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Guest Editor Conversations: Percival Everett, Fall 2014

We’re happy to present the first of a new series–interviews with our guest editors, following the publication of their issues. Below is an introduction by Jessica Treadway, Emerson College professor and author of the forthcoming Lacy Eye (Grand Central, 2015), and … Continue reading

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Percival Everett to Read at Emerson College

We are thrilled to announce that author and Ploughshares Fall 2014 guest editor Percival Everett will give a talk and reading at Emerson College on October 9. Percival Everett, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California, is … Continue reading

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The Fall 2014 Issue is Now Available

We are very excited to announce that our Fall 2014 issue has officially released today! Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Percival Everett (Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier) guest-edits this all-fiction issue. As Everett writes in his introduction, the stories “range … Continue reading

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Announcing Ploughshares’ 2014 Emerging Writer’s Contest Winners

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  After receiving thousands of submissions from talented writers, Ploughshares is proud to announce the three winners of the 2014 Emerging Writer’s Contest, chosen by … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Submit to the Emerging Writer’s Contest!

There’s one week left to submit to the Emerging Writer’s Contest! The contest will close on May 15, at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. One winner in each category—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—will receive $1,000 and publication. We consider you emerging if … Continue reading

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The Editor’s Shelf: Spring 2014

We asked our advisory editors what they’ve been reading this past year and their responses cover a wide expanse of modern literature. Here is what our editors recommend you read in 2014: B. H. Fairchild recommends Curvature of a Fluid … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Issue

We are very excited to announce the publication of our Spring 2014 issue, featuring poetry and prose compiled by guest editor Jean Thompson. This issue includes the work of several award-winning writers, including prose by Jennifer Haigh and Kim Chinquee … Continue reading

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Ploughshares Events: A Talk with Jean Thompson

We are thrilled to announce that author and Ploughshares Spring 2014 guest editor Jean Thompson will give a talk and reading on April 3. Thompson is the author of the upcoming novel The Humanity Project (Blue Rider Press, 2013), the … Continue reading

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Bill Knott (1940-2014)

Bill Knott, acclaimed poet and friend of Ploughshares, passed away on March 13 at the age of 74. Knott published several poems in Ploughshares through the years and edited the Winter issue in 1987. Originally publishing under the name Saint … Continue reading

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Justin Kaplan (1925-2014)

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 … Continue reading

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