And what if what you want to say doesn't fit into 600 words? What if what your have to say isn't super shallow skimming over stuff & giving a simplistic view of the world and life?

What you are saying here is that Medium won't curate anything that actually makes you THINK about things. That they don't want anything that takes a serious look at the very serious things going on in this world.

What if you're not writing just to get a publishing credit but you actually have something to say that could make a major, meaningful difference in people's lives?

Sorry, but your article here tells me that Medium only wants fluff. That it is not a place for writers who have more than 600 words to say on a topic. That, contrary to that huge contest where they gave away thousands upon thousands of dollars to FOUR AUTHORS -- the contest they said was intended to attract writers who wrote more deeply about the things that matter.

Well, you can't write on subjects even remotely resembling the above in 600 words. At best you can barely hint at it.

This isn't directed at you so much as it is at Medium and the lies they tell us. Glad you have found a way to get published here. Certainly explains why this writer with 30 years of writing and teaching writing under her belt hasn't gotten a single distribution notice in the entire four years she's been writing here.

Medium wants little stuff.

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Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.