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A Comprehensive List of Medium-Owned Publications

All Medium-owned publications conveniently listed in one place

I’m not sure if they all do, but Medium-owned publications are known to pay a few hundred dollars per pitched article that they accept and publish. In general, unpublished drafts are preferred to published stories. However, depending on the publication, published stories may be accepted.

There are 13 Medium-owned publications in total (that I know of). I’m relatively new to Medium, so I had no idea which publications were owned by Medium and which weren’t.

Please keep in mind that there’s a reason some Medium-owned publications pay for articles. According to “Everything A Medium Contributing Writer Should Know,

Medium has a 1-year general exclusivity to the work starting from the day it’s published.

After the 1-year period, Medium retains exclusive digital rights to the work, and a non-exclusive license to distribute the work in physical print, e-book, and audio narration.

Posts will be behind a metered paywall for Medium subscribers.

No advertising or affiliate links are allowed on a commissioned Medium post.

Medium pays net 30 days after the work is published AND a contract is signed. No invoicing necessary. See more Payment terms and details below.

I made this list so that anyone who’s interested in pitching to Medium publications knows which ones they should pitch their articles to and where to send their pitches. I’ll update this article as needed. Good luck!


Debugger— Every gadget has a story. A new publication from Medium about consumer technology. (Submit pitches to debugger@medium.com||Ran by OneZero Editorial team)

Elemental— Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness. (Submit pitches to elemental@medium.com||See submission guidelines here)

  • Elemental also has a column called My Therapist Saysthat you can also pitch stories using the same email.

Forge — Medium’s publication on personal development. (Submit pitches to forge@medium.com)

Future Human — Life at the edge of science. A new publication from Medium. Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. (Submit pitches to debugger@medium.com||Ran by OneZero Editorial team)

Gen — What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture. (Submit pitches to gen@medium.com)

Heated — Food from every angle: A publication from Medium x Mark Bittman (Submit pitches to heatedbybittman@gmail.com)

Human Parts — A publication about humanity from Medium: yours, mine, and ours. (Not currently accepting pitches, but will invite qualifying self-published stories||See submission guidelines here)

Level — Higher Learning. A publication from Medium for the interested man. LEVEL is a Medium publication for Black and Brown men. (Submit pitches to level@medium.com||See submission guidelines here)

Marker — Pop business for the intelligent reader. A publication from Medium. (Submit pitches to marker@medium.com)

Medium’s Coronavirus Blog — A Medium blog for Covid-19 news, advice, and commentary. (Submit pitches to elemental@medium.com||See submission guidelines here||Ran by Elemental Editorial team)

Momentum — A Medium blog about the fight against anti-Black racism. (Submit pitches to momentumeditors@medium.com)

OneZero — The undercurrents of the future. A Medium publication about technology and people. (Submit pitches to onezero@medium.com)

Zora — Unapologetic. Ours. A publication from Medium for Black women. (Send pitches directly to ZORA’s platform editor, Jolie A. Doggett, at jdoggett@medium.com)

The Bold Italic— The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. (Submit pitches to info@thebolditalic.com)

There was a Medium-owned publication called Modus, but from what I can tell it is no longer active. I will add it to the list if that changes.

I wish you the best of luck on your Medium journey! Happy writing!

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