On a post, you can have multiple writers sharing the byline. You can either add a collaborator or have a guest writer on your post.
Ensure that two things happen before adding a collaborator to a byline:
- Bylines and images on bylines on posts are enabled on your publication's Settings page.
- Collaborators have set up their Substack profile.
How do I add a collaborator?
To add a collaborator, head to your publication's Settings page and click on Publication Details in the left navigation bar. In the Team section, click "Invite". This will send an email invitation to the collaborator and in this section be automatically set to "Private" and "Byline".
The invited collaborator will be listed as an author in a byline, but they cannot access your posts or settings.
Tip: If you'd like their profile to be shown on your publications' People page, change the setting from "Private" to "Public".
When you draft a new post, add a title and then a "+" sign will appear. Select the collaborator you'd like to add to the byline.
Can an invited collaborator access and edit the draft post?
If the invited collaborator is assigned the role of "byline", they will be listed as an author but do not have access to your posts.
To be able to access and edit a draft post, you'll need to change and assign them the role of "contributor". Learn more here on how to change the roles on your publication's Team.