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.
Philadelphia Stories is a 501c3 that has been serving the writing, reading, and art community of the Greater Delaware Valley since 2004. Co-founders Carla Spataro and Christine Weiser began Philadelphia Stories to build a Philadelphia-based community of writers, artists, and readers through the free magazine and affordable educational programs and events. Program highlights include:
Philadelphia Stories Magazine: The primary vehicle for this mission is the free print magazine, which publishes work by local writers and artists. Five thousand copies of the free print magazine are distributed each quarter to more than 200 locations throughout the Delaware Valley, including all 54 branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Stories Junior/Teen Magazine: PS Teen is an annual magazine published each Fall featuring local writers and artists aged 13-18. Philadelphia Stories also publishes the annual magazine, PS Junior, for local writers and artists aged 12 and younger, is published each Spring. Both magazines are free and submissions are open year-round. Click here to read more.
PS Books: The books division of Philadelphia Stories showcases local writers through book-length works.
Promotion of Local Writers & Artists: 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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Fiction Editor/Fiction Contest Coordinator
Assistant Nonfiction Editor
Social Media Interns
Joseph R Paolucci
Poetry Contest Coordinator
Board of Directors
Alex Husted, President
Daniel Johns, Vice President
Gary Zimmaro, Jr., Treasurer
Program done in partnership with Mighty Writers.
Philadelphia Stories volunteers gain valuable insight into the world of publishing, expand your professional network, and add your experiences to your resume. Read more about the available volunteer positions here.