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Finding Great Medium Publications for Your Work

Sharing my list to help you grow your reach on Medium

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Having written on Medium for nearly 2 years now, I talk about it a lot to the people around me. Often they ask me “What are publications?” I usually respond: they are like magazines that service reader’s interests in different topics. Readers of Medium can follow different publications to suit their own interests and enjoyment.

Which means, as a writer on Medium, you want to go where your readers are. Think of the types of things you like to write and make a list. Find several publication options for your work in each of the topics you write. When readership and new followership seems to hit a plateau, add a few more publication options. This has been my strategy and so far, it’s worked fairly well.

Until one day I realized; I am a writer for over 60 different publications and I have trouble remembering which pub wants what.

So, I gathered my list of topics and went through each publication, adding each to the lists I feel they fit. That way when I write a poem, I can check my list of pubs for poetry. The same for politics, or food, or first person narratives.

Perhaps you can find this information useful, so I thought I’d share. Maybe you’ll see a pub name and decide — hey, I’d like to check that one out!

The List

This list is NOT inclusive and merely my personal list of publishing options, divided into topics I frequently write in. There are lots of duplicates as many of these pubs take a lot of different topics. To save you time, each time a new pub appears on the list, I am hyperlinking directly to their submission guidelines.

As a writer on Medium, you want to go where your readers are.

FOR PERSONAL ESSAYS | BY TOPIC

Parenting

Publishious
Home Sweet Home
ILLUMINATION
An Idea
P.S. I Love You

Mental Health

Invisible Illness
ILLUMINATION
P.S. I Love You
Life Your Life on Purpose
Ink Mend

Writing Success

The Dream Verse
The Innovation
The Authorpreneur
ILLUMINATION
Writers Guild
Scribe

Self

The Dream Verse
To the Summit
Invisible Pillar
Feel. Heal. Share.
Daily Connect
Get Inside
The Cotton Thread
ILLUMINATION
Writing Heals
Warm Hearts
A Few Words
Writers Guild (writer stuff)
P.S. I Love You
Indelible Ink
Live Your Life on Purpose
Gratefully Yours
Ink Mend
Invisible Illness

Life Lessons | Life

To the Summit
The Innovation
Invisible Pillar
Publishious
Daily Connect
The Cotton Thread
ILLUMINATION
An Idea
Warm Hearts
A Few Words
Live Your Life on Purpose

Religion | Spiritual

Spiritual Tree
Publishious
Daily Connect
ILLUMINATION
A Few Words
Koinonia
Live Your Life on Purpose

Positivity | Wellness

To the Summit
Spiritual Tree
The Innovation
Feel. Heal. Share.
Publishious
Daily Connect
ILLUMINATION
An Idea
Warm Hearts
P.S. I Love You
Live Your Life on Purpose

Ideas

The Innovation
An Idea
Indelible Ink
Live Your Life on Purpose
The Ascent
Random Awesome

INFORMATIVE ARTICLES | BY TOPIC

Writing

The POM (poetry specific)
The Partnered Pen (Not accepting new contributors)
Wreader
The Dream Verse
The Innovation
From the Library
The Authorpreneur
ILLUMINATION
Writers Guild
Scribe
Publishing Well
The Writing Cooperative

News

Politically Speaking
ILLUMINATION
Indelible Ink
Random Awesome

Politics

Politically Speaking
Gen (Medium owned, must pitch)
Indelible Ink

How-To

The Partnered Pen
The Innovation
ILLUMINATION
Live Your Life on Purpose
The Ascent

Food | Recipes

Heated (Medium owned, must pitch)
Publishious (maybe)
Home Sweet Home
ILLUMINATION

Environment | Science

Politically Speaking
Age of Awareness
Weeds & Wildflowers
An Idea
Law of Connections
Data Driven Investor
Live Your Life on Purpose
The Ascent

Daring | Bold Topics

The Partnered Pen
The Narrative
An Injustice
The Bad Influence
Genius in a Bottle
Noteworthy — The Journal Blog (Yes, I’ve actually gotten in.)
MuddyUm
Live Your Life on Purpose
Fearless She Wrote
Rogues’ Gallery

Medium

The Partnered Pen
Wreader
ILLUMINATION

First person Narratives | Personal Essays

The Narrative
To the Summit
Daily Connect
Get Inside
ILLUMINATION
Weeds & Wildflowers
Literally Literary (?)
Noteworthy — The Journal Blog
P.S. I Love You
Indelible Ink
Live Your Life on Purpose
Fearless She Wrote
Women Writing Memoir
Gratefully Yours
Ink Mend
Hopes & Dreams

Marketing

Better Marketing (Medium owned, must pitch)
From the Library
The Authorpreneur
Publishing Well

Productivity

The Innovation
The Authorpreneur
An Idea
The StartUp
Data Driven Investor
Publishing Well
Life Your Life on Purpose
The Ascent

Life Hacks

To the Summit
The Innovation
ILLUMINATION
An Idea
The StartUp
A Few Words
Data Driven Investor
Live Your Life on Purpose
Random Awesome

Health & Wellness

Feel. Heal. Share.
ILLUMINATION
An Idea
The StartUp
Warm Hearts
Live Your Life on Purpose
The Ascent
Ink Mend

Books & Reading (And History)

History’s Mysteries (not sure if taking writers)
From the Library
The Authorpreneur
Publishing Well

BY TOPIC

Relationships

The Partnered Pen
The Narrative
The Cotton Thread
ILLUMINATION
P.S. I Love You
Publishious

Society

Politically Speaking
The Partnered Pen
An Injustice
ILLUMINATION
The Bad Influence

Poetry

The POM
Fiddleheads & Floss Poetry (my personal pub, not taking writers)
The Dream Verse
3 Line Poetry
The Junction
The Purple Pen
Wordsmith Library
Intimately Intricate
Storymaker
Invisible Pillar
Publishious
The Weekly Knob
Sky Collection
The Cotton Thread
Written Tales
Weeds & Wildflowers
Genius in a Bottle
Literary Impulse
An Idea
Lit Up
Blue Insights
Scribe
Literally Literary
Sonnetry
House of Haiku
American Haiku
Law of Connections
Poetry Palace
The Tripple Effect
No Crime in Rhymin’
Gratefully Yours
Bazaar of the Bizarre
P.S. I Love You (Poetry Sundays)
A Cornered Gurl

Fiction | Short Stories| Prose

The Partnered Pen
The Junction
The Purple Pen
Wordsmith Library
Intimately Intricate
The Friday Fix
Storymaker
Invisible Pillar
The Weekly Knob
Sky Collection
Written Tales
Literary Impulse
An Idea
Lit Up
Blue Insights
Scribe
Literally Literary
Tempest in Under 1000
Random Awesome
P.S. I Love You (Fiction Fridays)

Living Well | Personal Development

Fiddleheads & Floss Poetry (my personal pub, not taking writers)
The Partnered Pen
Invisible Pillar
Publishious
Home Sweet Home
ILLUMINATION
Contemplate
The StartUp
Live Your Life on Purpose
Gratefully Yours
Hopes & Dreams

Inspiration

Fiddleheads & Floss Poetry (my personal pub, not taking writers)
The Partnered Pen
The Narrative
To the Summit
Publishious
Home Sweet Home (family and parenting only)
ILLUMINATION
Contemplate
Warm Hearts
A Few Words
Good News Daily
Law of Connections
Live Your Life on Purpose
Hopes & Dreams

Humor

Wreader
The Partnered Pen
The Junction
ILLUMINATION
Contemplate
MuddyUm
Rogues’ Gallery
The Haven
Ain’t Yo’ Mama’s Tea Party

Family

Home Sweet Home
Publishious
ILLUMINATION

Prompts Only

Promposity
The Weekly Knob
Chalkboard

Women

To the Summit
Publishious
Home Sweet Home
An Injustice
The Cotton Thread
ILLUMINATION
Ain’t Yo’ Mama’s Tea Party
Fearless She Wrote

Creativity

Storymaker
ILLUMINATION
Contemplate

General

ILLUMINATION
Contemplate
The Partnered Pen
Noteworthy — The Journal Blog
Top 3
The Purple Pen

Whew, that was a job...I hope this info is super helpful to someone!
Now, a question for you. I am looking for some really GREAT pubs in the following topics if you’d like to leave any recommendations in the comments:

  • True crime & missing people cases
  • Cool weird stuff like Bigfoot, ghost stories, and interesting myths
  • Cultural stuff — like stories of life in other countries
  • Drama | Hollywood news
  • Nature and Outdoors
  • Travel
  • RV and camper life
  • Animals & pets

I plan to expand into these themes and need awesome places for my work. Plus, I really like those topics!

Happy writing all! If you are not following me yet — you know what to do :)

~ Christina M. Ward

𝘐 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘢𝘮.

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