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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

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

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.

Yes! Magazine

Yes! Magazine features both a print and digital magazine featuring "nonprofit, independent, reader-supported journalism for people building a better world." Articles cover politics, the economy, the planet, and more. Pay for online reported articles is $.35 per word, and pay for print reported articles is $.50 per word. Small stipends may be paid for commentaries rather than reported articles.

Zift

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 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.