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 discussion thread to answer writer questions for an hour.

  • Just getting started on Substack? Here’s a setup guide to get you started and help make your Substack stand out. If you’ve got questions about starting out, post in the comments below.

  • Worried about burnout? Fellow writers Emily Atkin and Haley Nahman have written about the constraints they’ve implemented to preserve their energy and write great pieces. Share your strategies to help with burnout in the comments.

  • You can now personalize the way you invite readers to subscribe. Our product team just shipped an update that allows you to customize the “Subscribe” button with a caption.

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. PST / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST. We encourage writers to stick around after the hour and continue the conversation together. 

We’ll host this thread again next week at the normal date and time, Thursday Nov. 18, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. PST / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.