Emerging Writer’s Contest Deadline Extended

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Good news! We’ve extended the deadline of our Emerging Writer’s Contest and will be accepting submissions until Monday, May 22, at 12 noon EST.

To submit and get more information, visit our website.

As a reminder, the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. One winner in each genre will receive $2,000 and publication in the literary journal. We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published a book.

The judges this year are Garth Greenwell for fiction, Meghan Daum for nonfiction, and Natalie Diaz for poetry.