How do I create a publication?

New to Substack? Follow these steps to create your first publication.

1. Create an account by clicking on Start Writing on

2. Set up your profile with a photo, your first name, and a short bio.

3. Choose a name for your publication, a description, and a URL for your subdomain. 

Tip: These can be changed anytime on your Settings page.

4. Have a mailing list? Import them in one step by uploading a .csv file or skip and import at a later time.

5. Invite your friends, family, readers to your Substack by entering their email addresses. Or share your unique publication link:

6. That's it! Your publication is now live. If you're not ready for readers to discover your publication, head to your Settings page and check the box next to Invite-only mode.


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