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Deadline

Dec 17, 2023

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"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."

"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."

Vibe

Send us your best but less intimidating

Response Time

3-8 months / 729 days

Acceptance Rate

0%

  • Payment

    Yes: $25 per piece

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    No

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    Yes

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

4 genres

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Nonfiction (CNF)

Max words: 2500

Poetry

Max lines: 36

Max pieces: 3

Each poem not to exceed 36 lines

Art

Max pieces: 5

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Nonfiction (CNF)

Max words: 2500

Poetry

Max lines: 36

Max pieces: 3

Each poem not to exceed 36 lines

Art

Max pieces: 5

Statistics

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Track submission

15

Total submissions tracked

729 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

26 days

Fastest response time

2614 days

Slowest response time

How to submit

Process

Please title your submission with the TITLE of the attached poem.

Cover letters

Your cover letter should include a SHORT bio (about 50-75 words, written in third person) including your connection to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. Feel free to copy and paste the same text in each of your three submissions. Upon acceptance, we will also ask for a photo and an updated bio.

Eligibility

Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

Formatting

Poems may be single spaced (unlike prose submissions which should be double spaced). Submit each poem in its own single document/attachment. This will allow the submitter to WITHDRAW work that is accepted elsewhere as we DO expect some poets to make simultaneous submissions to multiple journals. Submitted documents that include multiple poems may be excluded from consideration.

Rights for published work

Coming soon! First, third, none, all the rights!

Additional info

Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Available in print Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype Helpful: reposting other opportunities on their Twitter:) Work from Philadelphia-based creatives

About the Magazine

Founded in 2004 | United States

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.

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Yalonda Rice

Publisher/Executive Director

Trish Rodriguez

Publisher/Editorial Director

Teresa FitzPatrick

Fiction Editor/Fiction Contest Coordinator

Courtney Bambrick

Poetry Editor

Celeste Cosme

Nonfiction Editor

Pam McLean-Parker

Art Editor