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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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Pacific Standard

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PUBLISHES: Articles that make readers think about how society ticks—how individuals, institutions, cultures, families, and the like actually behave—and about why we do the things we do, with a particular focus on economics, society and justice, education, and the environment.

PAYMENT: Writers report rates ranging from 12 cents to $2 per word

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Parents

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PUBLISHES: National stories of interest to a wide variety of parents, including developmental service ideas for specific age groups and human-interest stories.

PAYMENT: Writers report rates ranging from about 25 cents to more than $1.75 per word

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Philadelphia

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PUBLISHES: Topical, in-depth reports on crucial and controversial issues confronting the region, including business trends, political analysis, metropolitan planning, sociological trends, and critical reviews of the cultural, sports and entertainment scene. Article topics range from law enforcement to fashion, voting trends to travel, transportation to theatre, background studies of the area’s newsmakers, and other information for sophisticated Philadelphians who want all the latest news on their city.

PAYMENT: Starts at $1 per word

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Popular Mechanics

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PUBLISHES: How-to articles on home improvement, home maintenance, energy-saving techniques, and shop and craft projects; newsworthy pieces that cover the latest developments in science, technology, aerospace, industry and discovery; articles on sport aviation, homebuilt aircraft, new commercial aircraft, new combat aircraft; new types of outdoor recreational devices, such as paraplanes, balloons, all-terrain vehicles and campers; technique articles, such as how to take trick photos, new developing techniques, how to hook up stereo equipment and telephones in the home, etc. Also publishes general interest articles with a strong science, exploration or adventure emphasis.

PAYMENT: $300 to $1000 and more for print features, which seems to work out to about $1 per word or more. Writers of online articles report rates as low as 25 cents per word.

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Popular Science

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PUBLISHES: Amazing stories about scientific and technological advances in every realm.

PAYMENT: Up to $2 or more per word

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Portland Monthly

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PUBLISHES: A wide variety of articles covering local news, culture, and lifestyle.

PAYMENT: Once listed as 50 cents or more per word

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POZ Magazine

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PUBLISHES: Content for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, including news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, and more.

PAYMENT: Reported as $1 per word

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Prairies North

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PUBLISHES: Articles about the history, personalities, landscapes, and diverse communities of Saskatchewan for readers who have deep personal connections to the area and are passionate explorers of its beauty and character.

PAYMENT: Up to $1.10 per word for certain types of articles with images

PHOTOGRAPHY: $300 for cover photos and $750 for photo essays

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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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Psychology Today

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PUBLISHES: Articles on every aspect of human behavior, from the cultural trends that shape the way we think and feel to the intricacies of modern neuroscience.

PAYMENT: Writers report rates ranging from 70 cents to $1 per word or more

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