From the Editors

A Letter From Sharon  by Sharon Sood
Director of Development, Philadelphia Stories

For someone who loves to read and thinks that authors are like rock stars, it was a natural fit for me to become involved with Philadelphia Stories when I accepted the position of Director of Development. This has allowed me to actively share my passion in a professional capacity, by helping to build a community of readers, writers, and artists.

I will never forget the first Philadelphia Stories reading I attended at Robin’s Bookstore. I listened as a poet, who in his “regular life” was a school administrator, told the audience that Philadelphia Stories was the first to publish his work. While he was a little nervous during his reading, it quickly became clear that he was fulfilling a lifelong dream, and I was enjoying some very good poetry! It was one of the many inspirational moments I have experienced since becoming involved with Philadelphia Stories.

I am sure you, like me, don’t always have the time to seek out good writers. That’s why we are fortunate to have a magazine like Philadelphia Stories in our community. The magazine and website provides access to writers, poets, or artists whom we otherwise may never have the opportunity to enjoy!

I hope you will join me in becoming a part of this great community! A little goes a long way for Philadelphia Stories. Just $20 a year gets you home delivery and the knowledge that you are directly supporting the local arts community, which is so important especially during these trying economic times. During this season of giving, I ask you to please give to Philadelphia Stories to help ensure we can continue offering this free resource to the community.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season and for 2009.

Sharon Sood
Director of Development


On the Radio
Carla Spataro, Editor of Philadelphia Stories,was on Radio
with Marty Moss-Coane Thursday, July 12. Listen in RealAudio
from the archives at

Philadelphia Stories at the Kelly Writers House October 30, 2006

Hear the whole show

Some more Press

Top Three Reasons
Why Your Stories Are Not Getting Published

By Carla Spataro,
Fiction Editor/Publisher
Philadelphia Stories


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