Ploughshares Solos Volume 1 Omnibus is Now Available!

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Pshares_Omnibus_3D (1)Throughout our distinguished history, Ploughshares has published the best of contemporary American literature by both established and emerging writers. As technology continues to change the nature of publishing, we have embraced innovation to publish our critically-acclaimed Ploughshares Solos digital-first series. This series publishes long-form stories and essays that satisfy reader demand for compelling narratives perfect for reading in a single sitting. Ploughshares Solos by Timothy Schaffert and Megan Mayhew Bergman were recognized as notable in Best American Short Stories 2013.

In August, we announced our top secret project: the Ploughshares Solos Volume 1 Omnibus. After publishing the Solos individually in a digital format, we are pleased to now collect the work in this beautifully-designed print anthology. Ladette Randolph, editor of the Ploughshares Solos series, writes “The stories and essays in this collection are all dedicated to timeless human concerns and yet each writer has found a new approach to make us look again.”

The Ploughshares Solos Volume 1 Omnibus is now available and can be purchased at This Omnibus edition is also included in premium subscriptions to Ploughshares Literary Magazine. To receive $10 off the purchase price, just enter the discount code: SMOM13.  

About Ploughshares Solos Volume 1 Omnibus
Follow a street urchin’s transformation into a burlesque star and a woman’s solitary, hectic journey through Israel and the West Bank. Wait with Kafka’s last physician for “the patient in room 12” to die, and dream of performing death-defying motorcycle stunts with an Uzbekistani boy. These and the other characters who inhabit the stories and essays in this Omnibus struggle to understand themselves and the world beyond.

The Omnibus features work by Megan Mayhew Bergman, Robert Cohen, Chelsey Johnson, Scott Nadelson, Gina Ochsner, Eileen Pollack, Timothy Schaffert, John Duncan Talbird, and Jim Tilley.

About the Editor
ladetterandolph2Ladette Randolph is the author of the novels A Sandhills Ballad and Haven’s Wake, the short story collection This is Not the Tropics, and a forthcoming memoir, as well as the editor of two anthologies: A Different Plain and The Big Empty. She has published stories and essays in numerous literary journals. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Ploughshares and on the faculty at Emerson College.