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 7 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—90% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 10% 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.

July 19th – July 25th Winners

#1 Amanda Gist $300 Editor's Pick

What Robin Williams taught me about Suicide.

9.5
#2 Allison Banbury $150 Editor's Pick

Encouraging Common Sense is Not the Same Thing as Victim Blaming.

8.6
#3 Leah Dreja $108 Editor's Pick

I’m 40, Single, Childless & I F*cking Choose Myself.

8.3
#4 Céline Levy $108

The Childless Woman Owes you No Explanations.

8.1
#5 Samantha Wilson $75

The Camino de Santiago might take away your Sleep, Privacy & Routine—but it Gives you This.

8.1
#6 David Baumrind $75 Editor's Pick

Is Mercury Retrograde the New Bullsh*t? A Crash Course for Non-Believers.

8.0
#7 Vicki Evans $75 Editor's Pick

How to Relentlessly Pursue our Well-Being to Avoid Total Burnout.

7.9