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Substack Reads

Substack, Sophia Efthimiatou, Maya C. Popa, randa, Tim Mak, Clyde Rathbone

Your guide to great writing happening on Substack, plus the home of “The Active Voice,” a podcast by Hamish McKenzie.

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Substack

    The subscription network for independent writers and creators.

  • Sophia Efthimiatou

    Head of Writer Relations @Substack

  • Maya C. Popa

    Author of Wound is the Origin of Wonder | Poetry Editor of Publishers Weekly | PhD on wonder in poetry

  • randa

    writer partnerships at, hanger outer at

  • Tim Mak

    Founder, Counteroffensive.News — a Kyiv-based publication that uses human interest stories to relay the news of the war in Ukraine.

  • Clyde Rathbone

    Writer partnerships at Substack. Co-founder of Letter. Rugby has-been with the Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies.

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