Top Publications for Personal Essays on Medium

Disclaimer: All personal essay publications are listed in no particular order and are subjective.

Leo Serafico
4 min readOct 17, 2019
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As far as I could tell, personal essays are the most popular niche here on Medium, and I’m on board with it.

Although I think Medium should cater more to other niches like creative fiction but that’s just me.

One of the reasons why I like writing on Medium is I can write whatever the hell I want and still make a couple of bucks from it.

Yes, no matter how personal it is.

I don’t know any platform that offers the same freedom. If you do, feel free to tell me on the responses. I always love new websites to tinker with, provided it’s actually good.

Here are my top publications for personal essays on Medium:

Human Parts

I’m going with the biggest publication for personal essays first. I have tried submitting twice on Human Parts, both rejected but it’s all good. It’s still one of the best there is.

Human parts is an in-house publication of Medium. As per its page, Human Parts is Medium’s home for personal stories and perspectives. From the mundane to the…