Thanks T.S,. Well, that explains it. I’ve written over 70 qualifying articles over the last ten weeks (I won’t publish low quality or spammy content so pretty sure that’s not it) and ALL have been rejected with the dreaded ‘high volume’ message. Had tried contacting them directly as advised by other writers I had reached out to, but have never been able to get a response from the ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ account and assumed it was dead. Total silence!
I wrote about it here and would appreciate your comments if you get a moment: https://medium.com/@JasonADeane/how-not-to-succeed-on-medium-e0c906337010
I should add that I still think it’s a great platform and a brilliant system, just feel a little unloved and unappreciated at the moment!