Animals/Wildlife Blogs & Magazines That Accept Guest Posts & Pay Writers

These blogs and magazines are waiting for you to share your knowledge on animals and wildlife in general and they will pay you for sharing such interesting stories. Make sure to do your research and craft a winner manuscript.

Read their guest post submission guidelines and ensure to abide by the publication's rules in your submission. Always try to have your idea pre-approved before writing the article to increase your chances of success.

Always submit your best work.

1. Go Pet Friendly

Payment: Credit and links.

This blog covers personal stories of people who travel with their pets. You can write about the chronicles of your day with your pet in an article not exceeding 600 words.

You can link to resources that add value to the article. They do not accept any links that serve purely self-interest. They also do not accept articles from link farms. In fact, they do not link to commercial sites whether in the article body or in the byline.

Include at least two images with your article during submission. Send them as attachments or provide links that the editor can use to download them.

2. Coral & Amazonas Magazine

Payment: $100 - $500 per article paid in 4 weeks after article publication.

This magazine publishes articles about marine and fresh water aquarium, so, if you have some knowledge about corals and under water ecosystems, this is your opportunity.

Read the magazine to see what content they publish then pitch your content idea to the editor. If they love your idea, you will get a commissioned article to work on. You can send along photographs with your submission.

3. American Falconry

Payment: Negotiable. Base pay is $100.

Do you know anything about the American Falcon? If you do, this is the magazine to publish your next story. They love long form articles, especially if you can break them down into series. In fact, you can (should) submit an article with over 5000 words.

They encourage their writers to submit original photographs to accompany their articles. Make your content solid.

Pitch your article idea to the editor first before you start writing.

4. Bird Watchers Digest

Payment: Negotiated.

This publication brings together bird watchers from around the world. They share informative stories of birds written by bird watchers for the bird watchers.

They run feature stories (1000 – 2000 words) and species profiles (1500 – 2500 words).

You should pitch your idea to the editor in the email body and attach your manuscript in the same email message.

5. Tennessee Wildlife Magazine

Payment: They pay $0.15 per word and their articles are usually 1200 – 1500 words long.

Tennessee Wildlife Magazine is published quarterly and covers local wildlife stories. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency uses this magazine to share educative and informative content.

The magazine audience includes hikers, birders, anglers, hunters, campers, and wildlife lovers. You can share humorous wildlife article or an adventurous piece with a human-centered interest. They also accept photography.

Make sure you read the magazine to be familiar with their tone and know their editorial guidelines. Since they work with an editorial timeline, it is important to submit your piece in advance before the deadline elapses. Query the editor before writing (advised).

6. Wildlife Articles

Payment: Not clear.

This blog shares stories about wildlife. You are welcome to read their blog to familiarize with their tone and style before sending in your manuscript.

They do not have an extensive guide on what they expect; it is up to you to make that judgment. However, your article should be relevant and professional.

7. The Bark Magazine

Payment: They do not give explicit directions on what they pay. You have the chance of negotiating your pay with the editor.

This publication is dedicated to the canines. It shares stories of dogs and their relationship with their human friends. After reading their extensive submissions guidelines, you can write and submit an unsolicited article, which they will review and accept if they find it interesting enough.

Do your best to follow their guidelines and write your article to blend with their style if you want to increase your chances of being accepted. Specify in your query whether you want your article to appear in print or online. Web-only submissions must not exceed 600 words and should be sent to this email.

You will be compensated by getting a whole year complimentary subscription to The Bark.

8. Wildlife in North Carolina

Payment: They pay $400 for articles and $500 for articles with images.

Writers who hail from North Carolina or are familiar with Wildlife in North Carolina are welcome to share their stories about fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreational activities.

You can also share natural history, personal essay, stories about special places, and conservation stories. The articles vary in length but they usually publish between 1800 and 3000-words long articles. They also accept photograph and illustration stories. Please pitch the editor with your article idea before writing.

9. Deer & Deer Hunting

Payment: $150 - $600 for features, $25 - $250 for “browse”, and up to $400 for photography submissions.

Deer & Deer Hunting shares stories about deer and deer hunting. They also accept photograph submissions. They emphasize that the stories and photography should be about white-tailed deer.

When you submit an image, the deer should be in its natural environment. You can also capture hunters in action hunting the white-tailed deer. Article submissions have two categories;

  • features (1000 – 2000 words) and
  • “browse” (200 – 500 words).

10. Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Payment: They pay up to $500 per article and up to $200 per photograph.

Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has been publishing this bi-monthly magazine for over 70 years. It has categories for hiking, camping, natural history, outdoor ethics, environmental education, and even fish recipes.

They stress the need to query the article idea first. The article length should not exceed 1500 words (they will not pay for any additional words above that limit). They also accept photography submissions.

11. Wildlife Control Training Group Magazine

Payment: They pay up to $200 for article and up to $50 for photos.

Wildlife Control Training Group magazine is dedicated to wildlife damage control and has been sharing wildlife stories on a bimonthly basis since 1994.

They need stories that are practical, which the readers can apply in their businesses. The articles vary in length between 500 and 1500 words. They also welcome photo submissions of people actively engaged in wildlife damage control work. You should pitch the editor first.

12. African Impact

Payment: Unspecified.

This blog features stories of adventure. They are calling on bloggers/writers to share their adventure stories abroad. You can write about the wildlife and diversity you experienced while volunteering abroad. They do not have a very exhaustive guide on guest post requirements.

13. Reptiles Magazine

Payment: They pay $300 on average for a 2000 to 2500-word article with images. There is room for negotiations.

Reptiles magazine shares stories of reptiles and amphibians that live in captivity bimonthly. They love to share stories about reptilian and amphibian lifestyles, their feeding, breeding, and even husbandry.

They prefer that writers query the editor for approval before commissioning an article to a writer. In fact, they will not accept any unsolicited article. All freelance submissions are “on spec”, i.e. they are not obliged to accept/publish every article until after they have reviewed, revised, and contracted it.


Whether you are looking for an opportunity to share a special story or to advance your career as a writer, these blogs and magazines can be a life saver.

All the best.

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