Our last post of (paid) writing opportunities went down a treat (find it here), and seeing as it is officially summer after all, we thought we’d give you some more. Salome really does love you. So, without further ado we present to you, ten more writing opportunities:
This feminist entrepreneur’s digital magazine pays up to $2,000 for articles. They are interested in “intellectual service articles, profiles, policy critiques, op-eds, interviews, and personal stories regarding experiences in the start-up space, including incubator/accelerator experiences.”
“We enjoy quality writing that is highly readable and creative. We encourage writers to tackle big and even controversial ideas but do so with wit, style, balance, and respect. We are not an “angry” platform. Profanity – in context and if required – is acceptable.” Find out more here.
2. Bitch Media
This one is epic; the magazine is currently accepting applications for their 2017 writing fellowships in one of four topics: technology, pop-culture criticism, global feminism and sexual politics. It can be done in the comfort of your own home, with bi-weekly Skype meetings. You’ll receive mentorship and write at least six articles. Get to it ladies – read their guidelines here. Oh, and it pays $2000 for three months. *Insert shocked face*
3. Real Life Magazine
Funded by Snapchat they want to hear about living with technology. They publish one essay, advice column, reported feature, or miscellaneous piece of writing a day, four or five days a week. We’ve heard they pay 15 cents a word. Read more about it here.
4. Horse Channel
I’ve always wanted to learn how to ride a horse, and thought some of you may have already learnt the art of equestrianism. This website wants exciting pieces, avoid the boring mundane topics, rather, write something informative for fellow riders. Read more here.
5. The Sun Magazine
No, this publication has no affiliations with the tabloid, we can confirm. They have no minimum word length, but don’t often publish pieces over 7000 words. Pay ranges from hundreds to thousands, though the wait for a reply can take a while. Check them out here though, don’t let fear of rejection hold you back ladies.
6. The Virginia Quarterly Review
They want previously unpublished poetry, short fiction and non-fiction, and also ask that you read previous issues to get a feel for the magazine. If you’re only published on the website you’ll still be paid, just at a lower rate. For more information click here.
Parenting is hard. This one is for parents who want to write about their experiences and what they found useful (Gripe Water). And you know, the things that just didn’t work. Click here for their pitching guidelines. They’re also looking for remote interns, more details available here.
8. The Horse Network
Another one for you animal lovers out there. We see you. They pay $50 dollars per post, with bonuses depending on views. For more information follow this link.
9. New Scientist
Because we’re all about diversity, here’s an opportunity for you if you’re interested in science. Must admit, I’m not the biggest fan of studying science, but some of the articles on here are really interesting. Might make a scientist of me after all. For more information click here.
10. Funds for Writers
They want articles about earning a living as a writer with a beginning middle and end. They want your success stories, breaking into unique markets and more. Find out more here.
Here are some extra articles that caught our eye:
- Nine ways to crack into major markets with personal essays. Read it here.
- Freelancing can be difficult. If you’re considering a career change check this out. Exciting careers if freelancing isn’t doing it for you anymore.
- And if you’re just getting into freelancing, click here for a guide on setting up a website.
And remember, it’s easy to feel defeated after being rejected, but the more you persevere the sooner an acceptance will land in your inbox. Keep going Salomites.
Self promotion spoiler alert: we are open to submissions too, the topic is STRENGTH. (We pay too).
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Umairah is a writer, student (studying history, English literature and religious studies), mental health activist and drinks too much tea. She believes in the power of compassion and kindness. She also volunteers with Salomé as a social media superstar.