Loaded Magazine

Report: £250 for a 950-word piece.

Adam Weinstein on the un-specialness of feeling poor.

If I had a dollar for every older writer or editor who confided to me that “I don’t know how young writers do it today; I certainly couldn’t,” I could buy every property that publishes them.

So no, we shan’t be doing as well as our parents, and no, we shan’t be shutting up about it. If anything, those of us who have been cowed into silence because college-educated poor problems aren’t real poor problems should shed our fears and start talking about just how hard it really is out there, man.

This state of affairs does not exist because we’re entitled and have simply declined to work as hard as the people that birthed us. American workers have changed from generation to generation: Since 1979, the alleged Dawn of the Millennial, the average U.S. worker has endured a 75 percent increase in productivity…while real wages stayed flat.

Boston Review

Report: $250 for an online piece (cold pitch)

The Atlantic

Report: $200 for The Atlantic’s National section

Travel + Leisure

Report: $200 for a 100-word piece.

Departures (online)

Report: $125 for a 300-word blog post with slideshow

Report: $800 for 1300-word article


Report: no pay for a web-only piece in N+1’s “City by City” feature.

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The Walrus (blog)

Report: no pay for a “long feature” on the blog of this Canadian magazine.

Crossed Genres

Report: $.05/word for a 3,000-word short story in this online science fiction and fantasy magazine in 2013.

Parenting Magazine (print)

Report: $750 for a 500-word personal essay in 2012. “It was all good, but I was surprised to see it on their site and on CNN as well. If I wrote for them again I’d retain ownership and ask for a second fee for syndication.” 


Report: $35 for a 350-word reported piece in 2012. Paid on publication.

Next City

Report: $1500 for weekly, reported Forefront features (as of summer/fall, 2012)


Report: $750 for a 1,000-word feature in 2013.

Serious Eats

Report: $40 for blog post on Serious Eats: Sweets.           

The Billfold

"Doesn’t pay."

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