14 blogs and magazines looking for writers (2020)

If you are looking to gain experience in online writing, writing for blogs or online magazines is a great way to start building your online presence.

Here is a list of our top 14 blogs or magazines looking for contributors. This list includes blogs based in Singapore, America and all around the world, as well as blogs covering a variety of topics—from non-profit work, to global issues, social problems, entertainment, and fashion. 

Paid Writing Opportunities

These blogs and magazines are willing to pay their writers. While competition may be high, doing proper research about the blog or magazine’s content is extremely important to help you clinch the Editor’s approval.

As a general rule, the first pitch has to be short, capturing the reader’s attention, relevant to the blog or magazine’s branding and content, and also display your knowledge in the subject you are writing. That being said, every blog or magazine has its own submission process, so it is important to follow its guidelines closely.

  1. Rabbit Hole Magazine
  • Country: International (with a mainly East Asian audience)
  • Role nature: Paid on a freelance basis (at the time of writing this article, they are looking for staff writers as well)
  • Who this is for: Writers who are original, independent, opinionated and possess journalism experience
  • How to apply: Email pieces or story ideas to the Editor-in-Chief at shaun.tan@rabbitholemag.com. To find out more information, refer to their webpage here.
  1. Listverse
  • Country: International
  • Role nature: Paid, at a rate of USD100 per published article
  • Who this is for: Writers who are creative, original and are familiar with what goes viral on the internet
  • How to apply: Submit your listicle on their submissions page. To find out more information about posing guidelines, click here.
  1. Intrepid Magazine
  • Country: International (with a mainly Western audience)
  • Role nature: Contributor; but feature articles are paid £30 (52 SGD) each
  • Who this is for: Women who are outdoor adventure enthusiasts
  • How to apply: 
    • For blog/ articles: Writers may email the editors at blog@intrepid-magazine.com with their full name, social media sites, section of the magazine that they intend their article to fit into, and a brief explanation about their proposed article. Articles should be around 1000-1500 words. 
    • For features: Writers may email the editors at contributors@intrepid-magazine.com including their full name, social media sites, writing samples, section of the magazine that they intend their article to fit into, and a brief explanation about their proposed article. Articles should be around 1500-2000 words.
    • To find out more information, click here.

Non-profit Writing Organizations

These blogs or magazines engage writers on a volunteer basis, and are usually keen to provide guidance. Writing for non-profit organizations is a great way to gain experience while furthering a good cause.

  1. Humanium
  • Country: Switzerland (with global audience)
  • Role nature: Volunteer basis
  • Who this is for: Writers passionate and knowledgeable about children’s rights globally
  • How to apply: Email volunteer@humanium.org to pitch an idea for an article, together with previous writing samples and the proposed time frame for writing the article. To find out more information, refer to their website here.
  1. World Inspiring Network
  • Country: Ghana (open to global writers)
  • Role nature: Volunteer basis
  • Who this is for: A writer experienced in research, and knowledgeable about African and global humanitarian issues
  • How to apply: Fill in their online form or send an email to info@worldinspiringnetwork.org stating the reason of applying, and attaching your CV and writing sample. For more information, refer to their webpage here.
  1. Ann Foundation
  • Country: America (with global audience)
  • Role nature: Volunteer basis
  • Who this is for: Writers passionate about making education a basic human right internationally, and passionate about non-profit organizations
  • How to apply: Enquire with info@annfoundation.org if there is any position for content writers, or apply through the UN Volunteers page.
  1. *SCAPE
  • Country: Singapore
  • Role nature: Volunteer basis
  • Who this is for: Anyone in touch with Singapore’s culture, arts scene and latest happenings
  • How to apply: Email volunteers@scape.sg with your contact information and relevant writing experience. To find out more information, refer to their website here.
  1. Plastic-lite SG (Let’s Talk Climate blog)
  • Country: Singapore
  • Role nature: Volunteer basis
  • Who this is for: Environmentalists or a writer looking to put time into writing for a good cause
  • How to apply: Apply on their website here by filling up the form with your particulars, information about your writing experience, and personal efforts in conserving plastic.

Writing For Magazines

A close cousin of blogs, online magazines usually feature longer-form articles and subscription based readership. While not all the magazines pay their contributors, the high readership that they attract also mean that contributors gain high traffic to their personal pages and a greater online presence. 

  1. Harvard Business Review
  • Country: International
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Writers who have expertise in management and are able to offer helpful advice for readers
  • How to apply: Submit a short pitch of your idea to the magazine’s Submittable before sending a full draft if you get selected
  1. Rice Media
  • Country: Singapore
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Writers who have a voice and unique perspective about happenings in Singapore
  • How to apply: Pitch your ideas to community@ricemedia.co
  1. i-Fashion (Magazine and Blog)
  • Country: America (with a global audience)
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Fashion enthusiasts, bloggers, and journalists
  • How to apply: Send an e-mail request to magazine@i-fashionmag.com to pitch your writing. Find out more information at their website here.
  1. HelloGiggles
  • Country: International (with a mainly Western audience)
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Women who are up to date with the latest beauty trends, and have something to say about culture and being a woman
  • How to apply: Pitch your carefully thought out idea to the appropriate editor from this list. After identifying which editor is appropriate, search for the editor’s name in the website’s search bar for the editor’s social media contact to get in touch.
  1. Asylum Magazine
  • Country: International (with a mainly Western audience)
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Anyone struggling with mental health issues, or who has a perspective to share about mental health
  • How to apply: Writers may email articles or creative writing pieces to editors@asylummagazine.org in Microsoft Word, Google Docs or other text formats. For a complete breakdown of submission guidelines, head over to their webpage here.
  1. Belt Magazine
  • Country: America, the “Rust Belt” region
  • Role nature: Contributor
  • Who this is for: Writers who live and breathe the northern Midwest and have experience in journalism, especially long form reportage and personal essays 
  • How to apply: Include the nature of your work (e.g. Story pitch) in the email subject line, and email pitches or completed works to editorial@beltmag.com. For full guidelines of submission, refer to their webpage here.

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Esther Fan
As a literature enthusiast, Esther is passionate about stringing words together beautifully. She wishes to make a living out of this passion, and is a keen learner in the world of freelancing.


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