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Round-Up: Our Shared Shelf, Hila Sedighi, and The King Colour

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From a feminist book club to a petition for the naming of a new element, a look at some of last week’s literary headlines. On January 6, Emma Watson took to twitter to announce she was starting a feminist book club, and asked her followers for name recommendations. The

Round-Up: The New Round-Down

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News moves fast, and so much can happen in seven days. That’s why we’re switching up the format of our weekly Round-Down series. Instead of concentrating on one topic at length, we’ll be giving you small synopses of the biggest literary headlines from the previous week. Let’s get things

New Ploughshares Solo: “Adopting Sarajevo” by Alexandra Marshall

We’re excited to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “Adopting Sarajevo” by Alexandra Marshall! 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 material, check

Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 3 is Now Available!

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We are thrilled to announce the release of the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 3, the third print compilation of our Ploughshsares Solos series! Ploughshares Solos are longform stories and essays too long for our traditional print journal. After individually publishing each Solo in an affordable digital format, we offer a beautifully designed print anthology

New Ploughshares Solo: “The Children’s Kingdom” by Ted Kehoe

We’re excited to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “The Children’s Kingdom” by Ted Kehoe! Ploughshares Solos are stories too long to fit into our traditional print journals. They are published digitally first, and are then collected in our annual Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Series. For more information and some

New Ploughshares Solo: “Biting the Moon” by Joan Frank

We’re excited to announce the release of our newest Ploughshares Solo, “Biting the Moon” by Joan Frank! 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 information and some great

Announcing the 2015 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 2015 Emerging Writer’s Contest, judged by Megan Mayhew Bergman (fiction), Jabari Asim (nonfiction), and Matthew Lippman (poetry). In nonfiction, our winner is Emily Strasser for her essay “Homeplace.” Emily Strasser will complete

Our Summer 2015 Issue, Guest-Edited by Lauren Groff, Now Available!

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We are excited to announce that the Summer 2015 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Lauren Groff, is available for purchase! Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Lauren Groff (The Monsters of Templeton, Delicate Edible Birds) guest-edits this all-fiction issue. As Groff writes in her introduction, “I am searching for work

New Ploughshares Solo: “Dead Zone” by Tova Reich

We’re excited to announce the release of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “Dead Zone” by Tova Reich! 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 information and some great

New Ploughshares Solo: “Heading for a Total Eclipse” by John Philip Drury

We are excited to announce the publication of our most recent Ploughshares Solo, “Heading for a Total Eclipse” by John Philip Drury! 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