About

Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos, digital-first long stories and essays, and this lively literary blog. Since 1989 we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.

The Ploughshares Blog has changed a lot since we first launched it in 2009. Back then, it was mostly a clearinghouse for announcements, extended contributors’ notes, and all the other little tidbits that wouldn’t fit elsewhere. Over the years, though, we’ve added more and more original material–and now, while the blog still shares the magazine’s mission and focus on new writing, it also has a distinct identity of its own.

Here you’ll find nearly twenty regular bloggers, covering topics as diverse as book arts, writing exercises, and the best current stories from other lit journals. We also publish regular interviews with members of the literary and publishing communities, Ploughshares Playlists to accompany your favorite books, book reviews, and advice not just for producing better writing but also–hopefully!–for getting it published.

We’re always looking to improve the blog, so if you have comments, ideas, questions, or even complaints, please email us at blog@pshares.org. If you’re interested in contributing to the blog, you can find out how here!

You can find more information and updates about Ploughshares on our website.

Blog Staff

Andrew Ladd, Blog Editor

Andrew Ladd is the blog editor for Ploughshares, and his work also has appeared in Apalachee Review, CICADA, Memoir Journal, Paper Darts, and The Rumpus, among others. His first novel, What Ends, was the winner of the 2012 AWP Prize in the Novel; it will be published in the U.S. in January 2014 by New Issues Press, and in the U.K. in summer 2014 by Oneworld Publications. He grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has since lived in Boston, Montreal, and London; currently he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat. Follow him on Twitter @agoodladd.

Miriam Cook, Marketing Assistant

Miriam Cook is the Marketing Assistant for Ploughshares Literary Magazine 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.

Camila Victoriano, Marketing Intern

Camila Victoriano is the Marketing Intern for Ploughshares Literary Magazine. She is pursuing an BA in English Literature at Harvard University.

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