How Much Editors Make From Their Publications

Take the number of published stories. Square that number. Add three to it. Take the square root, and then multiply by zero... That’s how much Publication Editors make.

KR Franklin


Image by Hatice EROL from Pixabay | “Money Poor Coin”

Without question, one of the greatest privileges I enjoy on Medium is being the Editor of Fellowship Writers. Each morning, I uncover incredible stories, constructive comments, and words of encouragement from writers all over the world.

Beyond any metric, our community is proof a cooperative environment is possible on Medium.

So, as the Director of Transparency (sounds better than Senior Administrator in Charge of Clapping), I want to address the following question, “How much do Editors earn from their publications?” Since you probably already know the answer, I will take it a step further and paint a complete picture by sharing insights and identifying the benefits of the role— in case you decide to take the leap.

How Much I Have Earned From Fellowship Writers?

In short, I have earned $0.00 since I began Fellowship Writers — six weeks ago. It is not a secret that Medium does not pay Publication Editors, but I am not saying there are zero benefits to the role. In fact, there are multiple reasons why one would want to start and run a publication, but none of them are direct compensation from Medium, and thus $0.00.

Now that I have answered the question, and I’ve done it in the first 175 words (are you impressed??), I will cover the following topics to paint that complete picture I promised:

  • Why I started a Publication?
  • Key Features of a Publication
  • What are the Benefits of the Editor role?
  • Should you open a Publication?

Why I Started a Publication?

First, I prefer to refer to our group as a community, rather than a publication because it is just that — a cooperative community.

Second, my goal in establishing Fellowship Writers was to create a safe space for writers to give and receive feedback, because I felt that aspect…



KR Franklin

Just a writer trying to make a dent in the universe, one typo at a time.