Freelance Sports Writing Contest

Sports Writing Challenge

This sections provides you with writer's guidelines of Sport magazines and websites that pay freelance writers for articles and stories.

Writer's Guidelines:
  • Adirondack Sports & Fitness Adirondack Sports & Fitness is an outdoor recreation and fitness magazine covering the Adirondack Park and greater Capital-Saratoga region of New York State. We are the authoritative source for information regarding individual, aerobic, life-long sports and fitness in the area. Payment is $0.10 per published word paid approximately fifteen days after the issue publishes.
    UPDATED: 26-Sep-2013 | VISITED: 867 times
  • Adventure Cyclist magazine Adventure Cyclist is a magazine published nine times yearly by the Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit service organization for bicyclists. Adventure Cyclist generally uses two types of stories from free-lancers: 1) "The Final Mile" which are essays less about locale than about a singular experience while on a bicycle trip; and 2) Feature-length stories which are about specific areas and must be accompanied by photos. These run in the 2, 700 to 3, 000 word range. Payment for manuscripts is negotiable, but generally ranges from 40-60 cents/word.
    UPDATED: 29-Jul-2014 | VISITED: 1428 times
  • American Snowmobiler magazine The editors are interested in: 1) Travel stories that give our readers a look at, and solid information about, new areas where they can snowmobile. 2) Sled modification stories, where an individual has customized his or her sled. 3) How-to stories describing how to modify or improve your sled, complete with pictures of the steps. 4) Personality stories about interesting people of note in the snowmobile world. Again we would want several pictures of the story subject. Word length: under 1, 200 words. Pay starts at $100/article. Pay for stories varies depending on length, time required to gather the information, quality and type of story. Likewise, pay will vary for photos.
    UPDATED: 30-Apr-2014 | VISITED: 69 times
  • Black Belt magazine Black Belt Communications accepts freelance articles on a variety of martial arts topics, including style analyses, how-to pieces, interviews, profiles, historical and philosophical manuscripts, and training pieces. Articles must address an area of specific interest or concern for the serious martial artist. The vast majority of our stories are educational; they either teach technical...

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Q&A

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Do you think that Journalism is a dying field?


The paper I work for has outside writers who submit stories. I know they usually pay by the agate inch.

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What are some good websites where I can get paid to write (sports, news, freelance, etc...)?

I want to get paid to freelance or write online and I need help knowing what websites are good for that.

you could ask your local newspaper if they need any stringers.
The paper I work for has outside writers who submit stories. I know they usually pay by the agate inch.