volunteer with good taste, good sense, and good judgment to find contests with deadlines that are 2-6 months after
the date we publish. You get to discover these contests for yourself and you get a credit for your resume.
This collection of contests and markets includes places that pay writers.
SPECIAL NOTE: I would be remiss if I did not mention that Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest will be accepting
destinations. Covers lifestyle and how-to. Addresses all levels of skiers. Pays from 30 cents to $1/word for articles of 1,000 to
2,000 words and columns of around 1,000 words.
those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts and Crafts spirit. Query. Articles are 750 to 1,200 words. Columns
are 800 to 1,500 words. Pays up to $200 per page.
WOMEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINE - Our mission? To inspire, inform, and compel women to live life to its fullest through outdoor
adventure and travel. The best way to break in? Pitch us inspiration and information in the form of juicy, newsy, timely tidbits
that you’re able to write about with evidence, authority, and style.
profiles relating to all aspects of progressive organizational wellness. Get real workplace stories, solutions and strategies that
you will not find any place else! Your Workplace features original articles, in-depth interviews and profiles, and reaches HR and
managers who are decision makers/influencers willing to support a better way of doing things to create an amazing workplace.
Pays a minimum of 20 cents/word.
dealing with topical issues of the day on public affairs, religion, literature, and the arts. We look for articles that are timely,
accurate, and well written. Pays $100 to $300. Articles fall into three categories: “Upfronts”, running from 750 to 1,000 words,
are brief, “newsy” and reportorial, giving facts, information, and some interpretation behind the “headlines of the day.” Longer
articles, running from 2,000 to 3,000 words, are more reflective and detailed, bringing new information or a different point of
view to a subject, raising questions, and/or proposing solutions to the dilemmas facing the world, nation, church, or individual.
“Last Word” column, a 750-word reflection, usually of a personal nature, on some aspect of the human condition: spiritual,
individual, political, or social.
as finance and issues of women in their 30s and 40s. Magazine also has first-person pieces. Be specific when pitching,
showing you know where your piece should fit into the magazine. Pays up to $2/word with a 25% kill fee. For essays, general
features, career, money and advocacy, Leslie Robarge: LROBARGE at HEARST dot COM. For health, Margarita Bertsos:
MBERTSOS at HEARST dot COM. For sex and love, Brittany Burke: BBURKE at HEARST dot COM. For books, Tiffany Blackstone:
TBLACKSTONE at HEARST dot COM. For giveaways and contests, Ashley Niedringhaus: ANIEDRINGHAUS at HEARST dot COM.
For online, Lauren Levine: LLEVINE at HEARST dot COM. For all other pitches: REDBOOK at HEARST dot COM
We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for thoughtful, well-written essays on political, cultural, and
philosophical themes. Please, no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. We pay from $300 to $2,000 for
essays and interviews, $300 to $1,500 for fiction, and $100 to $500 for poetry, the amount being determined by length and
quality. We may pay less for very short works. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun.
GO MAGAZINE Fifty percent kill fee. Needs general, profile, travel, and light business. No first-person. Stories are 400 to 2,000
words. Go is an inflight magazine for AirTran Airways.
HEMISPHERS MAGAZINE Hemispheres, the inflight magazine of United Airlines. We’re after a great narrative that will immerse
our readers. The story should have a strong sense of place or destination, though traveling should not necessarily be its
focus. The stories can be profiles of newsmakers, cultural figures, authors, artists, designers, inventors or explorers. We’re
also after cinematic, adventurous general interest stories that transport the reader to a faraway place that he may never visit
himself. Other columns available and described at website. 500 to 3,000 words paying 50 cents/word and up.
POPULAR MECHANICS We are always in the market for good freelance articles, and invite your queries. Because our magazine
is divided into departments according to subject matter, you should direct editorial queries to the departmental editor in your
area of interest. We pay anywhere from $300 to $1000 and more for features. We pay on acceptance and purchase all rights.
A men’s service magazine on topics of automotive, home, science, outdoors and technology.
PARENTING Parenting’s readers are moms whose kids range in age from newborn through age 12, as well as expectant moms.
The magazine covers the psychological and practical aspects of raising a child, and the emotional issues that face mothers -
from nurturing their own friendships to juggling the various parts of their lives. The magazine is largely freelance written. Fees
for articles depend on length, degree of difficulty, and the writer’s previous experience. Generally, feature articles run
between 1,000 and 2,500 words in published form. For writers new to Parenting, the best opportunities are the departments.
The pieces there range from 100 to 500 words. Queries for each of these departments should be addressed to the appropriate
editor (such as Kids’ Health Editor, or Ages & Stages Editor). Pays up to $1/word.
GUIDEPOSTS -Written by people from all walks of life, Guideposts articles present tested methods for developing courage,
strength, and positive attitudes. They help readers achieve their maximum personal and spiritual potential. A typical
Guideposts story is a first-person narrative written in simple, dramatic, anecdotal style. The story may be the writer’s own or
one written in the first person for someone else. Even our short features use this format. Articles are 750 to 1,500 words.
Pays up to $500. Columns are 250-750 words and pay up to $250.