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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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.

Better Humans

Better Humans accepts contributions offering actionable advice, based on the author's experience and primary research, on topics such as productivity, leadership, and health. Articles run around 2750 words on average, and pay is a flat rate of $500.

Bitch Magazine

Bitch Magazine describes its content at "feminist response to pop culture." They accept features of 2000-2500 words (paying $200-650) as well as dispatches of 1000-1200 words (paying $300).


BitcoinTechWeekly is looking for freelance contributors who can write 1500-word lead-in editorials for their Weekly Edition categories based on current events, up to 600-word briefs and highlights also based on current events, and feature articles. Articles must be in Markdown format. Payment is made in BTC at a rate of $200 "for well-done articles for new authors." Pay goes up for authors with an established track record with them. Briefs of 200-600 words pay between $20 and $40.

Bitter Lawyer

Bitter Lawyer (a part of Bitter Empire) accepts articles (such as rants) and listicles from lawyers and law students about about whatever has them feeling bitter. They pay $25 for posts of 300-700 words and $100 for posts 1000 or more words. Writers are permitted to write under pseudonyms.

Blue Mountain Arts

Blue Mountain Arts seeks poetry and other writing for the company's greeting cards. Payment is $300 per poem for exclusive worldwide rights for greeting cards and other products and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book.

British Columbia Magazine

British Columbia Magazine is a Canadian regional magazine covering the province of BC. The magazine works with freelance writers both on spec and on assignment. Freelancers can sent queries for the following departments: Due West, Echoes, Destination, Outdoor Advisor, and Wild FilePay is $.50 per word for first worldwide print rights.

Broken Pencil

Broken Pencil is "the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts." They accept submissions for their "Pencil Sharpener" short reports section of up to 400 words, feature stories of 1000-3000 words, and original fiction of up to 3000 words (fiction is read from March 1 - September 15). Payment ranges from $30 - 300 depending on the type of submission. Pitch deadlines for seasonal issues are January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th.


BustMold.com is an online publication / blog run by Mold Busters, a licensed mold removal company in Canada. They accept articles related to environmental services, mold removal, asbestos testing, water damage restoration, air duct cleaning, pollution inspection, and building inspections. Articles should be 2000+ words and pay $200 each. They also accept "ultimate guides" of 3000-4000 words, for which they pay $300-400.

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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