Freelance Writing Markets

16 June 2016

Here are some writing markets for you to consider.

American Educator, USA

Quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers. Interested in articles on new trends in education, politics, well-researched news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, international affairs and labor issues of interest to teachers. Minimum payment $300 for articles of 1,000 to 5,000 words.


Griffith Review, Australia
Australian quarterly of writing and ideas designed to foster and inform public debate. Each edition explores a topical theme from a number of different points of view, with writing from a range of genres – reportage, essay, memoir, fiction and poetry. Pay negotiated.
Monsoon Books, Singapore
A Singapore-based independent publisher of English-language fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (biography and autobiography, true crime, food and drink, cookery, travellogue and current affairs) – usually with Asian themes – with distribution throughout Asia, the United States, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Alaska Airlines Magazine, USA
The monthly in-flight magazine for Alaska Airlines. 75% freelance. Columns include Journal (arts and culture), Business, On Location, Profiles, Sports, Technology and Travel. Mission is to be the best travel, lifestyle and business publication covering the Alaska Airlines route system. Rates begin at $150 to $250 for shorts through to $500 for columns (1,600 words) and $700 for features (2,000 to 2,500 words).
Air & Space, USA
A general interest magazine about flight. Its goal is to show readers, both the knowledgeable and the novice, facets of the enterprise of flight that they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere. The emphasis is on the human rather than the technological, on the ideas behind events, rather than a simple recounting of details. Fees vary.
Alberta Views, Canada
A magazine dedicated to covering the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. 10 issues per year. Pays up to $0.50 (Canadian) per word for features, and up to $100 for reviews.
Airstream Life, USA
Quarterly lifestyle magazine. Interested in articles, queries, story ideas, and photographs that have to do with Airstream motorhomes and trailers, and the lives of Airstreamers. Generally, the goal of Airstream Life is to expand the enjoyment of Airstream travel and ownership. Pays $0.10 per word.
American Angler, USA
Devoted exclusively to fly fishing. Focus is mainly on coldwater fly fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon, but also covers warmwater and saltwater fly fishing. As a guideline, features pay $450 to $600. Short features pay $200 to $400. Essays for “Waterlines” or “Expeditions” departments pay $600.
Canadian Geographic, Canada
Owned by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, this publication is all about celebrating Canada – uncovering and communicating the stories about people, places, frontiers and issues that Canadians want to read. They publish Canadian Geographic six times a year and Canadian Geographic Travel four times a year. That means they buy about 30 feature stories each year.
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