These Publishers Pay $1 Per Word

Dear Writers,

At Writing Launch, we have a members only database of 1,860 publishers and counting. We work very hard to maintain this database, updating it every week with new publishers.

Here’s a select list of ten publishers from our database that pay up to $1.00 per word, and sometimes more.

If you’d like access to the full database, you can join the waiting list here.

– Jacob Jans

The Fuller Project is a global nonprofit newsroom that reports on issues affecting women in the US and abroad. They raise awareness, expose injustices, and spur accountability. They are always seeking stories on issues that affect women in the US and globally. According to payment reports, they pay $1 per word. If interested, send your pitches to To learn more, refer to their pitch guide.

Enemy Magazine is a print magazine that focuses on “abuses of power in news deserts and underrepresented communities across America.” According to their founder, they pay $1 per word. Send pitches to or Visit their website here.

Eating Well focuses on all aspects of food and nutrition. Their motto is “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health,: and their articles reflect that. Their pieces take a scientific approach to food and provide advice on healthy eating. They’ve posted a list of columns that are suitable for freelancers, and they pay up to $1 per word. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

EdTech Magazine explores “technology and education issues that IT leaders and educators face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution for K-12 and Higher Ed.” They are always seeking new writing talent. According to their associate editor, they pay $0.50 to $1.00 per word for articles of 800 to 1,200 words. To learn more, refer to this page.

Increment is a quarterly “print and digital magazine about how teams build and operate software systems at scale.” Each issue of the magazine focuses on a new theme. They welcome pitches from writers. Right now, they are especially interested in APIs. According to one payment report, they paid $1.00 per word for a 3,000-word piece. Read their Tweet here. Pitch them a story here.

Zora is Medium’s online publication about women of color. Their topic areas include: “current events, culture, identity, race, justice, equality, work/life, family, self, sexuality, parenting, psychology, spirituality, career, friendship, aging, habits, love and dating, body image, trauma and recovery, caregiving, hobbies… and the list goes on.” According to payment reports, they pay up to $1.00 per word. Writers can send pitches to their editor-in-chief at To learn more about them, refer to this page.

Input is a tech publication that is committed to “offering a fresh perspective on the devices, creators, trends, and ideas that are changing our world.” According to their contributing features editor, they are seeking stories at the intersection of technology and culture. They pay $0.33 to $1.00 per word for features. View their website here.

Experience is an online magazine by Northeastern University. They welcome “pitches for reported stories that examine how experience is driving change in industry and society — and inspiring solutions to global problems.” According to one payment report, they paid $1.00 per word for a 600-word piece. To pitch, refer to this page.

Plate Magazine explores the culinary world to meet the most innovative chefs of the industry and uncover interesting food and drink ideas. Each issue of the magazine focuses on a singular culinary theme. According to payment reports, they pay $1.00 per word. To learn more, visit this page.

Forge is’s home for personal development articles. They cover productivity, self-improvement, optimization, personal progress, mindfulness, and creativity. They don’t specify pay rates, though similar Medium publications pay up to $1 per word or more. To learn more, read their guide to pitching.

One comment on “These Publishers Pay $1 Per Word

  1. Nilufer H Karim on

    I am an persistent freelance writer. I love to use my knowledge of agriculture, environment, food and health and lifestyle. Many of writings on food include recipes that are delicious and healthy. I am botanist and therefore like to contribute to a page that covers environment and agriculture. All the sites mentioned above are excellent, the one that suits my writings is EatWell. Therefore I would request my approval in that page or any new one that I have most knowledge.


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