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Named one of the most exciting voices of her generation by academic Jonathan Haidt, British freelance writer Freya India shares posts about girlhood and being a young woman in the modern world.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · £5/month
Author and podcaster Jenny Blake lost 80% of her business income in March 2020 after following her dreams and leaving the corporate world. She shares her “disaster diaries” as inspiration for small business owners. A must-subscribe!
Launched a year ago · $11/month
British novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby recently launched on Substack, sharing posts about music, books, movies, writing, football, TV and occasionally politics. Longer, specially-written pieces will be behind a paywall eventually, so sign up now.
Launched 19 days ago · £5/month
Singer-songwriter of Los Angeles-band Best Coast Bethany Cosentino welcomes you to Oversharing, where (almost) nothing is off limits. Join for access to unreleased music, video content, long juicy stories, rants, and a community of oversharers.
Launched a month ago · $6/month
Award-winning journalist and the former Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29 UK Gillian Orr writes about her life, style, beauty, and culture, for cool millennial women, with a weekly column interviewing women who have moved abroad.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · £5/month

Creating a new media ecosystem

You made 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 50% of all new free subscriptions and 25% of paid subscriptions to Substacks come from within our network.
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Let us handle everything else.

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

Substack’s simple system lets you publish to the web, email, and our app simultaneously so you can find new subscribers and always reach your existing audience.
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We make it easy to start a podcast—including video podcasts—, and produce voiceovers and narrations for your text posts. Share episodes to Substack subscribers and to all the major podcast players with one click.You can make your show free to everyone or you can use a paywall for: the whole podcast; select episodes; or at any point in a particular episode.
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Create a video post, or upload or record videos directly into a post. You can also turn your videos into a podcast, make videos available to everyone, or use a paywall for a whole or part of a video.
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On Substack, you’re not publishing into a void. Comments, Chat, Notes, direct messaging, and community threads connect you and your subscribers directly.
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“Starting a Substack was the best decision of my life.“

– Edwin Dorsey, The Bear Cave

Substack basics

What is a Substack?

Substack is much more than a newsletter platform. A Substack is an all-encompassing publication that accommodates text, video, audio, and video.. No tech knowledge is required. Anyone can start a Substack and publish posts directly to subscribers’ inboxes—in email and in the Substack app. Without ads or gatekeepers  in the way, you can sustain a direct relationship with your audience 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 building growth tools to help publishers, developing new features,  and providing world-class customer support. There are no hidden fees and we only make money when publishers do.

Do I own what I publish on Substack?

You will always own your work, everything you publish, and your relationships with your subscribers. We make it easy to import and export your archive, subscriber list, and payments information to and from other platforms.

Will Substack help me grow my audience?

Yes. More than 50% of all new free subscriptions and 25% 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, Beehiiv, 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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