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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!

Writers' Market Search Form

Trapper's World

Trapper's World is a publication "for trappers by trappers." They are looking for feature articles up to 5000 words (including photos). These articles tell the story of a specific trapline adventure. How-to articles up to 2500 words can also be pitched. They pay up to $100 for feature articles.

Triathlete

Triathlete magazine features multi-sport training tips, nutrition articles, gear and apparel guides, athlete profiles, triathlon related travel articles, and news. They don't generally publish first-personal stories. Features run 800-1200 words and news runs 200-500 words. Writers should submit a title and 10-20 word summary with all pieces. Payment is on publication.

True West

The articles in True West Magazine unite Old West history with modern day life. They recommend sending a query first and pay is $0.25 per word. This nonfiction magazine is published monthly.

Tutorial Board

TutorialBoard accepts submissions of tutorials related to Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and other design software. Tutorials must include downloadable .psd files. Pay is up to $150 per tutorial.

U.S. Catholic Magazine

U.S. Catholic accepts freelance submissions across a wide variety of magazine sections including features, reviews, poetry, and different columns throughout the publication.

U.S. Kids

U.S. Kids runs several magazines for children including Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill. The magazines accept poetry at Humpty Dumpty (starting at $25), fictional short stories (starting at $30 for Humpty Dumpty and $25 for Jack and Jill), short nonfiction articles at Jack and Jill (starting at $25), and crafts for Humpty Dumpty at $40 and up.

Vibrant Life

Vibrant Life is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine for Christians. They accept both short submissions of 450-650 words and features (up to 1000 words). Payment ranges from $100 - $300.

Videomaker

Videomaker covers analog and digital consumer-level video production tools." They accept freelance submissions for conceptual training articles of around 800 words, practical training articles under 800 words, features of 2500+ words, and opinion pieces of around 500 words. This is a paying market, though specific pay rates are not disclosed in the writers' guidelines.

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.

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.

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