Write on Elephant, Change our World.

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, shares, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks both get perfect 10 scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

January 10th – 16th Winners

#1 James Kerr $300 Editor's Pick

“What if he’s Turning into a Butterfly?”—Thoughts on Grief as I Witnessed my Father’s Passing.

9.9
#2 Elyane Youssef $150

This Dalai Lama Quote about Happiness is what we all Need to Read Today.

9.5
#3 Angela Meyer $108

Calling all Wild Women: Today is a Wolf Moon.

9.2
#4 Janis Isaman $108

The Dating Wounds we Carry after years of Being Single.

8.4
#5 Brittany Wright $75 Editor's Pick

The World Teaches Women to be Anxious.

8.2
#6 Christina Lepore $75

Thank you Meghan & Harry for Daring to Live on your own Damn Terms.

8.1
#7 Agnes Dodge $75

The World needs to be Kinder to Childless Women.

8.1
#8 Cassandra Michael $50

4 Questions that’ll Help us Stop Attracting Unhealthy Relationships.

7.1
#9 Yael Wolfe $50 Editor's Pick

How Female Orgasms can Save the World.

7.0
#10 Elle Beau $50

The Misconceptions & Reality of Polyamory: How it actually Improves my Relationship.

6.8