Dani Shapiro Archive

One Year In—Writing The Novel

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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 in the One Year In: Writing the

Roundup: Literary Father’s Day

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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. In honor of Father’s Day

On Writing “Evil Tongue,” by Dani Shapiro

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Over the quiet Christmas week, a few of the contributors to our Fall 2012 issue, guest edited by Patricia Hampl, will look back and reflect on their work in the magazine. Today, Dani Shapiro discusses her essay “Evil Tongue.” —Andrew Ladd, Blog Editor A number of years ago, I received an

Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2013

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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 all our poetry and prose nominees! Fiction  “Days of