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Our Ecosystem makes it easy to Get your message out to thousands—& get paid.

Unlike Instagram or Facebook, Elephant is independent, and mission-driven—and despite having (slightly) fewer resources, we believe in paying our writers to offer quality to our readers.

Elephant was one of the first major sites to pay our best, consistent writers. But it was always hard to measure “best.” Now, we are introducing weekly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ.

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

April 29 to May 5 Winners

#1 Galina Singer $200 Editor's Pick

I Didn’t Know I was a Narcissistic Mother (& you may be Too).

#2 Sarah Croft $108

This Explanation of Anxiety Blew my Mind.

#3 Sharon A. DeNofa $108

Dear Lover: Don’t F*cking Yell at Me.

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $108

We’re Never “Too Old to Change”—We just have to Want it Bad Enough.

#5 Joanne Fedler $75 Editor's Pick

What to do with your Sorrow on a Motherless Mother’s Day.

#6 Justice Bartlett $75 Editor's Pick

Keep your Goddamn Laws Out of my Womb.

#7 Rebecca Donaldson $75

Could Amber Heard’s Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis be used to further stigmatize Mental Health Struggles?

#8 Natasha Link $50

I’m Pro-Choice & Against Abortion—Here’s what I think about the Leaked Supreme Court Opinion.

#9 Billy Manas $50

My 9-year-old Daughter wants to know Why Boys get to Decide what happens to her Body.

#10 Peter Toth $50

The Opposite of Addiction isn’t Sobriety—it’s Connection.



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