What is 2paragraphs all about?
The battle for people's attention and time is at an all-time high. When you say what you mean in just 2paragraphs you have a better chance to be heard.
Why just 2?
Research shows that 2paragraphs is the sweet spot of reader attention span. It's the ideal size container to introduce your ideas to new audiences.
What should I write about?
Anything--as long as you know about it. Write smart stuff. Give people facts, information--and then some perspective.
Can I post something I've already posted elsewhere?
It's best to write something original. You can publish an excerpt from a larger piece you've posted elsewhere. But if you shape it specifically for the 2paragraphs format you'll get better results.
What about images?
You can post images to accompany your text. You want to be careful not to infringe on a copyright by using an image that is copyrighted or otherwise rights protected. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
Does it really publish right away?
Yes. Try it.
I'm a crappy writer but I have something to say; can you help me?
Probably. Write us here.
Can I share my 2paragraphs easily with friends?
This is the Internet. Of course, you can share it. You should. You better!
What if I get a major book deal out of my 2paragraphs?
You should. You better! Oops, that was the last answer. If you do that's terrific. we congratulate you. Remember us when.
Will I get my own author page and everything?
Can I add video?
How often can I submit?
You can publish as often as you want. But please let quality be your guide.
Can I edit my piece once published?
You can. For the first week after publication you can make changes.
Who owns the copyright?
You own the copyright. Please check out our Terms and Conditions for more details.
Can I write anything I want?
No. If you write something gratuitous, degrading, mean, terrible, unfair, untrue, etc., it'll be removed. See Terms and Conditions.
Can my piece become an editor's choice?
High quality pieces will be selected by the editors for various 2paragraphs categories and get aggregated by Google News.
Why contribute to 2paragraphs?
Because if you can say what you mean in 2paragraphs you have a better chance to be heard.
Will I get paid?
I already have lots of people coming to my blog, what's in it for me?
You'll be able to react quickly to news and events in the short format and publish immediately. You'll publish in a place where writers like Bobbie Ann Mason and Rick Moody have published. You'll communicate outside your sector, finding new readers. You'll increase your opportunity to rank highly in search and Google News and Bing News. You'll have more links to your blog.
Thanks for reading, writing, thinking, commenting, and sharing.
We really want to hear from you.
the 2paragraphs team