wellbeing.

What they pay: $2 per word

27. FAMILY FUN

Family Fun focuses on activities and creative ideas for children aged 3-12.

Website: http://www.parents.com/familyfun-magazine/

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Shaw

How to pitch: http://images.meredith.com/parents/pdf/WritersGuidelines2013.pdf

What they pay:  Reported pay is $2 per word.

28. FAST COMPANY

Fast Company magazine focuses on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.

Website: https://www.fastcompany.com/

Contact: Editor Robert Safian. For Co-create pitch Teressa Iezzi

How to pitch: https://www.fastcompany.com/3008467/guidelines-submitting-contributed-articles-fast-company-and-tips-getting-published

What they pay:  $2-3 per word

29. FOREIGN POLICY

Foreign Policy is a magazine of global politics, economics and ideas.

Website: www.foreignpolicy.com

Contact: Department editors are listed here:  http://foreignpolicy.com/staff/

How to pitch: http://foreignpolicy.com/writers-guidelines/

What they pay: $1 per word

30. FORTUNE

This prestigious magazine celebrates leadership and excellence in business.

Website: www.fortune.com

Contact: Andrew Nusca, digital editor, Daniel Bentley, editor print edition
Email format: FirstName.LastName@Fortune.com

How to pitch: Pitch business trend stories and profiles, short pieces on management, culture and leadership. Look at the various sections they publish before pitching.

What they pay:  $1/word

31. GLAMOUR

This major women’s magazine features content on beauty, fashion, work, money and current affairs.

Website: www.glamour.com

Contact: Senior editor Emily Mahaney

How to pitch: Fashion and beauty stories are written in-house. Writers are welcome to pitch for other sections.

What they pay:  $2 per word

32. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Good Housekeeping is one of the oldest women’s interest magazines around, first published in 1885 and has several international editions.

Website: www.goodhousekeeping.com

Contact: Pitch stories and essays to Carla Levy or Features editor Asher Fogle

How to pitch: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/about/a17326/good-housekeeping-contributors-guidelines/

What they pay:  $1.50 per word.

33. HAKAI

Hakai Magazine explores science and society in coastal ecosystems. This web publication examines “the ties between the ocean, land, and human societies through long- and short-form journalism, illustration, photography, and video.”

Website: www.hakaimagazine.com

Contact: Pitch emails in the guidelines (They do respond to this inbox). Editor Adrienne Mason, Shanna Baker https://www.hakaimagazine.com/about-us

How to submit: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/submission-guidelines

What they pay: Reported CAD $1.00-1.50/word ($0.75 - $1/word)

34. HARPER’S BAZAAR

Harper’s Bazaar is an internationally published leading lifestyle magazine.

Website: http://www.harpersbazaar.com

Contact: Pitch Olivia Fleming, culture editor. Other editors listed on masthead. http://www.harpersbazaar.com/about/about-us/

What they pay:  $2 per word

35. HEMISPHERES

Hemispheres and Rhapsody are the award-winning onboard magazines for United Airlines. The magazines are published by Ink

Website: http://www.unitedmags.com/about-us

Contact: Senior Editor Nicolas DeRenzo (for Hemi IQ), Chris Wright (for Hemispheres), Ellen Carpenter (for Rhapsody)

How to pitch: http://www.unitedmags.com/about-us

What they pay:  $1 per word on acceptance

36. HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

HCN is an award-winning publication that covers the American West. Minority journalists are encouraged to pitch.

Website: www.hcn.org

Contact: Editors and departments are listed in the guidelines.

How to pitch: https://www.hcn.org/about/submissions

What they pay:  On publication, between $0.50 and $1.50 per word, depending on the writer’s experience and their experience with the writer. Kill fee is 25 percent.

37. HOOFBEATS

HoofBeats is a leading harness racing publication covering horse racing and the Standardbred industry.

Website: hhttp://www.hoofbeatsmagazine.com/

Contact: TJ Burkett

How to pitch: http://www.hoofbeatsmagazine.com/contact.cfm

What they pay: Pays $500 for features

38. HOUSELOGIC

Houselogic is a website operated by the National Association of Realtors and features content of interest to homeowners.

Website: www.houselogic.com

Contact: Use the contact page or pitch editor Christina Hoffman

How to pitch: No product reviews or décor stories.

What they pay:  $1 per word

39. LA TIMES FOOD

The Food section of the LA Times

Website: http://www.latimes.com/food/

Contact: Amy Scattergood

How to pitch: http://www.latimes.com/la-trw-guidelines-story-story.html,
http://www.latimes.com/la-tm-guidelines-story.html

What they pay:  Payment varies for various sections. Pays $500 for Food Q&A’s, reviews, essays and roundups.

40. LIISBETH

LiisBeth is an intersectional, inclusive feminist business magazine and community.

Website: https://www.liisbeth.com/

Contact: Margaret Webb, submissions@liisbeth.com

How to pitch: https://www.liisbeth.com/contributors/guidelines/

What they pay: Up to $2000 per piece depending on the type of work, the original research involved and length (typically 500-2000 words).

41. LONGREADS

Longreads features nonfiction and fiction over 1,500 words, both previously published and new work.

Website: www.longreads.com

Contact: hello@longreads.com

How to pitch: https://longreads.com/submissions/

What they pay:  $500 for essays

42. MARIE CLAIRE

Marie Claire is one of the world’s leading women’s magazine focusing on fashion, style, hairstyles, beauty, women’s issues, careers, health, and relationships.

Website: www.marieclaire.com

Contact: For Newsfeed: Kayla Webly
For Entertainment Online: Mehera Bonner
For beauty & health : Jennifer Goldstein
Online: Digital Director Jessica Pels

How to pitch: http://www.marieclaire.com/about/news/a2709/contact-us/

What they pay:  $2 per word

43. MARQUETTE

The Alumni magazine of Marquette University

Website: http://magazine.marquette.edu/issue/winter-2017/

Contact: Joni Moths-Mueller, editor

How to pitch: http://www.mu.edu/magazine/about/index.shtml

What they pay:  $1 per word

44. MAXIM (US)

Monthly men’s magazine covering careers, sports, women, relationships and sex.

Website: www.maxim.com

Contact: Mitch Moxley

What they pay:  $2 per word for features

45. MS.

Ms. magazine is the bible for feminist readers since 1971.

Website: www.msmagazine.com

Contact:: Pitch relevant section editor or use general email listed in the submission guidelines http://www.msmagazine.com/masthead.html

How to pitch: “Ms. is looking for pieces that use a feminist lens. We consider articles on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, art and the environment. We do not consider articles on fashion, beauty, fitness, travel, food or of a "self-help" variety. Film, music and book reviews are covered in-house. Writers should reference several recent issues to familiarize themselves with content and style. http://www.msmagazine.com/submissions.html

What they pay:  Reported $1 per word

46. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (US)

National Geographic Traveller is one of the world’s leading travel magazines

Website: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com

How to pitch: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/about-us/writer-guidelines/

What they pay:  $2 per word

47. NEW REPUBLIC

Founded in 1914, the New Republic “promotes novel solutions for today’s most critical issues.”

Website: https://newrepublic.com

Contact: https://newrepublic.com/pages/people

How to pitch: https://newrepublic.com/pages/contact

What they pay:  $2-3 per word

48. NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.

Contact: Editor Jake Silverstein. Pitch relevant editors mentioned in the masthead http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/magazine/masthead.html
For the ‘Lives’ column: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/magazine/lives_submit.html?_r=0

How to pitch: http://contently.net/2015/03/27/qa/need-know-get-byline-new-york-times/

What they pay: $2-2.25/word; Lives column $1,000 (800 words)

50. O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

O, The Oprah Magazine, is a monthly magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Corporation, primarily marketed at women.

Website: http://www.oprah.com/

Contact: Articles editor Katie Arnold-Ratliff

How to pitch: Writers are encouraged to read the magazine and look at the website to analyse the content and see how the magazine is different from other women’s and lifestyle magazines .

What they pay:  $2 per word

51. PACIFIC STANDARD

Pacific Standard is an American magazine published in print and online that produces award-winning magazine journalism on a variety of subjects.

Website: www.psmag.com

Contact: editor@psmag.com and Web-specific pitches to mufberg@psmag.com. Do not email both addresses or multiple editors at the same time.

How to pitch: https://psmag.com/how-to-contact-us-2fa645e07c7a#.t875t06tj

What they pay:  $1.50 per word

52. PARENTS

A leading parenting publication covering everything from pregnancy, birth to parenting advice. Readership is largely parents with children under age 10.

Website: www.parents.com

Contact: Julia Edelstein

How to pitch: Writers are invited to pitch ideas for the various departments. Service stories and reported essays are especially welcome.

What they pay:  $1.50/word

53. PLAYBOY

Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.

Website: www.playboy.com

Contacdt: Pitch James Rickman for features.

How to pitch: http://contently.net/2015/06/11/qa/get-byline-playboy/
Guidelines for sex and culture: http://www.playboy.com/articles/contact-sex-and-culture-playboy

What they pay:  $1 and up per word

54. PREVENTION

This health magazine features stories on food, nutrition, beauty, wellbeing and fitness.

Website: www.prevention.com

Contact: http://www.prevention.com/content/contact-preventioncom-news-team

How to pitch: Read the magazine and the website for latest trends on features and topics.

What they pay: $2/word

55. PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Psychology Today covers the latest in the field of social psychology.

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com

Contact: Senior editor Jennifer Bleyer

How to pitch: https://www.psychologytoday.com/writers-guidelines

What they pay:  $1 a word.

56. RODALE’S ORGANIC LIFE

ROL is a magazine dedicated to living naturally in the modern world. Features are focused on gardening, cooking, travel, and news.

Website: www.rodalesorganiclife.com

Contact: ROLsubmissions@rodale.com

How to pitch: http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/content/work-us

What they pay:  $1/word

57. SAVEUR

Food magazine with a focus on the cultural side of food, including history and travel.

Website: www.saveur.com

Contact: edit@saveur.com / Max Falkowitz

http://www.saveur.com/contact

How to pitch: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/10/interview-with-james-oseland-editor-in-chief-of-saveur-magazine.html and http://diannej.com/2010/new-writers-welcome-at-saveur-says-oseland/

What they pay:  Starts at $1.50 for print. Online rates vary.

58. SCRAP

Scrap focuses on the scrap recycling industry and provides news and features to help scrap recyclers in their business.

Website: http://www.scrap.org

Contact: Rachel Pollack

How to pitch: http://www.scrap.org/home/about-scrap#.WMDnulWGPIU

What they pay:  $800-$1200 for features.

59. SMITHSONIAN

The official magazine of the Smithsonian institute covers history, science, nature, culture and travel.

Website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com

Contact: Thomas Stackpole

How to pitch:
For print - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/contact/article-submit-print-magazine/
For digital - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/contact/article-submit-website/

What they pay:  $1-2/word. Experienced writers have reported $3.50 per word.

60. SOUTHWEST

Southwest is the official inflight magazine of SouthWest airlines

Website: www.southwestthemagazine.com

Contact: Senior Editor JK Nickell

How to pitch: Geared to the business traveller, the magazine features profiles, business stories, personal essays and sports features, among others. Most of their travel writing is done in house, but writers are welcome to pitch ideas. Read the guidelines and look at the editorial calendar for themes. http://www.southwestthemagazine.com/about-us

What they pay: $1 per word

61. SUN MAGAZINE

The Sun is a monthly American magazine publishing essays, interviews, short stories, poems, and photography.

Website: www.thesunmagazine.org

Contact: Use the Submittable form to reach the editors: http://thesunmagazine.submittable.com/submit/6d47edc6-20f6-4a87-8358-df66343da8d9

How to pitch: http://thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/writing

What they pay: $1 per word and up

62. T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE

T: The New York Times Style Magazine is a perfect-bound magazine dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage.

Website: http://www.nytimes.com/section/t-magazine

Contact: Alainna Lexie Beddie or Online features editor Alexandria Symonds

What they pay:  $2-$3 per word for print

63. THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR

This magazine is published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society and covers history, public affairs and culture.

Website: https://theamericanscholar.org

Contact: Use the Submittable form: https://theamericanscholar.submittable.com/submit

What they pay: Pays upto $500 for features

64. THE ATLANTIC

The Atlantic is an American magazine, founded in 1857. The magazine and website cover politics, culture, business, science, technology, health, education and global affairs

Website: www.theatlantic.com

Contact: Atlantic editors can be pitched individually or through the forms on the site. They respond to both.

How to pitch:
For the Education section: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WnB_YYz2TM1krAltrAMk-vWsgNsmIk7k87O2HtwYcA4/viewform
Calls for pitches for their various sections: https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/all/2015/10/calls-for-pitches/411283/
Pitches for the Citylab section: http://www.citylab.com/faq/

How NOT to pitch The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/08/how-not-to-pitch/279193/

What they pay:  $1.50 - $2.50 (print edition), digital rates vary from $200-$300

65. THE DEVELOPMENT SET

Stories and conversations about global health and social impact

Website: www.thedevelopmentset.com

Contact: Sarika Bansal

What they pay:  $0.50-$1/word

66. THE NATIONAL

Official magazine for Amtrak

Website: http://www.amtrakthenational.com/

Contact: Executive Editor Alex Hoyt

How to pitch: http://www.amtrakthenational.com/about-us

What they pay: $1 per word

67. TRAVEL + LEISURE US

This popular travel and lifestyle magazine covers destinations and ideas for travel worldwide.

Website: www.travelandleisure.com

Contact: Managing Editor Laura Teusink
For digital, pitch editor Jessica Plautz

How to pitch:  https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/travel-and-leisure-magazine-up-to-1-a-word/

What they pay:  $1-2 per word

68. VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW

VQR is a prestigious journal of “literature and discussion” published by the University of Virginia.

Website: www.vqronline.org

Contact: Use the Submittable form linked to in the guidelines

How to pitch: http://www.vqronline.org/about-vqr/submissions

What they pay:  pay varies for different sections and are mentioned in the guidelines. Reviews pay $500; other prose $1000 and above.

69. VOX

Vox is a news site which covers politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science and business, among others.

Website: www.vox.com

Contact: Features Editor Eleanor Barkhorn

How to pitch: http://www.vox.com/2015/6/12/8767221/vox-first-person-explained

What they pay:  $500 for a personal essay

70. WIRED (US EDITION)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

Website: www.wired.com

Contact: submit@wired.com

How to pitch:
For Wired US Opinion: https://www.wired.com/2016/08/how-to-submit-to-wired-opinion/
Some more advice from Deputy Editor Adam Rogers here: http://www.theopennotebook.com/2012/01/04/how-not-to-pitch/

What they pay:   $1-$2/word

P.S. To download this list in pdf form, click the image below. (Editor names and email addresses are included in this list.)

Do you know of any more publications that pay $1 a word or more that we’ve missed? Did we get any of these details wrong? Let us know and we’ll try to keep this as current as we possibly can. Thanks!

 

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