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 22nd – May 28th Winners

#1 Priya Tandon $300 Editor's Pick

Hey America, I Can’t Breathe.

#2 Michelle Margaret Fajkus $150 Editor's Pick

The 3 Things we Should Know by the Time we’re 40.

#3 Rachelle Hampson $108

I Don’t Want to Come Out of Lockdown—& here’s Why.

#4 Leigh Norén, MSc $108 Editor's Pick

3 Key Things that Turn Women On—According to a Sex Therapist.

#5 Kaylee Jeffrey $75 Editor's Pick

Another Day. Another Black Man Killed.

#6 Lori Blevins $75 Editor's Pick

How I use my Breath to Overcome the Pain & Trauma of Childhood Wounds. 

#7 Kayla Manzella $75

Why I’m Mourning the Return to “Normalcy.”

#8 Jeff Ziegler $50 Editor's Pick

A Widower’s Letter to his Past Self.

#9 Priya Tandon $50 Editor's Pick

I Would Choose You Again & Again.

#10 Rebecca Donaldson $50

Dear Parent who Wasn’t There.



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