Want to write for trade magazines?
The idea probably conjures up images of your byline in glossy, newsstand publications.
But there’s another type of publication that many freelance writers overlook, trade magazines, and the pay rate can be on par with high-profile, consumer mags.
Writers who’ve gotten in with trade magazines often find that the market is stable and can provide opportunities for regular work.
And because trade magazines cover virtually every major industry (along with some you may never even have heard of), there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find ones that focus on topics you’d like to write about.
TIP: Before pitching any of these trade magazines, make sure you study the publication and read the writer’s guidelines (when available), so you get a strong grasp of the kind of content they publish.
In many cases, you can read recent articles on the magazine’s website or request a sample copy. Some trade pubs are highly specialized, so you need to make sure your pitch is relevant.
In this post, we’re going to introduce you to 22 trade magazines that pay up to $2,000 per assignment.