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I'm a writer
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I'm a reader
1:1 conversations with your favorite writers
Book paid 1:1 conversations with your favorite novelists, historians, scientists, substackers, and more.
Writer
Moses Sternstein
Reader
User Profile
Writer
Moses Sternstein
Reader
User Profile
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What's in the app
Writer profiles and availability
Voice-calling
Secure payment
Reminders and alerts
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How Skolay works
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For writers
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Create a profile
Share more about yourself and what you enjoy talking about.
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Add appointments
Add time-slots to your calendar, including duration and price.
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Join the call
The call is hosted in-app, and we'll send reminders to make sure you never miss it.
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Get paid
After the call, payment will be processed and deposited.
Join Skolay as a writer
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For readers
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Discover a writer
Search for a specific writer or browse our community.
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Book a time
You can cancel without penalty up to 24 hours before the call.
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Add payment
Your card will not be charged until after the call. Securely handled by Stripe.
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Join the call
The call is hosted in-app, and we'll send reminders to make sure you never miss it.
Join Skolay as a reader
Join Skolay as a reader
A few of our writers
A few of our writers
Melanie Notkin
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Nonfiction
Psychology
Family
Feminism
Tim Denevi
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Nonfiction
History
Biography
American
Kyoko Mori
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Literary Nonfiction
Women Issues
Moses Sternstein
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Finance
Markets
Economics
Data
Karen Lehrman Bloch
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Women
Nonfiction
Culture
Aesthetics
David de Jong
Middle East Correspondent. Author of Nazi Billionaires
Bio
History
Nonfiction
Biography
Business
World War II
Politics
Sam Kean
New York Times-bestselling author of six narrative science history books, including Disappearing Spoon and Icepick Surgeon
Science
True Crime
History
Sam Wasson
New York Times Best Selling author of many books on Hollywood including The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood. He lives in Los Angeles.
Hollywood
Film
History
Biography
Daniel Schulman
New York Times bestselling author of Sons of Wichita and The Money Kings, deputy editor (news & politics) @motherjones
History
Biography
Finance
Journalism
Melanie Notkin
Nonfiction
Psychology
Family
Feminism
Soraya Palmer
Magical Realism
Fantasy
Contemporary
LGBT
Tim Denevi
History
Biography
American
Richard Munson
Wrote biographies of Nicola Tesla, Jacques Cousteau, and pending on Benjamin Franklin. Also wrote history of electricity and profiles of food and farm innovators.
Technology
History
Biography
Science
Martin Turnbull
Historical fiction author focused on life during Hollywood's studio era (1920s to 1950s)
Indie
Historical Fiction
Hollywood
Kyoko Mori
Literary Nonfiction
Women Issues
Elena Lappin
Novelist and journalist, author of What Language Do I Dream In? (A Memoir)
Nonfiction
Fiction
Short Stories
Substack
Europe
Matthew Davis
Nonfiction writer and author of forthcoming book about Mt. Rushmore, experienced leader in cultural diplomacy
Travel
History
Memoir
Lenore Skenazy
Bio
Nonfiction
Education
Psychology
Parenting
Moses Sternstein
Finance
Markets
Economics
Data
Karen Lehrman Bloch
Women
Nonfiction
Culture
Aesthetics
Thane Rosenbaum
Bio
Nonfiction
Fiction
Short Stories
Religion
Scott Newman
Substack
Coming of Age
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Skolay basics
What you should know
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For writers
What kinds of writers can join?
We support a growing community of writers who enjoy talking with their readers (when they can) and want a streamlined way to earn or raise money in the process.ย 
Is there a minimum commitment?
No, writers may use Skolay as often or infrequently as they like.ย 
How do we help?
We handle all the tech and logistics (hosting, scheduling, calling, reminders, payments) + integrations (Goodreads, email, etc.), so you can spend your time in conversation, not administration. We also make earning or raising money smoother and more transparent.
How much does it cost?
The Skolay community is free to join. We keep the lights on by taking a small fee from paid conversations โ€“ writers are invited to choose their own rates. Not sure how much? We can make tailored suggestions.
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For readers
How do I join?
Download our iOS app (coming soon) and fill out a quick reader profile.ย 
What kind of conversations is Skolay meant for?
Skolay means โ€œpurposeful leisureโ€ in ancient Greek, and the best conversations stay true to that spirit.ย 

Skolay is not for official research or quotes, not for solicitation, and not for anything you wouldnโ€™t ask in public.
Why are calls audio-only?
Weโ€™ve found phone calls to be more inviting, reliable, and versatile than video calls.ย 
Can you help me talk to writers not currently on Skolay?
Absolutely. Reader requests directly inform how we grow our community. If thereโ€™s a particular writer you wish were on Skolay, please let us know at info@skolay.com
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Embedded across the web
Writers can embed links to their Skolay page on social media, Goodreads, Substack, personal websites, and wherever else they happen to be.
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Get in touch
We want to hear from you!
If you're interested in joining the Skolay community, or if you have any questions, please send us a note. We'll try to get back to you as quickly as we can!
Psst! We know you can be and probably are both. This is just to let us know in which role you are primarily interested in Skolay.
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