Philadelphia Stories

Pushcart Prize nominations released! Click HERE to read about it.


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 from the Greater Delaware Valley in its free magazine, reaching more than 5,000 readers every quarter.

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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:

January 1-June 15: Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest Submission Period. Click here for details.

Monday, January 29, 5:30 p.m. Reading, Reception, and Art Opening at the  Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St. In partnership with the One Book, One Philadelphia program, the Winter 2018 issue of Philadelphia Stories explores music and the ways it affects our lives, complementing the embedded themes of improvisational jazz and pop culture in the selected title, Another Brooklyn. Writers will read their work, including poetry, essays and fiction, in an event featuring original artwork from the issue.

February 11: 3nd Annual Writers at Work Conference: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

February 12: Submission deadline for PS  Junior, the magazine by local writers and artists aged 12 and younger. Click here for more information.

April 7: LitLife Poetry Conference and Awards Ceremony