# slushpile-updates

Alin (she/her)

04/14/2023, 4:14 PM
We used to gift subscriptions to writers, but we had to stop when our new system didn't allow us to easily grant access based on their user role. So, we dropped the paywall and made almost all of our content available for free online. Technically, all writers receive free access (because so does everyone else), however, subscription sales actually increased when we stopped giving them away.