Three Weeks on Simily

What earnings and engagement look like on this new platform

Andy Spears
2 min readJan 30, 2022
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I’ve been on Simily for three weeks now. It’s been a good experience so far. I was and remain curious about what it is like to publish on a fiction-first platform.

My First Week on Simily. Tales from a Fiction First Platform | by Andy Spears | Jan, 2022 | Medium

The group is relatively small there — just over 2000 members at this point. I have found, though, that new features have been added and there is some pretty consistent engagement with other writers now.


In my first two weeks, I earned 56 cents while publishing three stories. In week three, I earned 56 cents. So, the earnings are up. I made as much last week as I did in the first two weeks. That shows that people are coming to the site and reading stories. That’s certainly encouraging.

My most recent story there is here:

Birds of Pray — Simily


I have worked to be intentional about engaging with other writers every day. I read pieces that catch my eye and leave comments and feedback consistently. I’ve also seen some feedback on the pieces I’ve published. No, it’s not a ton of feedback or engagement like here on Medium…



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .