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Announcing the 2017 Emerging Writer’s Contest Winners

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After receiving thousands of submissions from talented writers, we’re proud to announce the three winners of the 2017 Emerging Writer’s Contest, judged by Garth Greenwell (fiction), Natalie Diaz (poetry), and Meghan Daum (nonfiction).

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

When a mother and her baby are found dead in their car, a small New England town is forced to confront its secrets. As the news settles and rumors spread, the mother of the young family must grapple with the new understanding that this town isn't the safe and

Our Summer 2017 Issue Has Been Released!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Summer 2017 issue! Acclaimed writer Stewart O’Nan guest-edits this fiction and nonfiction issue of Ploughshares, featuring new work from Stephen King, Christie Hodgen, Askold Melnyczuk, Michael Byers, and more.

Emerging Writer’s Contest Deadline Extended

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Our Emerging Writer's Contest has been extended!

Our Spring 2017 Issue Has Been Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2017 issue.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

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We're excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "Bones" by Lisa Horiuchi! Kyle Walker has spent his life working to the top of the corporate ladder, but now that retirement has come for him, he’s not sure what’s next.

Danez Smith Wins 2016 Zacharis Award

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We are thrilled to announce Danez Smith as the twenty-sixth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for their book of poetry [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books).

Round-Up: Hate Crimes in Public Libraries, R.L. Stine’s New Comic, and Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Speech

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From the increase in hate crimes in public libraries to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, here are last week’s biggest literary headlines: In recent weeks, public libraries have seen a rise in hate crimes. Reported incidents include the defacement of books about Islam with racist language and imagery, anti-Semitic

Round-Up: Trevor Noah’s Memoir, Paula Hawkins’ New Novel, and Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Speech

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From Trevor Noah’s recent memoir to a new novel from Paula Hawkins, here are this week’s biggest literary headlines: Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, recently released his memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. As the child of a Xhosa mother and a Swiss-German father

Round-Up: The Passing of William Trevor, a Poem by Anne Frank, and the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair

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From the passing of William Trevor to the auction of a handwritten poem by Anne Frank, here are this week’s biggest literary headlines: Irish writer William Trevor has passed away. The novelist, playwright, and short story writer won the Whitbread Prize three times and was short-listed for the Booker