Here’s What You Should Know About Getting Into Medium-Owned Publications

Trying is the first half of the battle.

By Shannon Ashley

When it comes to folks who are really good at getting into Medium-owned publications, that certainly isn’t me. There are a number of incredible writers on Medium who are much better than I am at getting into places like Human Parts, Gen, and the like.

At this point, I’ve been in Forge once, and Human Parts twice. Human Parts just took one of my recent stories and requested to backfill a couple of others. But I’ve yet to get published by Heated, OneZero, Gen, or Elemental, etc.

It might be helpful for you to hear an honest account of what it takes to be successful with multiple publications, from what I’ve seen and experienced.