Matthew Neill Null Archive

Origin Stories: Matthew Neil Null’s ALLEGHENY FRONT

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You just don’t see enough literary fiction about bears. If, like me, you prefer your nutritious reading with a side of mauling, you should pick up Matthew Neil Null’s Allegheny Front. Erudite, unsentimental, and alert to the natural world, Null turns the history of West Virginia into stories that

Awards to Ploughshares Writers

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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 a prize jury of Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and

On Writing “Telemetry,” by Matthew Neill Null

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Matthew Neill Null’s story, “Telemetry,” appears in our Winter 2012/13 issue, edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles. About ten years ago, I backpacked onto this mountain, the site of a logging ghost town, to do some fishing.  I hadn’t been there before and didn’t realize how low and