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:

  • Going paid: Feeling ready to turn on paid subscriptions? Or perhaps you are curious about what’s involved. In case you missed it, this week we shared a checklist to going paid.

  • Engaging a reader community: We’re deeply interested in building out further support and features for communities on Substack. Most of the community activity on Substack starts with a conversation in the comments sections or in simple discussion threads prompted by writers. How are you engaging in community with your readers?

Poll of the week:


If you’re keen to learn about the tools that help motivate your subscribers to upgrade their subscriptions, join us on August 24 for a free writer workshop on conversion.

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.