Freelance rates vary- hugely. The National Union of Journalists sets minimum rates but they are guidelines. These rates are accurate as of Jan 2003.
Broadsheets pay under £220 per 1000 words. Tabloids usually pay more but the articles are shorter.
£230 per 1000 words or pro-rata.
Higher rates should apply. Negotiate as best you can.
Regional and provincial newspapers:
Both features and news tend to pay around £2-3 per ten lines of printed text. But payment on both dailies and Sundays in this area is considered to be below acceptable levels.
Large circulation titles, eg. Cosmopolitan, Hello!, Marie Claire, Radio Times, Woman, Woman’s Own; £450 per 1000 words for features
Consumer magazines, eg. The Face, Time Out, Moneywise;
£325 per 1000 words for features.
Special interest/trade eg. Accountancy Age, Architect’s Journal:
£250 per 1000 words for features
Magazines with little or no advertising, eg. Nursing Times
£180 per 1000 words for features