Resources for Writers

Learn more about how to launch and grow your publication, from us and other Substack writers.

Getting started

New to Substack? Learn how to set up your Substack, publish a post, and get your first subscribers.

Tutorials

Guides

Got questions about how to use Substack? Check out our Help Center.

Stories

Office Hours

Each week on Thursdays, we’ll gather the writer community and members of our Community, Product, and Writer Development teams together in a thread like this one to answer writer questions for an hour.

Time may vary so we can accommodate writers across time zones. Subscribe to www.library.substack.com and receive the thread in your inbox each week one hour before we go live.

Going paid

If you’re writing and growing your email list and are ready to take the next step, check out our guide and stories from other writers about going paid.

Guides

Stories

Starting an LLC? You can use Stripe Atlas to easily set one up – they’ll take care of your legal paperwork. Substack writers can use this link to get a discount.

Growing your community

As your email list grows, you might start to wonder who your readers are and how you can get to know them. Learn how other writers build communities around their newsletters.

Guides

Stories

Audio & Podcasting

Did you know you can use Substack to send audio posts, not just written ones? Start a podcast, read your posts out loud, or record your off-the-cuff thoughts with our ideas below.

Guides

Miscellaneous

Everything else you wanted to know about Substack but were afraid to ask.

Guides