SAVE THE DATES! Check out the great events we have coming up for writers of all ages:
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2pm: Reading at Fergie's Pub: Join us for a pint, fish 'n chips, and a potpourri of readings from authors of our books, magazine, and editorial board.
March 13th: Writers at Work Conference: Managing the Business of Being An Author: As an author, you wear many hats: entrepreneur, writer, designer, public speaker, publicist, and more. How can you manage the business side of your writing life without losing time for your art, or your other jobs, or your family? Join us March 13th at the beautiful Manor House at Whitpain Farm in Blue Bell for a one-day conference that will provide tips you can use not just to sell more books, but to find the work-life balance that can be especially challenging for writers.
April 10: PS Junior Release Party: Save the date for the PS Junior release party at Mighty Writers West!
April 30th: LitLife Poetry Festival: Join Philadelphia Stories editors and top-name poets for the 2016 LitLife Poetry Conference (#litlife16) on April 30, 2016 for a day of master classes, discussions, readings, a Literary Death Match, poetry book fair and more -- including a celebration of the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize and Montgomery County Poet Laureate winners.
The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is open! 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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