Writer Office Hours 📅

Have questions about publishing, growing, or going paid on Substack? 

The Substack team, and your fellow writers, are here to help! 

Today we’re gathering the writer community and members of our Community, Product, and Writer Development teams together in this thread to answer writer questions for an hour. 

Drop your questions in the thread and we’ll do our best to share knowledge and tips.

  • Looking for inspiration on how to grow your email list?
    Caroline Chambers turned a rejected cookbook proposal into a thriving reader-supported Substack, and Gergely Orosz brought his blog for engineers to Substack, growing it significantly in the first month.

  • Seeking creative ways to promote your Substack on social media?
    David Hundeyin created a video teasing an upcoming post on West Africa Weekly.

  • Want to discover great writing on Substack?
    Substack profiles just got a refresh! Profiles display the publications you write, as well as the Substacks you read and a feed of posts you’ve written. Readers and writers are in control: You can edit your profile information at any time to select which publications you want to appear on your profile.

Our team will be answering questions in the thread from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. PDT / noon–1 p.m. EDT today.

Next week, we’ll host our monthly Shoutout Thread, designed to help writers discover and share great writing on Substack. Stop by to share what you’ve been reading and inspired by recently.

Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.