Looking for magazine writing jobs that pay well and are open to new writers?
We’ve all been there — scrolling through job board after job board, desperately searching LinkedIn for promising opportunities.
That’s why we wanted to make it easy for you to find the best freelance writing jobs with high-profile, career-building magazines.
This post will help you find the best magazine writing jobs from home, making your job search much more rewarding.
As you improve and your confidence grows, you can earn $0.10 or more a word, doubling your income. And with the magazine jobs listed here, you can earn at least $0.20 per word for your written content!
So, what does it take to turn this dream into reality?
You know you have great ideas. The thing is, every other content writer does too.
What separates a struggling freelance writer from those who earn $0.10 a word or more? Well-paid published writers prioritize the following:
Improvement in these areas will increase your ability to land better gigs.
Let’s take a look at some of these freelancing opportunities and see where you can land the magazine writing job that accelerates your career.
Take a look at our list of online magazines looking for writers.
In addition to being print magazines, all have well-established online platforms. And all of them are looking for freelance writers like you.
Take note of the ones that call out to you. Read their articles, and get to know their writing style before pitching your ideas.
They pay $200 to $400 each for feature articles and around $0.20 a word for other articles.
Freelance writers for this magazine have earned $0.27 per word.
They welcome submissions of about 500 words for the “Blessings” column, along with short stories about women (or family members) who’ve overcome serious health problems or medical emergencies.
See the graphic below for their 2022 pay scale:
Pay averages $0.36 per word.
Pay varies from $150 to $1,600, depending on the assignment.
Writers who’ve had their work published with Vox have earned around $0.50 a word.
Writers published with them have earned $0.50 a word.
Pay varies by skill and assignment but averages $0.52 a word.
Pay varies per section, but news and reportage pieces earn $0.25 to $1.50 per word.
Writers published with New York Magazine have earned $0.70 a word.
Writers published with NYT have earned $0.50 a word.
Writers published in Harper’s have earned $0.70 a word.
They may prioritize well-known writers, but all the publications listed in this post are magazines that accept freelance submissions — even from those who have yet to make a name for themselves.
Remember, every artist starts as an unknown.
Doing your homework is crucial.
Your pitch needs to align with the publication’s tone, style, and audience.
The more you do it, the easier it gets.
Be prepared to write multiple versions until you can find the right balance of being interesting, informative, and concise while avoiding being cliché or vague.
You don’t need one.
While a degree in English or Journalism can help you with your writing and reportage skills, the editors for these magazines are more interested in seeing proof you can write something they’d want to publish.
Once you identify the magazines you’d most like to write for, create a spreadsheet with the following information:
Then prepare your pitching materials and get going.
The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be able to list a high-profile magazine on your writing portfolio.
What will you do today to make your magazine writing dreams a reality?
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