2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is Open!

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The 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open! We will be accepting submissions from March 1 (today!) to May 15, and you can submit via our online submission manager.

The contest will recognize work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  One winner in each genre will receive $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares.  We consider you “emerging” if you haven’t published or self-published a book.

For more information and to submit, visit our website.

Over the years, Ploughshares has helped launch the careers of great writers like Edward P. Jones, Sue Miller, Mona Simpson, Tim O’Brien, and others.  We were thrilled to publish last year’s winners.  You can read their winning entries online:


About Miriam Cook

Miriam Cook is the Marketing Assistant at Ploughshares and an MFA in Fiction candidate at Emerson College. Prior to joining the Ploughshares staff, she earned a BA in English at Whitman College and worked as a Program Coordinator at NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network.
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