Building a better future for writing

We started Substack because we believe that what you read matters and that good writing is valuable.

We believe that writers, bloggers, thinkers, and creatives of every background should be able to pursue their curiosity, generating income directly from their own audiences and on their own terms.

When readers pay writers directly, writers can focus on doing the work they care about most. A few hundred paid subscribers can support a livelihood. A few thousand makes it lucrative.

Readers win, too. By opting into direct relationships with writers, we can be more selective with how we consume information, homing in on the ideas, people, and places we find most meaningful.

“The inbox is becoming a more attractive medium than the news feed.”

The New York Times

“Newsletters retain some of the intimacy of the early digital-media days, when online writing felt less polished, more vital.”

Vanity Fair

“Individual writers and publications are returning to newsletters to make money directly from their audiences.”


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Founded in 2017, Substack is based in San Francisco and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Fifty Years, and other great investors. We're building a better business model for writing.

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