Writer’s 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.

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Whole Life Times

Whole Life Times magazine covers topics such as natural health, alternative healing, conscious business, green living, sustainable and local food, social responsibility, the environment, personal growth, and spirituality. They pay $75-150 per 800-1000 word feature. They also have departments, a City of Angels front-of-book section, and personal essays section which are open to freelance contributors.

WineMaker Magazine

WineMaker caters to home winemakers in the U.S. and Canada. They accept technical features of 1500-3000 words, "recipe" articles, general interest features of 1000-2500 words, and first person 600 word stories for the Dry Finish section. Pay ranges from $50-250 per piece.

Woodworker's Journal

Woodworker's Journal features project ideas, woodworking techniques, and tips for both hobbyist and professional woodworkers. Project pieces pay starting at $225 per page. Techniques and how-tos pay $225 per page. Features start at $150 per 1000 word article.

WOW! Women on Writing

WOW! is "an ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers." They accept freelance contributions for articles of 1000 - 3000 words, and most articles pay $50-75.

Writer's Digest

Writer's Digest is a prominent magazine for writers. The magazine accepts a variety of freelance submissions including "5-Minute Memoir" 600-word essays, 800-1200 word author profiles, 300-600 word how-tos for the "Inkwell" section, and more. Writer's Digest pays $.30-.50 per word on acceptance. They generally do not pay for online-only contributions (and when they do, they pay $50-100).


WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report accept contributions about selling your writing / making more money as a writer (not articles on "how to write"). Submissions should be around 600 words. Payments are $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights.

Yankee Magazine

Yankee is a magazine for the New England region covering topics like travel, food, and home. The magazine pays on acceptance of freelance stories and purchases all rights.


Zift is looking for parenting guest bloggers, particularly parenting & technology bloggers or parents who can speak to technology topics, and paying $100 per accepted post.

More About the Writer's 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.


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