Ploughshares Solos Archive

“Endlings” by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

"Endlings" follows Dr. Katya Vidović, a woman who left behind memories of war and a dying mother when she emigrated from Croatia to the United States as a child. Now working with adolescent girls who suffer from eating disorders fueled by the fear of losing control, confronts her need

New Ploughshares Solo Now Available!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest solo, “Blue River Hotel” by Stephen Henighan!

New Ploughshares Solo “Beach Plum Jam” is Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of our newest Ploughshares Solo, "Beach Plum Jam" by Patricia G. Buddenhagen. Ploughshares Solos are stories and essays too long for our traditional print journal that we publish in an affordable, digital format nine times a year.

New Ploughshares Solo: “The Beginning of the End of the Beginning” by Anne Elliott

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest in our Ploughshares Solos series, “The Beginning of the End of the Beginning” by Anne Elliott!  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish longer stories and essays first in an affordable digital format, and then in our annual Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Series. For more information and some

New Ploughshares Solo: “Café Deux Mondes” by Catherine Browder

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We are excited to announce the publication of the latest addition to our Ploughshares Solos series, “Café Deux Mondes”, by Catherine Browder! The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish longer stories and essays first in an affordable digital format, and then in our annual Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Series. For more information and some

Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 2 is Now Available!

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We are thrilled to announce the release of the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus Volume 2, the second print compilation of our Ploughshsares Solos series! After individually publishing each of our Ploughshares Solos in an affordable digital format, we are pleased to offer a beautifully-designed print anthology featuring nine Solos. This Omnibus, edited by

New Ploughshares Solo: This Blue by Aurelie Sheehan

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We’re excited to announce the publication of a new Ploughshares Solo: “This Blue” by Aurelie Sheehan.  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “The Outside Passage” by Brendan Jones and  “The Living” by Christopher Castellani. Visit our website to see all the Ploughshares Solos.

New Ploughshares Solo: The Outside Passage by Brendan Jones

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We’re excited to announce the publication of a new Ploughshares Solo: “The Outside Passage” by Brendan Jones.  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “The Living” by Christopher Castellani and  “The Genie at Low Tide” by Paul Byall. Visit our website to

Let Ploughshares Stock Your Summer Reading With Our Solos – For Free!

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Along with the arrival of bright days of sunshine, relaxation, and hopefully a vacation or two, comes the important question at the advent of summer: What will you be reading? We at Ploughshares want to give you some excellent pieces to spend your time with – and we want

New Ploughshares Solo: A Warm Breath by Scott Nadelson

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We’re excited to announce the publication of a new Ploughshares Solo: “A Warm Breath” by Scott Nadelson.  The Ploughshares Solos series allows us to publish long essays and stories in a digital format. Recent Ploughshares Solos include “Pleased to Be Otherwise” by Gina Ochsner and “The Elegant Solution” by