Do your best work, supported by your subscribers

Substack lets independent writers and podcasters publish directly to their audience and get paid through subscriptions.

The home for great writers & podcasters

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The hottest newsletter in writing, poetry, ideas and all that makes life dear—she may not be a dame (yet!), but bestselling poet and author Maggie Smith can teach you a thing or two.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $5/month
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Welcome to influential journalist and podcaster Pandora Sykes’s treasure trove of culture recommendations. Sign up to never miss a good thing.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · £5/month
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State of Tel Aviv takes readers behind the headlines of news from Israel and the Middle East. No party lines. No overarching ideology. Just great writing and analysis writing to make you think.​​
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $9/month
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ADHD advocate and the author of Extra Focus Jesse J. Anderson shares weekly strategies on living with ADHD to improve focus, motivation, and productivity.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $8/month
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Bar\Heart is a weekly newsletter published by Amy Haimerl featuring stories from the bars and hearts of the Midwest.
Launched 2 months ago · $5/month

A new model for publishing

You wrote it, you own it.

You always own your intellectual property, mailing list, and subscriber payments. With full editorial control and no gatekeepers, you can do the work you most believe in.
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Grow your audience.

Marketing isn’t all on your shoulders. More than 40% of all new free subscriptions and around 10% of paid subscriptions to Substacks come from within our network.
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Let us handle everything else.

A Substack combines a blog, newsletter, payment system, and customer support team — all integrated seamlessly with a simple interface. We handle the admin, billing, and tech so you can focus on your best work.
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A world-class reading and listening experience

Substack’s simple system lets you publish to the web, email, and our app simultaneously so you can find new readers and always reach your existing audience.
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We make it easy to start a subscription podcast. Share episodes to Substack subscribers and to all the major podcast players with one click.
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Upload or record videos directly into a Substack post. Make videos available to everyone or only paid subscribers.
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On Substack, you’re not publishing into a void. Comments and community threads connect you and your subscribers directly.
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“I can still remember standing in the kitchen in March 2020 and watching the first $1.00 I made come through, from sharing my own research. A year later and it’s now my full-time ‘job’.”

– Conor Mac, Investment Talk

Substack basics

What is a Substack?

Substack helps anyone set up a blog and email newsletter. No tech knowledge is required. Without ads and algorithms to get in the way, you can sustain a direct relationship with your readers and retain full control over your creative work.

Do I need to pay for Substack?

It’s free to get started on Substack. If you turn on paid subscriptions, Substack will keep a 10% cut of revenues for operating costs like development and customer support. There are no hidden fees and we only make money when writers do.

Do I own what I publish on Substack?

You will always own your content and your relationships with your subscribers. We make it easy to import and export your archive, email list, and payments information to and from other platforms.

Will Substack help me grow my audience?

Yes. More than 40% of all new free subscriptions and around 12% of paid subscriptions to Substacks come from within our network.

How do I move my past work to Substack?

If you already have an audience on Wordpress, Mailchimp, Ghost, Medium, Tumblr, or another platform, you can easily import your posts and your email list in the Substack setup process.

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