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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BabyFit.com is a SparkPeople Inc. online publication for "women at different stages of family life," from trying to conceive to parenting. For freelance submissions, they tend to work with writers who specialize in "health topics related to pregnancy, parenting, nutrition, and fitness." They pay $25-90 per piece.


Back2College.com focuses on adult students re-entering educational institutions to pursue advanced degrees or other professional development. They pay $55+ for original feature articles of 1000 - 1500 words.


Backpacker magazine covers hiking, backpacking, North American destinations, and advice for improving the backcountry experience. All articles and photos must appear to Leave No Trace's ecologically friendly practices. Destination features run 1500-5000 words. They also accept personality, technique, and gear features as well as freelance-friendly departments (Life List: 300-400 words; Done in a Day: 500 words, Weekend; Skills; and Gear). They also publish web-only content from freelancers based on each month's theme. They pay on acceptance and buy all rights. Payments run $.40 - over $1.00 per word.

Backwoods Home Magazine

Backwoods Home Magazine is a how-to magazine focused on readers living in the country. Stories are about topics such as how to build your own home, grow your own food, etc. Pay is $40-200, and writers are paid on acceptance.

Bank Foreclosures Sale

BankForclosuresSale.com, online since 1998, accepts contributions from freelance writers. They look to build ongoing relationships with their contributors and negotiate pay depending on expertise (according to a representative, compensation for submissions they like starts at $50).

Bee Culture

Bee Culture is a magazine focused on American beekeeping. Articles can be serious or cover the humorous side of beekeeping and fall in the realm of how-tos, the history of beekeeping, equipment of beekeepers, political effects, gardening with bees, and other related topics. Payments usually range from $150 - $200 for a 1500-2000 word feature.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Beneath Ceaseless Skies seeks short stories of up to 14,000 words. They publish "literary adventure fantasy" with second-world settings. They pay 6 cents per word.

Bete Noire

This magazine includes fiction stories with a dark twist. There is flat rate of $10 for any accepted work which includes stories (50-4000 words), poetry, artwork and photographs.

Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens accepts queries and say freelancers have the best chance of acceptance covering travel, health, parenting, and education. They pay on acceptance and purchase all rights.


Big Grey Horse Media accepts contributions from Texas freelance writers for travel writing pieces and destination reviews (restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.). Articles should be 600-1000 words and pay $125-200.

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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