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 17th – May 23rd Winners

#1 Elizabeth Gordon $300 Editor's Pick

Real Awakenings are Not Elegant—they are Messy, Ugly, Shattered & Raw.

10
#2 Roslyn Shipp $150 Editor's Pick

Isn’t it Time for Old White Men to Lay Off my Vagina?

10
#3 Phil Sussman $108 Editor's Pick

This Yoga Sh*t is not just to Get Chicks & Look Good on Instagram.

9.3
#4 Dalise Weddle $108 Editor's Pick

I Dance with the Darkness Every Day—& I’m still the F*cking Light.

8.6
#5 Rachel Brathen $75

Dear Body, I’m Sorry for everything I put you Through. ~ Rachel Brathen

8.0
#6 David Baumrind $75

I Don’t Have a Uterus, But I have an Opinion: Why Men Shouldn’t be Silent on Alabama.

7.8
#7 Ryan K. Russell $75 Editor's Pick

How I know You & I will Fall in Love. ~ Ryan K. Russell

7.7