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:

  • Taking a break? We know rest is integral to doing your best work. Here are some examples we’re seeing of how writers are sharing their vacation plans: Writer Lenny Rachitsky outlined a PTO policy into his posting schedule. Haley Nahman invited guest curators to her Friday recommendations newsletter when she went on a break. Paul Kingsnorth created a suggested summer reading list. Feel free to share your plans for a break in the comments.

  • Attention finance writers! We've added a new cashtag feature which allows readers to see realtime changes in stock prices. Type a cashtag, followed by a space, to generate a ticker with daily price change. Example: GOOG .

Today we are experimenting with polls at Office Hours. We’re eager to hear from you and continue the conversation in the comments.


Got questions about Substack 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. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.