We don't currently offer a way for you to pause your publication. In most cases, however, your subscribers will be very understanding of your need to take time off. They want you to be healthy and to continue providing a great publication. Just let them know in advance when you plan to take a break and for how long (e.g., "I'll be on hiatus for the holidays, starting December 15th and returning January 5th").
Remind your subscribers in the days leading up to your break that you’re going to be taking time off soon. You might also consider publishing a schedule on your "About" page (https://your.substack.com/about) to indicate planned rest time. That way, you can relax while you're on your break!
If you still need to pause your subscribers’ payments for a certain period, write to us at email@example.com.