Author Archive

Justin Kaplan (1925-2014)

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized 1 Comment
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 Bernays wrote “More and more, biography and memoir writing

Roundup: End of the Year

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. The end of the year is a season of

Roundup: Writing Routine

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. With summer ending and school

Roundup: Back to School

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. It’s almost September, which means

Don’t Just Read It – Help Me Write It

Author: | Categories: Writing No comments
Over the next couple of days, we ask you to join us in a literary experiment. Our test subject is Megan Mayhew Bergman, the lovely author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories and former contributor to an issue of Ploughshares, our Ploughshares Solos series, and this very blog.

Roundup: Writing and Food

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. Nora Maynard’s interview with Lynne

Roundup: Where the Wild Things Write

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. From Roald Dalh to Shel

Roundup: Writers and their Day Jobs

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. While writing can sometimes seem

Roundup: Take Your Writing on Vacation

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized No comments
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. We’ve hit the dog-days of

Roundup: Summer is for submitting

Author: | Categories: Uncategorized 2 Comments
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. Between holiday weekends and vacation,