Introducing Substack Bridge.

Substack Bridge is a two-month mentorship program that matches emerging and established Substack writers to help them reach their goals.

How it works

8 Weeks
The program runs for 8 weeks, with the next cycle slated for January.
1:1 Pairings
Each mentee will be paired 1:1 with a mentor for the duration of the program.
Meet 2-4 times virtually
Mentors and Mentees will meet 2-4 times during that time virtually. We’ll also provide opportunities for mentors to meet each other and share what they’ve learned.

Work with a mentor to reach your writing goals.

Writing is a solitary process, and growing your readership can be even lonelier. We’ve seen everyone from first-timers to seasoned full-time writers succeed on Substack, and we think more writers can learn from each other.

Substack Bridge is a program designed for both mentors and mentees. Mentors will learn to clarify their thinking, practice listening skills, and gain fresh perspective through the eyes of an emerging writer. (There’s no better way to understand a topic than by explaining it to someone else!)

Mentees will work closely with a mentor who’s been through the early stages; get help with their editorial strategy and business; and sharpen their creative skills around writing style, asking for feedback, and positioning their value.

Meet the mentors

Ernest Wilkins
Ernest writes Office Hours, a newsletter about business and culture.
Fiza Pirani
Fiza writes Foreign Bodies, a newsletter about immigrants and mental health.
Luke O'Neil
Luke writes Welcome to Hell World, a collection of essays and musings about American life.
Casey Newton
Casey writes Platformer, a newsletter about technology and politics.
Judd Legum
Judd writes Popular Information, a newsletter about politics.
Walt Hickey
Walt writes Numlock News, a newsletter covering the daily news.
Sarah Gailey
Sarah writes Here’s The Thing, a newsletter that features writing and personal essays.
Anna Codrea-Rado
Anna writes The Professional Freelancer, a newsletter for freelancers.
Jarrett Carter
Jarrett writes HBCU Digest, a newsletter covering historically black colleges and universities.
Delia Cai
Delia writes Deez Links, a newsletter about the media industry.
JP Brammer
JP writes ¡Hola Papi!, a newsletter for LGBTQ creatives.
Richard Rushfield
Richard writes The Ankler, a newsletter about and for the Hollywood entertainment industry.

Take your writing to the next level.

Applications for the first program cycle (October - December) are closed, but you can still apply for the next cycle (currently scheduled for January). It's free and open to all Substack writers.
Mentor applications are accepted year round. You can apply here