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:

  • Referral program: Paid subscribers can bring new readers to your publication by gifting them access to your paid content for a limited time. Learn more.

  • Substack stickers for Instagram Stories: Search for “Substack” in Instagram Story stickers and you’ll find new custom designs created by our team to add to your Stories. Learn more tips from writers who are turning Instagram followers into Substack subscribers.

  • A home for writers and readers: Our team is focused on allowing you to do your best work, supported by your readers. That includes creating a beautiful reading experience for your readers. Read this post by Hamish McKenzie, Substack’s Chief Writing Officer, about the Substack reader experience.

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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.