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.

The Morning News

Report: $50 for a 1000-2000 word personal essay online in 2013.  Little to no reporting.  Submission piece.

The Morning News

Report: $150 for a 2000-4000 word personal essay online in 2013.  Medium reporting.  Solicited pitch.

Seattle Magazine

Report: $1500 for a 2000-4000 word feature in print and online in 2013.  Heavy/ Investigative reporting.  “Still waiting to get paid a year after submitting the story”.

Physicians Practice

Report: $700 for a 1000-2000 word news item in print and online in 2014.  Medium reporting.

Tablet Magazine

Report: $1000 for a 2000-4000 word feature online in 2014.  Heaving/ Investigative reporting.  “Heavy editing and rewriting, much back and forth with editor”.

Cancer Discovery

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

The Austin Chronicle

Report: $50 for a 250-500 review/ criticism in print and online in 2013.  Little to no reporting.

The Texas Observer

Report: $940 for a 2000-4000 word feature in print and online in 2013.  Heavy/ Investigate reporting.

The Austin Chronicle

Report: $420 for a 1000-2000 word feature in print and online in 2013.  Medium reporting.

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

Report: $250 for 500-1000 word FOB (front of book) item in print in 2013. Medium reporting.