Give Your Stories A New Audience On Substack

They aren’t doing you any good buried down your Medium Profile page

Mark Starlin
8 min readMay 15, 2024


Anna Nekrashevich

Note: I am writing this from the perspective of a humor and fiction writer, but it is still informative for non-fiction writers.

If you are a writer, you have probably heard of Substack. It is a newsletter platform that has been growing in popularity. The basic idea is, don’t hope readers will come to you (a website); send your stories to them (via email or an app.)

Some Medium writers have jumped ship to Substack, but there is no reason you can’t do both, using the same content and enjoying two audiences for your stories.

No Need To Be Exclusive

Writers are no longer under the thumb of traditional publishers (unless they choose to be.) Currently, there are a wealth of writing platforms available to writers that allow them to publish at will. You can self-publish books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can write articles for Medium and Newsbreak. You can publish serial stories on Wattpad and Royal Road. There are many others.

You can host your own blog or website also, although almost no one “surfs the web” anymore. They search the web and visit social media. So, a personal website better serves as a road map to…