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 1st – May 7th Winners

#1 Laura Dart $300 Editor's Pick

What Nobody Says after a Death by Suicide.

9.6
#2 Layla van Wieringen $150

When Blood No Longer Binds—Walking Away from a Toxic Family Member.

9.3
#3 Emma Parfrement $108

Scorpio Full Moon: Let Go of your Triggers & Childhood Wounds. {May 7th}

8.7
#4 Ashley Martinez $108 Editor's Pick

Yoga Studios will Disappear—for Some Time.

8.6
#5 Melanie Munir $75 Editor's Pick

Quietly Grieving my Pre-Covid Life.

8.4
#6 Galina Singer & David Baumrind $75

Help Wanted: Emotionally Available Men—Excellent Opportunities for Growth.

8.3
#7 Annie Grace $75 Editor's Pick

The Hardest Part of Not Drinking. ~ Annie Grace

8.3
#8 Jen Michelle $50

3 Heart-Softening Practices that can Restore Intimacy.

8.2
#9 Sophie Gregoire $50

How I Recovered from You.

7.7
#10 Dr. Andrea Moore $50 Editor's Pick

Dear Privileged A-Holes: Do Better.

7.1