Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays, readers! No matter what you’re celebrating, or already celebrated, we hope that you are all safe, warm, and happy. We wish you good times with family and friends, many hours of idle reading, and not-so-idle writing, and a fabulous new year.

We’ll be out of the office from December 21 until January 2, 2013, and we’re giving the blog a little bit of a rest as well. Look for new posts on January 2nd, when we’ll have more information about our new blog format.

We haven’t abandoned the old stuff entirely: we’re still finishing up our Literary Boroughs posts, and we’ll still be posting reviews.

In the meantime, here are some quick reminders about things coming up quickly in 2013:

Submissions closing soon!

Our submission period closes January 15, 2013. It will reopen June 1, 2013. We’re currently still accepting work for Ploughshares Solos, and for our Fall 2013 issue edited by Peter Ho Davies, and our Winter 2013 issue, which is staff edited.

Emerging Writer’s Contest

The 2013 Emerging Writer’s Contest opens February 1, 2013. Mark your calendars! You can also sign up for our newsletter and we’ll send you a reminder when the contest is open. You can read the work by all the previous winners here.

The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book. $1,000 and publication is awarded to each of the three winners in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The $24 entry free includes a one-year subscription to Ploughshares, which is, by itself, normally $30. Current subscribers submit for free!

AWP in Beantown

We are thrilled that AWP will be in Boston this year March 6-9, 2013. Have you made your travel plans yet? When we’re back in 2013, we’ll have lots of info for you about our fair city and general AWP advice.

See you in 2013!

Love always,

The Ploughshares Staff 

 

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About Andrea Martucci

Andrea Martucci was the managing director of Ploughshares Literary Magazine from 2009-2013. She earned both a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing and an MA in Integrated Marketing Communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Prior to Ploughshares she founded a lifestyle magazine, worked at a newspaper, and edited a screenplay. Currently she is the VP of Marketing at AdSpace Communications, and can be found on Twitter @AndrejaJean
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