The mission of Philadelphia Stories is to cultivate a community of writers, artists, and readers in the Greater Philadelphia Area through publications, professional development, and promotion of area writers.


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Since 2004, Philadelphia Stories has published writers and artists of all ages from the Greater Delaware Valley in its free quarterly magazine, reaching more than 25,000 readers every year. This year marks our 15th Anniversary! Find out how we’re celebrating HERE.

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Professional Development

Philadelphia Stories hosts affordable writing workshops and conferences.

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Philadelphia Stories promotes writing and art from the Greater Delaware Valley through events like a national fiction contest, a national poetry contest, readings, and more.


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Coming Up:

Monday, Feb 24th, Walnut West Library (201 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104), 5:30-7:30: Winter issue release party in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia program. See the Facebook event for more details here.

March 13: Deadline for PS Junior, the free print literary magazine published by Philadelphia Stories. We’re seeking work by Philadelphia-area writers and artists aged 12 and younger for the Spring issue. Writers may submit their work through this online form, or email their work to: PSJR912@GMAIL.COM

Karen Dionne is the USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughte
Photo: John Andresen/Juritzen Publishing

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction Contest is Open!
This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,500 cash award; a second place cash prize of $750; and a third place cash prize of $500. Read more here.

This year’s judge will be international bestselling  Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, a psychological suspense novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. DEADLINE: June 15.

Saturday, April 4, Rosemont College: LitLife Poetry Conference: Join Philadelphia Stories editors and poets for the LitLife Poetry Conference, a day of master classes, discussions, readings, and more — including a celebration of the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize and Montgomery County Poet Laureate winners. Read more here.

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund