Freelance Word Rates - by Scott Carney
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For more thoughts about the freelancing business see my blog http://scottcarney.com/blog
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PublicationRateKill feeNumber of issues/yearFeatures per issueFeatures/yearLengthIssue Word countAnnual PayoutOfficial Ad Rate Per Page Ads per magadvertiser discountRevenue per yearPayout/revenue
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.net (UK)1 euro/word123
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AAA Living$1/word bob6
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AARP2+
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Aeon Magazine (aeon.co)$0.55/word1500-8000
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Afar$1/word fob12336
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Afar$2/word feature
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aftenposten1 euro/word
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Al Jazeera$1/word + occasional expenses
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Allure$2-$3/word25%12
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AlterNet$500 offered for feature // $400 for op-ed
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American Associaiton for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) MemberCentral website$0.80/word (2014 rate)
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American Journalism Review$400/first-person feature
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American Conservative$50-100 online blog post; $600-$1000 flat, print
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American Prospect$1/word
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American Way$1/word12
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Aquí y AhoraNeg. 
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Archaeology$1/word
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Architectural Digest
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Architectural Digest IndiaINR10 per word61000-2000
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Art of Eating$0.40/word
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Atavist$5000/story + revenue sharing.~242424
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Atlantic Monthly$1.50-$32 - 312362500-5000
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Atlantic onlinefree or $100 ($200/post for City Makers series, 500 to 800 words, $200 Atlantic Health, $150 Atlantic Tech; $100 Atlantic Tech)
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Audubon$0.50/word online up to 800 words; $1.50/word print features
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Backpacker$1.50/word
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Beer Advocate$.40/word
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Belt$500/feature
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Belt$100/first-person essay
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Bloomberg/Businessweek$2.50/word50 - 5231502500-4000
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Bon Appetit$2/word for 1500 word pieces25%
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Boston Globe Magazine$1/word but pays more on occasion2000-3000
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Boston Magazine$1-$1.50/word
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Bitch Media$40/post online and $25-100 for print articles4
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Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothersdepends
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Bustle$40/post1000
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BuzzFeedVaries
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Bylinerrevenue share
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Canadian DimensionVaries, ex. $300/feature
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Caravan$500 (depends, I have received 8 INR/word)
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Christian Science Monitor$250-$500 for 800 - 1200 word stories
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California Sunday Magazinea range ($1-2, probably)1240
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Columbia Journalism Review$50 per blog
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Conde Nast Traveler$2-4/word25%12336
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Consumers Digest$1-1.50/word
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Cosmo$2/word120
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Cowboys & Indians$.75/word for "new" writers, $1 a word for regulars8???
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Cure0.65 /word up to $1400472200
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D Magazine$1/word1242,000-6,000, rarely up to 10,000
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Daily Beast$200 online; $450 for tech/health
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Details$2-2.50/word25%122 - 336
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Discover Magazine$2/word Vital Signs column (1,500 word) $2,500 12436
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discovermagazine.com / The Crux blog$200/piece; 700 - 1,000 words per article
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District Administration$1,000/piece; 1,000 - 1,600 words per article (2014 rate)
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Earth Island Journal$0.20/word41,000
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EconomistVaries. Technology Quarterly pays $1/word; main book negotiable, up to about .80/word. Sometimes pays expenses52
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Epicrevenue share
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eJournal USA (fmr. America.gov)$1.50/word121,000
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ESPN the Magazine$2+ a word24~4~1001,000-10,000
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Esquire$2+12336
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explore (Canada)0.50/wd92or31000-2500
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FamilyFun Magazine$1.25/word
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Fast Company$2-$3123 - 440
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Fastcompany.com$500 per article (varies)
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Five Thirty Eight$500 per article (about 1000 words)
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FHM (Germany)$1000+ per reprint
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First Things$750/book review (print), online - nada
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Fit Pregnancy$1 - 2/word
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Fitness$1.50 — 2/word
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Foreign Policy$250 (flat fee for web) / Up to $1500 (for mag)
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Foreign Policy Democracy Lab1/word? (check)
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Fox Business$250/article
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FreeMuse.org (partnered with Global Voices)Update: $300
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GastronomicaVaries
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Girls' Liferoughly $0.50/word6530 (+FOB)1000-2000 words
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Good Housekeeping
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GQ$2-$325%122 - 436
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Glamour$2-325%12
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GristNot much
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Harpers$1.50/word11?444
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High Country News? $0.65.word ? $1/word cover stories22
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Hustler$1,200 for a 1,000- to 2,000-word profile (as of 2013)
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In These Times$100/web book review
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In These Times.25 cents a word for print articles/ $75 per photo
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London Review of Books$1,400 for criticism/book review of 1,000-2,000 words
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Major League Baseball programs~$1/word31545~2,000
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Marie Claire$2/word
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Mashable$450 online
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Matter(2+, I think) ($1-$2+/word)
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Maxim (US)$2/word for features
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Maxim (Brazil)$1,000
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Mediumrevenue share
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Men's Journal$1.5-3103 - 4323,000-7,500
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Milwaukee Journal SentinelVaries.
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Monocle60 British pence (currently $0.88) a word for print
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More magazine$2 — $2.50/word
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Mother Jones$1.20-$2/word6424
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Mountain Life Annual$1,000-$1,200/feature11,000-4,000
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Mountain Magazine$1/word
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