Announcements Archive

Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 4 Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce the release of the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 4, the fourth print compilation of our Ploughshares Solos series! The Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 4 can be purchased on our website for $19.95. It is also available digitally for $9.99.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our October Solo, "Footing Slow: A Walk With Keats" by Eli Mandel. Read it today for $2.99!

Ploughshares at the Boston Book Festival

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Ploughshares will be at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday, October 15. Come to Booth 39 to buy issues or ask any questions you have. Several members of the Ploughshares family will also be at the festival and will be moderating or contributing to panels.

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We're excited to announce the release of our September Solo, "Koppargruva" by Hugh Coyle. Alfred Nobel, inventor of nitroglycerin and inspiration for the Nobel Peace Prize, visited the United States twice. "Koppargruva," from Hugh Coyle’s forthcoming book Peace at Last, is a fictionalized account of one of those excursions.

Ploughshares is Headed to the Brooklyn Book Festival!

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Ploughshares will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 18. Stop by and see us at Booth #527! Several members of the Ploughshares family will also be in attendance, moderating or contributing to panels.

Announcing the 2016 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 2016 Emerging Writer’s Contest, judged by Anthony Marra (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Marianne Boruch (poetry).

New Ploughshares Solo “Face The Music” is Now Available!

We're excited to kick off our fifth Ploughshares Solos Series with "Face The Music: My Improbable Trip to Saturn (or Close Enough) with Sun Ra" by Michael Lowenthal. In 1990, the avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra arrived at Dartmouth to collaborate with the school’s jazz band, where Michael Lowenthal–an

Ploughshares Celebrates 45 Years! Summer 2016 Issue Now Available

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Ploughshares is pleased to announce the release of our Summer 2016 issue! This forty-fifth anniversary edition, guest edited by novelist Claire Messud and literary critic James Wood, includes new work from Viet Thanh Nguyen (winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize), Lydia Davis, Carys Davies, and more.

An Angel Choir, Titans of Industry, and a Writers’ Festival: Western New York’s Chautauqua Institution

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When I arrive in early June to teach at the Writer’s Festival, the Chautauqua Institution is a ghost town. The lake laps against the shoreline and the proliferation of white wicker chairs on the historic Athenaeum hotel veranda are mostly empty.

New Ploughshares Solo “Beach Plum Jam” is Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our newest Ploughshares Solo, "Beach Plum Jam" by Patricia G. Buddenhagen. 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.