A Directory of High-Paying Markets

The following publications are known to pay freelance writers up to 50 cents per word and more. Many of them pay $1 per word, with some even paying up to $2 per word. Click on a letter to start exploring the directory (but you’ll need a special code first – continue reading for details).

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Currently, there are 116 high-paying markets listed in this on-line database (see sample markets listed below), and new markets are added on a regular basis.

Last Update: July 26, 2017

In order to access all of the markets, you’ll need a special code, which can be obtained by purchasing the following Kindle e-book (the code is near the end of the book):

SAMPLE MARKETS:

(These are just some of the awesome markets you’ll get access to in our on-line database!)

MARKET NAME  INFORMATION FOR WRITERS

AFAR

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Guidelines

PUBLISHES: Articles that inspire and guide travelers who seek to connect with people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Stories are told “through people, allowing readers to explore authentic local cultures from the inside out.”

PAYMENT: 50 cents to $1 per word or more

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Eating Well

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PUBLISHES: Authoritative articles of interest to both men and women that cover nutrition with a newsy, science-based approach. Published recipes emphasize high-quality healthful ingredients, simple preparations, and full flavor. The magazine’s mission is to “provide the inspiration and information people need to make healthy eating a way of life.”

PAYMENT: Up to $1 per word

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Family Fun

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Guidelines (PDF)

PUBLISHES: Articles that give parents of children ages 3 to 12 the information and inspiration they need to create unforgettable family moments through travel, food, crafts, parties, holiday celebrations, games, creative solutions to common household problems, educational projects, and home organizing and decorating.

PAYMENT: Typically $1.25 per word

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LiisBeth

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Guidelines

PUBLISHES: Journalistic, edgy, positive, well-informed articles that offer readers’ a feminist’s perspective on entrepreneurship and innovation happenings, including policy and politics.

PAYMENT: Up to about $1 per word

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Ms. Magazine

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Guidelines

PUBLISHES: Articles written through a feminist lens on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, art, and the environment. Also publishes high-quality fiction.

PAYMENT: At least 50 cents per word or more

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National Geographic Kids

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Guidelines (PDF)

PUBLISHES: Content on a broad range of non-fiction topics, including natural history, science, geography, history, and human interest, that entertains, educates, and excites children about their world.

PAYMENT: Writers have reported rates ranging from $1 to $1.50 per word or more

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Guidelines

PUBLISHES: Useful and entertaining information regarding topics that fall into diverse categories such as: amusement, astronomy, folklore, food, gardening, history, home remedies, husbandry, nature/outdoors, pets, romance, sports/fishing, weather, and others. Also publishes little-known profiles and “anniversary” articles that commemorate noteworthy people and events.

PAYMENT: Sources say about 65 cents per word

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The Progressive

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PUBLISHES: Investigative reporting, pieces on current events from a progressive perspective, and reports on activism and social movements. Also publishes pieces on foreign policy as long as there is a strong U.S. angle.

PAYMENT: Writers have reported rates as high as $1 to $1.25 per word

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Reader’s Digest Australia

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Guidelines

PUBLISHES: Inspirational true stories, animal tales, anecdotes, and jokes.

PAYMENT: $500 for inspiring or life-changing personal stories of 800 to 1,000 words (about 50 to 62.5 cents per word)

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Spirituality & Health

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PUBLISHES: Articles and blog posts on a wide range of health and spirituality topics, which may include faith, Eastern philosophy, meditation and mainstream religion; nutrition, wellness, yoga and holistic medicine; creativity, the inner life, social justice and issues of conscience; and public health, the human body and the environment for a readership of spiritual “seekers” who may or may not be traditionally religious.

PAYMENT: At least 50 cents to $1 or more per word.

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YES! Magazine

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PUBLISHES: Articles spotlighting the most promising ideas, actions, movements, and projects addressing the key problems of our time, including: climate change and environmental degradation, economic inequality, racial injustice, and the erosion of civil liberties.

PAYMENT: Typically 25 to 50 cents per word

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Feeling motivated by the above listings? Want to see more?

Get access to our entire on-line directory of 116 high-paying markets by purchasing the following Kindle e-book and obtaining the special code near the end of the book.

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All of the markets in this directory pay at least 50 cents per word, with many of them paying $1 per word or more. Enjoy the directory, and check back frequently for new listings!

Last Update: July 26, 2017

Please note that the code will expire on August 1, 2018 – but the Kindle e-book, which lists 101 high-paying markets, remains yours after purchase.

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