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Philadelphia Stories Celebrates 11 Years of Publishing Local Writers & Artists

Women Who Rock: Two Free Events

Come As You AreCome As You AreSaturday, May 14, 5-8: After a 10-year hiatus, Philly chick rock trio Mae Pang will reunite to celebrate the release of its bassist’s new book, Come As You Are (PS Books) on Saturday, May 14. Mae Pang bassist and fiction author Christine Weiser is launching the publication of her sequel to the critically acclaimed debut novel Broad Street with a special one-night only concert at Bourbon and Branch in Philadelphia (705 North Second Street). Admission is free for those 21 years or older. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sara Sherr Karaoke begins at 5 p.m., Weiser reads from “Come As You Are” at 5:45 p.m. and Mae Pang performs at 6 p.m. Click here for the Facebook event page.

50 Over 5050 Over 50Sunday, May 15, 3-5pm: Join readers from PS Books’ 50 Over 50, a superb collection of poetry, essays, and fiction by women over age 50, at this free reading and book launch celebration in the Main Building on the Rosemont campus. This anthology features work by notable authors like Robin Black, Bonnie Jo Campbell, J.C. Todd, Vickie A. Carr, and Rachel Pastan. While many of the writers included are emerging authors, all of the work has something funny, thoughtful, and compelling to say about sex, family, loss, and love. The books will be on sale at PS Books and Philadelphia Stories events and online at Amazon and IndieBound. Click here for more details.

June 15: Deadline for the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction. This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner  on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. Click here for details.

Read PS Books' new serial mystery novel! PS Books' Naked Came the Cheesesteak is a 13-chapter serial novel written by Philadelphia area writers Diane Ayres, Randall Brown, Mary Anna Evans, Gregory Frost, Shaun Haurin, Victoria Janssen, Merry Jones, Tony Knighton, Don Lafferty, Warren Longmire, Kelly McQuain, Nathaniel Popkin and Kelly Simmons. Each chapter of this murder-mystery novel is written by a different author. Click here to read all 13 chapters of Naked Came the Cheesesteak.

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This year, Philadelphia Stories celebrates its TENTH anniversary! We are thrilled to continue offering our free literary magazine to more than 200 locations every quarter, as well as adding programs for writers and readers of all ages, including Philadelphia Stories, Jr., PS Books, national contests, art exhibits, readings, and more. Our programs are made possible by our members, and it's easy to join this community--just click on the link above to become a member today! Or - consider a gift membership for that special someone.

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Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction 20156 Winner Robert Johnson

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Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction 20156 Winner Robert Johnson reads at the award ceremony at Rosemont College.
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Philadelphia Stories' 2015 Push to Publish at Rosemont College

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Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of the novels Once Upon a River and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters delivers the keynote address at the 2015 Push to Publish conference.
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FRIDAY ARTS Philadelphia Stories

Not yet a member of Philadelphia Stories? Watch this WHYY-TV Friday Arts program about our Extraordinary Gifts project to see just a sample of programs made possible by member support!

Sandy Crimmins and Philadelphia Stories Poetry Prize Ceremony

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Philadelphia Stories celebrated the winners of the Sandy Crimmins Prize for Poetry at Rosemont College on April 25, 2015.
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2016 Pushcart Nominations

Philadelphia Stories, a free quarterly literary magazine, is pleased to announce its nominees for the Pushcart Prize.

Philadelphia Stories Selects 2015 Winner of National Short Story Contest

Philadelphia Stories has chosen Robert Johnson of South Bend, Indiana as the winner for its seventh annual Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction.

Philadelphia Stories Junior launches PS Teen for writers 13 and up

Philadelphia Stories Junior, the youth division of Philadelphia Stories, has divided into two separate publications

Author Bonnie Jo Campbell to Judge 7th Annual McGlinn Fiction Contest

Bonnie Jo CampbellBonnie Jo CampbellPhiladelphia, PA, March, 2015: Award winning author,

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