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Philadelphia Stories Junior

by Christine Weiser

PS Jr.PS Jr.Philadelphia Stories, Jr.
A community of young writers and artists from the Delaware Valley

Philadelphia Stories, Jr
., a division of the nonprofit Philadelphia Stories, is a new literary magazine by writers age 18 and under who currently live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, or Southern New Jersey (writers must still be within K-12 education or home-schooled). Philadelphia Stories, Jr. expands the Philadelphia Stories’ mission to develop a community of writers, artists, and readers through the magazine and education programs by bringing these opportunities to area young writers and artists. 

Philadelphia Stories, Jr. will include:

  • Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art from young writers and artists from the Delaware Valley.
  • Book reviews: book reviews of juvenile/YA titles; include link to Barnes & Noble or similar service that references reading level and age appropriateness of material. Reviewers can be youth or adults.
  • Interviews with young writers and writers for young readers.
Send your submissions! Click HERE for submission guidelines.

LAUNCH DATE: JANUARY 28: Please join us at the Musehouse Literary Arts Center for the launch of Philadelphia Stories, Jr., the new literary magazine by Philadelphia-area writers age 18 and under. We'll have refreshments, live music, and readings by the young authors! Free. All ages welcome. Find out how your young writer or artist can get involved!

For more information about PS, Jr., contact

ATTENTION YOUNG WRITERS: The PS, Jr. blog wants you! To submit a writing prompt, book review, author profile, or writing & reading news, contact

*NOTE: Philadelphia Stories holds first-time publishing rights to work published in the magazine and on the website. The rights then revert back to the writer or artist.


My son's two poems appeared in the premiere issue. Is this the launch party that is being described as upcoming, or did that happen already?

Erez's proud papa


Can a movie review be published?

We would love to post reviews on our ps jr blog. Please email these to Thanks!

Thank you for your publications! Would you please direct me to information regarding publication rights for authors whose work appears in your publications? Thanks.

Please see note above.

Dear Editors,

Where do we upload a file to submit to Philadelphia Stories Jr? I have tried twice thinking the system would take me to another page to upload the file.


When you click on the link to the online submission form, it takes you to a page where you have to fill out some basic personal information (name, address, email, age group, school, etc...) and some info about your submission. There are also boxes for a bio and cover letter. (The bio and the cover letter can be the same thing. Just tell us a little about yourself.) At the bottom of this page, click "Save." That will create a "User Account" for you. Once you have a User Account, you will be able to upload your work.


What a wonderful idea! I hope we can make it to the launch party--have it on our calendar. Just so you can direct people, Musehouse is on Germantown Ave. but it's in Chestnut Hill, not Germantown. Exciting development! Best, Janet

Thanks for the correction, Janet. Hope to see you on Saturday!

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