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 3rd – May 9th Winners

#1 Meghan Bass-Petti $300

The Hollow Ache of the Motherless on Mother’s Day.

#2 Carlayne Gilbertson $150

For the Man who is Brave Enough to Love a Widow.

#3 Licia Morelli $108

May 4th New Moon: It’s Time to Embrace all that you’re Capable Of.

#4 Kim Olowa $108 Editor's Pick

Living our lives with Passion: 5 lessons from a Dying Friend.

#5 Kelsey Nicks $75 Editor's Pick

How a “Hook-up Girl” Grieves the Loss of a Lover.

#6 Sukriti Chopra $75 Editor's Pick

I Don’t Want to Have Children & my Mother is the Reason Why.

#7 Kelly Chausovsky $75 Editor's Pick

“Mother’s Day is the one day I don’t want to be a mother at all.”