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.

September 13th to September 19th Winners

#1 Matthew Salis $300 Editor's Pick

How frequent Intoxicated Sex nearly Destroyed my Marriage.

10
#2 Sarah Harvey $150 Editor's Pick

A Pema Chödrön Teaching to bring us into the Raw, Sweet Nakedness of Now.

9.6
#3 Jennifer Bauer $108 Editor's Pick

Grief is a Journey: reflections 20 years after my Mom’s Suicide.

8.7
#4 Samantha Wilson $108 Editor's Pick

The Silence of the Lambs: Why I Finally became a Vegan.

8.3
#5 Samantha Wilson $75

This is Not Animal Control. This is Kill to Thrill.

8.2
#6 Jesse Cody $75

The What-Ifs.

7.9
#7 Dina Al-Mahdy $75

Don’t Claim her Heart if you’re Not Ready to Love Her.

7.7
#8 Natasha Link $50

15 Sentences that Describe the Heartbreak of Unexplained Infertility.

7.4
#9 Laura Scott $50

How to “Turn Off” Survival Mode by Setting Boundaries like a Boss.

7.3
#10 Sarah Harvey $50 Editor's Pick

I have Fallen Out of Love with you a Thousand Times.

7.3