Author Archives: Miriam Cook

About Miriam Cook

Miriam Cook is the Marketing Assistant at Ploughshares and an MFA in Fiction candidate at Emerson College. Prior to joining the Ploughshares staff, she earned a BA in English at Whitman College and worked as a Program Coordinator at NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network.

Percival Everett to Read at Emerson College

We are thrilled to announce that author and Ploughshares Fall 2014 guest editor Percival Everett will give a talk and reading at Emerson College on October 9. Percival Everett, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, is … Continue reading

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New Ploughshares Solo: “Pie” by Suzanne Matson

We’re thrilled to kick off our third volume of Ploughshares Solos with “Pie,” a story by Suzanne Matson. Over the past two years, our Ploughshares Solos series has given us the opportunity to publish excellent long-form stories and essays: first … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Submit to the Emerging Writer’s Contest!

There’s one week left to submit to the Emerging Writer’s Contest! The contest will close on May 15, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. One winner in each category—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—will receive $1,000 and publication. We consider you emerging if … Continue reading

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Justin Kaplan (1925-2014)

Justin Kaplan, award-winning biographer, editor, and friend of Ploughshares, passed away on March 2 at the age of 88. Kaplan guest edited the 1984 issue of Ploughshares with his wife Anne Bernays. In their introduction to this issue, Kaplan and … Continue reading

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2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is Open!

The 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open! We will be accepting submissions from March 1 (today!) to May 15, and you can submit via our online submission manager. The contest will recognize work by an emerging writer in … Continue reading

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New Ploughshares Solo: The Trench Garden by L.C. Fiore

We’re excited to announce the publication of a new Ploughshares Solo: “The Trench Garden” by L.C. Fiore.  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “This Blue” by … Continue reading

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Roundup: End of the Year

In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. … Continue reading

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Editor’s Shelf: Winter 2013-14

Each Ploughshares issue contains book recommendations from our Advisory Editors.  Here’s an Editor’s Shelf selection from the Winter 2013-14 Issue.  Enjoy these recommendations by B.H. Fairchild, Jane Hirschfield, Tony Hoagland, Joyce Peseroff, and more. B.H. Fairchild recommends Driving Late to … Continue reading

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Winter 2013-14 Issue

We are excited to announce the publication of our Winter 2013-14 issue, which features poetry and prose compiled by our staff editors. This issue includes the work of several distinguished writers and newcomers, featuring writers like Andrew Foster Altschul, Jennifer … Continue reading

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Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2014

We’re excited to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize, as seen in the 2013 issues of Ploughshares.  If selected, their work will be published in volume XXXVIII of The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses. Good luck to … Continue reading

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