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Food Writer Jobs Hard to Find? 118 Food & Drink Sites That Pay Freelance Bloggers Semrushtools

Are you surprised we found 118 websites, blogs, and online magazines that want your food and drinks articles.Honestly, we knew this list wouldn’t be short — but we didn’t expect to find over 100 sites either.

Websites and online magazines that specialize in food or drink topics? Yes, absolutely. And websites that say yes to articles on those topics regularly, even if food and drink are not the main theme of the site. (Everybody eats and drinks. We’re pretty sure you could pitch almost any site a food or drink topic and get a yes, if you know their audience well enough to target your pitch to their interests.)

And every one of these sites is known to pay freelance writers at least $50 per article. Most of them pay a lot more — some as much as $3,000!

Food Blogging Is Just Writing about Cooking, Right?

Sometimes, yes. And sometimes no.

Can you find food articles about how to cook? Yep. Absolutely. No questions asked. But that’s not the only way to write about food. Look through this list and you’ll find more variety than you imagined.

Do a site search on any of the listed sites (especially the non-cooking ones) and you’ll see all sorts of different types of food stories — for example, food politics and food business.

As for the food-themed blogs and sites, some of them are about cooking (or cooking-related subjects). You’ll find an assortment of non-cooking themes too.

Food politics, food manufacturing, farming, food distribution, restaurant business, weird food, food history, travel stories about food, cultural food experiences. And I haven’t even touched the parenting tips about feeding kids or the how-to-feed-yourself-when-you’re-insanely-busy topics.

3. Atlanta Parent Magazine

Got story ideas about how to feed kids or cooking while parenting? Your ideas need to be strongly tied to the Atlanta Georgia area (that means use local experts, sources, and interviewees). Atlanta Parent print magazine and website are looking for pitches that appeal to their readers (parents of children from 0 to 18). You could start with a personal essay, a practical article, or even a feature story. Read the site and a few back issues to make sure your idea is new and fresh.

  • Homepage:
  • Contributor info:
  • Pay: $100+ for feature articles with 800-1200 words. Shorter pieces of 300-600 words pay around $25-$50.
  • Contributor byline: Yes, but no links in the byline.
  • Contributor bio: No.

4. Backwoods Home Magazine

Backwoods Home Magazine and website call themselves a “country and self-reliance oriented how-to magazine.” Food and drinks-related articles on rural living skills, food preservation, health, and even recipes are doable here. Your best move would be to read other related articles to see what you can add to the conversation. For articles on how to do something, they want you to know how to do it (and preferably you’ve already done it yourself too).

  • Homepage:
  • Contributor info:
  • Pay: We hear up to $200.
  • Contributor byline: Yes.
  • Contributor bio: No.

5. Basically

Basically pays food writers for freelance writing gigs

Basically is Bon Appetit’s simple cooking blog. A blog to help you feel more confident in the kitchen. Recipes, how-tos, and other food-related articles that teach their readers something. Because it’s a blog, photos and videos can be a part of the story (if that’s something you want to add). Cooking techniques, favorite ingredients, or a beloved kitchen tool could be topics for a blog post.



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