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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 Malahat Review

The Malahat Review accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions from writers at all levels of their careers. Poets should submit 3-5 poems up to 6 pages maximum. They accept flash fiction up to 750 words as well as other short fiction up to 8000 words. Creative nonfiction can run up to 4500 words and cover any subject matter including personal essays, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biographies. Payment is $65CAD per published page. Their Publishing Tips column pays a $50 honorarium for submissions up to 750 words.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

The Old Schoolhouse is a digital magazine covering topics related to homeschooling. Payment is $50 for up to 800 words.

The Scientist

The Scientist accepts freelance submissions for online news stories covering new life science findings and studies (preferably still under embargo) and print stories for their Notebook section (around 700 words looking behind-the-scenes of life science research). They also accept features (2500-3000 words) and opinions (700-1200 words) from those working in life sciences.

The Sun Magazine

The Sun publishes essays, fiction, and poetry on political and cultural issues. Payment for personal essays is $300-2000. Payment for fiction is $300-2000. Payment for poetry is $100-250. They purchase one-time rights.

The Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review accepts critical articles dealing with books, film, theater, and art exhibits(1200-2500 words), Table Talk items (1000 words or less), stories and memoirs (4000 words or less), and poetry (100 lines or less). They pay $400 per story or article, and $200 per poem or Table Talk piece.

The Washingtonian

The Washingtonian is a general interest magazine for residents of the DC area. They're open to freelance submissions for features, service stories, front-of-book and culture stories, personal essays, and digital news and features.

The Worcester Journal

Online quarterly magazine for new writers. Previously unpublished writers preferred, though each issue includes at least one featured writer who is already published and agrees to allow their contact information to be shared for new writers to connect with for advice. Fiction and poetry accepted though strong preference for creative nonfiction. Average word count 500-1500. Pay rate varies based on length and quality of piece between $15-$80.

The Writer

The Writer supports the work of professional and aspiring writers with industry information, writing instruction, and motivation. The magazine accepts freelance queries for Breakthrough pieces, Freelance Success tips, Writing Essentials on craft, Market Focus, and their Off the Cuff section of around 1000 words each. They also accept Poet to Poet submissions of 500-750 words, Take Note literary pieces of 200-500 words, and Writer and Work columns for fiction authors of 750-1500 words. Payment varies.

Theme Park Tourist

Theme Park Tourist is an online publication accepting freelance submissions for articles ranging from 750-1000 words. Articles are generally in list format, but they also accept some long-form articles. They have a particular interest in stories related to Disney and Universal parks, especially those in Florida. However, they accept coverage related to other theme parks as well. Pay is $50 per article, and posts getting a lot of traffic may be eligible for added bonuses of $25-150. They like contributors who can submit at least 2 articles per month rather than one-off submissions.

TheTravelWritersLife.com

This site doesn't publish traditional travel pieces for the general public, but rather focuses on content that teaches people how to get paid to travel (travel writing, photography, etc.). They pay $50-75 for articles they request for the website, $100-150 for interviews and personal stories, and $150-200 for articles with specific advice on how readers can earn money while traveling.

More About the Writers' Markets

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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.