Paying Culture-related Markets For Writers! By Lisa Reynolds

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Trawling through the web for websites that give you the opportunity to earn money writing about culture-related issues can be like trying to find a word in a manuscript…amongst a hundred pages. (Any novel writers out there know what I’m talking about!) The web can be a hard place to sell your writing at the best of times but, for creative people who might not know the first thing about technology, it can be a bit of a minefield, to be honest. However, like all tasks that seem impossible, with a bit of work and research, you can succeed!

Below, fellow writers, I have compiled a list of five gems that give you the opportunity to get paid for your cultural vein writing!

Global Comment

Global Comment, like most of the sites on this list, covers a wide range of topics. The good news for those of us who are culturally-inclined is that topics it does cover include Books, TV and Movies. Hallelujah! Their slogan is “Where The World Thinks Out Loud” so now’s your chance to think out loud, too, via your writing, and earn $50 in the process. Payment is via Paypal.

Writer’s guidelines for Global Comment can be found at:
http://globalcomment.com/contribute/

Salon.com

Salon covers four culture- and arts-related topics in the form of Books, Music, TV and Movies. What you need to know about this website is that they prefer you send your article in the body of your e-mail as opposed to as an attachment. Payment is $150 per accepted post.

Writer’s guidelines for Salon can be found at:
http://www.salon.com/about/submissions/

ListVerse

ListVerse is a website where you submit “lists of ten” on any topic. They are always on the lookout for new lists by new writers, and pay $100 per accepted post. Payment is via the Paypal.

Writer’s guidelines for ListVerse can be found at:
http://listverse.com/authors/listverse-author-guide.pdf

Bitch Magazine

This online publication is a publication for pop culture-related articles with a feminism twist. They are the “feminist response to pop culture.” Like Salon.com, they feature Books, TV, Music and Movies. Payment is as follows: Features – $100; Front-of-book pieces – $50; Love/Shoves – $20 (see guidelines for details.

Writer’s guidelines Bitch Magazine can be found at:
http://bitchmagazine.org/writers-guidelines

Cracked.com

This website includes the topics of Movies & TV and Music. You will need to register on the site, and be quite witty in your writing style as well as creative. Cracked.com pays $50-$200 via Paypal.

Writer’s guidelines for Cracked.com can be found at:
http://www.cracked.com/write-for-cracked/

Lisa Reynolds is 24. She is a voluntary worker for The Irish Cancer Society and former fashion student. She’s originally from a small town in the north of Meath called Oldcastle but is currently living in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Her two main passions in life are writing and music but she also likes anything in a cultural sense from fashion to art to literature. Lisa’s writing has been published in eight consecutive issues of Eile Magazine from December 2013 – July 2014. She am a regular contributor to the magazine and is on their contributor’s page. She has her own writing blog called Culture Vulture Express which is basically her haven to let loose all her own interests on the poor world. It is an eclectic mix of cultural interests from music to literature to fashion, art, films and TV. She also writes for the websites Hail Style, Miss A, Date My Pet and MumsRu and in the past she has written for the Leicester Mercury online website, Men Style Fashion, Chasseur Magazine, shaneatkins.co.uk, minniemelange.wordpress.com and table9mutant.wordpress.com. Lisa’s short story entitled, “If Only” was also published on YourStoryClub.