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Our Spring 2016 Issue is Now Available!

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We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2016 issue has been released! Acclaimed poets Tom Sleigh and Alan Shapiro guest-edit this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. In a heartfelt introduction the two dedicate the issue to Mark Strand, Philip Levine, C.K. Williams, and Seamus Heaney, they write,  “We wanted to bring

Round-Up: AN UNTAMED STATE Film Adaptation, Robots, and AWP16

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From a film adaptation of Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State to robots writing fiction, here’s a look at this week’s literary news: Author, essayist, and editor Roxane Gay can now add another title to her list of credentials: screenwriter. It was announced last week that Gay’s novel An Untamed

New Ploughshares Solo: “Córdoba Skies” now available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “Córdoba Skies” written by Federico Falco and translated from Spanish by Sarah Viren. Ploughshares Solos are stories and essays too long for our traditional print journal that we publish in an affordable, digital format nine times a year. For more information and some great reading

Round-Up: Man Booker Longlist, Obama’s Intro, and International Women’s Day

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From the first ever longlist for the Man Booker International Prize to reading lists inspired by International Women’s Day, here’s last week’s literary news: The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize was announced last week. This is the first time Man Booker has released a longlist for the

Be Discovered: Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest Now Open!

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Our Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open! Submit your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by May 15, 2016 at noon EST. Since 1971, we’ve been committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming writers. Our Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and

New Ploughshares Solo: “Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough” by Andria Nacina Cole

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “Men Be Either Or, But Never Enough” by Andria Nacina Cole! Ploughshares Solos are stories and essays too long for our traditional print journal that we publish in an affordable, digital format nine times a year. For more

Our Winter 2015-16 Issue is Now Available!

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We are pleased to announce that our staff-edited Winter 2015-16 issue has been released! Each year, two of our three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, while the Winter issue staff-edited. The stories, poems, and essays that comprise this staff-edited issue of Ploughshares are diverse and

New Ploughshares Solo: “The Detroit Frankfurt School Discussion Group” by Douglas Trevor

We’re excited to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “The Detroit Frankfurt School Discussion Group” by Douglas Trevor. In our Ploughshares Solos series, we publish longer stories and essays first in an affordable, digital format, and then in our annual Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Series. For more

Round-Up: Alan Rickman, Philip Pullman’s OLF Resignation, and Literary Oscar Nominees

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From the loss of the beloved Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman to a particularly strong year for literary film adaptations in the 2016 Oscar nominations, a look at the latest headlines from the literary world: British actor Alan Rickman, age 69, passed away on January 14. Rickman is well-known

Carole Burns Wins 2015 Zacharis Award

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We are thrilled to announce Carole Burns as the twenty-fifth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for her short-story collection, The Missing Woman and Other Stories (Parthian, 2015). The $1,500 award, which is named after a former president of Emerson College, honors the best debut book by a