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 6th to September 12th Winners

#1 Monika Carless $300

Friday the 13th Full Harvest Moon in Pisces: Are you ready to Cross the Threshold into the Unknown?

10
#2 Melanie Curtin $150

21 Words to Make us feel Safe, Seen & Turned On.

10
#3 Dr. Nandi Hetenyi $108

The Childhood Wounds we Carry if we were Deprived of the Love we Needed.

10
#4 Galina Singer $108 Editor's Pick

Love from Another is Unsustainable: We Change, we Lie, we Age, we Die.

10
#5 James Ferrigno $75 Editor's Pick

Healthy vs. Toxic Masculinity: a Simple Guide.

9.3
#6 Kenni Linden $75 Editor's Pick

True Love isn’t a Fairy Tale. True Love is in the Magic, the Mess & the Mundane.

8.7
#7 Kimberly Valzania $75 Editor's Pick

We are Not in Love Anymore.

8.5
#8 John Gorman $50 Editor's Pick

The Art of Intimacy: What it takes to be less Lonely.

8.1
#9 Lexie Sheucraft $50

Don’t Send that Text.

7.8
#10 Joanna Franklin Bell $50 Editor's Pick

Things I write to the Man who No Longer opens my Texts.

7.4