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Introducing Medium’s Top 10 Publications In 2023 To Write For

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They are open to new writers and new submissions. Get to know the Top 10 Medium Publications and how to become a writer.

The biggest difference between Medium and other online writing platforms is the publications ecosystem.

There are about 13,000 publications on Medium.

New writers often wonder who Medium’s top publications are.

Medium, unfortunately, does not offer a list of its top publications.

Medium killed a lot of publications

There are about 13,000 publications on Medium but how many are still active and open for your submission?

Medium-owned publications shut down

In your feed, you may come across great (but old!) stories published in publications like Matter, Debugger, Heated, or Forge.

These are publications owned by Medium that have unfortunately closed their doors.

Medium fired its editorial team and closed these publications because Medium’s founder, EV Williams, had other plans for Medium and wanted to support individual writers more.

Beloved pubs closed their doors

Besides slashing the funding for Medium’s editorial team, Ev Williams also cut off the big Medium Players.

That’s why beloved, well-known, and credible Big Players such as…

closed their doors.

No need to cry… better times are coming our way!

Recently, Medium’s new CEO Tony Stubblebine announced that he wants to make a U-turn and support publications again to grow and see the publication ecosystem thrive again.

For the first time in the history of Medium, not just the big publications will get paid, but smaller ones too.

Additionally, publication owners and editors can become community curators to send in high-quality story suggestions for stories that should get the Boost.

Boosted story Medium
Boosted story; Tony Stubblebine

That’s awesome news. Being an editor and owner of a publication that’s open for submissions can be very time-consuming.

This will certainly encourage more people to create publications and make them flourish.

With this in mind, let’s now dive a bit deeper into the publications ecosystem.

So here’s a list of all the major Medium publications that are still active and open for submissions — because that’s what you want to know when you read this story.

You want to be published in a major publication to be seen and read by more people and be more discoverable throughout the Meidum network.

The good news is that there are still 10 major publications that are still active and open for submissions.

The list of Medium’s Top 10 Publications in 2023

1 The Startup/ Start it up (768K)

About: Get smarter at building your thing.

✔️To become a writer for Start it up and submit your story, go here:

2 Towards Data Science (656K)

About: Your home for data science. A Medium publication sharing concepts, ideas, and codes.

✔️To become a writer for Towards Data Science and submit your story, go here:

3 Better Humans (394K)

About:’s Medium publication. Our goal is to bring you the world’s most trustworthy writing on human potential and self-improvement.

✔️To become a writer for Better Humans and submit your story, go here:

4 The Writing Cooperative (243k)

About: Medium’s largest collection of advice, support, and encouragement for writers. We help you become the best writer possible.

✔️To become a writer for The Writing Cooperative and submit your story, go here:

5 Entrepreneur’s Handbook (223K)

About: How to succeed in entrepreneurship; feat. founder stories, design articles, and startup deep dives that inspire your entrepreneurial journey.

✔️To become a writer for Entrepreneur’s Handbook and submit your story, go here:

6 Better Programming (212K)

About: Advice for programmers.

✔️To become a writer for Better Programming and submit your story, go here:

7 Mind Cafe (139K)

About: Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

✔️To become a writer for Mind Cafe and submit your story, go here:

8 Better Marketing (118K)

About: A publication by and for marketers. We publish marketing inspiration, case studies, career advice, tutorials, industry news, and more.

✔️To become a writer for Better Marketing and submit your story, go here:

9 Illumination (66K)

About: We curate and disseminate outstanding articles from diverse domains and disciplines to create fusion and synergy.

✔️To become a writer for Illumination and submit your story, go here:

10 Invisible Illness (53K)

About: We’ve created a publication called Invisible Illness to house all of the best stories on Medium about mental health and to help people find great stories and help spark even more conversation.

✔️To become a writer for Invisible Illness and submit your story, go here:

Top 3 tips to get published in one of Medium’s top publications in 2023

1 — Read the submission guidelines thoroughly to know EXACTLY what types of articles the publication accepts and how to format your story properly.
2 — Read many articles from the top publication before writing your draft and submitting it to the publication.
3 — Write a nice email or leave a nice comment when you fill out the form to be accepted as an author, and leave a nice comment and private message when you submit an article.

For more valuable tips and tricks, check out my trending YouTube tutorial:

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Final Takeaways


Now you’ve met the top 10 Medium Publications in 2023 that are open to new writers.

Before you apply to be a writer, make sure your draft is ready!

What are you waiting for?

⭐Take action.⭐

Apply to be a writer in the Top Publication of your dreams and submit your story!

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