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—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.

November 29th to December 5th Winners

#1 Marci Laughlin $300 Editor's Pick

Niceness Kills: the Link between Chronic Illness & People-Pleasing.

8.9
#2 David Baumrind $150

Braving: Rebuilding Trust with Brené Brown.

8.8
#3 DandeLyon Vredenburg $108 Editor's Pick

What you Can’t See in this Yoga Picture—after a Massive Hemorrhagic Stroke.

8.7
#4 Christina Lepore $108

Depression is Not a Casserole Illness.

8.3
#5 Matthew Salis $75 Editor's Pick

Sobriety doesn’t Fix Anything: the Pain Inflicted by a Post-Alcoholic Marriage.

7.5
#6 Matthew Ryerson $75

When a Gay Man Dates a Married Straight Guy.

7.3
#7 Billy Manas $75

F*ck Settling: Confessions of a Sapiosexual.

6.3
#8 Sara Auster $50

Releasing Emotional Trauma through a Sound Bath.

6.2
#9 Christina Lepore $50

Love Bombing, Trauma Bonding & Fawning: Why we Stay in Unhealthy Relationships.

6.2
#10 Kali Bliss $50

The 2020 Paradigm Shift: in this New World, only the Heart can Survive.

6.1