Get Paid to Write

Freelancer

 

                          

Freelance Travel Writer

Don’t think travel writing is limited to travel-specific magazines or travel websites. Plenty of local and regional publications are actively looking for travel stories, sometimes for destinations right in your own backyard.

Freelance travel writers are self-employed professionals who write about various aspects of the travel industry and traveling, gathering their information firsthand by visiting various cities, states, and countries. Since they are paid per assignment, freelance writers may work long, irregular hours to meet editors' deadlines. A bachelor's degree in an area like English or journalism and previous writing experience may be helpful in securing freelance writing assignments.

Matador Travel seeks original writing, photo and video contributions “that speak to the adventures, cultures, and identities of people around the world.” It suggests writers spend time on the site to see what’s already covered, and pitch new topics and angles.

Standard payment is $40, but some stories may receive more.

Travel and Leisure accepts articles and features from freelance writers. Payment will be agreed on once you’ve been assigned an article. 

The Wayward Post is an online publication for mid-range to upmarket socially conscious travelers. It’s looking for writers for one-off pieces and to work with on a regular basis to contribute photo stories, travel features, “Top 5” listicles and more.

Payment varies based on experience, feature length and writing samples.

BootsnAll will pay you up to $50 to contribute a travel article. There are different types of articles you can contribute and the maximum is $50 for a feature article. You’ll be paid via Paypal if your article is accepted.

World Hum is a travel website looking for quality articles from travel writers; articles are preferred to be over 1,500 words and to be submitted in the body of the email, not as an attachment. You’ll be contacted with payment information once your article has been accepted.

National Geographic Traveler -This magazine looks for fresh content and stories that share the spirit of each destination. Each issue typically includes about five features, with about half on U.S. destinations and half covering international travel. It aims to cover places regular people can go, not just the wealthy.

Stories range from 750 words for a department to up to 2,500 words for a feature. Pay is competitive.

Delta Sky Magazine -This airline magazine seeks stories about travel, lifestyle and business. Features are typically 600-2,000 words, but shorter pieces can contain as few as 100 words.

Payment varies and the magazine has a four-month lead time.

Escapees Magazine - RV travelers with stories to tell and wisdom to share might consider submitting to Escapees Magazine, which specializes in RV lifestyle.

Pay is up to $150 per article.

Caribbean Beat Magazine � Caribbean Beat welcomes lively, entertaining writing combined with a serious and informative approach to subject matter, and top-quality photos and illustrations. The editors prefer to work with authors based in the Caribbean and the diaspora. The editors will consider feature articles of up to 1,200 words on any subject of general Caribbean interest, as well as shorter pieces about current events, etc. Payment is issued upon publication.

Read more at: http://www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/Travel/
Copyright © FreelanceWriting.com - All content on our website is copyrighted in the U.S. and internationally and may NOT be re-produced, or re-printed, online or offline.
Caribbean Beat Magazine � Caribbean Beat welcomes lively, entertaining writing combined with a serious and informative approach to subject matter, and top-quality photos and illustrations. The editors prefer to work with authors based in the Caribbean and the diaspora. The editors will consider feature articles of up to 1,200 words on any subject of general Caribbean interest, as well as shorter pieces about current events, etc. Payment is issued upon publication.

Read more at: http://www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/Travel/
Copyright © FreelanceWriting.com - All content on our website is copyrighted in the U.S. and internationally and may NOT be re-produced, or re-printed, online or offline.

Lifestyle and General Interest

  1. The Atlantic’s online health section reportedly pays $200.
  2. Bitch Magazine’s website pays for pop culture features. Pay is variable, so negotiate to get your desired rate.
  3. Cultures and Cuisines pays $200 per article.
  4. The Daily Beast reportedly pays $250 and up. Their submission guidelines have a black-hole editorial@ email address, so you’ll want to do a little digging to find the right person to pitch.
  5. Dame reportedly pays $200 for essays. They do accept reported features and other article types, and pay rates may vary for those.
  6. Dorkly pays $75 for long features on Batman, Marvel, Pokemon, and other potentially dorky topics.
  7. END/PAIN is a new site launching in 2016, and they are paying $250..
  8. Fund Your Life Overseas pays $75 for articles about business ideas that provide enough income for U.S. ex-pats.
  9. getAbstract reportedly pays $300 for longer (2,000-4,000 word) book summaries.
  10. Gothamist pays $50-$150 for reported pieces about New York.
  11. HowlRound pays $50 for blog posts about the theater — management and marketing, play production and writing, and so on.
  12. The International Wine Accessories blog pays $50 and up for articles.
  13. Pay at The Daily Dot’s online magazine The Kernel varies, so be prepared to negotiate. I saw a report of $350 for a 1,000-2,000 word option piece.
  14. Knitty pays $75-$100 for articles about knitting..
  15. The Mix, a network of contributors to Hearst online publications (including Country Living, Bazaar, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and more) pays $50-$100 for articles.
  16. New York Observer pays $100 on posts about politics and culture for “sophisticated readership of metropolitan professionals.”
  17. OZY does pay freelancers, but rates vary.
  18. Paste pays $50+ for submissions in many different areas.
  19. Playboy.com pays up to $350, depending on the topic.
  20. Pretty Designs covers fashion and beauty. You’ll need to negotiate per-post pay.
  21. PsychCentral covers mental health. They don’t list a pay rate on their site, and they didn’t respond to my query about pay, but a reader on last year’s list reported they are a paying market.
  22. Refinery29 reportedly pays $75 and up for slideshows, articles, and essays on various topics. They also post their needs for specific columns on their guidelines page.
  23. Salon pays $100-$200 for essays and reported features, even very long ones.
  24. Saveur starts at $150 for “amazing stories about food and travel.”
  25. Smithsonian Magazine Online reportedly pays established freelancers up to $600 for reported articles.
  26. The Tablet pays for articles on Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Pay varies, so be prepared to negotiate. I saw a report of $1,000 for a heavily reported 2,000+ word feature.
  27. TwoPlusTwo Magazine pays $200 for original posts about poker. They post articles for six months, after which time the rights revert to the writer, so you can sell reprint rights or post it on your own blog.
  28. Vice‘s pay rate varies, so you will need to negotiate if you’d like to write about food, technology, music, fashion, and other lifestyle topics.

Most of these sites pay around $50 per article, and some of them even pay up to $900 for an article. If your writing  is accepted by any of these websites, you should expect to get paid anytime from a few days to a week.

 

 

 

No ratings yet - be the first to rate this.

Add a comment

You're using an AdBlock like software. Disable it to allow submit.

Last edited: 27/04/2016

Make a free website with emyspot.com - Report abuse