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Submit the article to the article sites below. *IMPORTANT* Make sure you include your affiliate link if you’re marketing as an affiliate. You may ask why we have not given sample articles here. Reason being that if we give the same article or press release it will lose impact, better to use your own individual interpretation as this will result in YOUR article or press release being treated as individual and unique.
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- Ezinearticles.com An article directory that has been around since the early days of the Web. Although Google no longer values links from these directories that is not our goal. Our goal is to give quality content to readers ensuring they fell compelled to visit our site.
- Medium. This is a high quality website: Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring you the smartest takes on topics that matter. So whatever your interest, you can always find fresh thinking and unique perspectives.
- Create a blog at blogger.com promoting your business and include your affiliate link. Once you post your entries, go to pingomatic.com and ping it so that it will hopefully get picked up somewhere, giving you back links to your blog.
- Ask or add a question on Quora. Quora is an American question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, and edited by Internet users, either factually or in the form of opinions. It has grown to become a massive resource
69 Great Places to Submit Your Article
Once you’ve penned or commissioned your article, which publications should you contact? Where should you try to sell that personal essay?
“You might be tempted to focus only on magazines, but there are some great websites that run essays,” writes essayist Amy Paturel, who has taught an online personal essay writing course for a decade. To help her students get published, she compiled a list of 130+ editors who accept (and pay for!) personal stories.
We’ve all heard of The New York Times’ personal essay column — submit to Modern Love is probably already on your to-do list — but there are lots of other publications that publish personal essays.
To help you find the right fit, we’ve compiled a list of 19 publications that will consider your personal narrative essay, as well as tips on how to pitch the editor, who to contact and, whenever possible, how much the outlet pays.
Who are they? Only one of the oldest poetry magazines in the world. They aren’t stuck in the past, though – you can find many fantastic poems from modern talent in this prose treasure trove. Maybe you could be one of them?
Do they pay? Quite handsomely. $10 per every line published.
Who are they? A popular haven for creative types since 2000. They celebrate honest writing and work closely with writers to help promote their talent.
Do they pay? Pretty well. $25 for every poem published.
3. The Legendary
Who are they? Another pillar of the online writing community, The Legendary regularly publishes some superb underground poetry and other interesting features.
Do they pay? Not that I could see.
Who are they? They’ve been around for thirty years, so it’s fair to say they have their fans. Their typical output is varied, but is based on one central theme: quality.
Do they pay? Between $25-$300 for published materials under general submissions. They also hold two contests with massive cash incentives: $1500 for winning fiction and $1000 for winning poetry.
Who are they? As dedicated a team of editors and writers that you will find on the ol’ WWW, Drunk Monkeys are constantly working to promote and spotlight emerging excellence in the field of writing, including poetry. Due to demand, their submissions aren’t always open.
Do they pay? No, but they work their fingers to the bone until they think you’ve been promoted properly.
6. All Poetry
Who are they? Probably the place online where poets congregate to discuss, dissect, and create. If you’re looking for feedback as a new poet, we’re pretty sure one of the 500,000 members will be happy to help.
Do they pay? They hold regular poetry competitions with cash prizes as incentives.
7. The Rialto
Who are they? A seriously stylish outlet for poets based in the UK, though it seems like anyone of any background can submit. They’re on the rise and have been for the past three decades, helping to establish poetry newcomers and spotlight underrated names in the process. They’ve just released issue 85 of their magazine with them publishing at least three magazines per year.
Do they pay? £20 per published poem.
Who are they? A diligent and passionate team that have been delivering poetic excellence since 1985. They receive a serious amount of poetry each year, so if you want to be one of the 150 published each year, you best make sure you’re sending your best work.
Do they pay? Not that I could tell.
Who are they? A Canadian publication, but they know that writing talent doesn’t have borders, so submissions are open to all. They’ve been around for over three decades and have won more than their fair share of accolades and fans in that time.
Do they pay? $40 for any poem published across multiple mediums.
10. United Press
Who are they? A shining light for British poetry, United Press has been around for many years, publishing and promoting new talent aplenty to success. They aren’t the flashiest, but poetry doesn’t need to be.
Do they pay? Looks like a no.
Where to Submit Short Stories
Who are they? Well, they have a name that sort of explains everything. Story is a magazine dedicating to publishing the most innovative, exciting short stories out there. They run a print publication and, because they love spoiling us, regularly publish online, too.
Do they pay? $20 per page. Don’t think making your font 48px will fly with them.
Who are they? Masters of the concise, FFO are after shorter than short stories – don’t send them anything over on 1000 words. They like immediately captivating prose, but they aren’t big fans of erotica, so be sure to be selective when dipping into your portfolio.
Do they pay? $60 per story, which is pretty great.
Who are they? Literary anarchists; they aren’t seeking traditional prose. Mess with the narrative and their minds and you will be in their good books. If you think outside-of-the-box and it’s reflected in your writing, you couldn’t ask for a better platform.
Do they pay? Yes, but a maximum of $40 at a rate of 3 cents per word.
Who are they? Another group of writers who go against the grain, Shimmer mainly seek speculative fiction with a fantasy bent. Keep it tight at around 4000 words and the editors will be your new best friends. 7500 words is the maximum, but you can send them an email to justify your story if it exceeds that.
Do they pay? Pretty well considering – a maximum of $50 at a rate of 5 cents per word.
15. One Story
Who are they? Evil geniuses: they only publish one short story roughly every month with a massive amount of money going to the published writer. Your odds may not be high with this publication, which is why you should probably get around to writing your Great Expectations sooner rather than later.
Do they pay? $500! Five. Hundred. Dollars.
Who are they? Exhibitors of the wacky and strange, Crazyhorse is one of the most accepting literary magazines out there for short stories – there really aren’t many restrictions with what theme or form your submission can take. Its editors are after life’s eccentrics, so if you’re reading this while playing ping pong, you could be just their type of person.
Do they pay? Very well indeed. A maximum of $200, $20 per printed page.
17. The Sun Magazine
Who are they? Thankfully not related to the British newspaper, The Sun Magazine are uncompromising with what sort of short story you can send to them. It’s essentially open house, so if you have something odd or a masterpiece to unveil, they will be happy to receive your submission.
Do they pay? You could say that. $300 to $2,500 for nonfiction or $300 to $1,500 for fiction, plus a subscription with them for a year.
Who are they? As their name suggests, Brevity love the succinct side of short stories. If you can convey your narrative in under 750 words or less, you have a brilliant community to become a part of. Both seasoned writers and burgeoning newcomers are welcomed.
Do they pay? More than fairly. $45.
Who are they? Lovers of science-fiction, Tor has published plenty of talent in its esteemed history, including many short stories and novellas. Due to the volume of submissions received, however, they are on an indefinite hiatus, which means that they will be back, but only once they’ve reviewed previous submissions. It’ll be worth the wait when those doors open again, though.
Do they pay? A rate depending on the commercial prospects and quality of your submission.
20. Word Riot
Who are they? Always looking for new talent, this celebrated literary journal will pass the 15-year mark since launch in 2017. They’re about, and always have been, finding new talent and helping them to capture the attention of new audiences.
Do they pay? Not that I could see.
Where to Submit Personal Essays
Who are they? One of the biggest culture-centric websites around, Salon is bookmarked by many people looking for thought-provoking, important essays and personal experiences. They’re huge, so be aware that you might not be successful.
Do they pay? Not sure, some previous contributors have said so.
22. The Awl
Who are they? Big believers in the value of personal essays. The Awl have been around for some time, helping writers to weave their own stories in big numbers. The mundane need not apply to be published by these guys.
Do they pay? Anywhere between $30 and $250.
23. Huffington Post
Who are they? They’re either loved or hated, but there’s no denying that HuffPo is a big player, possibly one of the biggest websites ever made, and they want you to turn your personal experience into essays.
Do they pay? Not even a penny, which I’ve always found a little weird.
24. New Statesman
Who are they? A fairly large site, but not so large that they are completely unapproachable. They’re looking for timely pieces on what’s going on in the world right now, including your take — it’s likely the more salacious, the better.
Do they pay? They do, but they don’t disclose rates publicly.
25. Tin House
Who are they? The destination for writers of all pedigrees – looking at their testimonials will make your head spin. Being published on Tin House is something every writer needs to tick off their bucket list, but don’t even think about writing over 10,000 words for them.
Do they pay? Enough for a mortgage on a small house. $1000 max.
Who are they? Full Grown People are fond of submissions and personal essays that center around being an adult, whether it’s a piece on the juxtaposition to childhood or something similar. They receive a mighty amount of submissions, so you may have to bear with them. It will be worth the wait, though – the community is great.
Do they pay? Sadly not.
Who are they? Couldn’t say that I’d read much of their output before putting this list together, but once I was on that website, it had me. They publish some excellent content in an eclectic range of categories, including personal essays. Bear in mind that they’re huge, so you may have to be patient with your submission.
Do they pay? Generously. Between $250 and $500.
Who are they? Massively popular, Bustle boast over a million fans on Facebook alone, so you can expect they receive their fair share of submissions, too. If you’re stuck on what to write for them, they accept a broad range of different works, including personal essays that capture the attention.
Do they pay? Depends. Unsolicited, no. Otherwise, yes.
29. Good Old Days
Who are they? As you might be able to guess, Good Old Days love nostalgia. It’s essential that you have experience of life in the 50s or earlier that you want to turn into a personal essay for them. The website is full of heartwarming and heartbreaking tales in equal measure.
Do they pay? Anywhere between $15 and $75.
30. Literal Latte
Who are they? Dedicated to the core. Literal Latte are accepting submissions every single day of the year and consider all submissions, no matter your experience. They thrive on giving chances to those who may never get them, so your personal essay could fit in well here.
Do they pay? Not for general submissions (yet), but they do hold five contests a year with three of them having $1000 prizes.
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31. The Verge
Who are they? A massive entertainment and technology website that certainly doesn’t accept half-measures. They are extremely particular about what they publish and aren’t after your opinions, but if you can bring them a breaking news story, they’ll be listening.
Do they pay? Doesn’t say.
Who are they? A travel guide website that doesn’t suck. All of their features are packed with accurate information and opinion from people who have been there and done that. If you have 1000 words in you, you could be one of them. It’s also great exposure.
Do they pay? Yes, $40 for a published piece.
33. Writers Weekly
Who are they? A popular website for writers, by writers (hey, that sounds familiar). It’s filled to the brim with handy tips and guides for writers of all experiences and pedigrees – there’s bound to be something on there that can take your work to the next level. You could probably help someone out by imparting your wisdom and getting paid for it, too.
Do they pay? How does $60 for about 600 words sound?
34. Write Naked
Who are they? Probably not naturists. What they absolutely are, though, is a hugely helpful resource for writers as the website is filled with anecdotes and guides from established names in the literature world. They also love interviews and discussions about freelance writing.
Do they pay? Yes, but you might want to put the extra effort into writing something extraordinary. The editor will pay $200 for exemplary pieces.
Who are they? Proud geeks. Techopedia loves publishing anything to do with the world of tech, whether it’s an in-depth guide or an opinion piece. You might have to be well-versed in many fields to be able to competently write for them, but you’re a writer. Research is what you do.
Do they pay? Yep, and they’re proud of it. Expect $50 to $150 for your published work.
Who are they? A website dedicated to the arts and those that inhabit the theater scene. They publish a wide range of differently themed content, but with a strong opinion and facts to back up your words, you could go quite far with HowlRound.
Do they pay? Yup. $50 for 750-2000 of your fine words.
Who are they? A very successful technology blog that has been around since 2007. They’re always on-the-ball with news and welcome submissions covering a range of different topics, but your best bet is to stick to design guides and recommendations.
Do they pay? Not specified.
Who are they? Defenders of the arts. If you’re a fan of anything to do with film, TV, politics or anything within a similar category, you’re in luck. This is probably the smallest website on the list, but it looks like it’s going places – the content is great and the editorial team seem to be passionate, which is exactly what you need.
Do they pay? Not yet.
39. Screen Rant
Who are they? A massively popular pop culture website with a huge following on social media. If you’re trying to become a journalist capable of turning over breaking news stories as quick as the idea lands in your inbox, Screen Rant is one of the best places to start.
Do they pay? Yes, but payment rates are unclear.
Who are they? A small-to-medium gaming website in terms of size, GameSkinny publish fairly frequently and promise to help you get to the top of your game. They operate on a “Bounty Program” and are looking for lists, guides, and all sorts of content.
Do they pay? $0.50 per 1000 Views.
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Who are they? The thinking man’s comedy website. Cracked started life as a decent magazine but have become an even better website, offering listicles with word counts that would make your typing fingers tremble. If you have a crazy theory about the newest superhero movie that you can turn into thousands of words, Cracked has to be one of the best places for you.
Do they pay? “We will pay you if it’s good.”
42. College Humor
Who are they? Probably the biggest comedy website out there. They’re constantly posting lists, whether they’re funny or not, and can help you to collaborate with artists to really bring your content to life. They’re pretty selective about who they accept to write for them, though – I applied to write for them a while ago and didn’t hear anything back, which is odd because I am hilarious.
Do they pay? Varies, but the maximum you can earn is $100.
Who are they? The slightly less socially acceptable sister site to College Humor. Only nerds need apply; if you don’t know your Pac-man from your Tetris, you might not be a good fit for them. If you’re an out-and-out nerd, writing for Dorkly will put you in touch with an awesome, unforgiving community of millions.
Do they pay? $35 for a single-page article, $75 for multi-page.
Who are they? The British Cracked. They haven’t been around for all that long, but they have the talent and community to become one of the world’s biggest websites and they certainly aren’t far off joining the elite, either. They cover everything from the world of pop culture with their list articles performing the best out of the hundreds of different things they publish each week.
Do they pay? Yes, on a views basis.
Who are they? A titan of the list world that never seems to run out of content ideas. You name it, they will make a list out of it, but they expect nothing but quality on whatever topic you’re covering, whether it’s the best cheese in Holland or the worst impersonations of Sylvester Stallone. Go for a minimum of 1500 words and reap the rewards.
Do they pay? Really well. $150 for your hard work.
46. The Richest
Who are they? Suppliers of all the lists one person could ever need. The Richest have an impressive scope of topics they cover, which means that it’s highly likely there will be something for you to write about. Their contributor program is a little complicated, but if you can stick to it, you can earn some decent money.
Do they pay? Half a dollar per every 1000 views.
47. Top Tenz
Who are they? Obsessed with the bizarre, unknown, and obscure, Top Tenz is another list-based website with a big audience. One of their most popular articles has close to 50 million views, which isn’t too bad at all. There’s no guarantee that you will hit those figures with your own listicle, but who’s to say you won’t come close?
Do they pay? $50
48. The Sportster
Who are they? A sports-centric listicle website with a lot of content to give to pro wrestling fans. Thinking of submitting to them? You better go back and start watching some Royal Rumbles because wrestling lists are the bread and butter for these guys.
Do they pay? Yes, on a views basis.
Who are they? A huge community of individuals all looking for ways to make life easier. The content on the website is predominantly to help and inform, so if there’s anything you know about that someone else might not, share your wisdom and reach a massive audience.
Do they pay? Unclear.
Who are they? Come on. You know BuzzFeed. Writing for their community section is a pretty surefire way of getting your list read by a limitless audience.
Do they pay? Nope.
51. Boston Globe
The Boston Globe Magazine Connections section seeks 650-word first-person essays on relationships of any kind. It pays, though how much is unclear. Submit to email@example.com with “query” in the subject line.
Must-read personal essay: “My Childhood Seizures Could Have Been Terrifying, But My Dad Made it OK” by Hillary Mullan
52. Extra Crispy
Must-read personal essay: Gina Vaynshteyn’s “When Dumplings Are Resistance”
53. Dame Magazine
“Incisive. Irreverent. Curious. Provoctive. That’s DAME.”
If that’s you, too, send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org. Aimed at women in their 30s, the publication covers politics, sex, reproductive rights, LGBTQ issues and more. Pay varies.
Must-read personal essay: “I Tried to Protect My Daughters from a Stalker” by Cameron Gearen
Have an upbeat personal essay between 400 and 800 words on everyday life, like travel, parenting, home, family, gardening, neighborhood, or community?
Must-read personal essay: “Our Animal Problem Comes Home To Roost” by Stephanie Hanes
Include a brief bio, contact information, and your complete original blog post — you can either attach it as a Word document or paste it into the body of the email. Suggested word count: 500-800. Per a well-loved private Facebook group for freelance writers, pay is about $50.
Must-read personal essay: B.J. Epstein’s “How I’m Trying to Teach Charity to My Toddler”
56. The Sun Magazine
Publications in The Sun Magazine have won Pushcart Prizes and been selected for Best American Essays — so if your story gets chosen, you’ll be in good company. And since the editors “tend to favor personal writing,” that I-driven nonfiction essay might just be the perfect fit. (Fiction and poetry are also accepted.)
Pay ranges from $300 all the way up to $2,000 for accepted prose. The easiest way to send your story is online through Submittable.
Must-read personal essay: “Cleaned Out,” by Barbara Ehrenreich (Editor’s note: The Sun puts its stories behind a paywall…which is why they can afford to pay their writers so handsomely!)
57. New Statesman
This U.K. magazine has a helpful contributor’s guide. Unsolicited submissions, while rarely accepted, are paid; if an editor likes your pitch, you’ll hear back in 24 hours. Email email@example.com to get started.
Must-read personal essay: “The Long Ride to Riyadh,” by Dave Eggers
The popular Modern Love feature accepts submissions of 1,500 words max at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a Word attachment, but also paste the text into your message. Consult the Times’ page on pitching first, and “like” Modern Love on Facebook for even more insight. Payment is $300, The New York Times writes on its Facebook page.
This column is famous for helping writers get book contracts. One example is Amy Sutherland, whose column, “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,” ran in 2006 and landed her a book contract with Random House.
Must-read personal essay: “The House Where My Husband Doesn’t Exist” by David Khalaf
One unique aspect to Creative Nonfiction Magazine is their high acceptance rate of unsolicited pitches. So it’s a great stop for blossoming writers, as well as those with more experience.
To submit online, a $3 reading fee is charged to non-subscribers (and the magazine no longer accepts paper submissions). The fee ensures you will be paid if your work is accepted, which typically adds up to a $125 flat rate plus $10 per printed page. Read over their submission calls before pitching since each issue sticks to a theme.
Must-read personal essay: Caitlin Dwyer’s “Inheritance”
“Slate,” according to its own submission guidelines, “is known for making smart, witty, persuasive statements.” So if you’ve got something to say, email your pitch (not your drafted post) to the appropriate section editor.
Send personal essays to email@example.com. Average reported pay is about 24 cents per word.
Must-read personal essay: Justin Peters’ “I Sold Bill Murray a Beer at Wrigley Field”
Each print issue has a specific cultural theme and welcomes both fiction and nonfiction — and even poetry! Stories and essays of 5,000 words max earn up to $250.
Must-read personal essay: “Fire Island,” by Christopher Locke
62. Skirt Magazine
Skirt Magazine is “all about women – their work, their play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls.” Editors welcome pitches for personal essays of 600-800 words and give preference to Charleston-based writers.
Check their submissions calendar for upcoming themes. Pay varies.
Must-read personal essay: Patricia Williams Lessane’s “Mighty Black Mothers”
Motherwell is a publication that aims to tell all sides of the parenting story. They seek parenting-related personal essay submissions of up to 1,200 words.
Submit a full piece online via Submittable; all contributors are paid.
Must-read personal essay: “The Length of the Pause” by Tanya Mozias Slavin
64. The Bold Italic
This publication focuses on California’s Bay Area. Strong POV and a compelling personal writing style are key. Typical pay is $50 per article, though higher rates can be negotiated for “complex” pieces.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Pitch: [Name], [Article Title].”
Must-read personal essay: “Thanks, Mom, for the Secondhand Panties” by Linda Freund
Submit essays about health, mental health, relationships, and identity to the appropriate editor at this lifestyle site geared toward women. They also are accepting pitches to their two series, Family Thread and Living With.
The editors ask that you only send pitches, not full drafts. Pay averages about 10 cents per word.
Must-read personal essay: “I Snuck Into A Celebrity Wedding On Palm Beach & I Would 100% Do It Again” by Alexandra Antonopoulos
66. The Rumpus
Payment is lean, but possible: Eligible contributors can opt in to receive an even share of the $300 budget the publication sets aside monthly.
Must-read personal essay: “Not a Widow” by Michelle Miller
This personal-finance website welcomes submissions that discuss ways to make or save money. Read the guidelines before emailing your submission. Articles should be between 700-900 words. Pay varies.
Must-read personal essay: “This Family’s Drastic Decision Will Help Them Pay Off $100K in Debt in 5 Years” by Maggie Moore
They are open to a variety of topics, but claim past success with pieces on parenting, relationships, money, identity, mental health, and job/workplace issues. Pay varies.
Must-read personal essay: “I Was a Child of Chernobyl” by Sophia Moskalenko
Narratively accepts pitches and complete pieces that tell “original and untold human stories.” Submit online in the category that most closely fits your essay, which should be between 1,500 and 4,000 words. Pay averages 9 cents per word.
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