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Philadelphia Stories Celebrates 11 Years of Publishing Local Writers & Artists

SAVE THE DATES! Check out the great events we have coming up for writers of all ages:

AAC workshopAAC workshopFebruary 4th: Writing Fairy tales, Mystery, & Sci-fi Stories, and More Workshop (ages 9-12): Do you love words? Want to express yourself? In this workshop, students will learn to write comics, fairy tales, mystery, & sci-fi stories, and more! All work produced in the workshop will also be considered for publication in the free magazine, Philadelphia Stories Junior – read by more than 2,000 people! Click here for details.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2pm: Reading at Fergie's Pub: Join us for a pint, fish 'n chips, and a potpourri of readings from authors of our books, magazine, and editorial board.

March 13th
Writers at Work Conference: Managing the Business of Being An Author: As a published author, you wear many hats: entrepreneur, writer, designer, public speaker, publicist, and more. How can you manage the business side of your writing life without losing time for your art, or your other jobs, or your family? Join us March 13th at the beautiful Manor House at Whitpain Farm in Blue Bell for a one-day conference that will provide tips you can use not just to sell more books, but to find the work-life balance that can be especially challenging for writers.

April 10: PS Junior Release Party: Save the date for the PS Junior release party at Mighty Writers West!

April 30th: LitLife Poetry Festival: Join Philadelphia Stories editors and top-name poets for the 2016 LitLife Poetry Conference (#litlife16) on April 30, 2016 for a day of master classes, discussions, readings, a Literary Death Match, poetry book fair and more -- including a celebration of the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize and Montgomery County Poet Laureate winners.

The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is open! This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner  on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. Click here for details.

Read PS Books' new serial mystery novel! PS Books' Naked Came the Cheesesteak is a 13-chapter serial novel written by Philadelphia area writers Diane Ayres, Randall Brown, Mary Anna Evans, Gregory Frost, Shaun Haurin, Victoria Janssen, Merry Jones, Tony Knighton, Don Lafferty, Warren Longmire, Kelly McQuain, Nathaniel Popkin and Kelly Simmons. Each chapter of this murder-mystery novel is written by a different author. Click here to read all 13 chapters of Naked Came the Cheesesteak.


This year, Philadelphia Stories celebrates its TENTH anniversary! We are thrilled to continue offering our free literary magazine to more than 200 locations every quarter, as well as adding programs for writers and readers of all ages, including Philadelphia Stories, Jr., PS Books, national contests, art exhibits, readings, and more. Our programs are made possible by our members, and it's easy to join this community--just click on the link above to become a member today! Or - consider a gift membership for that special someone.

We offer a monthly membership program to GUARANTEE that your membership is always active. You can become a Sustaining Member for as little as $5/month. Just click on the link above and check the box "make this recurring" and your memebership will support the local arts all year round!


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Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction 20156 Winner Robert Johnson

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Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction 20156 Winner Robert Johnson reads at the award ceremony at Rosemont College.

Philadelphia Stories' 2015 Push to Publish at Rosemont College

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Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of the novels Once Upon a River and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters delivers the keynote address at the 2015 Push to Publish conference.

FRIDAY ARTS Philadelphia Stories

Not yet a member of Philadelphia Stories? Watch this WHYY-TV Friday Arts program about our Extraordinary Gifts project to see just a sample of programs made possible by member support!

Sandy Crimmins and Philadelphia Stories Poetry Prize Ceremony

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Philadelphia Stories celebrated the winners of the Sandy Crimmins Prize for Poetry at Rosemont College on April 25, 2015.

2016 Pushcart Nominations

Philadelphia Stories, a free quarterly literary magazine, is pleased to announce its nominees for the Pushcart Prize.

Philadelphia Stories Selects 2015 Winner of National Short Story Contest

Philadelphia Stories has chosen Robert Johnson of South Bend, Indiana as the winner for its seventh annual Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction.

Philadelphia Stories Junior launches PS Teen for writers 13 and up

Philadelphia Stories Junior, the youth division of Philadelphia Stories, has divided into two separate publications

Author Bonnie Jo Campbell to Judge 7th Annual McGlinn Fiction Contest

Bonnie Jo CampbellBonnie Jo CampbellPhiladelphia, PA, March, 2015: Award winning author,

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