I’m really excited to say that as of today, PyPI supports rendering project descriptions from Markdown! This has been a oft-requested feature and after lots of work (including the creation of PEP 566) it is now possible, without translating Markdown to rST or any other hacks!
PEP 566 added new metadata fields including Description-Content-Type. To set the content type for your long description, you’ll need to add the following argument to the setup() call in your projects setup.py:
long_description=long_description, + long_description_content_type="text/markdown",