The goal of this site is to collect the best examples of this form of journalism — written in Philadelphia by Philadelphia writers — in one place.
We’re looking for in-depth pieces that are, at a minimum, 1,000 words in length. However, we’ll also take narratives — tales with a beginning, middle and end that are draped in theme and consist of characters who are chasing or are at-odds with a universal truth — that in fewer words complete a full story arc (think Steve Lopez).
We’ll occasionally include a good story written about Philadelphia or one of its characters by a non-city writer, but the goal is to highlight the work of current Philadelphia-area journalists and writers, and of course, our alumni.
We encourage readers to submit suggestions, and for writers to submit their work: LongformPhilly@gmail.com.
At its heart this site is a community that celebrates well-written, well-researched and in-depth Philadelphia stories.
Yous got a problem with that?