The Christian Science Monitor, The Home Forum Section

“The Home Forum is a venue for upbeat first-person essays of 600 to 800 words. We seek a wide range of experiences and voices. The most successful essays are ones of self-discovery, insight, and progress. No medical themes, please, and nothing overtly religious. This is not an OpEd venue, I am not looking for mere travelogues, nostalgia, parenting, or nature essays, but travel, nostalgia, nature, and parenting themes must be in service to broader, more universal ones.” Weekly in print, daily online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-8 weeks after acceptance. Buys 90 day exclusive rights, nonexclusive thereafter. No reprints. Responds in 3-4 weeks. Guidelines online

Pays $250/article of 600-800 words.

Rising Innovator

“Rising Innovator is an online publication that welcomes submissions across a broad range of topics that align with our core mission. We provide news, tips, ideas, interactive tools, and support for young entrepreneurs, their parents, and other adults such as school club leaders. An innovator may be an inventor as well, however Rising Innovator is not focused on invention beyond how it may be commercialized by children.” Pays within 30 days of acceptance. Publishes ms one to two weeks after acceptance. Buys first right, with some exceptions. Accepts reprints. Responds in 3-5 business days. Guidelines online.

Pays $50 minimum.


“Wonder is an on-demand research network where bright minds like you come to explore intriguing and intellectually stimulating topics. With Wonder, you can earn while you learn. It’s simple. Do research, get paid. The research you’ll do serves as the bedrock for strategies and initiatives by our clients, who include top-tier consulting firms, VCs, and international marketing agencies. As a Wonder Analyst, you’ll choose where and when you want to work, learn about new topics, and develop useful professional skills. Best of all, you’ll get paid for each research request you complete! Pays $10-$16 per research task.