Writing Blogs & Magazines That Accept Guest Posts

Writing Blogs & Magazines That Accept Guest Posts

As a writer, you must appreciate the value of outreach. Getting your work published on the industry’s leading writing blogs and magazines will increase your visibility and stamp your authority as an expert. Of course, that can only happen if you consistently produce high quality content that the target audience will find useful.

I cannot overstate the need for social proof in the blogosphere. You simply cannot succeed without it. When your social proof is solid enough, big brands will listen to you. In fact, they will be willing to work with you. Consequently, you will have the big brands as your clients, which means you will charge highly for your services because they have a budget for the same. You will always have a project to work on at any given time. The constant flow of work will push you to improve your writing and even delivery time.

This list includes some of the internet’s best blogs that will accept your guest post pitches. I have included information about their domain authority (which is good for improving rankings when you get a backlink to your blog) and payment information for those blogs and magazines that pay for the submissions. Go through the list, find your most preferred blog/magazine, and send them your pitch after reading their submission guidelines.

Here's the List of 34 Writing Blogs & Magazines That Accept Guest Posts (Also Includes Payment Information)

1. A List Apart (DA 87)

This blog is very rigorous when it comes to the quality of content it publishes. They publish features (1500+words), articles (600 – 1500 words long), and mini articles (-600 words). The editorial team will work with you to ensure that your work meets the minimum requirements. They expect original content. Submit your content idea with the expected outline before writing the entire post.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $50 for mini articles, $100 for articles, and $200 for features.

2. Wealthy Web Writer (DA 28)

They are always looking for content about web writing and online marketing. Your content must be original and never-before-published article, video, training modules, and/or podcasts. They have a vast audience, so, they will give you enough exposure and a possible chance of meeting your first client. Make sure your article/content has a practical information that the reader can apply in the immediate context.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the provided submission form.

Payment: Credit and links.

3. Pro Writing Aid (DA 43)

Guest posting here gives you an opportunity to connect with over 30,000 writers. Your post should aim to help other writers by sharing your tips or strategies of success. You could also share some rare resources that many readers are yet to find out. They expect that your article should pass through ProWritingAid before you submit it. If your article is published, you will get a year’s premium license to use ProWritingAid (worth $40).

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Credit and links. You also get ProWritingAid premium license for one year.

4. Novel Publicity (DA 41)

They are seeking advice-laden posts that will help the readers with practical ideas. Make sure to format your article properly and rid it of errors and typos. If you know how to write in html, that would be preferable. They discourage posts that are confined to personal experiences and ideas that worked for you individually. They want ideas that can work for any other person who is willing to put in the effort.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Fill the submission form and submit.

Payment: Credit and links.

5. Write Naked (DA 27)

This blog is very particular about the kind of posts make it to the press. They will not accept any article about mental illness, self-promotion, sporting, anxiety, depression, stay-at-home parenting, etc. You must write exceptional articles that reveal the writer life. Pitching is only accepted during the open period, anything sent out of that period will not be considered. You should have sufficient expertise in the subject and social proof to back up your expertise.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $50 per post. $200 for impressive posts as the editor shall deem right.

6. About Freelance Writing (DA 45)

It is very important that you read the submission guidelines and the linked post on things that pisses Anne off. You must avoid them if you are keen on having your post up and running on this site. Make sure that your guest post idea strictly relates to writing otherwise you will not get any response. Also, read through the recent posts to get the gist of what is expected of you in terms of content and style. Edit your work before submitting.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Credit and links.

7. Write it Sideways (DA 38)

This blog accepts guest posts from readers, writers, bloggers, industry experts, copywriters, and any other individual whose advice could be of help to the community. Read their past posts to see the kind of posts you should be writing. Send your pitch first before you write the entire post. When you have finished writing the article, save it as html file and attach it to the email you are sending to the editor. The editor expects an article with a minimum of 600 words. No affiliate links allowed.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Credit and links.

8. Duolit (DA 34)

At the time of writing this post, they are accepting guest posts from invited writers only. They expect the writer to have gone through their published articles to familiarize themselves with the blog’s style and voice. Your article must be unique and well written. Edit your work thoroughly to ensure that you have removed all the visible errors before submitting. They also want to see some of your published work.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the provided submission form.

Payment: Credit and links.

9. Grow Map (DA 48)

Grow map has very high standards of information they expect from their guest contributors. First, they do not allow articles that only serve the purpose of building links. Make sure your post is in line with the blog’s theme and is helpful to the community. Add all the seven elements that Gail enumerates on the guidelines page to increase your chances of success. Add links to your previously published post.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the provided skype ID for expedited access.

Payment: Credit and links.

10. Be a Freelance Blogger (DA 38)

The surest way of getting your pitch rejected here is failing to read the recent and popular posts. You should read these two sections to familiarize yourself with the style and content type accepted on this blog. The readership expects high standards, so, you must ensure that your post is above par in terms of both content and write up. Sign up for their mailing list to get notifications for their next Pitchfest.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Unpaid. However, they run Pitchfest from time to time and the winners get $100 for their published posts. Runners up get $50 among other benefits.

11. Jane Friedman (DA 55)

Jane advises that you should look through the archives to see what kind of posts she accepts on her blog. Your guest post idea should be within the “writing” niche; otherwise, it has very low chances of being accepted. When you pitch, make your message known forthrightly. If she accepts your post, she might ask you to edit the post to meet the standards of her blog.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the contact form.

Payment: Credit and links.

12. Writer’s Digest (DA 69)

Writer’s Digest is a magazine that goes into circulation eight times in a calendar year. They cover a wide demographic in terms of readership but majority of the subscribers reside in America and Canada. They include old and young, rich and poor, educated and not so educated.

Keep your language clean because this is a respectable magazine with very high ratings. They have outlined the topics you can pitch your article idea about. Your pitch should be well-though out and thorough. They also accept manuscript submissions.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: 30 – 50 cents per word and a 25% kill fee in case they fail to publish your article.

13. Writer’s Relief (DA 43)

They are accepting posts on a wide variety of topics such as social networking, the writing life, and web issues for writers, self-publishing, inspiration, etc. Do not write an autobiography here. In fact, self-promotional articles are not accepted. So are affiliate links. Link your article to other internal resources that will add value to your post. You can republish your already published article on this site.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Credit and links.

14. Live Write Thrive (DA 52)

This is an instructional blog for writers. Susan expects you to have read the blog to know what she expects in terms of content and style. Write an actionable post that will add value to the readers and portray you as an expert. Provide relevant links in your post (add between 2 – 4 links to your books or blog). Your article should have at least 800 words. Do not add html tags on the word document.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the contact form.

Payment: Credit and links.

15. Writers Helping Writers (DA 43)

This is an educational blog for writers. The resources they publish aim to educate writers on the best way to improve their writing business/career. The editors choose those who qualify for guest posting with a lot of care. Make sure your post has meat and is of reasonable length (800 words on the average).

Edit and format your post according to the provided guidelines before sending it to the editor of your choice. Submit your pitch via the provided form to get feedback from the editor before writing the entire post.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied. Contact Angela or Becca.

Payment: Credit and links.

16. Be a Better Blogger (DA 36)

Contributors to this blog are expected to remain active in commenting and responding to comments to their posts. Once you submit your post, you should also actively promote it after publishing. You should write posts that have the potential of going viral and entices readers to read. Use clean language, no profanities or cursing. Your post should be at least 1500 words long and you are not allowed to republish it elsewhere.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the submission form.

Payment: Credit and links.

17. Make a Living Writing (DA 51)

Carol gives first priority to the members (present and past) of the Freelance Writers’ Den or Jon Morrow’s blog mentoring program. However, there are open periods when she opens the doors to non-members to pitch their article ideas. You need to subscribe to the blog or like her Facebook page to know when the doors are open. She has listed the type of posts she expects from guest bloggers. Be a reader of the blog to be in sync with her style and content type to increase your chances of success here. Your article should aim to help writers earn more.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied.

Payment: $75 – $150+ when she assigns you a topic to work on.

19. Online Income Teacher (DA 33)

Go through the blog archives to familiarize yourself with the type of posts they publish. Check the recent and most popular posts to see the trends and get an idea about what you should be writing about. Check the provided categories and make sure that your post fits into one of them. Edit your post to increase your chances of success with this blog. Use clean language and avoid plagiarism. Your article should be exclusive to this blog.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the submission form.

Payment: Credit and links.

20. The SFWA Blog (DA 71)

SFWA stands for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. This blog accepts non-fiction articles about writers’ lifestyles, the writing process, and genre publishing business. If you have any other topic in mind, please query the editor first before you write. They will have exclusive rights to the article for one month after publication date. Articles generally range between 500 and 1000 words long.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: 6 cents per word for original articles and one cent per word for reprints that qualify.

21. Author Magazine (DA 35)

This is an online magazine that is published by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association.  They are looking for emotional articles that shows the reader how you struggled with a problem in your writing career and how you overcame it. They also want how-to articles that will teach the reader how to overcome a particular challenge or improve specific strengths. The articles range from 600 to 1000 words long. Make sure to read their guidelines before sending your article.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: They pay $50 for articles and $30 for book reviews.

22. Submittable (DA 53)

They are interested in the publishing industry and digital media. They will also consider your book reviews, interviews or essays provided they are within scope and meet the blog’s standards. You can also send in your opinion pieces and critical views on their blog. Read their guidelines and pitch them your article idea through the links below. Your articles should not exceed 1000 words

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied.

Payment: $50 per post.

23. Freelance Writing (DA 49)

They want stories written from the first person perspective. It should be a story about how you overcame a problem that bothers many writers. You could also write about how to break into a certain niche, which many people consider a hard nu to crack.

Employers can share their ideas about how they select their writers, the types of jobs they dedicate to freelancers, what freelancers could do to score the jobs, etc. Look through their archives to make sure that you are not recycling an article/idea that has already been published.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Credit.

24. Funds for Writers (DA 49)

This blog publishes a newsletter that alerts its readers of the currently available paying markets, writing contests, and any other opportunities. They are looking for brief articles about unique income earning opportunities for writers; how to break into certain markets, success stories that other writers can learn from, unique markets, and non-profit partnership opportunities. If you just provide a list, they will not accept it.

more, read  their submission guidelines.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $50 per post.

25. Writers Weekly (DA 52)

This blog does not need articles that tell people how to write. They want articles that will show people how to write for more money.

If you have a strategy that you have used successfully in the past to increase your income from writing, then you should send a query letter to Angela detailing the outline of your strategy.

Features run for 600 words while success stories run for 400 words. Do not tell; show.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $60 for features and $40 for success stories.

26. Men with Pens (DA 56)

Men with Pens is very strict on the quality of submissions they accept and publish on the blog. In fact, they suggest that having your post published here is to be considered a badge of honor.

Their editing process, which they have christened “The Gauntlet” is so strict that only the best quality gets through. Their editors will mutilate and amend copy to meet their required standards. Make sure that your copy is coherent and error-free before sending it to the chopping board.

At the time of writing this, they are not accepting guest posts due to what they term as “an over-whelming amount of poor-quality submissions.” However, do check their site from time to time to see if they have opened their doors to new guest writers.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the contact box.

Payment: Author credit.

28. Association of Writers & Writing Programs (DA 1)

One of the most respected writing magazines out there. They accept articles that can run for as long as 7000 words. The articles could be interviews, essays on pedagogy, appreciation, essays on writing as a career, etc. They, however, do not accept lectures, talks, and panel discussions. Send your query to the editor to see if it fits their current needs.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $18 per 100 words.

29. The Write Practice (DA 54)

You have to write usable content for this blog. Your readers should be able to put into practice the advice you are giving them. In fact, it is a common practice (and a requirement) here to provide a “practice” section at the end of every post. This is to encourage your reader to take a deliberate action, which they post in the comment section. Read all their instructions and create a usable post for the readership. Edit your work before submitting.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Use the provided submission form.

Payment: Credit and links.

30. Write to Done (DA 55)

They only accept guest post pitches from bloggers with active blogs; freelancers and staff writers cannot guest post on this blog. Your topic should fall within the provided categories and should not be a repetition of what they have already published.

Go through their archives to see what they have published and read their recent posts to see what they expect from you. Your pitch should have a title, bulleted outline of the post, and links to at least two WTD posts you will use to strengthen your article. They also need to see your past work, so, include links to your published work as well. If they find your idea interesting and useful, they will contact you to let you know about it and give you the go ahead to write the article.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: Not indicated, you can inquire from the editor.

31. Exit 721 (DA 36)

Exit 271 is a magazine published by the Georgia Writers Association covering fiction, artwork (for the cover of the magazine), poetry, writer’s path, and features. They make it a mandatory requirement that all writers and artists must reside in Georgia to qualify. By submitting your work to this magazine, you grant them exclusive rights over it.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: They pay $50 for features and $25 for writer’s path column.

32. Write Hacked (DA 29)

This is a blog for writers who want to make their writings and indeed, their lives better. Write high quality practical post that will add value to the readership because that is what they are used to. You can write a complete post (recommended) and save it as a draft post in the WordPress dashboard once you’ve created an account and logged in.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address not supplied. Create your contributor account and submit your post as a draft in WP dashboard.

Payment: Credit and backlinks.

33. Freedom with Writing (DA 22)

They feature websites that pay writers. Guest writers are called to provide fresh lists of blogs (new and emerging) that pay writers to for their work. This blog also buys how-to guides and eBooks from freelance writers at a flat fee of $500. Make sure your submission falls within the listed categories and your write up meets the basic requirements of the site.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: They pay up to $100 for articles depending on their length and $30 – $150 for essays and how-to articles.

34. Horkey Handbook (DA 36)

This blog is all about helping writers find better opportunities in their career. They are emphatic about sending your article idea first for pre-approval by the editorial team. Your success story with tips on how other writers can achieve a similar level of success makes the cut. They have a whole month of lead time, so, your article (when approved) will be published a month later. They prefer that you do your submission via Google docs.

Read their submission guidelines here.

Contact email address supplied.

Payment: $75 per approved post.

Final Words on This List of Writing Blogs & Magazines That Accept Guest Posts

This list is by no means exhaustive on this topic. I have included both blogs that pay money for the submissions and those that do not pay. You can submit your article to the free blogs first for outreach and social proof then use the existing link as a capital to access the paid blogs.

I hope this list helps you succeed in your guest blogging and writing career. In case I have missed something, or there is an error you’d like to point out, kindly bring it to my attention in the comment section.

To your success,

Cheers!

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