There are quite a few websites that take online submissions AND pay you for your efforts. Here is a sampling by category:
I. Short Stories
A. Story– Fiction and Non-fiction. Pay you $10. Per printed page.
B. Flash Fiction Online– Submit up to 1,000 words. Pay is $60. Per story.
C. Ideomancer– Looking for “out-of-the-box” writing. Pay is three cents per word, with a max of $40. Per story.
D. Shimmer– Speculative fiction (if you don’t know what this is, see one of my archived blogs on this subject) of 7500 words. Pay is 5 cents per word, with a $50 max.
E. One Story- They pay $500 BUT they choose only one short story to publish each month.
F. Crazyhorse– Looking for the “wacky and strange.” Pay is $20 per page, with a $200 max.
G. The Sun Magazine- They will consider ALL submissions. Pay is $300 to $2500 for Non-fiction; $300 to $1500 for Fiction.
H. Brevity- 750 words or less. Pay is $45.
II. Personal Essays
A. The Awl- Pay is between $30-$250.
B. Good Old Days– Seeking nostalgia. Pay is between $15-75.
C. Literal Latte– Hold five contests per year. (three have $1000 prizes).
A. Travelicious- A Travel Guide website. Pay is $40 per 1,000 words.
B. Writer Naked– Resource for writers. Exemplary pieces can be paid as much as $200.
C. Technopedia– Anything about technology. Pays $50-$150.
D. Howlround– Dedicated to arts and the theatre. Pays $50 for 750-1000 words.
E. Gameskinny– Looking for lists, guides, etc. Pays $0.50 per 1,000 views.