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Friday, January 4, 2019

THESE 70+ PUBLICATIONS PAY $1 A WORD (AND THEY’RE LOOKING FOR WRITERS)


Here then, is the list. Happy pitching!

1. AARP

AARP magazine is a leading publication for people 50 and older. Pitch stories on health, personal finance, travel and other areas of interest to the magazine’s 37.3 million readership.
Contact:  AARPMagazine@aarp.org, For travel stories pitch Lorrie Lynch
Email format: FirstInitialLastName@aarp.org
How to pitch: The guidelines list the various departmentshttp://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/info-05-2010/writers-guidelines-aarp-magazine.html
What they pay:  $2 a word for print; $1 for online

2. AFAR

Afar is a publication focused on experiential travel.
Contact: editorial@afar.com, Editor-in-Chief: Julia Cosgrove
What they pay:  $1 and up per word for print. Digital rates vary.

3. ALLURE

A women’s magazine with a strong focus on beauty.
Contact: Amanda Meigher
How to pitch: Stories include beauty tips, profiles, travel and wellness. Read the magazine and browse through the website for various sections.
What they pay:  Reported $3000-$6000 for stories ranging 1700-2000 words

4. AMERICAN FORESTS

American Forests magazine is the official publication of the USA’s oldest conservation organization.
Contact: Lea Sloan, magazine@americanforests.org
What they pay: Up to $2000 for features.

5. AMERICAN WAY

Inflight magazine of American Airlines, reaching more than 16 million passengers every month.
Contact: Bill Kearney, Editor-in-Chief or Derrick Lang, Senior Editor
How to submit: The media kit lists the different departments, https://view.publitas.com/ink/american-way-media-kit/page/1
What they pay:  Reported $1 per word

6. AUDUBON

Audubon is the flagship journal of the National Audubon Society. It is profusely illustrated and focuses on subjects related to nature, with a special emphasis on birds.
Contact: Mark Jannot
What they pay: Reported $1.50 for print

7. BELT

Belt Publishing consists of an online magazine and a small press with a focus on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. Belt Magazine publishes longform journalism, op-eds, and personal essays.
Contact: Martha Bayne, Senior Editor
What they pay:  Reported $500 per feature

8. BOSTON GLOBE MAGAZINE

The best places for new writers to start with the magazine are the Perspective column, an opinionated 800-word essay on a timely local news topic, and Connections, a 650-word first-person essay on relationships of any kind (romantic as well as those between friends, siblings, and parents and children). The following are not open to freelance submissions: Your Week Ahead, On the Block, Cooking, Miss Conduct, Dinner With Cupid.
Contact: Veronica Chao
What they pay:  $1+ per word

9. BOYS’ LIFE

Boys’ Life is a general-interest, four-color monthly, circulation 1 million, published by the Boy Scouts of America since 1911.
Contact: Michael Goldman
How to pitch: Articles run from 500-1500 words covering subjects that might interest boys ages 6-18.  Guidelines state that queries must be sent by mail.
What they pay: $500-$1500

10. BRIDES

Brides is a magazine for wedding planning, advice and ideas. Pitch stories about real weddings, relationships, etiquette and travel.
Contact: Features Editor Katie James
What they pay:  $2-3 per word
Click on the image below for a downloadable pdf of this list (includes full editor names and contact details)

11. BUZZFEED LONGFORM

Publishes longform stories
Contact: Steve Kandell, Longform editor
What they pay:  Reported $1500 for longform pieces

12. CATHOLIC DIGEST

Catholic Digest is a lifestyle magazine that encourages and supports Catholics. The tone of the magazine is positive and first-hand experiences are welcome.
Contact: Danielle Bean, queries@catholicdigest.com.  See masthead for other editors. http://www.catholicdigest.com/team.html
What they pay: $500 for features. Rates vary for personal essays and other departments

13. CHATELAINE

Chatelaine is Canada’s biggest women’s magazine covering health, current events, food, social issues, décor or fashion and beauty.
Contact: Features Director Rachel Heinrichs, storyideas@chatelaine.rogers.com
What they pay:   $1/word

14. CONSUMER REPORTS

Consumer Reports is an American magazine published since 1936 and is dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.
Contact: Diane Salvatore
What they pay:  $1-$1.50/word

15. CONSUMERS DIGEST

Consumers Digest publishes stories about new products
Contact: Senior Editor Korry Keeker, editorial@consumersdigest.com
What they pay:  $1 per word

16. COSMOPOLITAN (US)

Cosmo is one of the world’s largest women’s lifestyle magazines reaching out to women ages 18-34.
Contact : Parenting section: Maressa Brown
Digital features editor: Emma Barker
What they pay:  $2 per word

17. DELTA SKY

The online magazine for Delta Sky Airlines
Contact: edit@deltaskymag.com
What they pay:  $1/word

18. DEPARTURES

Departures is an American quarterly lifestyle  available only to holders of the American Express. Pitch travel stories, FOB pieces and unusual, quirky round-ups.
Contact: Features editor Heather Halberstadt
What they pay:  $2 a word

19. DISCOVER

Discover is a popular American science magazine published since 1980. Pitch feature stories that have new research.
Contact: Gemma Tarlach
Staff: http://discovermagazine.com/ourstaff
Pitches that worked for Discover : http://www.theopennotebook.com/pitch-database/
What they pay:  $2/word, Vital Signs column (1,500 words): $2,500

20. DWELL

Dwell is a design magazine that caters to designers, architects and the home owner.
Contact: Amanda Dameron
How to pitch: Pitch exclusive projects and homes, renovation stories, clever redesign and small spaces. https://www.dwell.com/article/the-editor-is-in-7-tips-for-pitching-stories-to-dwell-f8a5f2ac
What they pay:  $1 per word and up.

21. EARLY AMERICAN LIFE

Since 1970 Early American Life has been the source for information on early American style, decorating, and traditions.
Contact: Editor JeanMaire Andrews, queries@firelandsmedia.com
What they pay:  $500 for a first-time writer.

22. EATING WELL

Eating Well is a bimonthly food magazine that promotes healthy eating. “Our readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks. They appreciate eating culture and traditions.”
What they pay:  up to $1 a word.

23. EDTECH: FOCUS ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Explores technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution.
Contact: Tara Buck
How to pitch: http://edtechmagazine.com/higher/about-edtech-higher . Editorial calendar for the quarterly issue is available on the website. Email them to request guidelines.
What they pay:  $1 per word

24. ENROUTE

enRoute is the award-winning bilingual (English/French) inflight magazine of Air Canada. Back issues of the magazine are available on their website.
Contact: pitch@aircanadaenroute.com or Caitlin Walsh Miller
What they pay:  $1 CDN per word

25. ESSENCE

Essence is where black women come first for news, entertainment and motivation.
Contact: Content Director: Yolanda Sangweni or individual editors listed in the guidelines
What they pay: $1 per word

26. FAMILY CIRCLE

Women’s magazine with a focus on mothers of tweens and teens.
Contact: Lynya Floyd
How to pitch: Keep the target audience in mind while pitching stories about food, relationships, travel, health and wellbeing.
What they pay: $2 per word

27. FAMILY FUN

Family Fun focuses on activities and creative ideas for children aged 3-12.
Contact: Elizabeth Anne Shaw
What they pay:  Reported pay is $2 per word.

28. FAST COMPANY

Fast Company magazine focuses on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.
Contact: Editor Robert Safian. For Co-create pitch Teressa Iezzi
What they pay:  $2-3 per word

29. FOREIGN POLICY

Foreign Policy is a magazine of global politics, economics and ideas.
Contact: Department editors are listed here:  http://foreignpolicy.com/staff/
What they pay: $1 per word

30. FORTUNE

This prestigious magazine celebrates leadership and excellence in business.
Contact: Andrew Nusca, digital editor, Daniel Bentley, editor print edition
Email format: FirstName.LastName@Fortune.com
How to pitch: Pitch business trend stories and profiles, short pieces on management, culture and leadership. Look at the various sections they publish before pitching.
What they pay:  $1/word

31. GLAMOUR

This major women’s magazine features content on beauty, fashion, work, money and current affairs.
Contact: Senior editor Emily Mahaney
How to pitch: Fashion and beauty stories are written in-house. Writers are welcome to pitch for other sections.
What they pay:  $2 per word

32. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Good Housekeeping is one of the oldest women’s interest magazines around, first published in 1885 and has several international editions.
Contact: Pitch stories and essays to Carla Levy or Features editor Asher Fogle
What they pay:  $1.50 per word.

33. HAKAI

Hakai Magazine explores science and society in coastal ecosystems. This web publication examines “the ties between the ocean, land, and human societies through long- and short-form journalism, illustration, photography, and video.”
Contact: Pitch emails in the guidelines (They do respond to this inbox). Editor Adrienne Mason, Shanna Baker https://www.hakaimagazine.com/about-us
What they pay: Reported CAD $1.00-1.50/word ($0.75 - $1/word)

34. HARPER’S BAZAAR

Harper’s Bazaar is an internationally published leading lifestyle magazine.
Contact: Pitch Olivia Fleming, culture editor. Other editors listed on masthead. http://www.harpersbazaar.com/about/about-us/
What they pay:  $2 per word

35. HEMISPHERES

Hemispheres and Rhapsody are the award-winning onboard magazines for United Airlines. The magazines are published by Ink
Contact: Senior Editor Nicolas DeRenzo (for Hemi IQ), Chris Wright (for Hemispheres), Ellen Carpenter (for Rhapsody)
What they pay:  $1 per word on acceptance

36. HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

HCN is an award-winning publication that covers the American West. Minority journalists are encouraged to pitch.
Website: www.hcn.org
Contact: Editors and departments are listed in the guidelines.
What they pay:  On publication, between $0.50 and $1.50 per word, depending on the writer’s experience and their experience with the writer. Kill fee is 25 percent.

37. HOOFBEATS

HoofBeats is a leading harness racing publication covering horse racing and the Standardbred industry.
Contact: TJ Burkett
What they pay: Pays $500 for features

38. HOUSELOGIC

Houselogic is a website operated by the National Association of Realtors and features content of interest to homeowners.
Contact: Use the contact page or pitch editor Christina Hoffman
How to pitch: No product reviews or décor stories.
What they pay:  $1 per word

39. LA TIMES FOOD

The Food section of the LA Times
Contact: Amy Scattergood
What they pay:  Payment varies for various sections. Pays $500 for Food Q&A’s, reviews, essays and roundups.

40. LIISBETH

LiisBeth is an intersectional, inclusive feminist business magazine and community.
Contact: Margaret Webb, submissions@liisbeth.com
What they pay: Up to $2000 per piece depending on the type of work, the original research involved and length (typically 500-2000 words).

41. LONGREADS

Longreads features nonfiction and fiction over 1,500 words, both previously published and new work.
Contact: hello@longreads.com
What they pay:  $500 for essays

42. MARIE CLAIRE

Marie Claire is one of the world’s leading women’s magazine focusing on fashion, style, hairstyles, beauty, women’s issues, careers, health, and relationships.
Contact: For Newsfeed: Kayla Webly
For Entertainment Online: Mehera Bonner
For beauty & health : Jennifer Goldstein
Online: Digital Director Jessica Pels
What they pay:  $2 per word

43. MARQUETTE

The Alumni magazine of Marquette University
Contact: Joni Moths-Mueller, editor
What they pay:  $1 per word

44. MAXIM (US)

Monthly men’s magazine covering careers, sports, women, relationships and sex.
Contact: Mitch Moxley
What they pay:  $2 per word for features

45. MS.

Ms. magazine is the bible for feminist readers since 1971.
Contact:: Pitch relevant section editor or use general email listed in the submission guidelines http://www.msmagazine.com/masthead.html
How to pitch: “Ms. is looking for pieces that use a feminist lens. We consider articles on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, art and the environment. We do not consider articles on fashion, beauty, fitness, travel, food or of a "self-help" variety. Film, music and book reviews are covered in-house. Writers should reference several recent issues to familiarize themselves with content and style.http://www.msmagazine.com/submissions.html
What they pay:  Reported $1 per word

46. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER (US)

National Geographic Traveller is one of the world’s leading travel magazines
What they pay:  $2 per word

47. NEW REPUBLIC

Founded in 1914, the New Republic “promotes novel solutions for today’s most critical issues.”
What they pay:  $2-3 per word

48. NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.
Contact: Editor Jake Silverstein. Pitch relevant editors mentioned in the masthead http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/magazine/masthead.htmlFor the ‘Lives’ column:http://www.nytimes.com/ref/magazine/lives_submit.html?_r=0
What they pay: $2-2.25/word; Lives column $1,000 (800 words)

50. O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

O, The Oprah Magazine, is a monthly magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Corporation, primarily marketed at women.
Contact: Articles editor Katie Arnold-Ratliff
How to pitch: Writers are encouraged to read the magazine and look at the website to analyse the content and see how the magazine is different from other women’s and lifestyle magazines .
What they pay:  $2 per word

51. PACIFIC STANDARD

Pacific Standard is an American magazine published in print and online that produces award-winning magazine journalism on a variety of subjects.
Contact: editor@psmag.com and Web-specific pitches to mufberg@psmag.com. Do not email both addresses or multiple editors at the same time.
What they pay:  $1.50 per word

52. PARENTS

A leading parenting publication covering everything from pregnancy, birth to parenting advice. Readership is largely parents with children under age 10.
Contact: Julia Edelstein
How to pitch: Writers are invited to pitch ideas for the various departments. Service stories and reported essays are especially welcome.
What they pay:  $1.50/word

53. PLAYBOY

Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Contacdt: Pitch James Rickman for features.
What they pay:  $1 and up per word

54. PREVENTION

This health magazine features stories on food, nutrition, beauty, wellbeing and fitness.
How to pitch: Read the magazine and the website for latest trends on features and topics.
What they pay: $2/word

55. PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Psychology Today covers the latest in the field of social psychology.
Contact: Senior editor Jennifer Bleyer
What they pay:  $1 a word.

56. RODALE’S ORGANIC LIFE

ROL is a magazine dedicated to living naturally in the modern world. Features are focused on gardening, cooking, travel, and news.
What they pay:  $1/word

57. SAVEUR

Food magazine with a focus on the cultural side of food, including history and travel.
Contact: edit@saveur.com / Max Falkowitz
What they pay:  Starts at $1.50 for print. Online rates vary.

58. SCRAP

Scrap focuses on the scrap recycling industry and provides news and features to help scrap recyclers in their business.
Contact: Rachel Pollack
What they pay:  $800-$1200 for features.

59. SMITHSONIAN

The official magazine of the Smithsonian institute covers history, science, nature, culture and travel.
Contact: Thomas Stackpole
What they pay:  $1-2/word. Experienced writers have reported $3.50 per word.

60. SOUTHWEST

Southwest is the official inflight magazine of SouthWest airlines
Contact: Senior Editor JK Nickell
How to pitch: Geared to the business traveller, the magazine features profiles, business stories, personal essays and sports features, among others. Most of their travel writing is done in house, but writers are welcome to pitch ideas. Read the guidelines and look at the editorial calendar for themes. http://www.southwestthemagazine.com/about-us
What they pay: $1 per word

61. SUN MAGAZINE

The Sun is a monthly American magazine publishing essays, interviews, short stories, poems, and photography.
Contact: Use the Submittable form to reach the editors: http://thesunmagazine.submittable.com/submit/6d47edc6-20f6-4a87-8358-df66343da8d9
What they pay: $1 per word and up

62. T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE

T: The New York Times Style Magazine is a perfect-bound magazine dedicated to fashion, living, beauty, holiday, travel and design coverage.
Contact: Alainna Lexie Beddie or Online features editor Alexandria Symonds
What they pay:  $2-$3 per word for print

63. THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR

This magazine is published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society and covers history, public affairs and culture.
Contact: Use the Submittable form: https://theamericanscholar.submittable.com/submit
What they pay: Pays upto $500 for features

64. THE ATLANTIC

The Atlantic is an American magazine, founded in 1857. The magazine and website cover politics, culture, business, science, technology, health, education and global affairs
Contact: Atlantic editors can be pitched individually or through the forms on the site. They respond to both.
What they pay:  $1.50 - $2.50 (print edition), digital rates vary from $200-$300

65. THE DEVELOPMENT SET

Stories and conversations about global health and social impact
Contact: Sarika Bansal
What they pay:  $0.50-$1/word

66. THE NATIONAL

Official magazine for Amtrak
Contact: Executive Editor Alex Hoyt
What they pay: $1 per word

67. TRAVEL + LEISURE US

This popular travel and lifestyle magazine covers destinations and ideas for travel worldwide.
Contact: Managing Editor Laura Teusink
For digital, pitch editor Jessica Plautz
What they pay:  $1-2 per word

68. VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW

VQR is a prestigious journal of “literature and discussion” published by the University of Virginia.
Contact: Use the Submittable form linked to in the guidelines
What they pay:  pay varies for different sections and are mentioned in the guidelines. Reviews pay $500; other prose $1000 and above.

69. VOX

Vox is a news site which covers politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science and business, among others.
Website: www.vox.com
Contact: Features Editor Eleanor Barkhorn
What they pay:  $500 for a personal essay

70. WIRED (US EDITION)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
Contact: submit@wired.com
How to pitch:
For Wired US Opinion: https://www.wired.com/2016/08/how-to-submit-to-wired-opinion/Some more advice from Deputy Editor Adam Rogers here: http://www.theopennotebook.com/2012/01/04/how-not-to-pitch/
What they pay:   $1-$2/word