Announcements Archive

Our Spring 2017 Issue Has Been Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2017 issue.

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.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

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We're excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "Bones" by Lisa Horiuchi! Kyle Walker has spent his life working to the top of the corporate ladder, but now that retirement has come for him, he’s not sure what’s next.

The 2016 Ploughshares Count

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Every year at the open of the annual AWP Conference, we publish our gender statistics, taking a cue from VIDA’s important work. While we don’t collect demographic information on any of our writers, we publish the gender statistics of those whose gender identities we can find documented elsewhere (their

Danez Smith Wins 2016 Zacharis Award

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We are thrilled to announce Danez Smith as the twenty-sixth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for their book of poetry [insert] boy (2014, YesYes Books).

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.

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.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our November Solo, “A History of China” by Carolyn Ferrell.  Following the death of her father, Sasha Jean attends a family reunion, after years of estrangement, with the uncomfortable knowledge that she has inherited the estate where her relatives live. “A History of China” explores the multi–generational