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 a thread to answer writer questions for an hour.

If fresh ways to grow your subscriber base are on your mind, we’ve got news: Our product team just shipped a new feature that gives writers control over how much of a post for paying subscribers they want to show to free readers. This also enables writers to send that preview to free readers alongside a call to subscribe.

You can see how to insert the flexible paywall using your post editor below, and find a step-by-step guide to using this new tool right here.


Drop your questions in the thread by leaving a comment, and we’ll do our best to share knowledge and tips. Our team will be answering questions and sharing insights with you in the thread today from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EDT.

We’ll host this thread again next week. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.