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:
- Memory Blake Peebles impressed the judges with her story “The Sugar Bowl.”
- Mary Winsor received the nonfiction award for her essay “Rock-a-bye, Ute.”
- Josephine Yu won in poetry with two poems: “Never Trust a Poem That Begins with a Dream” and “Narcissist Revises Tidal Theory.”