specialty markets for writing

Paying Devotional Markets! By Sue Carloni

I was well published with essays, articles, children’s stories and poetry appearing in both religious and secular magazines. But there was one genre I had never thought to explore – devotionals – until a writer friend suggested I delve into this genre. Because these magazines publish daily devotionals, there is plenty of opportunity for sales…

8 Paying Health Markets By John Riddle

In case you had not noticed, America is getting older. And while that might cause alarm for some people, for freelance writers, it is time to dance a jig. Why? Because with the so-called “graying of America,” the opportunity to write for health markets has “exploded, and reached an all time high.” And it will continue to grow and grow and grow…

PAYING EDUCATION MARKETS By Laura Yeager

I’ve been a teacher of writing for 25 years in colleges and universities. I began writing for education markets five years ago when I wrote and published three editorials at The Adjunct Advocate. This week, I sold an article to an education journal about using disability literature in writing and reading classrooms.
I’ve found (and hope you will, too) that the education market is a booming platform for inspired articles about all aspects of education.

Paying Parenting Markets By Julie Engelhardt

During the past fifteen years or so I’ve been fortunate enough to write for a variety of different publications, primarily magazines and newspapers that are either local or regional. I’ve written for lifestyle magazines, home and garden magazines, and general interest magazines, but the majority of my work has been with parenting and family magazines.

Paying Hunting and Fishing Markets By David Berlin

Magazines for hunters and fishermen have been around in North America for about as long as modern magazines have been around in North America, that is to say, a long time, since the 1850s-1870s or so. Hunting for whitetail, mule deer, elk, and wild turkey and fishing for trout, steelhead, bass, striper and marlin in saltwater was how landowners of that era fed their families. In the 20th century, sportfishing became popular and saltwater fly fishermen would fish for bonefish in the flats in Florida and the Caribbean. The bounty of the land has always been relatively plentiful, and many people still live off it to some degree, and a LOT of magazines cater to these folks. Learn to write for these mags and you’ve got some good, steady paychecks coming your way.