Top 10 History Magazines That Pay Freelance Writers

Do you love the subject of history and looking for opportunities for writing articles on the subject and earn money too? If Yes, find here the top history magazines who pay you for writing articles on subjects related to history.

Generally, you will not find many freelance writers showing interest in writing subjects related to history. Here lies the opportunity for you as competition is much less here.

10 History Magazines that Pay you as a Writer

Here we list down top 10 History Magazines offering an earning opportunity for writing articles.

1. History Today

History Today accepts articles for their magazine. Articles should be original and exclusive to History Today.

The magazine carries three types of article:

Feature-length articles which are around 3,500 – 4,000 words;

Mid-length articles, between 1,300 and 2,200 words

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2. History Magazine

History Magazine is published by Moorshead Magazines. The magazine is published six times a year and sold via subscription and on newsstands throughout the United States and Canada. History Magazine prefers articles that are interesting rather than academic. The magazine generally focuses on the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the end of the 1950s.

The magazine generally focuses on the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the end of the 1950s.

3. Wartime Magazine

Wartime is a quarterly popular history magazine focusing on the Australian experience of war. The articles are generally addressed to readers having an interest in Australian history and military affairs.

4. American Spirit Magazine

American Spirit focuses on Early American history, historic preservation, genealogy, patriotism, civics education, women’s history and biography, and historic travel and tourism. The magazine generally focusses on the colonial period, the 200-plus years between the Jamestown colony and the 1820s.

They also accept articles on the American experience as it relates to women.

5. Archaeology Magazine

Archaeology Magazine prefers proposals that briefly summarize the story idea and list sources who will be interviewed, where they are located, and the writer’s plan for establishing contact with them. Please include clips of relevant stories that you have already had published. This magazine

This magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

6. Good Old Days 

The Good Old Days publishes the real stories of the people who lived and grew up in “the Good Old Days”. Manuscripts should be typed (preferably double-spaced) with the author’s name, address, and phone number in the upper left-hand corner. The preferred word length for an article is 600–1,000 words.

7. Canada History

Canada’s History publishes well-written, well-researched, and informative articles about Canadian history that focus on all parts of the country and all areas of human activity. Subject matter covers the whole range of Canadian history, from social history, politics, exploration, discovery, and settlement, to aboriginal peoples, war, culture, business, and trade. Canada’s History publishes approximately thirty articles a year.

The magazine accepts short articles of 600 – 1200 words and long articles of 1500 – 3000 articles.

8. True West Magazine

True West intends to establish long-term relationships with writers who conduct excellent research, provide a fresh look at an old subject, write well, hit deadlines, and provide manuscripts at word length. Such writers tend to get repeat assignments. They accept Old West history article proposals via Dropbox.

9. World War II Magazine

World War II Magazine generally publishes articles that are related to world war II. The magazine also covers American history, civil war, aviation history, military history, etc. You need to submit your writing credentials and background with your proposal.

10. Naval History

After passing an initial screening by the editors and publisher, article manuscripts are evaluated by members of the Editorial Board of Naval History Magazine, who also set the rate of payment for accepted articles. You will receive $150 per 1,000 words upon publication.