How I Became A Superhero Kid: The Cost of Winning
If you’re a writer on Medium, you may be aware that the platform is constantly changing in regards to editorial, staffing, publications, payment, and algorithms. On the recent big changes is that they are pulling the funding for a few of their biggest publications, such as P.S. I Love You. P.S. I Love You will be shutting down their publication and the last day they’ll be publishing new stories will be June 30, 2021. However, the publication will still feature any stories that have been published up until this date, indefinitely.
P.S. I Love You is a wonderful publication to read and write for and many of the writers are incredibly sad about this news. It was one of my “Top Dream 5” publications to get published in on Medium.
I was fortunate to have my first story published there on March 8 with my story, “The Blonde & the Perfect Sandwich” and now, my second and possibly last story (June 7) before they close down, “How I Became a Superhero Kid.”
“P.S. I Love You is a Medium partner publication. We specialize in stories about what it’s like to be alive and in love today—from the befuddling challenges of changing a diaper to the absurdity of a first kiss to the more general, sustained struggle of trying to amicably, productively co-exist. We’re glad you’re here.” Editors, PS I Love You
“The editorial team is still figuring out our next steps, but we’ll continue running new pieces and working with writers through the end of our contract; we still have a few more weeks on it. We also will not be deleting the pub, just closing it to new subs; the stories we published will still live here, unless writers decide to pull them and put them elsewhere, which they are of course totally able to do. We are likewise still figuring out what the future holds long-term, for example, whether PS will continue under a new editorial team one day, o not.” -Dan Moore, Kay Bolden, Tre L. Loadholt, and Scott Muska, Editorial Team, PS I Love You.