Tag Archives: Charles Baxter

The Magic of Objects

“I would say that the moment an object appears in a narrative,” Italo Calvino writes, in Six Memos for the New Millennium, “it is charged with a special force and becomes like the pole of a magnetic field, a knot … Continue reading

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One Year In—Writing the Novel: Dean Bakopoulos

After one year of writing my novel, I took stock of what I’d accomplished—which seemed like very little. Would writing always feel like flailing? How do novelists find their way through? For guidance, I turned to published novelists, whose interviews are presented … Continue reading

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Awards to Ploughshares Writers

Our congratulations to the following Ploughshares writers who work has been selected for these anthologies: Best Stories: Jamie Quatro’s story “Sinkhole,” from the Spring 2012 issue edited by Nick Flynn, will appear in O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, selected by … Continue reading

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Finding the Essential in the Literary Midwest

About a year ago I was invited to participate on a panel of writers to talk about how being a Midwesterner fits into my life as a writer. It was a tough question. I was raised in Illinois, but had … Continue reading

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A Q&A Between Former Ploughshares Contributors Ethan Rutherford and Paul Yoon

This guest post was contributed by Ethan Rutherford. —Andrew Ladd, blog editor. I recently moved, and while unpacking my books I stumbled upon an old issue of Ploughshares—Fall 2007, guest edited by Andrea Barrett. I don’t always keep my old … Continue reading

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More Pushcart Prize Nominees

In December we announced our nominees for the Pushcart Prize, as seen in the 2012 issues of Ploughshares. Last week, we received a list of further nominations of poetry and prose published in 2012 in Ploughshares. Good luck to all … Continue reading

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Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2013

We’re excited to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize, as seen in the 2012 issues of Ploughshares.  If selected, their work will be published in volume XXXVII of The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses. Good luck to … Continue reading

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Literary Boroughs #27: Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage … Continue reading

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Literary Boroughs #6: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. The series will run on our blog from May … Continue reading

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