Calling All Writers — Are You Ready to Get Paid More to Write in 2018?

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It’s almost the start of the New Year and a perfect time to set new goals as a writer and stretch yourself to meet them. I know everyone’s busy this time of year so this week’s post is short and sweet. If you have more time and haven’t been with me on these posts for the last 8 weeks or so, you can get caught up quickly by reading the post below:

Basically, I’m building a bridge for writers to get from where they are to where they want to be. Success doesn’t look the same for every writer. It’s up to you to set that destination. And what better time to do that than at the start of the New Year?

So if you’re a writer, fiction or nonfiction, who needs to find better paying markets for your writing, stick with me in the New Year as we build the bridge to success, one section at a time.

Here’s 5 More Markets That Pay Writers:

  1. The American Scholar The American Scholar is a quarterly publication chock full of fiction, articles, poetry, essays and more on a variety of topics including literature, culture, history, public affairs, and science. A publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, this publication accepts nonfiction from both known and unknown writers but less than 2% of unsolicited fiction, book reviews, or poetry. See their writers guidelines for additional information.
  2. Cracked bills itself as an all-you-can-eat buffet and one of the most popular comedy sites on the planet. They are seeking writers for a variety of different types of projects including image sets, pictofacts, and other bite-sized comedy pieces. (UPDATE: It has come to my attention this publication has laid off writers in recent months)
  3. Screen Rant If you are a writer who is current with the entertainment industry news, here’s a paid writing market for you to consider. Screen Rant is currently looking for experienced writers to become regular contributors. They require a set amount of content per month about topics such as new movies, gaming, casting news, game design, and other entertaining list posts. See their website for more details.
  4. 5 Best Things Looks to bring the best of the Internet to their readers. Open to new writers for unpaid guest posts. They also pay for technology reviews and for full product reviews of 5 products. See their guidelines for full details. Their policy does not allow for publishing of your review on any other site including your own.
  5. iPhone Life Magazine is paying writers only for their regular magazines sections. Sections include iNews, Life & Tech, Best Apps, Great Gear, Tips and tricks, and Creating Great Apps and Gear, and At Work. They also have an option to blog regularly for exposure and compensation other than cash. For more details see their website.

Bonus Resource:

PaidWrite is one of my very favorite resources for finding ways to get paid to write. PaidWrite gives you quick, easy, and free access to hundreds of publication lists looking for writers and willing to pay them. In addition to categorized links to paid writing markets, you’ll also find tons of tips and tricks for freelance writers from successful writer, Kristy Rice. Kristy’s lists of Must Have Tools and her list of 21 Non-Fiction Research Resources for Finding Credible Sources and Experts to Interview are invaluable. Check it out.

Now go get paid more to write!

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