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.

May 10th – May 16th Winners

#1 Matthew Salis $300 Editor's Pick

The Alcoholic Lies that we are all Guilty of Believing.

10
#2 Ryan K. Russell $150

62 Words to help us Sit with the Heavy Stuff. ~ Ryan K. Russell

10
#3 Arjuna Ardagh $108 Editor's Pick

Leonard Cohen’s Soothing Words for when you feel like a Complete & Utter Failure.

8.8
#4 Monika Carless $108

Full Moon in Scorpio: Embrace the Sensual, Sexual Rawness of Life.

8.6
#5 Erica Leibrandt $75 Editor's Pick

2 Words that can Cure our Self-Doubt & Help us Write a Bigger, Better Story.

8.4
#6 Lora O'Brien $75 Editor's Pick

A Love Letter to My Depression. (That’s right, a Love Letter.)

7.8
#7 David Baumrind $75 Editor's Pick

When we Shame our Kids, This is Really what we’re Telling Them.

7.6