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

About the Editors

PS Editors

Co-editors
Mitchell Sommers
Tori Bond
 
Assistant editors
Jon Busch
Tiffany Sumner
Emi London
 
Intern

About the Authors: Naked Came the Cheesesteak – A Serial Novel

PS Editors

Fiction writer and editor Diane Ayres is the author of the novel Other Girls (Kensington Hardcover), the Bella Vista story “Seeing Nothing” in Philadelphia Noir (Akashic), and the poetry chapbook Rotation Stabilizes. A graduate of Chatham College, she has taught writer’s workshops at Penn, the GLVWG, and many other conferences.