Can I pause payments on my publication on Substack?

Yes! When you pause:

  • The billing cycles for your subscribers will be frozen.
  • New readers will not be able to purchase a paid subscription plan.
  • Existing paid subscribers won't be charged.

There is no time limit when you pause your publication and when you're ready to start publishing again, you can unpause to resume the billing cycles of your paid subscribers.

Head to your Settings and click on Payments in the left navigation bar. Click on "Pause billing" next to "Pause paid subscriptions" to pause your publication's current paid subscriptions.

Note: Your current paid subscribers will not be notified when you pause payments on your publication.

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