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21 Food and Drinks Magazines That Pay Writers

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Food and Drinks Magazines can be both challenging and exciting to write for. Recipes, ingredients and cooking styles change dramatically, and at a rapid rate. While this element of the writing process can be perplexing, the fact that your knowledge increases and evolves with the constant changes can be quite stimulating for many freelancers.

We’ve collected a sterling list of paying publications to keep you going for a very long time. Inspect the list below to find a magazine you’d like to write for.

Note: If you’d like to get paid to write in other niches, be sure to check our ultimate list of magazines that pay writers.

1. Brew Your Own

Pay: $200

Brew Your Own is dedicated to providing practical information on the challenges of brewing, while helping home brewers brew their own beer. They have quite specific guidelines on their site, with separate sections to which freelancers may want to submit material. Brew Your Own publishes articles between 1,500 and 3,000 words in length. They welcome queries for features and interviews.

They pay up to $200 upon publication.

2. Edible Cleveland

Pay: Unspecified

Edible Cleveland aims to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in Cleveland. Their call for submissions is for articles (including features) between 250 and 2,000 words in length. This publication works with an editorial calendar so content is needed weeks ahead. Do check out their topics to decide which one you’d like to write for. Photographs are also welcome

Payment is negotiated upon pitching the editor.

3. Edible Vancouver & Wine Country

Pay: Unspecified

Edible Vancouver & Wine Country is involved in the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in Vancouver. They invite freelancers to submit articles between 750 and 1,000 words in length. This publication works with an editorial calendar, so content is solicited weeks ahead. Do consult their publication schedule on the website for more details.

Freelancers negotiate payment when they pitch the editor.

4. Taproot Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Taproot Magazine likes material related to food, farm, family and craft – through writing. The articles they publish are between 500 and 4,000 words in length. Taproot Magazine works with an editorial calendar, so content is solicited according to the month’s theme. There’s a wealth of information on their site, which you should study if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of working with them.

Please ask about payment when querying the magazine.

5. Eating Well

Pay: $1 per word

Eating Well – a widely-distributed food magazine – focuses on eating healthfully. There are several sections of the publication to which freelancers can submit work. Please see their editorial calendar so you know which theme will best fit your work. Please pitch your ideas to the magazine before writing.

Eating Well Magazine pays $1 per word, and payment is made upon publication.

6. Food & Nutrition Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Food & Nutrition Magazine provides valuable information on food & nutrition services across industries. Submission is made through a form on their site, so please be certain of what is required before pitching. They work with an editorial calendar and have a house style. Reading back copies will help you in this respect.

Payment is negotiated upon pitching the magazine.

7. Edible New Orleans

Pay: Unspecified

Edible New Orleans is a quarterly magazine, celebrating the abundance of local food and drink throughout the New Orleans area. They accept articles between 500 and 3,000 words in length. This publication actively invites writers to pitch ideas to the magazine before writing. Please check their deadlines and themes if you wish to write for them.

The magazine and freelancer agree on suitable payment before work commences.

8. Sauce Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Sauce Magazine is dedicated to providing valuable food and drink information for St. Louis’ residents. They are in need of content for their essay column, and expect articles to be no more than 900 words long. Sauce Magazine has a submissions form, so do submit your work through this portal only.

Payment is negotiated when pitching the magazine.

9. Edible Manhattan

Pay: Unspecified

Edible Manhattan is published approximately every couple of months. They celebrate the abundance of local food and drink throughout Manhattan. This publication invites freelancers to pitch their ideas to the magazine. Writers should expect to send in copies of previously published work, so be prepared for this.

Edible Manhattan expects payment to be negotiated upon pitching.

10. Radish Magazine

Pay: $150

Radish Magazine is a monthly publication, intent on improving their readers’ health through the natural foods, products and services of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. They invite prospective writers to send pitches and manuscripts via email. Radish Magazine publishes a limited amount of freelancers’ work, so only submit your best copies.

Payment is up to $150 per article – made upon publication.

11. Real Food and Health

Pay: Unspecified

Real Food and Health is a publication that promotes family health and harmony. They accept both full articles and pitches. They have a preferred submissions format, and like work to be sent in a particular font. Do check out their website for complete details. Photographs are also welcome.

Payment is negotiated when pitching the magazine.

12. Rodale’s Organic Life

Pay: Unspecified

Rodale’s Organic Life likes information on how to live naturally in a modern world. They don’t accept full manuscripts. They prefer pitches or queries only. There are several sections of this publication, so check their site before starting work. Photographs and illustrations are also very welcome.

Please negotiate payment with the editor when pitching the magazine.

13. Twisted South Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Twisted South Magazine seeks to promote Southern food and libation. They are in need of content in all categories of Southern food and drink. Twisted South Magazine accepts full manuscripts and queries, but work should be submitted in the particular format, laid out on their site.

Payment is negotiated upon pitching the magazine.

14. Edible Milwaukee

Pay: 30 cents per word

Edible Milwaukee Magazine transforms the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in the Milwaukee area. They work with an editorial calendar, so content for each issue should be submitted weeks or months ahead. Do check their site for specifics.

Edible Milwaukee pays up to 30 cents per word. This is made upon publication.

15. Today’s Dietitian Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Today’s Dietitian publishes content for nutrition professionals. They expect writers to send queries, abstracts or outlines instead of full manuscripts. This publication publishes articles between 800 and 2,500 words in length. Artwork is also invited, if pertinent to the piece.

The magazine and writer negotiate payment when the pitch is made.

16. Down East Magazine

Pay: 70 cents per word

Down East Magazine showcases Maine, including its food, culture, history and destinations. They receive both pitches and submissions via email. An editorial calendar is in place, so do make sure your content is prepared in advance, according to their themes.

They pay up to 70 cents per word, upon publication.

17. The Cook’s Cook

Pay: Unspecified

The Cook’s Cook  provides content on food writing, recipe testing, and recipe editing. They accept full manuscripts but be prepared to read previous issues before writing and submitting your work. Submissions should be made via email.

Payment is negotiated upon pitching the magazine.

18. Wine Enthusiast

Pay: Unspecified

Wine Enthusiast Magazine publishes content on wine, fine food and travel. They discourage writers from sending manuscripts, but prefer receiving queries and proposals. They invite potential writers to submit short stories from 200 to 800 words in length.

Please negotiate payment when pitching the magazine.

19. Edible Brooklyn

Pay: Unspecified

Edible Brooklyn Magazine is dedicated to transforming the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in the Brooklyn area. They work with an editorial calendar so content for each issue is solicited weeks or months ahead.

Freelancers should negotiate payment when the pitch is made.

20. Saveur Magazine

Pay: Unspecified

Saveur Magazine covers a variety of material on food and travel. They discourage writers from sending full manuscripts, but welcome proposals and queries on story ideas. Sending links to previously published work may accelerate receiving a response.

Payment is negotiated upon pitching the publication.

21. Edible Seattle

Pay: 30 cents per word

Edible Seattle is bent on transforming the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in the Seattle area. Please consult their website for specific details and information about their editorial calendar. Photographs are also welcome.

Edible Seattle pays 30 cents per word. This is made upon publication.

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