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 earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

May 15th – May 21st Winners

#1 Martin O'Toole $300 Editor's Pick

Unf*ck Yourself with Russell Brand’s 12-Steps.

10
#2 Shoshanna Raven $150 Editor's Pick

What Herpes can teach us about COVID-19.

10
#3 Katia Gorshkova $108 Editor's Pick

The Tragedy of Falling in Love with a Fantasy.

9.9
#4 Michelle Gean $108

I Will Always Be a “Too Much” Woman.

9.5
#5 Christina Martin $75

The Captivity of a Toxic Relationship.

9.5
#6 Sophie Gregoire $75

A Love Letter to the Man who Never Came Back.

9.5
#7 Monika Carless $75

The Perfect Dark Moon Ritual for Cutting Soul Ties with an Ex. {May 22}

9.2
#8 Judith Lozano $50

I was Always so Damn Strong (& Unhappy).

8.8
#9 Nicky Williams $50 Editor's Pick

Parenting Teenagers: it mostly feels like we’re doing it Wrong.

8.8
#10 Lynn Shattuck $50 Editor's Pick

For the Women who are Holding so Much: A Letter from your Post-Pandemic Self.

8.7