Hi Steve. You make some good points. However, it all depends on the publication. Here at Illumination we have a Slack channel where you can communicate with other writers and the editors if you choose. Some do some don't. We are always open to being approached by any writer. You can also connect with other writers by leaving a message on one of their articles. Good luck and thank you. Please read thishttps://medium.com/illumination/tkhow-to-grow-your-following-on-illumination-7887cb30278a?source=friends_link&sk=9732c006b01e96bb6d1c54ffca74a316

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