Writer Office Hours 📅

Have questions about recommendations, 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:

  • Recommendations: We introduced a new features for writers on Substack to recommend each other and discover more great work. A writer can select a number of publications to recommend to new subscribers, and the writers of those publications will be notified and prompted to recommend back. Read the announcement post here. We’ll have folks from the Substack team who built recommendations in the thread today, so if you have any questions about this new feature, be sure to share them here.

  • Scheduling posts bugs update: We found and fixed two separate technical issues, one on April 8 and another on April 9, that resulted in some posts being sent twice to subscribers. We truly apologize for the frustration this caused and have introduced safeguards to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Got questions or feedback about what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.

We’ll host Office Hours again next week at the same time and place. We will also host a special Office Hours all about podcasting on April 28. In the meantime our common asked questions about podcasting are here for you. Save Office Hours to your calendar so you don’t miss it.