Author Archive

“A Death in the Family” by Billy O’Callaghan

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Nellie was nine years old when her brother Jimmy fell and broke his back. She and the rest of her family could only watch as the injury slowly worsened. The night before Jimmy died, Nellie ran through their small Irish town to make sure everyone was gathered at their

“Endlings” by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

"Endlings" follows Dr. Katya Vidović, a woman who left behind memories of war and a dying mother when she emigrated from Croatia to the United States as a child. Now working with adolescent girls who suffer from eating disorders fueled by the fear of losing control, confronts her need

Round-Up: Whiting Foundation, 5 Under 35, and Hillary Clinton

From new grants for magazines to the release of Hillary Clinton's What Happened, we collected the latest literary news.

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).