Become a Philadelphia Stories Member

The Philadelphia arts community is facing a difficult time as vital funding is being cut due to the city’s shrinking budget. YOU can help keep Philadelphia Stories—the free magazine that has published local authors and artists since 2004—in print and free by making a donation today. For a minimum donation of $30 a year, you can get home delivery and know that your gift directly supports the local arts community. Simply click on the “DONATE” button below to make a one-time donation using PayPal OR make an affordable monthly contribution by clicking “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” to support local writers and artists all year long.

Michener ($30-$49)        Buck ($50-$99)        Whitman ($100-$499)

Potok ($500-$999)        W. C. Williams ($1,000+)

DONATE BY MAIL: Prefer to donate with a check? Simply make your donation payable to “Philadelphia Stories” and mail to 201 York Rd., Ste. 1-753, Jenkintown, PA 19046
or print this form and mail to the attached address.

Want to make a monthly donation but don’t have a PayPal account? No problem! Click the link below and choose the amount you’d like to donate each month to ensure your gift supports local writers and artists all year long:

Recurring Donations

Here are other ways you can show your support for local writers with a donation to Philadelphia Stories:

  • We are a confirmed charity with the PayPal Giving Fund. Simply select “Philadelphia Stories” when you make a donation through the PayPal Giving Fund.
  • We are a confirmed charity with Amazon Smile: just login through Right on top under “Supporting,” click “Change,” search for “Philadelphia Stories Inc” and click Select.
  • Consider Donating Your IRA’s required minimum distribution to Philadelphia Stories. You can allocate a portion of your RMD as a charitable donation to Philadelphia Stories (tax exempt number 05-0601528) by December 31 to exclude that amount from taxable income. Ask your accountant or financial planner for details!


Here are just some of the ways your donation is supporting writers and artists:

  • Publishing and distributing 20,000 copies of the free magazine to area libraries, bookstores, cafes, and more each year.
  • Publishing PS Teen and PS Junior by local young authors and distributing 4,000 copies of the free magazine to area libraries and schools each year.
  • Hosting free readings, book launches, and other events that connect writers to readers.
  • Hosting affordable creative writing workshops where writers can grow their professional learning networks and develop their craft.

In 2019,  Philadelphia Stories will celebrate its 15th anniversary! We wouldn’t be here without support like yours. Thank you for being a part of the Philadelphia Stories community.


Why join Philadelphia Stories? WHYY’s Friday Arts offers a peek at just one of the programs made possible by member support.

Members of Philadelphia Stories provide a vital source of unrestricted funds that allow us to print the magazines and provide affordable professional development opportunities to writers, free community events, national contests, art exhibits and more!