Paying Markets for Writers

My Gift Stop

My Gift Stop

“My Gift Stop is an online shop offering luxury goods that’s dedicated to giving back to society, donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. In a time where our schedules seem to become denser by the day, it is most common for things to slip our mind here and there – forgetting a gift is no different! This is where we come in! We made it our mission to offer you “present peace of mind!” last minute shopping on some of the world’s most popular brands at heavily discounted prices. That’s right, our online shop is the perfect shopping solution. Hence, we are looking for reputable contributors, like yourself, that can write great reviews, blog articles, gift guides, share contests, social media posts and more on your own websites, blogs and social media pages.” Pays 7-10 days after publication. Usually publishes ms within 24 hours of acceptance. Guidelines by email.

Pays $75.

National Communications Magazine

National Communications Magazine

“We’re a tight niche publication serving radio hobbyists interested in scanners (typically referred to as “police scanners”), citizens band (CB) radio and the hobby radio services – General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Family Radio Service (FRS) and Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS).” Warmly welcomes new writers. Circ. varies per issue. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American serial rights. No reprints. Responds 1 week.

Pays $75-$100.

Outpost Magazine

Outpost Magazine

“Canada’s only international adventure-travel magazine.” Warmly welcomes new writers. Bi-monthly print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes manuscript within a month of acceptance if publishing online; longer for print. Buys exclusive story rights; photo rights vary with the story. No reprints. Responds within a month.

Pays up to $50 (CAD) for online publication for 800-1500 words; competitive rates for longer articles in print.

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

PRISM international, Creative Writing Program

65% freelance. “PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1K. Quarterly. Pays right before or right after publication. Publishes ms 1-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American rights. No reprints. Responds within 1-6 months.

PAYS: $40 per page of poetry, $30 per page of prose.

The Ashtray Blog

“The Ashtray Blog provides vaping and THR news, ecigarette guides, humour and special offers.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in 1-4 weeks after acceptance. Buys online and hard copy rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-3 days.

Pays $50 + $5/photo.

Alaska Business Monthly

Alaska Business Monthly

“Alaska Business Monthly’s goal is to provide thorough and objective analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska’s businesses, and to feature stories on the individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alaska Economy. Alaska Business Monthly explores the Alaska economy with a statewide and regional approach to business coverage.” 80% freelance. Welcomes published authors from Alaska. Circ. 12-15K. Monthly. Pays month of publication. Buys all rights. Responds promptly to queries.

Pays $100-$500 for 500-2,500 words.

Abyss & Apex

Abyss & Apex

Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer have published. We cannot afford to pay pro rates so, if we see promise in a writer we work with them on rewrites and MAKE pro writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes around a year after acceptance. Buys “World English Rights, for publication in the English language on the World Wide Web and in downloadable PDF; Right of first offer on world anthology rights; The work shall be available online through an archived copy for at least four months and then Indefinitely or until the author requests its removal.” No reprints. Responds between 2 weeks to 6 months. Sample copies online.

Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.

101 Holidays

101 Holidays

“A group of six travel sites, offering travel inspiration and recommendations. As well as the main site, our specialist sites focus on honeymoons, singles holidays, family travel, short breaks and the USA.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 5 million annual visitors to the websites. Pays within 7 days of publication. Publishes ms approx. 7-14 days after acceptance. “We retain the right to publish the article on our website and third-party websites through syndication programmes. Copyright remains with the writer.” No reprints. Response time varies.

Pays £50 – £100.

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