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Viet Dinh Wins 2016 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction

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We’re excited to announce Viet Dinh as the winner of the 2016 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction for his short story “Lucky Dragon” which appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares. The $1,000 award, given by acclaimed writer and member of the Ploughshares advisory board Alice Hoffman, honors the best piece of fiction published in the journal during the

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

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We’re excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "Girl of Few Seasons" by Rachel Kondo! Read the Solo today for $1.99.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "The Critic" by Tim Parrish! Read it today for $2.99.

Be Discovered! Our Emerging Writer’s Contest is Now Open

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Our Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open! Submit your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by May 15, 2017 at noon EST.

Round Up: Roxane Gay, PEN Memberships, and NEA

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From Roxane Gay pulling her book from Simon & Schuster to a list of NEA funded projects, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Mark Twain, George Saunders, and Barack Obama

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From Mark Twain's unpublished story to Former President Obama's relationship with books, here's the latest literary news.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We're excited to announce the release of our latest Solo, "The Girl Who Lied" by Uche Okonkwo! Read it today for $1.99.

Round-Up: Simon & Schuster Authors Protesting, Book Deserts, and GoT

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From a protest of Milo Yiannopolous' book deal to the sixth Game of Thrones book, here's the latest in literary news.

Our Winter 2016-17 Issue Has Been Released!

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We are pleased to announce the release of our Winter 2016-17 issue! This staff-edited issue of Ploughshares features a vibrant collection of essays, poems, and short stories.

Round-Up: Print Sales on the Rise, Trayvon Martin, and Amazon Books

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From an increase in print sales to a book about Trayvon Martin, here’s the latest literary news.