Alice Hoffman Archive

Viet Dinh Wins 2016 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction

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We’re excited to announce Viet Dinh as the winner of the 2016 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction for his short story “Lucky Dragon” which appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares. The $1,000 award, given by acclaimed writer and member of the Ploughshares advisory board Alice Hoffman, honors the best piece of fiction published in the journal during the

Our Spring 2016 Issue is Now Available!

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We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2016 issue has been released! Acclaimed poets Tom Sleigh and Alan Shapiro guest-edit this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. In a heartfelt introduction the two dedicate the issue to Mark Strand, Philip Levine, C.K. Williams, and Seamus Heaney, they write,  “We wanted to bring

40th Anniversary Celebration

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We all had a wonderful time at the 40th anniversary event! On November 14th, everyone from the magazine, some honored guests, and a few hundred fans of literature crowded together in the newly-refurbished Paramount Theatre. We ate some good food, listened to a wonderful string duo, and then proceeded