I've just written my first actual rant about this very subject and, perhaps, precipitated by the same publication which has now done the same to me on three occasions recently. The difference? Medium has notified me all three times. (And all three either went to other publications immediately or, in one case, went back to said publication and was published the very next day...) So, why? Perhaps this is another "Glitch" having something to do either with you being in Europe (ooops! Sorry, the UK) or working on your phone? IDK.

However...

I have NEVER known you to write a "shit story." And you can always find a publisher with me. Well, almost always. Guidelines, you know...