Paragraph is a quiet, comfortable place for writers to be productive among a community of like-minded peers. The space is divided into two areas, the larger of which is a quiet writing room with private desks, a couch in front of a fireplace, and an honors-system library. The smaller area is a communal kitchen with cafe tables and all the coffee and tea you can drink. Membership also includes access to our programming (agent roundtables, in-house editorial services, and monthly readings at the KGB Bar) and social media groups to support you as a writer in NYC.
Bring your own paper but print as much as you like.
Fast wifi, unless you'd rather not be online, and then we won't give you a login.
Unlimited Porto Rico Longo coffee and Tazo brand teas; you're also welcome to store your own favorites in our kitchen.
Agent roundtables, readings, in-house editorial services. We're also open to developing new events with members; if it helps your writing, we want to do it.
Because sugar is essential to the writing process.
We subscribe to The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Poets & Writers, The New Yorker, Tin House, One Story, and more, both in print and online.
The writing space is kept completely quiet. No devices, no ringing phones, no talking, no noise at all. Like libraries used to be. There are even white noise machines if it's too quiet. Imagine that? Too quiet?
So you don't have to break to buy lunch.
Everyone at Paragraph is a writer, and that makes for a special community of like-minded people. We help our members connect through events, referrals, and private social media groups. Our alumni network is over 1,500 writers strong!
(Williamsburg Only) Need to make a private call? Do an interview? There's a phone room available for your privacy and convenience, because sometimes we can't disconnect completely.
As a part-time member, you'll have access to the space before 11am and after 5pm, all day weekends and holidays, plus Fridays during the summer. This is the most economical way to go if you don't need to write during regular business hours, you're a night owl or enjoy the early mornings.
$780 for six months or $170 monthly
+$95 one-time initiation fee and $5 key deposit for all new memberships
f you need to store things at the space — source material, books, knick-knacks, gym clothes — you can rent a locker (or three).
($6/month for each additional locker)
If you are deep into a project or on deadline and need to work at a dedicated desk each day, you can rent a Project Desk. Pin up notecards, leave your things, it's yours as long as you rent it.