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Which writers on Substack are you obsessed with this week? Anyone new to Substack you can’t get enough of? Share your favorite writers, podcaster, and their posts here in a comment...

And if you haven’t already, please take our reader survey, to tell us what you’d like to see more (and less) of on Substack Reads in the future: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7RR2GX

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I have nothing against art (I do landscape photography myself), but Substack Reads is over-promoting meta art content (essays about art, cartoons, paintings) on a platform about writing and learning! A lot of space is squandered that could highlight a broader array of content on the platform. There should be a meta section on Writing (essays about writing), yes. Not cartoons. Not painting. Not photography. Margaret Atwood's hilarious piece on dust-ups with trade editors should have been in this issue. I feel like there is no 'plan' (one based on the math of what is actually read) for Substack Reads and it feels like a dilettantish personal selection from Substack editors who live in NY and are into art.

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Thanks for the feedback James! We have a short reader survey still open for Substack Reads subscribers to share feedback on what you would like to see more, and less of, here. I would love for you to fill it out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K7RR2GX

We try to make sure Reads reflects the broad and brilliant array of writing on Substack, and suggestions come from staff, and readers, based all over the world.

Rest assured there is method to what you see here. We hope each issue has something for everyone too, the piece by Laura Pashby this week being an excellent exploration into the craft of writing. I’d encourage you to share links to other writers you’d love to see featured here?

We work hard to highlight new voices, which includes avoiding refeaturing the same writer multiple times. Outing myself here as Margaret Atwood’s number one fan, I’d probably have her writing here every week! But that would be very fair on everyone else now would it...

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This made me chuckle. I’ve noticed that too. It would be great if there was more diversity in the Substack Reads posts. Something that isn’t cooking, interior design, drawing etc. It feels like those authors are trying to translate what they did on Instagram for Substack. I’m on Substack to get away from Twitter/Instagram-esque social media.

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Great way to put it 👌

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This is SUCH an interesting point - I think they do profile a lot of creative types but that feels quite new as at first I didn’t know if there were many of us here?!

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I cannot agree more.

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Love all these recs! Here’s mine for recently launched: my newsletter, the Doomer Dispatch, strives to make climate change news accessible and interesting to a younger or less climate-inclined audience. I try to spur doomers into doers by keeping them informed and engaged every Friday. Thanks!

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Love Laura Pashby’s Substack! So glad that she received a recommendation here ♥️

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I can’t believe they found my mention! How cool is that when you consider they are over 2 million users/ writers here now.

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Very cool! 👍🏼

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Love her letters too, her Substack is a lovely calm, cosy place! ✨

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Your description is spot on 🤗

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I think it’s 20 million not two actually 😂

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Lots of great reads, as usual👍

From the past week, here are a few pieces I thought were fantastic:

Facebook is toast, probably, even though there is a solution (but Substack have discovered it!):

https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/is-facebooks-metaverse-turning-into?utm_medium=reader2

And this was a bruising and morally clear- eyed read on the USAand Vietnam:

https://steveschmidt.substack.com/p/the-tragedy-at-my-lai-an-american?utm_medium=reader2

As was this by Timothy Snyder:

https://snyder.substack.com/p/playing-the-victim?utm_medium=reader2

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Are there any fellow Finnish expats out here? Would love to read and follow.

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It’s always nice and refreshing to see a new group every week with very diverse topics. Can’t wait to dig into some of these authors.

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Thank you so much for the feature! ⭐️

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These are all great! I write I'm Really Very Literary, a slice-of-life-newsletter where I offer a peak into life's questions big and small and how the things I read and listen to inspire creativity and thought. I'm inspired by those going paid this week! I've been contemplating how I might offer premium content to my readers.

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Substack is the first platform I’ve been excited about in a DECADE. Personally I love that community is building around more niche topics. I’ve just deleted Instagram and never enjoyed Twitter, Substack feels calming in a way those platforms just continually felt like dopamine hits. I love that I can write about style, life and art alongside the greatest writers of our time.

If you enjoy style please subscribe to mine > Camillanazeri.subtack.com x

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It’s so calm and lovely here I agree ✨💫📝 well done on deleting Instagram it’s a bold move but such a good one I think. I delete the app for periods - often over the weekend. ✨

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Interested on a nuanced take on AA?

https://michaelmohr.substack.com/p/misunderstanding-alcoholics-anonymous

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I enjoyed your post Michael. Thank you for sharing it here!

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Thank you sir!! 🙏

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👩🏻 My name is a unisex name so I totally understand but I am a female. Just letting you know 😊

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Thank you for these posts. I never know what I’m going to write about. This Saturday morning I woke up thinking about work ethics and decided to write a little something therein. Substack makes this easy and personal. My message is delivered to my subscriber list and makes its way to other sources, first is all, Substack. Hope you check me out.

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Substack has so many surprise turns and suddenly shocking tour guides it reminds me of visits to the Fun House at the San Francisco beach when I was a child. Thanks.

https://images.app.goo.gl/nd1KcDYFQqGCaToM7

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Wow, love this edition - the experience of this curation is like looking through a few different windows, or maybe the pools of Narnia and you can glimpse and keep walking or you can jump in to experience that world.

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And my shout out is for the Substack Curious Minds - it’s well researched and fun

https://bethcollier.substack.com

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