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.

Serious Eats

Report: $100 for 500-1000 word essay online in 2014.

IMPACT

Report: $200 for 500-1000 word FOB item in print and online in 2014. Medium reporting.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Report: $100 for 1000-2000 word criticism/review online in 2014. Medium reporting.

Refinery29

Report: $500 for 1000-2000 word opinion/editorial online in 2014. Little to no reporting. Solicited pitch.

Rolling Stone

Report: $250 for 500-1000 word news item online in 2014. Medium reporting.

International Living

Report: $250 for 500 – 1000 word FOB item in print, newspaper, and online in 2014. Medium reporting. Solicited pitch with no contract. “$250 is their standard rate for one-page articles and $400 for two-page spreads.”

Narratively

Report: $300 for 2000-4000 word feature online in 2014. Medium reporting.

Matador Network

Report: $25 for 500-1000 word personal essay online in 2014. Little to no reporting. Cold pitch.

Craft Beer Magazine

Report: $30 for 500-1000 word Q&A in mobile app or device-based format in 2014. Cold pitch. Verbal or “handshake” agreement.

North Jersey Media Group Community Newspapers

Report: $40 for 250-500 word news item in print and online in 2014. Medium reporting. “They pay $40 flat rate for any story.”