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Who Pays Writers? Crowd-sourced list

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Who Pays Writers?

An anonymous, crowd-sourced list of which publications pay freelance writers, and how much

Boston Globe. Report: $75 for a 500- to 1000-word op-ed essay online in 2015. Cold pitch. First serial rights. Payment within 30 days. “Submitted to print op-ed, initially rejected, picked up for online-only.”

Boston Herald. Report: $100 for a 500- to 1000-word op-ed in print and online, 2015. Submitted on spec. Payment within 45 days. First serial rights.

Funny Times. Report: $60 for a 500- to 1000-word opinion piece (reprint) in print, 2015. Paid within one month. “This monthly national newsprint book reprints cartoons and columns previously published elsewhere. Good secondary source to get another check for something for which you were already paid”

Middle-East Eye. Report: $250 for a 1000- to 1000-word criticism piece online in 2015. Payment within one week. First serial rights. Ongoing relationship with publication.

Green Parents. Report: $150 for a 2000- to 4000-word feature (reprint) in print, 2014. Handshake agreement. Payment received within 4 months.

Tin House. Report: $400 for a 2000- to 4000-word feature in print in 2014. Ongoing relationship with publication. Handshake agreement.

Compass Culture. Report: $75 for a 4000- to 6000-word feature online in 2015. Submitted on spec. First serial rights.

Live Happy. Report: $375 for a 500- to 1000-word FOB piece in print, 2015.  Medium reporting. Cold pitch. Pay received within 60 days “after a few nudges.”

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