What is Philadelphia Stories?
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. Philadelphia Stories is the ONLY publication that specifically supports Philadelphia-area writers, building its mission on Philadelphia’s long history of literary tradition.
Philadelphia was home to famous authors that include Ben Franklin, Louisa May Alcott, Pearl S Buck, and James Michener. Now, thanks to Philadelphia Stories, readers can discover new local authors all year long by picking up a free copy of the magazine at their local library, bookstore, cafe, or any one of Philadelphia Stories’ hundreds of locations.
In addition to connecting writers to readers, Philadelphia Stories also offers professional development opportunities to writers by hosting affordable workshops where writers can fine-tune their craft. Philadelphia Stories also promotes writing and art from the Greater Delaware Valley regionally and nationally through events like art exhibits, festivals, contests, book release parties, and more.
Why Should You Support Philadelphia Stories?
• Reach 5000+ Readers each quarter: Your ad appears in 5,000 copies of the free magazine, distributed at hundreds of locations throughout the Delaware Valley including cafés, bookstores, and library locations–places where people sit and read, leading to longer views of your advertisement.
• Published Quarterly: Your ad has a 3-month life, stretching your ad investment and giving your company repeated views.
• Show Your Support for the Local Arts: Your brand appears with beautiful artwork and writing from the Delaware Valley, showing your customers that you believe in and support the local arts community.
• Ongoing Exposure Opportunities: The magazine is also distributed at workshops, readings, and events. Advertisers are also linked to a popular e-newsletter, reaching an additional 2500+ readers.
“I support Philadelphia Stories because it supports me as a writer, and my students. It’s good for me and for my students to have a journal, published locally, that publishes the best of Philadelphia writers and artists. It’s good for Philadelphia, too, to show the talent that is here to the world. I consider Philadelphia Stories my partner in growing that talent”. – Alison Hicks, Founder & Director, Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio