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Paragraph Shorts brings you the world's best short stories in text, audio and video. Each issue features some of the most captivating storytellers from the most interesting literary publications, coupled with moving imagery from amazing photographers and artists.

Expect to find stories from master storytellers such as John Cheever, Donald Barthelme and Flannery O'Connor, alongside fresh voices like Etgar Keret, Junot Díaz and April Ayers Lawson.

Read stories straight from your iPad or iPad mini, save them in your favorites list for later or print them on paper using Apple's AirPrint. Read stories without distractions in portrait mode, or flip to landscape to see what everyone else is commenting about. Experience stories alone or together with friends and family by streaming audio and video stories to any AirPlay enabled device. Share stories with your friends via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter and plug into the conversation and see what your favorite authors and publications are talking about.

Paragraph works in offline mode too - perfect for those subway and airplane rides when you don't have access to an Internet connection.

What's New

Version 1.6

Optimized for iOS8. Favorites stories now sync across your devices! Multiple bug fixes that should help you spend more time reading your favorite stories.

Ratings and Reviews



This is a beautiful app with great stories! I often find that I don't have enough time to read anymore. Paragraph delivers the stories right to my iPad, leaving me with no excuses not to just read them! And as long as the quality of the stories remain this high (Franzen, Egan, Keret, etc), I'll keep coming back!

A smart, slick curiosity cabinet


It is a huge relief to have others do the leg work that I will never do to allow me to explore and sample diverse stories and jump from known to unknown talents. i look forward to the next, and i also really like that there is music and short films commingled with short stories. very cool.

If you like short stories, you'll LOVE paragraph


I love shorts, but finding them is a huge headache. This app let's me read some of the best stories I've read in a loooong time - and I'm only at issue #2. Can't wait for the next one to come out.


Paragraph LLC
54.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© Paragraph LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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