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Our Big Secret Project: The Evolution of Ploughshares Solos

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If you have been following the happenings at Ploughshares for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard us talking about Ploughshares Solos, our series of digital-first longer stories and essays, published individually. When we first launched the series in July 2012, it was called Pshares Singles. After we heard the first hundred

Future Ploughshares Guest Editor

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Ploughshares production manager Akshay Ahuja and his wife Beth Faller welcomed a baby boy into the world on May 1st, and there was much rejoicing. Eamon Kenneth Ahuja, whom we estimate will be guest-editing Ploughshares sometime in the 2040s or 2050s, toured the office last week. He graciously donned the outfit that

Randolph Reads from “Haven’s Wake” at Porter Square Books

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On Thursday, April 11th, Ploughshares Editor-in-Chief Ladette Randolph read from her new novel, Haven’s Wake, at Porter Square Books, in Cambridge, MA. About the book: Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and

Marketing Intern Marketing

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We have some sad news. Jon Simmons, our marketing intern and Emerson College senior Writing, Literature, and Publishing major, is leaving us at the end of the spring semester.   We knew it was going to happen, because in the cruel world of literary magazines interns are ephemeral creatures:

Literary Boroughs #54: Boston, MA (Part Two)

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Part One of this post appeared earlier this week, as did a bonus Literary Borough walking tour of

Literary Boston: Two Sides of Beacon Hill

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Megan Marshall is the Pulitzer-nominated author of The Peabody Sisters and Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, and teaches nonfiction writing in the MFA program at Emerson College. She will be featured on two panels at AWP 2013, both on March 7: at 10:30, she will moderate “Sources of Inspiration,” with authors

Literary Boroughs #54: Boston, MA (Part 1)

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

The AWP13 Post You’ve Been Waiting For

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No need to be coy. Step right up and behold: the pre-AWP13 post you’ve all been waiting for! Now, some of you may already know that Ploughshares is based in Boston, the very city that will be teeming with hordes of AWP attendees in a matter of days. Much like

Literary Boroughs #53: Prague, Czech Republic

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

Literary Boroughs #52: Toronto, Ontario

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The