DEAR MEDIUM: You just keep pushing people like me away

Georgia NeSmith
14 min readAug 8, 2021
Photo by Debbie Hudson at Unsplash.com

So…Medium has seen the competition’s writing on the wall and now expects to draw more quality writing to its site by offering highly paid contests for writers. Offering amounts of money that far exceed anything offered by any “normal” publication contest ANYWHERE.

I mean, 50K is bigger than most 6–12 month long writers’ residencies where winners must produce new work…

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Georgia NeSmith

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