Ploughshares Solos Archive

“Fort Wilderness” by Andrew Bienen

By this time next week—and possibly sooner—I’ll be just another man who abandoned June. I’ve outlasted most of the others and in some twisted way I’m proud of that fact.
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“Old School” by Allen Gee

In the fall of 1987 after driving across the country to study at the University of Iowa, I found myself enrolled in James Alan McPherson’s fiction workshop, not knowing how I’d ended up there.
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“A Death in the Family” by Billy O’Callaghan

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Nellie was nine years old when her brother Jimmy fell and broke his back. She and the rest of her family could only watch as the injury slowly worsened. The night before Jimmy died, Nellie ran through their small Irish town to make sure everyone was gathered at their
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Reading in a Time of Disruption

Writer and literary critic Sergio Pitol makes the claim that “[w]orks of art express . . . the best energy humans are capable of producing.” For Flannery O’Connor, literature is a particular human achievement.
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“Endlings” by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

"Endlings" follows Dr. Katya Vidović, a woman who left behind memories of war and a dying mother when she emigrated from Croatia to the United States as a child. Now working with adolescent girls who suffer from eating disorders fueled by the fear of losing control, confronts her need
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

When a mother and her baby are found dead in their car, a small New England town is forced to confront its secrets. As the news settles and rumors spread, the mother of the young family must grapple with the new understanding that this town isn't the safe and
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest solo, “Blue River Hotel” by Stephen Henighan!
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New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest solo, "Kaat" by Edward Hamlin!
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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.
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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.
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