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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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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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2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is Open!

The 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is now open! We will be accepting submissions from March 1 (today!) to May 15, and you can submit via our online submission manager. The contest will recognize work by an emerging writer in … Continue reading

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Ploughshares at AWP14

The 2014 AWP Conference opens tomorrow in Seattle, WA and the Ploughshares staff couldn’t be more excited! We will be in booth 1906 all weekend long (and we’re super friendly), so don’t forget to stop by. Come to a reading … Continue reading

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Maxine Kumin (1925-2014)

Maxine Kumin, a longtime friend of Ploughshares, passed away on February 6th at the age of 88. She published first with us in Spring 1974. It was an excerpt from a journal about raising horses and living in the country, … Continue reading

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The Ploughshares Blog in 2014

It’s the time of year when I always seem to find myself saying: we’ve got big things in store. Last year it was our announcement that the Ploughshares blog was “becoming its own, separate creature.” This year, if you’ll permit a … Continue reading

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Editor’s Shelf: Winter 2013-14

Each Ploughshares issue contains book recommendations from our Advisory Editors.  Here’s an Editor’s Shelf selection from the Winter 2013-14 Issue.  Enjoy these recommendations by B.H. Fairchild, Jane Hirschfield, Tony Hoagland, Joyce Peseroff, and more. B.H. Fairchild recommends Driving Late to … Continue reading

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Winter 2013-14 Issue

We are excited to announce the publication of our Winter 2013-14 issue, which features poetry and prose compiled by our staff editors. This issue includes the work of several distinguished writers and newcomers, featuring writers like Andrew Foster Altschul, Jennifer … Continue reading

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