Writer Office Hours 📅

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

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

We’re gathering the writer community and members of the Substack team together in this discussion thread to answer writer questions for an hour.

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. 

Some updates and reminders from the Substack team:

  • What’s new with the Substack product. If you missed our latest update on new options and product improvements for writers, be sure to check it out to learn about full-width images, version histories, a new homepage layout, and more. Got questions or feedback about what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.

  • Substack Go. Yesterday, we announced a brand-new program designed to create a space for writers to learn the fundamentals of Substack, forge relationships, and kickstart a sustainable writing habit. This free program is designed for writers who are getting started (or restarted) and eager to publish regularly in community with fellow writers. Learn more and apply.

  • Joel Gay Creative Fellowships. In partnership with Substack, writer and cultural critic Roxane Gay of The Audacity has announced a new fellowship to support three emerging writers over the course of the year as they develop a newsletter on Substack. The fellowship will include a $25,000 stipend, services, and mentorship from Roxane on the craft and business of writing. Learn more here.

  • Substack Health deadline. The deadline to apply for Substack Health, a new program designed to help subsidize health care for writers, is next Thursday, January 20th. Learn more and apply here.

We’ll host Office Hours again next week at the same time and place. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.