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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A late-starting writer and father is just getting going from the ground up. And tens of thousands of readers are so glad he did.
Thousands of paid subscribers · $5/month
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Fariha Róisín is an NYC-based, Australian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist with an interest in wellness, Muslim identity, race, and self-care pop culture. She explores the ghosts that haunt her as an act of healing.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $5/month
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Join constitutional lawyer, scholar and writer Bruce Fein’s tuition-free university for a daily discovery of higher truths on news, politics, philosophy, law, history, religion, international affairs, education, government and literature.
Launched a month ago · $7/month
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The secret lives of men, from bestselling author and journalist Matt Farquharson. It is for every kind of man, because we are not so typical any more.
Launched 18 days ago · $5.99/month
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How would economist Ben Graham have made sense of today’s investment landscape? This fund manager and historian wants to find out.
Launched a year ago

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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