The mission of Philadelphia Stories is to cultivate a community of writers, artists, and readers in the Greater Philadelphia Area through publications, professional development, and promotion of area writers.


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Since 2004, Philadelphia Stories has published writers and artists of all ages from the Greater Delaware Valley in its free quarterly magazine, reaching more than 25,000 readers every year. This year marks our 15th Anniversary! Find out how we’re celebrating HERE.

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Professional Development

Philadelphia Stories hosts affordable writing workshops and conferences.

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Philadelphia Stories promotes writing and art from the Greater Delaware Valley through events like a national fiction contest, a national poetry contest, readings, and more.


Become a member of Philadelphia Stories by making a donation today.


Coming Up:

Saturday, October 12: Push to Publish celebrates its 10th anniversary! Click here to see the agenda for this popular annual writing conference.

November 15: Deadline for the Sandy Crimmins Prize for Poetry. This annual national poetry prize features a first place of $1,000 cash award and invitation to the awards event in Philadelphia. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. Click here for details.

November 16: Philadelphia Stories celebrates 15 years at a reception and art exhibit at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Read more details about this live auction, art exhibit, and book release HERE. You may purchase tickets to the event by clicking this link.

Sunday, December 8, 5-7pm: PS Teen release party at Mighty Writers (3520 Fairmount Ave.). Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Monday, Feb 24th, Walnut West Library (201 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104), 5:30-7:45: Winter issue release party in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia program.


Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund