The Top 12 Best Free Online Publishing Platforms For All New Writers

Free publishing platforms For writers to publish articles online

Are you a new writer looking to publish articles online?

It might be a little confusing at first to choose the right digital publishing platform for your articles.

Before you go looking for the best publishing options, you need to decide which platforms are best suited to your topic or writing style.

You need to know what you want to publish, so you can decide which platform will help you find new readers.

You can publish articles online right now

With digital publishing, it is easy for anyone to learn how to publish articles online.

There are many online publishing platforms for writers, so you can publish your writing in a matter of minutes.

What works for one writer might not work for the other. Are you writing essays or how-to guides? It is also important to know who your audience is when choosing article publishing sites.

Do you want to reach teens, young adults, or adults? Are you trying to reach young entrepreneurs or established business owners?

Are you writing poems? There are also many free sites where you can publish your poetry.

Consider the types of articles you want to write and the audience you want to write for. Then you can go ahead and find the best online publishing platforms.

There are also plenty of free writing apps to help you write great content that readers will love. But you should always use a reliable online grammar checker to make sure your writing is as perfect as possible.

Then you can bring your vision and ideas to the world with digital content. With so many people reading articles and online content on laptops, smartphones, and tablets, there is always an audience for new writers.

There are many online magazines and sites that accept articles for free. It’s up to you to find the best digital publishing solution to suit your needs.

To get you started, here is a list of platforms offering free article publishing.


1. Medium

publish you articles on medium

Medium is a very popular free publishing site where you can share your writing. You can connect with more sophisticated and dedicated readers than you might find on other social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook.

However, it is similar to a social network in its ease of connecting with other Medium users. But it is best suited to long-form writing.

It is very easy to create and set up your Medium account. Then take a quick tour and read the FAQs. You are now ready to be published online with your first article.

The publishing tools are super easy to use with click and edit or drag and drop to move elements.

Your content on Medium should be full-length articles that are highly informative. Using original images is highly recommended.

Be aware, though, that it is not a publishing platform suited to short and obvious promotional blog posts.

You can read our how to use Medium guide for more detailed information about the submission guidelines. But they are quite straightforward.


2. Linkedin Articles

publish you articles on linkedin

You are probably already on Linkedin. So why not publish your articles there?

Follow the instructions for publishing Linkedin articles, and you are ready to go.

With so many people on the site, you are bound to find readers for professional articles.

It has to be one of the best places to easily publish your articles.


3. Publish PDF

Publish a PDF

This really is the easiest way to publish your writing online.

You don’t even need to have a website or blog.

All you need is a PDF file and your Google account.

Best of all, Google indexes PDF documents, so there’s a good chance that yours will appear on Google Search.

Read our quick tutorial on how to publish a PDF article online, and you will be ready to publish your articles online immediately.


4. Scoop.It

publish you articles on

Scoop.It is one of the most popular free publishing platforms for new writers.

You can publish great magazines on this website, and it does what it promises.

There is a function where you can find great content to help as inspiration.

Simply use appropriate keywords, and you will be flooded with information.


5. Issuu

publish you articles on issuu

You can find some excellent content on Issuu and some entertaining writing as well.

It is a user-friendly platform where anyone can create digital publications.

You don’t need to use any publishing software.

You can also sell your digital magazine directly from the website, making it possible to earn some money.

Issuu is definitely one of the leading platforms for anyone who has something worthwhile to say.

With more than 15000 updates daily, you can see why it is so popular with writers who are publishing articles online.

It also gives you the opportunity to reach a lot of people with your writing. It doesn’t matter what your passion is; there is a place for you on this platform.

Your magazine can be about anything from cats to basketball, so there are no boundaries.


6. Yudo

publish you articles on Yudo

If you are a photographer who wants to share your multimedia with the world, you might find that Yudo is for you.

On this platform, you can mix your writing, videos, photographs, and audio.

Who wouldn’t like to read a digital magazine that offers all of these features?

It makes for a more exciting read, so it could be worth a shot.

All you need to have is a passion and start working hard at it.


7. Article Alley

publish you articles on article alley

Article Alley prefers original content. But that is what you should do when posting your articles online.

If you want free exposure for your writing, this is a good site to help you on your way.

There is a huge choice of categories, which means you are sure to find one that suits your writing topic.



publish you articles on pub html5

PUB HTML5 is free of charge, so you can see if it is the right digital publishing tool for you.

The design is sleek and simple, which is what you want as a beginner.

You don’t want websites that are confusing to use.

But the great thing about this platform is that your publications will appear professional on all devices.

It can be a computer or a mobile device. The results are the same.

You can publish interactive elements in magazines, catalogs, and brochures and create rich-media flipping books.

If you are trying to get your name out there as an influential writer, you might want to give this website a try.


9. Joomag

Joomag publishing

With over 500,000 publishers using this website, you can understand why I included Joomag in this list.

You can manage your subscribers on this platform and add more when you please.

It gives you full control over your publications.

Use might want to use a good grammar checker to help you write flawless articles. Then you can launch your own campaign.

You can use your mailing list to notify all of your subscribers when you publish a new article.

You can send emails that you write for your subscribers to make them feel part of the team.

It is an easy way to promote your work.


10. ArticleBiz

ArticleBiz logo

ArticleBiz offers you the chance to get your articles picked up by online publishers.

It’s very easy to submit your articles.

When you do, you will also complete a resource box. It is a short bio about yourself. You can include your email and website address information.

You can choose from a huge range of categories for your articles.

It has an Alexa ranking of 210,908. So it certainly gets a lot of traffic and readers.

If you are new to article writing, it is a great site to make a start with your online publishing.


11. Substack

substack logo

For writers open to a different approach in publishing, Substack is well worth investigating.

It’s a free platform you can join to publish your articles. But the big focus with Substack is on getting readers to subscribe to your writing.

Your articles will certainly be available online. But if your sole aim is to get your articles to rank high on search engines, Medium might be a better option.

However, if you want to build a loyal readership, there’s no better way than to attract email subscribers.

You can start by offering your articles for free. But if you can build some traction and your mailing list, there is an option to monetize your writing later.

There are a lot of high-profile writers already earning money from paid subscribers. But many new writers are succeeding too.

If you only want to publish one or two articles, it’s not the platform for you.

But if you want to make writing your passion and publish regular articles on your topic, Substack might be precisely the right publishing option for you.


12. Google Sites

Google Sites

When you want to have more control over your articles, you might consider using Google Sites.

It’s a simple website builder from Google. The two big advantages are that it’s free and very easy to use.

All you need is your Google account to log in and get started.

You can set up your new site in only a few minutes. Just make sure you make it available online.

Once you start adding your articles, you then have a chance of them being indexed by Google.

Like other website platforms, you can add gadgets to create interest. But they are basic.

Submitting your articles to a lot of different sites can be time-consuming and difficult to track.

But with your own site, you are in control of all your content.

Google Sites is a great option when all you want is a free, simple, and easy way to publish articles online in one place.



When you see the choices you have, there are no limits today on interactive content creation and digital publishing.

Anyone can learn to publish articles online once they decide to start. All you need to do is find new topic ideas.

With all these fantastic platforms available to you, all you have to do is get to work and start writing.

Many have native apps for iOS, Android, and Google Play. Check your App stores.

Before you know it, you are going to be writing for free article submission sites.

All you need is to use your drive and passion to get you heading toward your goals.

Give one of these websites a try, and you will be publishing your fantastic articles in no time at all.


Related reading: Where To Publish Short Stories Online

Derek Haines

A Cambridge CELTA English teacher and author with a passion for writing and all forms of publishing. My days are spent writing and blogging, as well as testing and taming new technology.

Avatar for Derek Haines

48 thoughts on “The Top 12 Best Free Online Publishing Platforms For All New Writers

  • Avatar for Uma Gupta
    January 3, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I have written quite a few articles, most of them being inspirational. Some are in the form of messages learnt from incidents in everyday life. I also feel that as a citizen on this planet, it is my duty to share the good things I have learnt, so others can benefit too.
    Am wondering where would be a good place to begin publishing.

  • Avatar for Ms. Anonymous
    February 17, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Derek, I am a decent lady, not available for romance, but just want you to know that I like your way; I just like your website & the way you make your comments and respond to questions. There’s just something about you. I like you.

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      February 17, 2022 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you. I’m happy to hear that you enjoy the content of the site.

  • Avatar for Rachel
    January 27, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    I think writing story’s and publishing them and seeing how people comment, will help me when i get older and see what I want to be. I haven’t chosen yet I’ve always wanted to be a journalist or a media worker, honestly, I don’t yet…

  • Avatar for Dzeani
    December 30, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I notice that as a new writer, I have strong passion to publish. But I believe there is the need to learn to make my writing ‘clean’, mistake-free and perfect for my readers before publishing. What writing training apps would you recommend to help me ‘sanitize’ my writing?

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      December 30, 2021 at 9:01 am

      I would suggest Prowritingaid for a new writer. It’s got everything you need to edit and improve your writing.

      • Avatar for Victoria
        January 15, 2022 at 8:57 am

        Will be paid for publishing articles on this platform listed above?

  • Avatar for Michael L. Ball
    November 13, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I’m seventy-two and have been writing for a long time. I have a folder full of articles and I also have a folder full of science fiction stories. I have poetry and comics. I need a platform that allows me to publish as I please.

    • Avatar for Samuel Mathore
      April 29, 2023 at 5:09 pm

      I’m an unpublished writer with several manuscripts.
      Do these platforms here publish novels?

      • Avatar for Derek Haines
        April 29, 2023 at 6:35 pm

        No, Samuel. These sites are only suitable for publishing articles.

        If you want to publish novels, try Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or Draft2Digital.

  • Avatar for Paul Amupitan
    November 13, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Hello Derek,
    I’m new to writing articles, but I wasn’t to write articles focusing on Young People and their struggles. I would like to build some readership for my article.
    What site do you recommend?
    Thank you.

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      November 13, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      You can use any site, Paul. But before you do, make sure your writing is perfect. In your comment, I’m sure you meant, wanted to write, and not wasn’t to write. You can’t expect to find readers if you make errors like this. Always, always check your writing before you hit the button.

  • Avatar for Paoletta
    September 22, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Dear Derek,
    I would like to write articles about personal awareness and development.
    I am a new writer and I would like to reach a large odience eventually .. which platform would you recommend, please?

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      September 22, 2021 at 9:31 am

      The best platform is always the one that you feel will work for you, Paoletta. But if you are looking at building a readership, Medium and Substack are two you might consider.

  • Avatar for Francis Ekongang Nzante
    September 20, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I’m really grateful to have stumbled on this site which I believe will greatly help me in publishing my articles. I do news articles that focus much more on culture. But I sort of publish stuff that is newsworthy so I also write on crisis in Africa.

  • Avatar for Anna
    September 18, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Be aware that on Medium your articles and you as an author won’t be searchable until you get a critical mass of readers and followers/claps. Which means that you need to actively promote your writing, for strangers to find your page on any given day (except the few first hours of the publication).
    Very disappointed.

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      September 18, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      Medium is no different from any other form of publishing articles. You need a certain amount of traction before it can rank in Google Search.

      For a blog post, you need backlinks. On Medium, you need followers and claps.

      It’s pretty standard stuff, but not disappointing if you know how to promote what you post.

      There are no free rides at getting articles to rank. You still need to work on it to be successful.

  • Avatar for Joyce A Valley
    September 4, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    i need to publish my story about chronic kidney disease and kidney transplants, the need for kidney donors and how this need is affected by the Covid pandemic.; and my personal need for a transplant to save my life. Where is the best place to submit my article?

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      September 4, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Use any of the sites listed in this article. But I would try Medium first.

  • Avatar for Serenee Osman
    August 26, 2021 at 4:33 am

    Dear Sir

    I need to publish my article which are explain about lidar technology.
    Where can I publish my article?

  • Avatar for sisay kelemu
    August 23, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Dear sir
    I need to publish my paper which concerns on climate.
    so how can I publish it?

  • Avatar for Bhaswati
    August 12, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Really grateful to get these platforms to publish my article. Thanks to you for gifting us such information for these platforms.

  • Avatar for erum
    May 30, 2021 at 7:29 am

    how I can publish the article ??

  • Avatar for Tzvi
    May 26, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Good information but why did you not include Substack?

  • Avatar for mary kawira Kithinji
    March 12, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    this is great where do i publish my scholarly articles and class modules

  • Avatar for Muvro
    January 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Hi Derek,
    Impressive Collection shared on Free Publishing Articles. Would like to know where we can share technical content.

    • Avatar for Simeone Nkosi
      February 16, 2021 at 7:03 am

      Hey this is Simeone here. I already participate in the Medium corporative community, it is a good platform for publishing your stories online. I only have a technical problems with the platform. I’m hoping to enjoy my writing of articles with these other platforms.

  • Avatar for Ishika Agrawal
    November 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    According to me the best usage of time is writing. It makes an individual to think widely on every aspect. Writing enable person to do brainstorming over the topic. This improves the writing work of writer.

  • Avatar for Edina Back
    November 9, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you very much! I spent about 2-3 hours and looked at these sites. Medium appears to be educational and very helpful for beginning writers! I will use it and promote it!
    See where I am with it by the end of the year! Thank you again! Edina Back, Executive Establishment Officer, Personnel Efficiency Foundation

  • Avatar for Paul Ayinbuomwan
    October 25, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Good morning. Please I am a prolific writer. I write on a broad range of topics and areas ranging from Marriage, Relationship, Politics, amongst others. How do I publish my articles please?

  • Avatar for Dinah Modipa
    October 1, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Fine, thank you.

  • Avatar for Akanshi Mittal
    July 29, 2020 at 5:08 am

    I want to publish my poetries. Where I can get it published?

    • Avatar for C R PETTY
      January 14, 2021 at 12:36 am

      I have 200 pages of musings and poetry in RHYMING format. Deep thoughts and shallow—-should it be published? C R Petty Col USMC Ret.

  • Avatar for Sizwe Mhlungu
    June 21, 2020 at 5:39 am

    I’m looking for free publishing platform. I want to publish an article I wrote while I was in college. This an academic article for educators (teaching profession). What is the appropriate website for that.


  • Avatar for Diksha kumari
    September 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Hlo sir/mam, we are the students of masters. Sir we want to publish our research article in your site. So sir please give us the details regarding publication criteria or fees. We shall be thankful to you for this kind of purpose.

  • Avatar for Tshepo Motlou
    September 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    As they say always seek knowledge I would like to seek knowledge and become one of the best poets ever in history by explaining to people about what’s love

  • Avatar for Ved Vineet Gautam
    August 25, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Kindly please keep providing me the work related to writing . Iam hard working and dedicated.

    • Avatar for Maseipone Jacqueline
      November 24, 2019 at 11:51 pm

      “Life is my teacher and living is my lesson.”
      I believe everyday you live, you learn alot from life. When you stop living is when the lessons stop.
      Article is informative and useful. Reading it has set me in motion. I now know how to proceed. The lessons are a step forward in the right direction.

  • Avatar for Darealprisonart
    June 20, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Very valuable information. Lot of secrets, thank you.

  • Avatar for Ubai
    December 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hello Lisa,
    Great article. Thanks for bringing these tools on one platform for the world.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Avatar for Nsigaye Andrew
    September 12, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Hello we are publishing house based in Rwanda Africa, we would like to get in touch with you for more information on the on how we can work with you in publishing working in have books for kids both fiction and non fiction kindly tell me how we can work together.
    Waiting from you soonest
    Best Regards

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      September 12, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Please use our site contact form if you wish to get in touch with us.

  • Avatar for ABRAHAM JOHNSON
    August 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I want to publish a book. What is the process ? Can I contact you ?Nearest office ?

    • Avatar for Derek Haines
      August 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      We only offer advice articles on our site, Abraham. Sorry, but we do not offer personal support or coaching.

      • Avatar for Monali Elwatte
        August 2, 2020 at 12:07 pm

        Is it possible to publish a small article regarding medical science

    • Avatar for Jembi Lokou
      May 11, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Frankly speaking, and as human beings, we always learn from one another. You may good in x and I’m good at y, for that reason I may need your help and you may need my help. It’s a mutual learning.

      • Avatar for Dinah Modipa
        October 1, 2020 at 1:09 am

        Hi Derek Haines, I would like to publish my short gospel articles, Where do I start?


Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To prevent spam, all comments are moderated and will be published upon approval. Submit your comment only once, please.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.