Well thank you, I guess, for including me in the positive. But people should know that the level of submissions a publication gets is massive and the majority of those submissions are basically spam.

As an author, when I don’t hear back, I just assume that the editor is someone who’s trying their best. A lot of the “best” editors here on medium are subject matter experts. That’s what makes me a good editor. And so while we may bring a lot of expertise in our area, most of us have zero professional training as editors.

And we have limited time, yada yada. Publishing is hard — both for editors and authors.

So, like a lot of editors, I’m going for a middle ground. You’re the rare author who got a response.

My actual official rejection policy is that if you have never worked with us and submit an article, assume we’ve passed if you don’t hear within a week. And if you are an existing author who submits a draft, assume we’ve passed if the article isn’t published within two business days.

The middle ground in that policy is that at least we’re setting clear expectations.

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