15 Health and Fitness Magazines That Want to Publish Your Work

There are a lot of people out there who might be interested in reading health magazines.

Who doesn’t want to be healthier? As of 2018, 20% of Americans have a gym membership, with the $30 billion health and fitness industry showing no signs of stopping, according to Forbes

A wide array of health and fitness magazines target health-conscious readers and are looking for articles on healthy living practices.

15 health and fitness magazines to consider pitching

Below are 15 health magazines that cover everything from fitness and nutrition to holistic medicine, spirituality, and living with challenging health conditions.

1. IDEA Publications

The IDEA Health and Fitness Association has four publications targeting fitness professionals including personal trainers, fitness instructors and health and wellness professionals: IDEA Fitness Journal, IDEA Trainer Success, IDEA Fitness Manager and IDEA Pilates Today.

Check out the author guidelines and submit a query that includes why your article is important, why you’re the right person to write it, a brief outline of what you’ll cover and an explanation of how you’ll include “practical how-to information” within the article.

While the site does not specify pay rates, it does confirm it will pay “within 60 days of final acceptance.”

2. Inside Fitness Magazine

Qualified industry professionals can pitch their ideas to Inside Fitness Magazine. This Canadian publication covers everything from training to food and nutrition.

The magazine’s website offers more information for contributors, but is mum on pay rates.

3. Healthy Living Magazine

Healthy Living Magazine covers the full gamut from health and anti-aging to beauty and parenting content. While it doesn’t include specific pay information on its site, varies based on the department; amount of editing required; and pageviews.

4. Vibrant Life

This bimonthly lifestyle magazine “promotes physical health, mental clarity and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.” The publication looks for everything from exercise and nutrition articles to interviews, self-help, environmental stewardship, spiritual balance and family-related articles.

Payment ranges from $100-$300.

5. Radish

This magazine focuses on “healthy living from the ground up” and covers natural foods, products and services in Illinois and Iowa with a focus on healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

Radish typically pays $50-150 per article.

6. Whole Life Times

Freelancers write most of the articles that appear in Whole Life Times, a magazine that targets the holistic community. It addresses everything from natural health to yoga, spirituality, the environment and “anything that deals with a progressive, healthy lifestyle.”

Whole Life Times is based in Southern California and wants local angles. The writers guidelines specify pay of $35-$125 for shorter stories and $75-$150 for longer ones; Who Pays Writers reported one person making 13 cents per word.

7. Fitness

Readers of Fitness are typically women in their 20s and 30s who are interested in fitness and healthy lifestyles. The publication focuses on workouts, diets, beauty and other topics.

Writer’s Market notes the publication pays $1 per word or more and buys 60-80 nonfiction pieces a year in addition to 30 or so columns. Who Pays Writers reported the magazine paid one writer $1.60 per word for an article.

8. Poz

Poz’s audience is the HIV+ community, but it accepts submissions from any qualified writer, regardless of HIV status. Topics cover everything from treatments to nonprofits to people living with the condition. Back issues are available online.

9. The Health Journal

This magazine covers a wide range of topics related to health, fitness and wellness, including parenting, senior health and natural healing.

Writer guidelines are available online. The Health Journal told TWL that pay rates “vary based on experience and skill level” and that the publication is “always looking for fresh voices.”

10. Cure

Health writers, especially those with experience writing about cancer, may wish to pitch Cure, which focuses on people with the disease. The publication requires a medical writing background and offers specific writing guidelines covering everything from queries to fact-checking procedures.

11. Spirituality & Health

Writers looking to cover topics ranging from Eastern philosophy to mainstream religion to social justice and wellness-related issues can pitch Spirituality & Health.

Its guidelines say it will pay up to $500, depending on the type of piece submitted. 

12. Natural Awakenings

Natural living and sustainable lifestyle topics are the focus of this publication, which especially seeks to provide facts and statistics that will keep readers engaged. Additionally, it is looking for global briefs and health briefs in addition to regular articles.

13. The Aquarian

The Aquarian is a Canadian print publication that publishes the first week of March, June, September and December. It focuses on “holistic health (natural, complementary, alternative) and progressive environmental, social, cultural, political and spiritual issues” to “shed new light on the path to greater meaning.”

While its pay rates vary, its newspaper article rates typically range from $25 to $50 and online articles from $10 to $25.

14. Eating Well

EatingWell is a national food magazine publishing 10 times a year that focuses on healthy eating, from the standpoints of cooking, nutrition science and food network-related social issues. It pays up to $1 per word.

15. Mother Earth Living

Mother Earth Living focuses on maintaining a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle in the home. While it doesn’t list specific payment information, Mother Earth does pay upon publication.

What’s your favorite health or fitness publication? Have you submitted any pitches to them?

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26 Publications on Religion and Spirituality That Pay Freelance Writers

Do you view the world through a spiritual lens? Are you fascinated by the intersection of religion and politics?

Religious and spiritual writing runs a wide gamut from hard news reporting to lifestyle pieces for particular faith-based demographics.

Whether you’re interested in writing specifically on religious topics, looking for Christian writing jobs or simply want an audience who understands where you’re coming from, these 26 publications are a good place to start.

Our list includes websites, literary journals and magazines from a variety of spiritual perspectives. And best of all? They pay their writers.

New to freelancing? Make sure you know the basics about who and how to pitch before you reach out to a publication.

Add these 26 publications, including Christian magazines, to your pitching list

Here are 26 publications on religion and spirituality that pay freelance writers.

1. First Things

Published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life, First Things is a conservative and heady publication which offers predominantly Christian and Jewish perspectives. It accepts opinion pieces, featured articles and book reviews in print and online. 

Pay: According to the submission guidelines, it offers an honorarium for writers, though the amount is not specified.

2. The Forward

The Forward offers political and cultural coverage for topics relevant to the American Jewish community. 

Pay: While The Forward hasn’t confirmed its rates, it states that compensation “will be highly competitive for the right pitch.”

3. America

This is a Jesuit-run publication with a Roman Catholic audience. It publishes reported pieces, personal essays and poetry on politics, faith, arts and culture with a religious or moral angle.

Pay: While the exact rate is unpublished, per Writer’s Market, it pays competitive rates.

4. Tricycle

Tricycle is an impressive quarterly magazine which explores various types of Buddhist ideas. It also pays for quality online content. 

Pay: Tricycle told The Write Life that its rates on Writers Weekly ($350 for columns, $0.30/word for features, and $400 for reviews) are “generally accurate, though payment varies somewhat depending on a range of factors.”

5. Guideposts

Guideposts is most known for its inspirational personal stories of how individuals “overcame obstacles, rose above failures, handled sorrow, gained new spiritual insight, and became more effective people through faith in God.” The monthly magazine also offers lifestyle posts, on anything from recipes to parenting tips.

Pay: While Guideposts hasn’t confirmed how much it pays, it does say on its website that it pays for “full-length stories” (which it defines as 1,500 words).

6. Relevant Magazine

A bimonthly lifestyle magazine for Christians in their 20s and 30s. Relevant calls itself progressive, but it’s still theologically conservative and targets an evangelical audience. 

Pay: While Relevant does not pay for web articles, it does for pieces in the print magazine.

7. U.S. Catholic

U.S. Catholic is a monthly magazine for an American Catholic audience which focuses on social justice and pop culture. 

Pay: The publication offers “financial compensation for both commissioned and on spec content.” 

8. The War Cry

Published by the Salvation Army, The War Cry provides inspirational posts that fit within the mission of the nonprofit. 

Pay: The War Cry pays 35 cents per word for new articles and 15 cents for reprints.

9. Woman Alive

Woman Alive is a UK-based Christian lifestyle magazine for women.

Pay: Its contributor guidelines lists current standard rates start at £70 (approximately $86) for a one-page article (750-900 words), £95 ($117) for two pages (1200-1300 words) and £125 ($154) for three-page articles (1500-1600 words). 

10. Spirituality and Health Magazine

This bimonthly multi-faith print magazine goes out of its way to avoid being “new age-y” and offers intelligent pieces on a variety of topics at the intersection of spirituality and health. 

Pay: Compensation varies from $200 to $500, depending on the word count and type of piece.

11. Tablet Magazine

Tablet is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas and culture. It does not accept unsolicited freelance opinion pieces. 

Pay: Pay varies.

12. Sojourners

This ecumenical magazine covers the intersections of politics, faith and culture. 

Pay: It pays “for reported pieces, based on depth of reporting, and for strongly researched analysis pieces.”  

13. Religion Dispatches

Religion Dispatches offers current events and timely coverage of religion in American culture and politics. It specifically challenges “an ultra-conservative fringe that invites free discussion of religious ideas once they’ve hit the public square.” 

Pay: Pay varies.

14. Geez Magazine

A quarterly magazine with the tagline “contemplative cultural resistance,” Geez Magazine centers around social-justice issues and is usually theme-based. Geez is Christian-leaning, but not strictly so. 

Pay: Writers are paid a “modest honorarium.”

15. For Her

For Her is a lifestyle site for Christian women. 

Pay: An editor told The Write Life that while the magazine does pay all contributors, it pays depending on factors including “what degrees they hold, whether they’re specialists on the matter or not, if they provide their own photos or not, and so forth.”

16. Christianity Today

An evangelical magazine published 10 times per year with robust online content, Christianity Today is probably the mostly widely read evangelical Christian publication. 

Pay: Who Pays Writers has reports of writers being paid between two and 17 cents per word.

17. Religion & Politics

Run by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, this website offers political opinions from multiple faith traditions.

Pay: One writer reports earning 26 cents per word.

18. Horizons

A magazine for Presbyterian women, Horizons seeks interviews, feature articles and Bible study resources. 

Pay: Payment varies.

19. One

One is a bimonthly magazine for a Catholic audience with interest in the Near East, particularly its modern religious, cultural and political aspects. 

Pay: Pays varies.

20. Prairie Messenger

This weekly Catholic publication is published by the Benedictine Monks of St. Peter’s Abbey in Saskatchewan, Canada. It has a strong focus on ecumenism, social justice, interfaith relations, aboriginal issues, arts, and culture. 

Pay: Pays $70 per article or $30 per poem.

21. St. Anthony Messenger

St. Anthony Messenger is a monthly Catholic family magazine which aims to help its readers lead more fully human and Christian lives. It pays for opinion pieces, feature articles, fiction and poetry. 

Pay: Pays 20 cents per word or $2 per line for poetry.

22. Point Magazine

Point is the official magazine of Converge, the Baptist General Conference. It is published four times a year covering conference and denominational news. 

Pay: Pay varies.

23. Purpose

This monthly publication is published by Mennomedia, the publisher for the Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. Per its writer guidelines, the publication is looking for true stories and poetry that match its monthly themes. 

Pay: Pays $30 to $50 per article and $10 to $20 for poetry, according to its guidelines.

24. Living Church

This bi-weekly print magazine covers “Anglican Communion news, cultural analysis, and teaching.” 

Pay: Living Church told TWL that it does pay its writers, though “rates vary with length and experience.”

25. Light and Life Magazine

Light and Life is a monthly theme-based publication from the Free Methodist Church–USA. 

Pay: According to Light and Life Magazine’s writer guidelines, whilte rates “differ depending on the article,” it pays $100 for a feature and $50 for “action and discipleship articles.” It “may not” offer compensation for other kinds of articles. 

26. Busted Halo

Busted Halo is a Catholic-based publication that aims to “help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives and share it with others.” Pitches are preferred, but they do accept unpublished submissions.

Pay: Busted Halo told The Write Life that it pays $75 per article at typically 500-600 words per article.

Share other faith-based publications in the comments! Who do you love working with?

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