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Former Cosmopolitan Australia editor, MasterChef Australia host and twice New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson shares missives on our one wild and precious life, and intimate posts to her community of thousands.
Thousands of paid subscribers · £6/month
PharmD_KS’s Substack shares daily commentary and opinions on asset classes, from a long-term investor, discretionary trader.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $27/month
Pandemic mother and award-winning investigative journalist Lisa Rab is tackling the hard questions about birth and motherhood—from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. Not a mommy blog!
Launched 2 months ago · $5/month
Crone Sandwich is a newsletter about the 50-something stuff—from aging parents and empty-nesting, to sex and friendship—by author of forthcoming Sandwich (June 2024), Catherine Newman.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $8/month
Cook and traveler José Andrés and friends share favorite places to eat and drink around the world—from tapas bars in Barcelona to cocktails in Beirut, to where to get oysters in Maryland, and beyond.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $25/month

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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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Marketing isn’t all on your shoulders. More than 40% of all new free subscriptions and around 20% of paid subscriptions to Substacks come from within our network.
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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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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 20% 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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