Cracked.com is looking for writers.
The site hosts a hidden discussion board called “Cracked Comedy Workshop” where contributors and editors hash out new ideas. Follow this link to join the workshop and get a chance to write for the site.
According to the editors, the popular site needs all kinds of stories: “we recently started running Quick Fixes, shorter content that can be read in a minute or less, in basically any goddamned format you can imagine. We’ve done quick insights into current events and pop culture, we’ve done comics, video reviews and more.”
Unlike some online outlets, Cracked.com pays its writers. It is a good way for aspiring writers to build a following and for established writers to find a new audience.
Here’s more about the pay scale: “our full-length feature articles start at $100 each, and after your fourth published article you get bumped up to the veteran pay of $200. If your article is among the ten most popular that month, you get a $50 bonus. The Quick Fixes we mentioned earlier, since they’re only a fraction of the size of that other stuff, pay at $50 a shot. You turn in the finished article, you get paid by PayPal — there’s no waiting for months to get a check. Also, if you have a blog or a Twitter account or a book to promote, we’ll let you advertise it at the end of your article and send thousands of readers there.”