Another weekend, another melting pot of great writers and artists’ work from across Substack. Enjoy!
This a good step in supporting new substackers. We need a daily substack reads and support as many writers possible. However, I would say to do more for new writers so they are discoverable than pushing your superstars with blue, pink, orange or purple tick marks.
Great recs, I’m going to shamelessly plug my own for those looking to investigate and connect with your Self, your feelings and your needs
Love the variety of readings especially this week’s Lofi Girl and arancini posts. Agree with those who have said more frequency of these roundups with much more promotion of newer/smaller writers would be great.
Plugging my own Create Me Free - all about art and mental health, not just art as therapy but how mental health challenges impact artists and why we create anyway. Interviews, research, book reviews, essays from lived experience ...
This week I loved learning about wild collaging from Collage Spamoflauge. (And I look forward to when the app lets me @mention people since I rarely use the web version of Substack).
Love these weekly roundups and very happy to see Marina Amaral’s superb piece on Titanic featured.
Fantastic week of readings as usual.
I thought this by Substack was great: https://on.substack.com/p/how-to-sell-a-book-on-substack
This was really eye-opening: a part of the world I've never visited, and only know in a mediated way (books, SM, TV, etc.,) https://www.persuasion.community/p/when-populism-succeeds?utm_source=%2Finbox&utm_medium=reader2
Lovely piece on a possibly paradoxical outcome of exercise https://bradyholmer.substack.com/p/physiology-friday-164-can-prolonged?utm_source=%2Finbox&utm_medium=reader2 (see also this on metabolism, which I recently wrote: https://brainpizza.substack.com/p/toy-models-of-metabolism-and-obesity
And an interesting piece on a very important philosopher: https://substack.com/inbox/post/120522969
Such a good issue this week 😍
Avi Steinberg is the best. I'm a huge fan and his Instragram brings me a lot of joy.
Joe has a very nice banner at the top of article then uses the stroke in the J of his name to create a divider at the bottom. Clever and looks very good. Marina’s work was excellent and Steinberg was a fun read.
Love the mix each week. It’s getting better and better.
I like this process. I appreciate the variety you present and have chosen to subscribe to a few. Not real sure I would have ever found these writers without glancing through. Thanks!
Ah, thank you so much!
Spatchcock - what a delightful story. What a great writer. I kept reading and Michael got a new subscriber- me.
Thank you Substack Reads.
I learned a lot here. I agree that we all need to give each other a hand and inspire one another. How many of us write adventure? Just me? Well, that's great.
Absolutely love these saturday morning "reads". I originally started a substack to follow a particular Author I discovered ( Summer Brennan ), then I started writing my own thoughts, and now I stay for the incredible diversity and richness of the other Authors on this platform. Reminds me of the good ole days of the internet with diversity of thoughts, opinions and content before things got somewhat homogenized by selfies.
Medieval satire at its finest from talented comedic writers:
Great selection! The essay on the Lofi girl is something I never knew I wanted to read, and the art of Grimes’s new Substack is 🔥🔥🔥 As skeptical as I am of her billionaire husband’s recent exploits, that does not detract from her value as am artist. Looking forward to experiencing what she’s got in mind.
Someone on here mentioned a SS Reads for Writers with Under 1,000 Subscribers idea. I think this is a good move. We need more opportunities for those of us who start with zero subs and rise up organically versus moving to SS with 20,000 previous subscribers on other platforms. Maybe a few of us writers just need to start our own.
‘Sincere American Writing’