Bloggers: Ten Places to Get Paid for Your Writing (Volume 1)


Syndicating content is a great way to gain new readers and get your writing in front of a larger crowd. But syndicating rarely pays the bills. You also run the risk of losing SEO credit if you don’t take the proper steps to ensure the content originated on your blog.

That’s why bloggers should always be on the hunt for other platforms where they are paid for the fruits of their labor. Magazines and online periodicals are great places to start the search.

In addition, here are ten places to get paid for your writing:

HerStory Voices: Essays focused on an experience or moment – big or small – that transformed you or made you realize something important; $40 for essays accepted for publication

Los Angeles Review of Books: Accepts book reviews, hard news journalism, feature articles, and op-eds. Pay is based on available funds (non-profit); as high as $100

Narratively: Original and untold human stories; $300 for accepted features

Writer’s Digest: Accept cold pitches; pay up to $550 for features

New York Time’s Modern Love Column: Series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love; reported up to $300 for accepted essays

The Virginia Quarterly Review: Poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction; $100 and up

Book Riot: Book reviews (previously unpublished/not syndicated); payment unknown

Moment Magazine/Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest: Jewish content only; $15 entry fee; $1,000 to winners

The Sun: Essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry; they favor personal writing, but also provocative pieces on political and cultural issues; $300 to $2,000 for essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $200 for poetry.

Smithsonian Magazine: Accepts unsolicited proposals from established freelance writers; $500 per story for “online features”

Posted on by Crystal in Blogging Tips

14 Responses to Bloggers: Ten Places to Get Paid for Your Writing (Volume 1)

  1. Kathy Radigan

    Thanks for such a great list! I really appreciate it!
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  2. Julia

    Awesome resource! I just pinned this.
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  3. Lynn @Nomad Mom Diary

    You are the best!
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  4. Janine Huldie

    Thank you so much Crystal, pinning and totally going to take a better look into this better now for sure 😉
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  5. Miranda

    What a great list! I’ll be looking into some of these, thanks for sharing!
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  6. Eva

    Thanks so much for the list! Have you found one or two particularly useful in generating income?
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  7. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    These are great, thanks for sharing with #SITSBlogging. I would love to get my book reviews out especially. I love encouraging people to read great books! Pinned to my Blogging Tips Board
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  8. Melissa

    Thanks for these! There are a few options I haven’t heard of. I’m always looking for new places to write.
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  9. Liz

    Interesting. I used to subscribe to the Sun. It’s a great magazine, just don’t have the time anymore.
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  10. Laurie WJN

    What a fantastic list, thanks so much for sharing
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  11. Kimi

    Great list, many I’ve never heard of before. I’ll be checking them out for sure! Thanks again!
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  12. Christine from SoDomesticallyChallenged

    Great list! Thanks so much! Bookmarked. Definitely going to be submitting some writings to a few of these! Thank you!!
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  13. Kristen

    Great list….pinning!
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