Become an AltPhilly Member

Alt Philly

We are creating a community of Philadelphians who value an alternative voice.

Join the AltPhilly Membership Plan

Just $5 for the first month

Renews at $9/mo until cancelled


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We rely on our readers to keep us informed. AltPhilly goes beyond you sending an email and hoping for the best. Not only will we listen, but know you’re helping us deliver more authentic, in-depth journalism on the stories and events Philly wants to hear about. 

  • Exclusive, members-only digital content
  • 1:1 connection with PW’s editorial staff
  • Early access to PW’s award-winning journalism
  • Access to our private community and forums
  • Routine offers/discounts from PW partners
  • Monthly AltPhilly virtual meet-ups

Why should I join AltPhilly?

For starters: because it’s fucking awesome to be around people who share your passion for the city and the aspects of its culture and community that otherwise get ignored. Join because:

  • Help effect change. PW is not only a newspaper. We are also a cultural institution seeking to elevate the types of conversations happening on the street, in our living rooms, and in City Hall. With each story we tell, we get closer to making a difference.
  • Find your people. Start conversations with like-minded individuals who care about Philly, just like you, and want to see it change for the better. Discuss and organize to improve our city, instead to firing off angry Tweets no one reads.
  • You get a platform. Want to get into PW? See your photos on our IG and your story pitches get heard? AltPhilly hooks you up with our editorial team so you can share your wild ideas with the entire city.
  • We take you behind the scenes. With exclusive photos, videos, interviews, and (soon) podcasts, AltPhilly offers you club-like access to custom content unseen anywhere else.
  • Ensure PW sticks around. Since 1971, we’ve been calling it like it is in Philly. Community support will guarantee we don’t go the way of the Trocadero, CityPaper, the Vet, or any of the other beloved institutions you remember.

Perhaps most importantly, you should join because alternative journalism matters. PW gives a voice and a platform to hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians who are otherwise ignored. That voice is important, and joining AltPhilly will ensure it’s louder – and more relevant – than ever.