Announcements Archive

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.
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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).
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New Ploughshares Solo “The Soul in Paraphrase” Now Available!

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We’re excited to announce the release of our newest Ploughshares Solo, “The Soul in Paraphrase” by Robert Boswell. 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 out
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Emerging Writer’s Contest Deadline Extended to Sunday, May 22

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Good news! We’ve extended the deadline of our Emerging Writer’s Contest and will be accepting submissions until Sunday, May 22, at 12 noon EST. For more information and to submit, visit our website. As a reminder, the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each
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Ramona Ausubel Wins 2015 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction

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We’re excited to announce that Ramona Ausubel is the winner of the 2015 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction for her short story “Fresh Water from the Sea” which appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Ploughshares. The $1,000 award, given by acclaimed writer and member of the Ploughshares advisory board Alice Hoffman, honors the best piece of fiction published
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Our Spring 2016 Issue is Now Available!

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We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2016 issue has been released! Acclaimed poets Tom Sleigh and Alan Shapiro guest-edit this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. In a heartfelt introduction the two dedicate the issue to Mark Strand, Philip Levine, C.K. Williams, and Seamus Heaney, they write,  “We wanted to bring
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