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.

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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.


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Coming Up:

January 15: Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction opens. Click here for submission guidelines and more information about the contest.

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. Reception and Art Opening (in partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia) | 6:30 p.m. Reading 
Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, Art Exhibit Dates:  February 4- 28, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 11am-5pm: Philadelphia Stories hosts a writeathon and reading at the Bombay Room in the Chestnut Hill Hotel on Saturday, March 2. The writeathon will run from 11-4 (with a lunch break at 1:00), followed by an open mike reading from 4-5. Click HERE for details.

Saturday, April 6, 2019: LitLife Poetry Festival. Join Philadelphia Stories editors and top-name poets for the LitLife Poetry Conference, a day of master classes, discussions, readings, and more — including a celebration of the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize and Montgomery County Poet Laureate winners. More agenda details to be announced in January!

Saturday, October 12: Push to Publish will celebrate its 10th anniversary! Stay tuned for program details!


Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund