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Substack Originals

Exclusive content produced by Substack.

What is Substack Originals?

Substack Originals is a program launched by Substack, a platform that allows writers to send digital newsletters directly to their subscribers. The program is designed to provide financial, editorial, and design support to writers, enabling them to focus on their writing without worrying about the business side of things.

Under the Substack Originals program, selected writers receive an upfront payment to help cover their first year on the platform. In return, they agree to use Substack as their exclusive publishing platform for a certain period of time. The program aims to encourage and support independent writers, fostering a diverse range of voices and perspectives.

How much does Substack Originals cost?

Substack Originals is a program that supports independent writers by providing them with financial, editorial, and design resources. The cost of subscribing to a particular writer's newsletter on Substack can vary, as each writer sets their own subscription price. Some newsletters are free, while others may charge a monthly or annual fee.

However, as of the time of writing, Substack has not publicly disclosed any specific cost associated with the Substack Originals program itself. It's important to note that this program is more about providing resources and support to selected writers, rather than a service that readers directly pay for. Readers would instead subscribe to individual writers they are interested in.

How can I subscribe to Substack Originals?

Subscribing to Substack Originals is a straightforward process. First, you need to visit the Substack Originals website. Once you're on the site, you'll find a list of newsletters you can subscribe to. Each newsletter will have a "subscribe" button next to it. Click on the button of the newsletter you're interested in.

After clicking the "subscribe" button, you'll be prompted to enter your email address. Once you've entered your email, click "subscribe" again. You'll then receive a confirmation email in your inbox. Open this email and click the confirmation link to complete your subscription. Some newsletters on Substack Originals may require a paid subscription, in which case you'll need to provide payment details to complete your subscription.

What content is available on Substack Originals?

Substack Originals is a platform that offers a variety of content, primarily in the form of newsletters. These newsletters are written by a diverse range of writers and cover a wide array of topics. You can find content related to politics, culture, science, business, technology, and more. Some of the newsletters are free, while others require a subscription.

The platform also offers podcasts and community features, allowing subscribers to interact with the authors and other readers. Substack Originals is designed to support independent writers, allowing them to monetize their work directly through subscriptions. This means that the content you find on Substack Originals is often unique, personal, and not typically found in mainstream media.

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