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Freelance Markets & Jobs

24 January 2017

We are looking for reporters who can help us cover more of the inspiring work that women artists are doing, the latest research on gender parity in the arts, and the actions women are taking to end gender discrimination in the arts.  We are looking for news articles.  We are not seeking personal essays at this time. We prefer articles that are 500 – 800 words in length. It is extremely rare for us to publish articles longer than 1,000 words. Our maximum fee will be $200 for articles of 500 – 1,000 words that we publish that have not been published elsewhere. The fee will be negotiated on a case by case basis for shorter or previously published articles.


High Country News will consider pitches for well-researched stories on any natural resource or environmental topic, as long as it concerns the American West as a region. We define resources to include people, politics, culture and aesthetic values, not just coal, oil and timber. We divide submissions into front-of-book stories (500 to 1,600 words) and features (2,400 words and up). We pay on publication, between $0.50 and $1.50 per word, depending on the writer’s experience and our experience with the writer. Kill fee is 25 percent.


EDGE YK magazine is a free publication dedicated to showcasing some of the vast creative talent within Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We’re interested in well-told first-person narrative stories, as well as pieces on the issues, ideas and people affecting the city’s past, present and future.


Deep Magic is a bi-monthly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. Most of our non-fiction pieces are invitation only to industry professionals and Deep Magic staff, but if you have a fantastic piece, please send it our way. We pay $.08 per word for the first 5,000 words and $.06 per word for each word between 5,001 and 16,000 words, with payment capped at $1,060 for stories longer than 16,000 words.


Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based online ideas daily, seeks a driven and dynamic Associate Editor to join our team. We’re looking for an experienced editor with strong writing and organizational skills who excels at working with both outside writers and fellow editors. This is a terrific opportunity for a creative and responsible editor to become part of a smart, growing, incessantly curious, and tight-knit team. The Associate Editor must be able to work out of our offices in Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles, and be available for occasional weekend and evening work, and some travel.

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.

Freelance Writing Market Opportunities

8 June 2016
Freelance Writing Opportunities:
ChristianWeek, Canada
An independent, national Christian newspaper published in Canada every two weeks. Primary need is for news. Writers are encouraged to submit articles about people or news events in your own region or denomination that would be of interest and importance to readers in other church communities and areas of the country.
Nightmare, USA
An online horror and dark fantasy magazine. Seeking original horror and dark fantasy stories. Length: 1500-7500 words, under 5000 words preferred. Pays 6 cents per word for original fiction, or 1 cent per word for reprints.
Canadian Newcomer Magazine, Canada
The mission of the magazine is to connect the diverse ethnic communities in Canada by providing free information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants. Subjects covered include employment, housing, Canadian lifestyles, health, finances, ethnic media and education. Published six times per year with all issues available online in both English and French. Pays from $0.10 per word and up.
Caribbean Beat, Trinidad & Tobago
In-flight magazine of Caribbean Airlines. The magazine appears six times a year. It is a general-interest, pan-Caribbean publication, produced in the Caribbean by Caribbean people, with a strong focus on music and the arts, sport, personalities, festivals and the environment. Paying market.
The Diplomat, Japan
An international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. Covers: Geo-political Trends throughout the Asia-Pacific; Defense and Intelligence; Environment, Human Security and Development; Arts, Social Trends and Popular Culture.  “If you seek compensation, please indicate this clearly in your pitch, and whether the article has been published elsewhere. Any payment must be agreed by the editor in advance.”
Chatelaine, Canada
Chatelaine empowers Canada’s busiest women to create the lives they want. The magazine is organized into five sections: Style and Beauty, Home, Health, Life and Food. Pays $1.00 per word.
Gulf Coast Literary Journal, USA
A nationally-distributed journal of literature and fine arts, housed within the University of Houston’s English Department. There is a $2.50 reading fee. Pays $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submission period is from September 1 through to March 1.
Cincinnati Parent, USA
Parenting publication dedicated to promoting healthy families and positive parenting, and serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Paying market.
Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA
Changing the world one story at a time. Stories are inspirational, true stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are stories that open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Pays $200 per story, $100 for devotionals.

Freelance Writing Markets & Jobs

20 May 2016

A new blog for news about parenting, child health and relationships, with advice also from experts to help every family live well. Pays $100.


Tablet is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Tablet welcomes submissions from freelance writers. Please submit a full pitch — including a detailed description of what you’d like to write, a brief biography, links to previously published stories, and, if necessary, a short writing sample — to the appropriate section editor. Do not submit a completed piece.


Upworthy reaches a massive audience with meaningful stories every day, and we’re looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world. Pays up to $200 for 500-word pieces.


The Two Plus Two Internet Magazine accepts articles on any topic related to poker or gambling. Articles should be about 1,000-2,000 words. If accepted, we will pay a fee of $200 (per article) by the end of the month after the article appears on



Looking for someone who possesses strong writing and editing skills. Task is to write one article per month based on monthly theme. Articles are no more than 500 words per article. Examples can be seen in the digital magazine subscription of Autumn Magazine by subscribing for free at .
Writing Topics Needed:

Deadline May 27, 2016

Quizzes – based on theme for the month; Art – Poetry, critique on current movies, tv shows, are books; and Media & Culture – Opinion pieces and reports on current events unfolding in the media or apart of our culture. Apply by sending an email to with a writing example and category of interest.

Freelance Writing Markets

24 April 2016

RANGE magazine is an award-winning quarterly devoted to the issues that threaten the West, its people, lands, and wildlife. RANGE needs (1) stories about working family ranches successfully tending land and livestock, (2) solid profiles of working cowboys and sheepherders, and (3) interviews with government employees and environmentalists who have made a positive difference for people on the land. Regular features, tightly written, run 1,200-2,000 words; mini-features 600-1,200 words. Columns and “Confessions of Red Meat Survivors” (great nostalgia about people over 80) run 500-650 words. Payments are from $50 to $400 per article. RANGE buys First North American serial rights.


We are proudly Canadian and  one of less than a handful of Canadian motorcycle magazines on the newsstands in a sea of American titles. We are a family-oriented motorcycle magazine that focuses on all types of road-going motorcycles, touring, history and destination articles. Destinations, meaning somewhere you can ride to for a weekend (or longer) and take in an event or a festival of some nature. A travel story may be a weekend trip just to ride the roads of a certain area, it could be a two-hour ride or a two-week ride, or longer. We are especially interested in travel within Canada or south of the border – some place Canadians can actually ride to. Small stories can be 600-800 words while travel features might run into 2,000 words.


We publish fiction and nonfiction. There are no rules. The best way to get a sense of what we’re interested in publishing is to read the Quarterly. Read articles online and note the quirky sense of humor required in the stories accepted.


Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract. We do not publish reprints, and we do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Worldwide Freelance – freelance writing markets and resources

19 April 2016
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Freelance Writing Markets

23 March 2016

We advise you to send a story query, not a finished article, for a report-driven story rather than an opinion piece. Your query should focus on regional issues, individuals, resources or events, to name a few. We need a compelling reason to assign an article: a specific angle, or news that makes the subject fresh. As a general guideline, a cover story is in excess of 1,600 words, a news feature around 1,100, creative writing around 800, column 600, and a brief 100-300. There must be a regional angle. Northword covers the area between Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands in the west, Jasper in the east, and Dease Lake in the north. And yes, this is in Canada.


Ohio Magazine publishes stories that celebrate Ohio – its people, its rich culture and heritage, and especially its travel spots. Feature stories in Ohio Magazine should meet all the above criteria. Typically, our feature well contains stories about interesting Ohioans, top travel destinations, Ohio’s arts and cultural institutions, as well as trend pieces and service pieces that provide readers with a statewide set of options on a particular topic. All features should have the potential for wonderful art to accompany it, so the story has a strong visual impact on our readers. Profile pieces typically focus on an individual who can claim an impact – large or small – on the entire state, or whose actions would be of interest to our statewide audience. Trend stories can vary greatly, ranging from home decorating, gardening and food to arts and entertainment. But all must be proven emerging trends in our back yard. Travel pieces highly welcomed. Pays up to $1,200 per articles up to 3,000 words.


Okanagan Life is a regional character magazine (British Columbia, Canada) serving Okanagan residents Valleywide from Salmon Arm in the north to Osoyoos in the south. Pay ranges from 20 cents to 25 cents per published word, depending on experience (paid within 30 days of publication).


All of the magazine’s editorial content focuses on the best of Oklahoma’s people, places, events, and culture. We pay 25 cents a word, and payment is upon publication.

Freelance Markets

6 July 2014
YouthWorker Journal is inviting freelance writers to submit nonfiction articles. Pays $20 to $200
for 200 to 1,800-word articles. We serve thousands of committed men and women who work in a variety of church, parachurch and other ministry settings around the world and are devoted to helping young people know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Everything we publish is designed to help youth workers be more effective in fulfilling this important calling.


Theme: Teens and Depression. The article should focus on parenting a teenager who struggles with
depression. This should be a come-alongside tone, not teaching or preaching. Submit 750 to 800
words. Pays $250 on acceptance. Deadline July 11, 2014 for this theme. For general submissions: departments run 50 to 200 words and pay $50/piece; Feature articles run 1200-1500 words and pay 25
cents/word; Devotions (150-200 words) pay $50 each.


Pays $100 for 800 words. Deadline August 1, 2014. Needs stories on the theme “Developing a Love of
Learning”–submissions can cover practical advice on forging an enthusiasm of and commitment to
teaching students.


Death Where the Nights are Long is an anthology of writing about the idea and experience of death. We are asking approximately thirty writers from Canada, the U.S. and Iceland to deliver an account of death in its many varied forms. We are seeking essays, memoirs, poetry and creative non-fiction, with a suggested length of between 2,500 and 5,000 words. If your piece is accepted, you will be paid $250 on completed delivery and acceptance.  You will receive another $250 on publication. If the book does very well – as we hope it will – we will also consider a success fee to each contributor in an amount to be determined. Deadline November 1, 2014.


Pays $200 for 1,200 words. Deadline September 30, 2014. Stories can deal with the pains and highlights of motherhood, the wonders of parenting grandchildren, special moments of raising a newborn, being a role model to a teenager, or anything that touches the heart of a mom. is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing

20 June 2014 is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing. This also includes topics on how-to write fiction and poetry. Word length is between 700 and 1,200 words. Payment, on acceptance, is an honorarium of $25. The editors work with both emerging and seasoned writers. Writers are invited to submit a query letter with up to three article ideas at

FYI: We’ve been publishing new articles at over the last year.

Our full writer’s guidelines are at:

Freelance Writing Market Opportunites

20 June 2014

The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by our team of experienced readers. We read all scripts as a calling card of a writer’s talent. This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC. Shortlisted writers will go forward to access a range of development opportunities with BBC writersroom. Deadline July 7, 2014.

More prosaically, most features we publish hover in the 1500-2000-word range. We pay a flat rate for accepted work, paid within 30 days of publication. The rate varies from $250 to $800 for essays and reported work, with longer-form reporting paid at the higher end of the scale. For reported pieces, we pay additionally for photos, audio, and video, to be negotiated as part of the assignment. We can pay some modest expenses for reporting as well. The Magazine aims to publish articles “for curious people with a technical bent.”

Essay and nonfiction preferred 700 to 2,000 words. Also accepts poetry, lists, and flash. Swearing is acceptable and can be humorous, serious or sentimental. Deadline June 30, 2014. Average payment after publication is $125 per single 1,000-word essay.

Our fourth print issue of the year is themed ‘Medicine’. We want all your words and visuals that have to do with health, caring, illness, etc. We’re especially after two kinds of contributors for the Medicine Issue: excellent writers and artists tackling an issue related to medicine; and people who work in the medical industry. Deadline July 1, 2014. Payment (for the print magazine): $250/fiction or nonfiction feature story; $150/column or profile; $100 for poetry; and $50/flash fiction.

The New Guard IV contests in fiction and poetry are open

19 March 2014
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!
MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.
Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.
KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.
Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.
We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.
Deadline: July 14, 2014
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.
Visit the website:
Please direct all submission questions:

Freelance Writing Markets

13 March 2014

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: CHRISTMAS IN CANADA — 101 Stories About the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays, Canadian Style! We’re making another book for Canada. Christmas in Canada is a special time. The nights are long but our hearts are warm and the lights are bright. We want your true, dramatic stories that took place at Christmas time in Canada, whether you are Canadian, a resident of Canada, or a visitor to Canada. And keep that Canadian spelling in your computer, eh? We are defining Christmas as the entire December holiday season and the New Year festivities too. Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline May 30, 2014.



CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges — It is amazing how people persevere, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. What challenges have you faced in your life, and what did you do to overcome them? Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline March 31, 2014.



LANICO ENTERPRISE – ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.


JUPITER PRESS – SPECIAL CALL — From time to time our editors will have specific needs for manuscripts. Seeking one or two 20,000 to 35,000 word erotic romance contemporary M/M novella(s) set in Las Vegas in or around casinos or the casino industry.



PROFIT GUIDE — PROFIT is Canada’s most-read and best-targeted publication for entrepreneurs and small business executives. Canadian stories only. Needs how-to, management tips and profiles. Pays up to $1/word.

Freelance Inc. Op: Write for Parentlife Magazine

28 April 2013


A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from
pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a
Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural
issues, covering topics related to health, development,
education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of
ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents
meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting.
ParentLife is set apart from other secular parenting magazines
in that it alone addresses the whole child: physically,
cognitively, socially, emotionally … and spiritually. Pays
up to $350 for articles of 350 to 1,200 words.

Freelance Op: Write for How Business Mag for Graphic Designers

28 April 2013


HOW is the business magazine for graphic designers and a leading
source of ideas and creative solutions for the industry. Published
bimonthly, it’s about 75 % freelance written. Articles include:
detailed information on industry trends; outstanding examples of
design / illustration / photography (whether in the form of
printed material, identity design, videos, CDROM, Web sites,
signage programs, etc.); profiles of noteworthy industry figures,
usually in conjunction with a specific project they’ve completed;
business tips; new technology; new disciplines for graphic designers;
and pressing industry issues. Columns typically run around 1,200
words. Features run 1,500 to 2,000 words. Payment ranges $250-$800.
20 percent kill fee.

Inc. Op: Freelance Writing for Columbia Kids

28 April 2013


COLUMBIAKids is a free online magazine that features exciting,
interesting, and informative articles and stories based in
Pacific Northwest history. Our target readers are children up
to age 14 who live in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
and Alaska, but we also welcome subscribers from all over the
world. All articles considered on spec. Features- Length:
800-1,200 words each; $200. Departments 200-800 words each;

Inc. Op.: Write Freelance for Humpty Dumpty Magazine

28 April 2013

(ages 5-7)

FICTION: Short stories 450 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.


NONFICTION: We accept short articles of 300 words or less on
science and nature, as well as age-appropriate how-to projects.
Payment: $70 and up.


POETRY: We accept poems 4-12 line poems. Please remember the
age of your audience. Payment: $35 and up.


RECIPES: We accept simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or
less that generally require no cooking and minimal adult help.
If possible, include a photo of the recipe with submission.
Payment: $40 and up.


CRAFTS: We accept fun crafts of 250 words or less that young
children can make with a bit of adult help. Payment: $40 and up.