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We pay $100 for Top 10 Lists! Read more here. Give us your PayPal address for payment and tell us about yourself in the author blurb field—include your social media account if you want to promote it.

We only offer payment by Paypal—no exceptions.

We only consider submissions with the highest standard of English and submissions should not exceed 1,500 words.

We are not currently accepting lists on the following topics: opinion, sports, gaming, health or dietary advice, self-help, animals, travel guides or tips, and technology recommendations. We also rarely accept lists of movies, TV shows, or pop culture unless they have a seriously interesting twist.

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Hints & Tips

  • Lists must be your own work
  • Must include 10 items
  • Lists must be between 1,200 and 1,500 words (including introduction)
  • Include quality online sources (not Wikipedia) that verify facts for each item on your list
  • Format the sources according to Section 7 of the Author’s Guide
  • Don’t forget to read the entire Author’s Guide before submitting

Terms & Conditions

Copyright and Ownership

1. You affirm that you are the original writer of the list and that you own all rights and copyright relating to it.

2. By submitting this list, you agree that if it is purchased by us, Listverse Limited has the full right to publish this list when and if it sees fit, and you agree that you are the author of this list.

3. You agree that once your list is purchased, Listverse Ltd. becomes the sole owner of all copyright and rights (including moral rights) related to the list content.

4. These terms include all rights of publication on the Internet or any other form of media including but not exclusively books, magazines, TV, film, and newspapers.

5. You agree that you voluntarily transfer all rights (including moral rights) relating to the content to Listverse Limited if and when it is paid for. Rejected lists remain your property.

Writing A List

6. All submitted lists must:

a. Include an introductory paragraph for the list

b. Have 10 items

c. Include sources for each item (see the author’s guide for details)

d. Be 100 percent your original content—do not send a list you modified, derived, or copied from elsewhere even if you wrote it originally

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