Events at Substack
Meet, connect with, and get to know other Substack writers at upcoming events.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events!
Couldn’t make it to a previous event? Don’t worry, we took notes! Find recaps, recordings, and discussions from previous events below.
🎥 Workshop: Building an audience from scratch - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
If you don't have an online presence already, should you start a newsletter? Of course! Abigail Koffler of This Needs Hot Sauce shared how she grew her email list without a big platform.
🎥 Workshop: Finding your niche - Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
If you're writing a newsletter, having a narrow audience can be a good thing. Jarrett Carter Sr of HBCU Digest talked about how he grew his subscriber audience, including paid subscriptions, by finding his niche.
🎥 Workshop: Making friends with your subscribers - Thursday, June 11, 2020
Who are these people that signed up for your email list, and what do they want? Erin Moon of The Swipe Up talked about getting to know your subscribers, helping them get to know each other, and building a community around your list.
🎥 Workshop: Paid launch 101 - Thursday, June 4, 2020
Thinking about launching a paid newsletter, but haven't yet pulled the trigger? Lenny Rachitsky, who writes Lenny's Newsletter, shared how he decided to launch paid subscriptions and tactics for going paid.
🎥 Workshop: Getting your first 1,000 email signups - Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Scott Hines of Action Cookbook shared how he successfully grew his newsletter’s email list on Substack in less than a year.
🎥 Panel: Writing in the current climate - Thursday, April 2, 2020
We brought four Substack writers — Polina, Henry, Judy, and Clara — together for a livestreamed conversation about writing and making money during the COVID crisis.
Polina Marinova (The Profile), who left her job last week in the midst of a pandemic to go full-time on her publication
Henry Abbott and Judy Goodwin (TrueHoop), who switched up their editorial and pricing after the NBA suspended basketball season
Clara Parkes (The Daily Respite), who recently started a paid newsletter to provide "a brief interval of relief" to our inboxes every day
👫 Writer Gathering - Thursday, February 20, 2020 (New York City)
We hosted our first official gathering of writers in New York City and asked a few Substack writers to share insights from their experiences:
Delia Cai (Deez Links) shared how she built her initial email list
Emily Atkin (Heated) shared how she launched paid subscriptions
Terrell Johnson (The Half Marathoner) showed us how he uses discussion threads to build community
Walt Hickey (Numlock News) helped us think about what’s possible on Substack, including experiments with multiple newsletters