Questions: Medium Publications?

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Hello Medium Family,

I’m considering submitting some of my work for a competition here in Australia.

A friend suggested I enter a particular competition for one of my pieces which is currently hosted in a publication here. I’m a tad confused with the submission guidelines.

Yes, I have sent an email to clarify.

In the interim though it got me thinking about a few things with publications here.

Any advice would be appreciated, specifics below:

  1. Are Medium publications considered online journals?
  2. Is my Medium account defined as a personal blog?
  3. What defines a publication — with reference to Medium?
  4. The following is a specific guideline for submissions for the competition;

Simultaneous submissions or previously published material will not be considered. This includes works published in print and web journals but does not apply to material first published on personal blogs.

What are your thoughts on the above?

I got really excited when I saw the category for submissions ( I have a piece that fits perfectly) and the prize would be so beneficial for me for my up and coming trip.

Who knows maybe others have these questions too?

Jess is my real name, writing from the sandy shores of Australia. Mainly poetics and good coffee. Journey with me. Open to work wherewildthingsgrow88@gmail.com

Jess is my real name, writing from the sandy shores of Australia. Mainly poetics and good coffee. Journey with me. Open to work wherewildthingsgrow88@gmail.com