Whimsical, inventive, and profound, the tales are as vibrant and diverse as the city whose stories they tell.
These must read pieces from established and up-and-coming writers will captivate and delight you, whether you grew up in Philadelphia or have yet to make your first visit.
- “I liked every one of the tales in this anthology… Philly Fiction rocks: Buy your own copy and see.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
- “The writing sings; in ‘The Shanghai Ship to Love,’ Edward P. Clapp hilariously describes a trip on the Chinatown Express. There’s genuine emotion in Michael Aronovitz’s ‘The Big Picture’ …. In Greg November’s ‘Dinnertime at 42B,’ a loser pays a hooker for her company, but the woman isn’t pretty, and the ending isn’t Hollywood. Welcome to Philadelphia.”—Philadelphia Magazine, Best of Philly issue
- “Delish”—Philadelphia City Paper
- “If you feel that indescribable sense of Philly pride, then this book is a must read. If others, maybe living outside the city, don’t understand your feelings, then this book is a must gift.”—Play magazine
- “Stories that use the Philadelphia landscape, not only to highlight Philly’s literary talent … but also for the enjoyment of Philadelphians.”—Chestnut Hill Local
- “Philadelphia stories, themes, and concerns can only be told by local writers.”—Gloucester County Times
- “I recommend this book to both Philadelphia residents and people who don’t live in Philadelphia.”—Zoe Strass
- “Philly Fiction covers all the bases in an eclectic collection that exposes the city at its worst and its best. A friend of mine recently said that Philadelphia hasn’t found its soul. I will send him this collection as Philly Fiction reveals the city’s soul with all its bumps and bruises.”—G. Emil Reutter, blog360
Features stories by: Phyllis Carol Agins, Michael Aronovitz, B. J. Burton, Edward P. Clapp, Elise Juska, Tim Keppel, Jaime Leon Lin-Yu, Josh McIlvain, Greg November, C. Natale Peditto, Jon Petruschke, Rafael Reyna, Xavier Richardson, David Sanders, Serge Shea, Christopher Stanton, Amber Dorko Stopper, Walt Vail, Jim Zervanos.
Edited by: Josh McIlvain, Christopher Munden, Greg November, Tracy Parker.