Top 10 most-followed & active publications on Medium

Pubs that actually accept submissions and publish regularly

The Startup
May 14 · 5 min read

There are a few useful websites that rank Medium’s leading publications.

Ranking publications is great but many of those pubs now remain inactive as they no longer accept submissions from writers.

We wanted to bring together a continuously updated list of Medium’s most-followed and active publications that also accept submissions from new writers.

We’ll be revising this list every month to make sure it is up to date. A few highlights on what has been happening on top of that list recently:

Here are Medium’s Top 10 most-followed & active publications in 2019:

1. The Startup — 452,478 followers

2. Better Humans— 304,574 followers

  • Growing: 212 followers per day
  • Publication url: https://medium.com/better-humans
  • How to submit your story to Better Humans: https://medium.com/better-humans/write-for-better-humans-4c6c9884fc08
  • Topics they love: personal expertise — here’s their style guide.
  • Highlights: Better Humans only publishes articles by writers who have personal experience with the advice they’re giving in their articles. They don’t accept thought-pieces, philosophy, or news. Every writer for Better Humans is paid — they pay a flat fee — usually $500 — for professional-quality articles, when they are published.

3. UX Collective — 262,434 followers

  • Growing: 217 followers per day
  • Publication url: https://uxdesign.cc/
  • How to submit your story to UX Collective: https://uxdesign.cc/submit-your-article-to-uxdesign-cc-abea95d3a1ba
  • Topics they love: user experience design, usability, interaction design, prototyping, product design
  • Highlights: It’s the largest design publication on Medium. To submit a story, you can email them at hello@uxdesign.cc with a link to your Medium draft or published article along with a one-sentence description. They don’t accept articles in other formats.

4. Towards Data Science — 215,152 followers

  • Growing: 437 followers per day
  • Publication url: https://towardsdatascience.com/
  • How to submit your story to Towards Data Science: https://towardsdatascience.com/contribute/home
  • Topics they love: data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other adjacent scientific fields such as cognitive science
  • Highlights: Towards Data Science is one of the fastest growing publications on Medium. To become a writer, you can send your article (they prefer to receive a link to a Medium draft) here: publication@towardsdatascience.com.

5. UX Planet— 199,758 followers

6. The Writing Cooperative — 156,985 followers

7. P.S. I Love You — 125,913 followers

8. Human Parts — 99,353 followers

  • Growing: 77.8 followers per day
  • Publication url: https://humanparts.medium.com/
  • How to submit your story to Human Parts: https://humanparts.medium.com/about
  • Topics they love: your piece to be, on some level, about love
  • Highlights: Human Parts is one of Medium’s in-house publications. You can pitch your story to one of their editors and get paid for your commissioned story.

9. Slackjaw — 88,711 followers

10. The Ascent— 61,045 followers

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The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +479K people. Follow to join our community.