Who Pays Writers?

A place to list which publications pay writers, and how much.

Help build this database: tell us what you got paid. It’s always anonymous.

Salon.com

Report: $150 for a 1000-2000 word personal essay online in 2014.  Little to no reporting.  Cold pitch.

The Frisky

Report: $75 for a 500-1000 word opinion/ editorial online in 2014.  Medium reporting.

Men’s Health

Report: $3000 for a 1000-2000 word feature in print and online in 2014.  Medium reporting.  “Easy to deal with, pays fast, great edits”.

Time Out New York

Report: $300 for an up to 250 word FOB (front of book) piece in print in 2014.  Little to no reporting.

The Atlantic

Report: $150 for a 2000-4000 word feature online in 2014.  Medium reporting.

The Cut

Report: $300 for an 1000-2000 word personal essay online in 2014.  Solicited pitch.

Los Angeles Times

Report: $800 ($0.50 per word) for a 1000-2000 word Q&A or interview in print in 2014.  Medium reporting.

Vice

Report: $300 for a 2000-4000 word feature online in 2014.  Heavy/ investigative reporting.  “Piece involved reporting under fairly risky conditions, and had some photos”.

Marquette Magazine

Report: $1500 for a 1000-2000 word personal essay in print and online in 2014.  Medium reporting.

xoJane

Report: $50 for a 500-1000 word News item/ Opinion/ Editorial/ Q&A or interview online in 2014.  Medium reporting.  “Minimal editing. Timely payment/good system”.