Despite the messaging that the Medium staff cull mainly hit support and sales, it looks like editorial went with it.
For those who aren’t aware, within Medium are several publications they run in-house, including Backchannel, a tech magazine, and Matter, which is an evolved form of the long-form science journalism crowd-funded startup which I’ve written about in the past.
And they’re open to pitches.
However, you might want to take a good look at what they require before you pitch away:
- already be on Medium, writing, responding, highlighting, recommending and engaging with communities
- be eager and excited to interact not only with users who respond to your story — but also users out on the platform obsessing over similar ideas and topics.
No “dump your copy and run” here – you’re expected to be part of the community, not just a supplier to it.
More publications should do this.
The Kickstarter-funded science journalism publisher Matter has launched. Was it worth it? Is the first book worth your time?