Paying Markets for Writers

Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons

100% freelance. “A speculative fiction webzine with a global perspective.” Welcomes new writers. Weekly. Pays on Fridays following management receipt of contract. Publishes ms around 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights for six months. Only accepts reprints for nonfiction articles. Responds in 50-80 days. Guidelines online.

Pays .10/word – $90 (See Current Needs)

Unity Magazine

Unity Magazine

“On the leading edge of New Thought, Unity Magazine provides people of all faiths with a deeper understanding of Unity principles, and how to experience a greater oneness with Spirit. Within our pages, you’ll find thought-provoking features, books, affirmations, and interviews with renowned spiritual teachers.” Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 6 months of acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds in eight weeks. Sample copies available on request. Guidelines online

Pays $125 – $300

SteadyContent

“SteadyContent creates content using strategic automation and skilled talent. We hire only U.S. citizens who have English as their first language. Our specialty is creating ongoing content for WordPress…weekly blog posting! We require only 2-5 minutes of the client’s time, then we handle it from there. SteadyContent does the keyword research, creates the titles, writes the content, schedules the posts, shares to social media and measures the engagement. No other company offers quite the same solution.” Pays within 7 business days of content submission. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Guidelines available after hiring.

Pays $0.02-$0.04/word.

Parameters

Parameters

“The US Army War College Press publishes scholarly manuscripts, articles, commentaries, and book reviews regarding US defense policy or the theory and practice of land warfare.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-18 months after acceptance. No reprints. Responds in 1-3 business days.

Pays $200-$1,000/published article.

Now What?

Now What?

“Now What? is a monthly e-zine aimed at the unchurched that addresses the “felt needs” of people. Each issue centers on a personal experience, with optional objective articles related to the topic if the author provides them. Stories show an individual’s struggle that either led them to faith in Christ or deepened their walk with God.” Welcomes new writers.

Pays $25-$65 for 1,000-1,500 words. Submit query by email.

RANGE magazine

RANGE magazine

“An advocate for western cowboys and sheepherders.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150k. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights. Occasionally accepts reprints and short excerpts from nonfiction books that suit RANGE. Responds within 2-6 weeks. Guidelines online.

Pays $50-$400.

Recreation News

Recreation News

“Print edition is monthly with more frequent electronic products. Recreation News Media Group has unique access to the huge federal employee base (civilian and military) in the Northern Virginia, Washington, and Maryland areas. We cover Mid-Atlantic travel destinations. Most stories are assigned as we are working with local tourism offices, attractions, and accommodations.” 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys first U.S. rights. Accepts reprints for a lower fee. Responds within 24-48 hours. Sample copies available online – click on “current issue” at the top of the homepage. Guidelines by email.

Pays $100/article of 600 words; $200/assigned pieces that are longer.

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. Guidelines not available.

Pays $75-$100.

Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

“Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals, among others. The material selected for publication challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing and sentimental attitudes about disability.

The criteria for good writing apply: effective technique, thought-provoking subject matter and a mature grasp of the art of storytelling.” Biyearly. Pays after publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. “Email us to have your contact information added to our electronic list for notification each time an issue is posted online.” Guidelines online

Pays: $10-$100

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