Combustible

L.D. Zane

Grace and I met six months ago. Mutual friends who had been conspiring to get us together finally succeeded.

The Fix

Jennifer Rieger

Nestled in the back corner of my classroom

The 2017 Contest

Courtney Bambrick

The work submitted to Philadelphia Stories for this year’s Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry was ambitious and exciting.

On the Divine Lorraine and Falling in Love

Shannon Frost Greenstein

We lived in the ethereal shadow of the Divine Lorraine only for a year, but it stands out in my head, still as bright as the neon lights dancing underneath its towering signage. An abandoned, graffitied, majestic husk of a hotel, it dominated the skyline where we lived at 15th and Fairmount. In particular, I […]

The Narrow Door: Remembering Denise Gess

Julia MacDonnell

Now, six years after her death, at 57, from cancer, comes Paul Lisicky’s memoir The Narrow Door, which meditates upon their long friendship