10 Places That Will Pay You to Write About Food & Drink

How wonderful would it be to spend your day feasting on delicious plates of food and sipping sweet beverages? Well, if you can’t spend all day eating and drinking, you can do the next best thing. You can write about it! Below are 10 places that will pay you to write about all things yum.

Cultures & Cuisines

  • http://culturesandcuisines.com
  • Looking for “informed, intelligent, well-written narratives about the places, both literal and imaginary, where food and travel meet”
  • Open to varying word counts, topics, formats, etc. but potential topics include The Family Meal, Forgotten Empires and Work for Women’s Hands
  • $200 per article
  • Send pitches or completed articles to pitches@culturesandcuisines.com following these guidelines

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Brew Your Own

  • Byo.com
  • Write an article that helps homebrewers create the best brew they can with practical information in an entertaining format
  • Article types include recipes, brewing science, homebrewing techniques and brewing equipment
  • Approximately 1500-3500 words
  • $75 – $300 per article
  • Submit queries or submissions to edit@byo.com following these guidelines

Eating Well

  • http://www.eatingwell.com
  • Write an article that fits with their motto: “Where Good Taste Meets Good Health”
  • Freelancer-friendly columns include Fresh Food, Fresh Life and Fresh Thinking
  • Up to $1 per word
  • Send pitches to the appropriate editor and following the guidelines found here

Edible Seattle

Food and Nutrition

  • http://foodandnutrition.org
  • Seasoned professional writers and journalists can submit pitches for “original, engaging, dynamic journalism about food and diet trends, innovations in research and practice, and explorations of the cultural and social factors that shape Americans’ diets and health.”
  • Assignments range from 350 to 3500 words
  • Competitive compensation offered
  • Submit story pitch through online form following the guidelines

Civil Eats

  • Civileats.com
  • Write an article for Civil Eats, “a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.”
  • Types of articles accepted include news stories (600-800 words), features (800-1200 words) and profiles (600-900 words)
  • Paid; payment varies depending on type of article and complexity
  • Submit your pitch and bio to to managing editor Twilight Greenaway at twilight@civileats.com following these guidelines

Eater

  • www.eater.com
  • Write an article for Eater, “a national publication dedicated to reporting on, telling stories about, and critically examining the world of food and drink, with a particular focus on restaurants.”
  • Reported stories where food and restaurants intersect with business, science, politics, the arts, pop culture, etc. are preferred
  • Competitive pay
  • Submit your pitch to the editor of the section your pitch falls under following the specific guidelines found here

The Wicked Noodle

Organic Lifestyle Magazine

  • http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com
  • Write an article that aligns with Organic Lifestyle’s ethos on topics such as diet, food, gardening and recipes. Gluten-free, healthy, raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes are preferred.
  • Min 400 words; no maximum but only pay up to 1500 words
  • $0.10/word; cap at $150
  • Social media sharing bonuses from $50 – $200
  • Submit your article through their online form following the guidelines

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