Marie Claire US

Report: $2 per word for a 250- to 500-word FOB piece in print. Cold pitch. Medium reporting. Publication bought all rights or it was a work for hire. “Good experience (Newsfeed section) with plenty of feedback and prompt payment.”

Pacific Standard

Report: $250 for a 1000- to 2000-word article online only, 2015. Medium reporting. Cold pitch. First serial rights.

Ozy

Report: $350 for a 500- to 1000-word personal essay online. Little to no reporting. Solicited pitch. First serial rights. Payment received within 2 months. “The piece hasn’t been published yet, but I was paid a month after I submitted the invoice.”

Inc.

Report: $250 for a 500- to 1000-word FOB item online. Medium reporting. Cold pitch. Pub bought all rights or it was a work for hire. Payment received within 1 month. “Inc. normally pays $9.50 per 1,000 page views. They only paid me the flat fee because it was my first story for them.”

The Billfold

Report: $30 for a 1000- to 2000-word feature online. Payment within 30 days. Little to no reporting. Pre-existing relationship with publication. Handshake agreement. Pub bought all rights or it was a work for hire.

Thrillist

Report: $100 for a 500- to 1000-word listicle online. Medium reporting. Ongoing relationship with editor or publication. First serial rights.

Tablet

Report: $75 for a 500- to 1000-word Q&A online, 2015. Handshake agreement. Publisher bought all rights. “Had contract after piece was submitted.”

Kindred Spirit

Report: $372 for a 2000- to 4000-word feature in print. Little reporting. Col pitch. Handshake agreement; 1st serial rights.

 

Tablet

Report: $400 for a 1000- to 2000-word profile online in 2015. Medium reporting. Cold pitch. “Easy to work with, great edits.”

 

Science magazine

Report: $1200 for a 1,000- to 2,000-work news item in print (per-page rate). Heavy reporting. Ongoing relationship with publication. First serial rights.  “Prior rate was $1,500 per page but it is now $1,200 per page for the print magazine.”