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:

  • Media assets: After you publish a new post on Substack, you will receive an email with a suite of images you can share on social media. You can also “view media assets” from the three-dot-menu on any of your published posts. The images are generated based on your publication theme and the social preview image in your post’s settings.

    Here is an example of media assets in action on The Alipore Post’s Instagram:

A post shared by The Alipore Post (@thealiporepost)
  • Paid perks: You can now publish a post exclusively to Founding Tier members. In publishing flow, select “This post is for founding members only.” This week, Ruth Ben-Gait, who writes Lucid, is running a Q&A for founding members.

  • In case you missed it: In our recent Grow interview, Justin Gage, who writes Technically, shares how he crystallized his value proposition while leaning into his skill set and interests—and gained an audience of nearly 30,000 readers.

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.