Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Paid Write is dedicated to supporting the work of professional writers with insights, market trends, and solid, actionable advice so that our readers can earn money from home and build the self-employed writing life of their dreams. Your pitch should provide a clear benefit or takeaway for professional bloggers, freelancers, copywriters, and content marketers.

Queries should include a brief summary of your background and the details of your story idea. We do not accept full manuscripts and will not open attachments. We also do not accept material that has been previously published elsewhere, in print or online.

Queries should be sent by email to Please include your name, article idea or outline, a short bio with up to two links, your proposed word count, the suggested category, any intended sources, and links to your best samples. Your subject line should read, Query: Your Article’s Headline. (Obviously, the headline itself will be variable.)

Paid Write receives dozens of submissions each week and though I try, am unable to respond to every one. If you haven’t heard back within two weeks, please feel welcome to send your submission on to another publication. Do not take my failure to respond as negative feedback. Chances are the decision had more to do with budget (or a lack thereof) and the editorial calendar than a lack of ability.

Please review the website before you pitch. This will greatly improve your chances of pitching something useful to Paid Write’s readers.

Paid Write requires First Electronic Rights and the right to archive and republish the article in any form, indefinitely. Payment is made upon publication in USD via PayPal. When your article goes live, you will be sent an email with a ‘live link’. When you receive this email, you will be prompted to send over your PayPal invoice. That being said, Paid Write (usually) has a quick turnover with a week or less between acceptance and publication.

Columns, Categories, Word Counts, and Pay Rates

Assignments (700+ words, $25): Homework for writers with an emphasis on improving mastery or marketability.

Quick Tips (400+ words, $10): Quick and dirty tips for professional writers. Tip: Avoid generic advice that we already know.

Marketing (1,200+ words, $30): Content and professional marketing advice.

Market Essentials (1,200+ words, $30): Focuses on a defined niche or format like breaking into trade journals, reporting, grants, editing, ebooks, courses, etc.

Reviews (500+ words, $10): Read a helpful book? Tried a new service or product?

On The Record (1,200+ words, $25): Personal essays on the craft and business of writing.

Features (1,200+ words, $30): Should inspire and inform readers with actionable, professional advice.

Thank you for your interest in having your work published here at Paid Write. I look forward to reading your idea!

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