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.

Autostraddle

Report: $100 for 1000-2000 word feature online in 2014. Little to no reporting. Solicited pitch.

San Francisco Bay Gardian (R.I.P.)

Report: $100 for 500-1000 word news item in print and online in 2014. Medium reporting.

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.