From Sarah, With Joy

Writer of all things kid lit.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

100+ Paying Gigs for Writers

Remember how I mentioned I've been compiling my own list of all types of paying gigs for writers? Well I've finally posted that list here on its own page.

I'm sure that this list is only the tip of the iceberg. This comes with a standing request for all y'all to send me any suggestions to add to this list. I hope for this list to be a valuable resource.

I tried to separate these links into categories, things like literary magazine databases and paying blog gigs and greeting cards. If there are categories you think should be added to the list, let me know.

I want to recommend two additional resources/strategies to use in addition to this list. Firstly, The Writers Market books are an incredible resource of tons of great consumer magazine options. Way more than I could post here. So get that.

Also, another strategy I like to use is to find the blog or website of writers I love and find the bibliography page. This should give you a really great list of magazines that these writers have been published in, i.e., magazines for you to submit to. For example, I have found it helpful to look at the bibliography of writers like Mary Robinette Kowal, Nina Badzin, and the late, great Jay Lake.

One last word on this. I can intimidate myself by doing this research, just by virtue of the sheer number of possible options. This is why I've come up with the one a day rule. Nobody has to take on all of these options at once. Not even close. Just picking one resource to query or submit to per day, or even per week, is absolutely plenty. Or however you want to do it. My point is to take these options one at a time, and don't let the numbers immobilize you.

Anyway, hope this helps! Again, please let me know if there are ever any resources you think I should add to this list.

Write on!

Sarah Allen


  1. Thank you so much. This is an invaluable resource of information. It must have taken you months to get all those addresses.

    1. So glad it helps! I've been compiling for a while, slowly but surely, just for my own benefit, and then thought since I had the links I might as well share the list :)

  2. You left Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine out of the spec fic list. :-) It doesn't pay a lot, but it pays. It reads blind, so if your story is good, it has as good a chance of selling as one by a big name writer.

    1. Ooooh, thank you! I'll definitely add that to the list!

  3. Haven't checked but assume this is for writers as opposed to bloggers.

    1. Lots and lots of good links for bloggers as well. Both for regular blogging gigs as well as paying guest spots.

  4. Awesome! All right if we add a link to that page to the IWSG site?

  5. An excellent list, BTW. Thank you. I'll put up a link on my blog when I get the time.

  6. I wouldn't mind trying my hand at greeting cards. Thanks for the great post. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette


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