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. PDT / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT. We encourage writers to stick around after the hour and continue the conversation together. 

Some updates and reminders from the Substack team:

  • New chart on the Stats page: The Paid Subscribers Growth chart helps you identify patterns in new paid subscribers, upgrades from free to paid, downgrades from paid, and expirations.

Poll of the week:

In our Grow interview series, we often ask writers what was going on in their life when they started a Substack. These stories often feel serendipitous: a writer was going through a career transition and read an article that introduced them to Substack or a friend nudged them when they had a big idea on their mind but they weren’t sure where to share it. Tell us:


In the comments, we’d love to hear the full story!

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.