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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Cadet Quest

Cadet Quest is a "Christian-oriented magazine for boys ages 9 - 14." They accept fiction of 1000-1300 words and nonfiction features up to 1500 words. Pay starts at $.05 per word.

Central Coast Farm & Ranch

Central Coast Farm & Ranch is a quarterly magazine covering the agricultural community in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in California. They cover local food, agriculture, edible gardening, agri-tourism, and more. Pay is $.50 - $1.00 per word for features, and $350 for departments.

Central Coast Journal

Central Coast Journal accepts submissions from freelance writers for articles ranging from 600-1400 words, covering nostalgia, local personality profiles, travel, book reviews, entertainment, health, and more. Pay is $75 for published articles under 850 words and $100 for longer contributions.

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a daily newspaper covering US and international news. The paper accepts freelance news submissions. In general freelance writers submit only on spec when new to the publication, and writers grant the newspaper 90 day exclusive rights. Pay for a typical story is $250.


CICADA is a YA/teen literary magazine that accepts fiction, poetry, comics, and essays. Fiction (up to 9000 words) pays up to $.10 / word; nonfiction (up to 5000 words) pays up to $.25 / word; poems pay up to $3.00 per line with a $25 minimum payment.


Cineaste is a quarterly publication covering the art and politics of the cinema. They accept feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, and columns. Payments are $18 for "short take" reviews, $36 for book or DVD reviews (in print only), $45 for film reviews, short articles, columns, sidebar interviews, and essays, and $90 for feature articles and feature interviews.

Clarkesworld Magazine

This magazine is devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They purchase both fiction and nonfiction writing. Payment for nonfiction is 10 cents per word up to their 2500 word limit. Payment for fiction (1000-16,000 words) is 10 cents per word for the first 5000 words (and 8 cents per word over that limit).

Clubhouse Jr.

Clubhouse Jr. is a magazine from Focus on the Family for children between the ages of 3 and 7. Articles should "inspire, entertain and teach Christian values." Fiction, nonfiction, and bible stories usually pay $100 - 200. Payments for poetry range from $50 - 100. And rebus stories pay between $75 and $150.

Coastal Review Online

Coastal Review Online is published by the North Carolina Coastal Federation. They accept freelance submissions of 800-2000 words. Pay varies from $75-200, and they pay within 10 days of acceptance.

Cooking Detective

CookingDetective.com is a cooking, recipe, and food blog. They pay $120-160 for "ultimate guide" articles of 3000-4000 words, and $75 for articles of 2000+ words.

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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