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Writers’ Markets

This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.

What are you waiting for? Build a better writing career, one market at a time!

This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.

What are you waiting for? Build a better writing career, one market at a time!

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The American Gardener

The American Gardener is a bi-monthly magazine published by the American Horticultural Society. The publication accepts both feature articles and departments. Payment for features (1500-2500 words) is $300 - 600, while payment for departments is $150 - 200. They offer a 25% kill fee.

The Bark

The Bark is a magazine about life with dogs. Articles should be of a journalistic nature. They're not looking for memoirs. This is a paying market, but compensation varies and is negotiated individually with each writer.

The Big Issue

The Big Issue is an Australian independent magazine from a nonprofit set up to help those "who have experienced homelessness, marginalisation, and disadvantage." They accept stories related to current affairs, societal issues, street culture, as well as film, book, television, and music reviews. Pay for reviews is $40. Pay for features and news stories is $.20 per word (850-1800 words for features, columns of 600 words, and one-page articles of 700-850 words).

The Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher accepts freelance contributions for its print newsletter (they only accept unpaid guest posts at this time for online submissions). Content should offer practical advice to help readers save time and money. Pay is $.10 per published word.

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead accepts unsolicited works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry (including translations into English). They also publish reviews and some other creative works such as excerpts of plays. Submissions are accepted at any time via mail or during two Submittable reading periods, with an acceptance rate of around 1-2%. Short fiction and creative nonfiction should be a maximum of 6000 words. Up to 6 poems may be submitted at one time. Pay is $60CAD per page, with reviews paid at $40 per page.

The Gay & Lesbian Review

The Gay & Lesbian Review publishes essays, reviews, interviews, and poems. Feature articles should fall in the 2000-4000 word range, and reviews should be 600-1200 words. Payment for feature articles is $100 and payment for book reviews is $50. They also accept interviews, artist profiles, art memos, and International Spectrum column submissions.

The Green Parent

The Green Parent is a UK-based bi-monthly digital magazine covering topics such as pregnancy & conscious birth, breastfeeding, family life & simple living, alternative education, natural health & beauty, green travel, gardening, sustainable fashion, and more. Articles run 1500-2000 words, and they also accept shorter opinion pieces of 600 words. Pay is £75 per 1000 words.

The Guardian

The Guardian accepts freelance submissions for its newspaper and website. Freelancers can pitch the commissioning editor of the section they're interested in, and you may be asked to submit the piece on-spec for consideration. They pay freelance contributors based on the fees laid out in their freelance charter found at https://www.theguardian.com/info/guardian-news-media-freelance-charter.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

This magazine is published six times a year and feature fiction that appeals to fans of fantasy and science fiction. The pay is $0.08-0.12/word and the length can be up to 25,000 words.

The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

This quarterly newspaper is published by The Main Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. They accept articles on topics such as farming, gardening and forestry practices and techniques, plant and pest profiles, environmental issues, and more. They pay $20-200 for articles of 250-2500 words.

More About the Writers' Markets

All of the freelance writers' markets listed here include a link to writer's guidelines offered on the publication's website. All Freelance Writing does not currently accept writers' markets without this information published. This is to protect the freelance writers using the directory, ensuring that they're accessing the latest publicly advertised rates and writer's guidelines released by the hiring publications.

If you run or are associated with a paying writers' market, and you'd like it to be considered for the directory, please use the market submission form.