10 JOURNAL MAGAZINES THAT PAY JOURNALISTS FOR FREELANCE UPON SUBMISSION
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When a freelancer or journalist writes to a paid journal for publication purposes her/she after each completed submission is paid. He/she writes a query letter to kill the unaccepted document from 10% – 20% depends on pitched agreement or expertise.
1. You can submit short stories and features, of about 2,500 words. The editors estimate a $500 payment for the first feature from a new writer. Willing to pay more for experience skilled writers.
- CATHOLIC DIGEST: Lifestyle magazine needs features that are approximately written 1,500 words and cover marriage. Also you can write about parenting, spirituality, and relationships, along with parish and work life. The payment arrangement is $500 for features, upon publication.
- EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL:
It covers a wide variety of environmental issues including wildlife and land conservation and environmental public policy. You can pinch for climate and energy, animal rights, and environmental justice.
On-the-ground reports from outside North America view. The magazine pays 25 cents per word for its print stories, which equates to about $700-$1,000 for in-depth features (about 4,000 words).
You can also pitch a shorter online report, especially if you’re a newer writer. While they only pay $100 apiece, the journal publishes five times daily and is “always looking for fresh ideas.”
VQR is a journal of literature for poetry, it pays $200 per poem (up to four). If they accept a group of five or more poems, you’ll earn $1,000. Prose pays around 25 cents per word. Book reviews earn $500 for 2,000-2,400 words.
- AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE:
AMC Outdoors magazine for writers that have working experience about these 2 cities: Maine to Virginia. You are expected to write your submission on outdoor recreation, education, and conservation topics. The write up must be coined around the information of the Northern Appalachian region.
It pays about $750 for features. Ranged from 2,000 to 2,500 words. You can also pitch a shorter story for one of its departments, which pays $150 to $350 based on the length and complexity of the work.
- THE SUN MAGAZINE:
The Sun Magazine is looking for essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. They prefer personal writing.
The Sun pays $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $200 for poetry. If your work is accepted
- BOY’S LIFE:
This general-interest monthly magazine has been published by the Boy Scouts of America since 1911. And pays its writers between $500-$1,500 for nonfiction articles of as many words.
It should be entertaining to the scouts it’s aimed at.
“Write for a boy you know who is 12,” the editors suggest.
- THE AMERICAN GARDENER:
It seeks writers for horticulturalist profiles. And articles about innovative approaches to garden design, plant conservation, horticultural therapy, and biodiversity.
It pays $300 – $600 for feature articles, which usually run 1,500 to 2,500 words. The magazine is most cases offers travel and expense.
- ONE STORY:
One Story is a literary magazine that features one story per issue, and it is mailed to subscribers every 3 – 4 weeks.
One Story looks for literary fiction in the range of 3,000 – 8,000 words. The stories can be on any subject “as long as they are good.” It offers $500 and 25 copies of the magazine for every accepted contribution. But submissions are only accepted between September and May.
- THE MERICAN SCHOLAR:
Quarterly magazine The American Scholar publishes everything from essays to fiction to poetry on public affairs. You can still pitch writing on literature, science, history, and culture.
It will pay up to $500 for accepted pieces, and if you want to go the digital route. It will pay up to $250 for web-only pieces.
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