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:

  • Audio updates: There are new ways to share your voice with readers!

    • Voiceovers allow writers to easily add a personalized voiceover directly in the “new post” editor without creating a podcast.

    • Audio embeds enable writers to embed multiple audio files anywhere in text posts without needing to create a podcast or anchor an audio file at the top of their post. 

    • Text-to-speech technology is available for readers in the Substack iOS app, so some writers’ text posts convert into audio.

  • In case you missed it: Substack generates 1 in 3 new subscriptions on the platform. That means a significant portion of new free and paid subscriptions are coming from readers who discovered your writing through the Substack ecosystem. Tools like Recommendations, the Substack iOS app and writer and reader profiles are doing the work to get your publication discovered. Make sure you are making the most of them.

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

Next Thursday, we’ll take a break from Office Hours to hold our monthly Shoutout Thread. Come ready to share what you’ve been reading and inspired by recently on Substack. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.