Agriculture magazines can be an exciting way for new and upcoming freelancers to make their mark on the writing world. This particular genre of writing appeals to writers who have some experience or training in agriculture and related fields.
Writers who farm or raise animals part-time can also be keen contributors of this kind of publication. Here’s a list of some agriculture magazines that will happily pay you for your work.
Note: Looking for magazines that pay writers in other niches? For more magazines that pay writers, check out our list of magazines that pay writers.
Backyard Poultry Magazine is dedicated to publishing content for readers interested in small-flock poultry raising. They expect articles to be between 800 and 2,000 words in length.
This publication does not pay for all submissions, so please contact the editor to work out a payment before you begin writing anything for them.
2. Bee Culture
Bee Culture is a American publication, targeting readers interested in beekeeping in the US. They invite prospective freelancers to submit articles between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. Payment is between $150 and $200 for articles – made upon publication.
About half of Bee Culture’s material is submitted by freelancers, so this is a great publication to pitch if you write about these topics.
The Cattleman covers a wide array of topics related to the beef industry in Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest. They like articles to be between 500 and 2,000 words in length. Payment is negotiated, and made upon acceptance of the article.
This publication has a preferred method of submission, so please do check out their website before writing. They also welcome photographs with articles.
Pay: $350 upward
Central Coast Farm & Ranch publishes articles related to agriculture on the Central Coast. They expect copies to be between 500 and 1,500 words in length. They pay $350 for department pieces and payment is made upon publication.
An extra payment is made for additional photographs, so freelancers who have images related to their articles should submit them.
The American Woodturner is a U.S journal covering all aspects of wood turning. This publication likes prospective writers to pitch their ideas before writing. Payment details will also be discussed at the point of pitching the editor.
The American Woodturner pays upon publication, and welcomes photos with articles submitted.
ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal is dedicated to addressing topics related to the mining industry. They invite freelancers to pitch their ideas to get a commissioned article, at which point the length and payment of each piece will be discussed.
Writers should expect to send a short bio and a head shot with their copies.
Farming Magazine publishes material to educate farmers on how to increase profit and maintain ecologically sound farming practices. They like submissions to be between 300 and 3,500 words in length.
Farming Magazine is published quarterly, so do check the website for information on how and when to submit.
Grit Magazine is a widely-read publication, covering topics related to rural life, gardening and urban farming. They welcome submission of articles between 350 and 1,500 words. Payment is discussed with the editor at the point of submission; and made upon publication.
This publication requires freelancers to strictly query before writing, so please consult their website for these details.
Urban Farm magazine provides useful information and resources for the urban farmer. They like prospective writers to be familiar with their publication before pitching. Articles should be between 500 and 2,000 words in length.
Payment is made upon publication – based on quality.
Hobby Farms is a useful, widely-circulated publication dedicated to hobby or small farmers who live in rural areas. They expect freelancers to pitch ideas via email, or call the magazine to discuss details on your proposed piece, on length, and on payment.
This publication encourages freelancers to read a copy of the magazine before getting in touch.
Capper’s Magazine is a widely-read publication, catering to the unique lifestyle of rural farmers and small-town dwellers. They encourage writers to submit articles between 500 and 1,500 words. Payment is made upon publication and discussed with the editor.
Caper’s Magazine won’t accept unsolicited material. They prefer prospective writers to query them following specific guidelines on their page.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is billed as ‘the oldest continuously published periodical in North America.’ They provide timeless content within a variety of categories related to farming. Writers are invited to pitch their ideas before writing.
Payment is made upon acceptance. Before writing, check their editorial timetable and guidelines way in advance.
13. Rice Today
Rice Today is an international magazine dedicated to researches and updates within topics pertaining to rice production. They expect articles to be between 800 and 2,000 words in length. Payment is negotiated.
This publication has a specific submissions format, so do check with the site before commencing work.
The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener is a leading information source on organic agriculture and sustainable living practices. They encourage writers to submit pieces between 250 and 2,500 words, on a wide array of topics pertaining to organic farming.
They pay $200 upon publication, and welcome photos with articles submitted.
15. Concrete Garden
Concrete Garden is a Canadian publication covering everything related to urban agriculture. They expect prospective writers to pitch their idea before writing. Payment is made upon publication.
Concrete Garden has a particular writing style they encourage writers to follow. Please do consult their website for full details.