Spring 2010 Archive

Ten Quick Questions with… Elizabeth Strout

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Elizabeth Strout’s had quite a year. Her third work of fiction,¬†Olive Kitteridge, still sits on the paperback bestseller list. Last April, she earned the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This Thursday, she headlines the Ploughshares Reading Series, where she will read one of Olive’s stories (“I often make that

A Writer’s Envy, Part I: Lost in the Schoolhouse

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Fresh from the AWP conference in Denver, we are back to the blog. This week, we welcome our new Get Behind the Plough bloggers, chosen from the pages of the Spring 2010 Ploughshares. Our Winter 2009-10 contributors were all poets, so we’re glad to add fiction voices to the

“We’re all shoving more and more Twinkies in our mouths.”

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Ploughshares is off to the AWP conference in Denver this week! But to keep excitement high for guest editor Elizabeth Strout’s visit to Emerson next Thursday, here are two fun interviews pulled from YouTube. In the first, Strout talks about how freeing she found writing at a young age.

Three Excerpts from Spring ’10 Fiction

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We have shifted gears to the Spring 2010 Ploughshares–look at the new color scheme on our home page! As a bonus to our loyal blog readers, here are three brief excerpts from pieces Elizabeth Strout handpicked for the issue. If you subscribe now, you’ll receive this issue as soon

Sneak Preview of our Spring 2010 Issue

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Readers and writers need to know what’s happening–Where are the new poets, how are the established poets, what is fiction really up to these days? It is the chance at variety that remains essential. —Elizabeth Strout on guest editing Ploughshares True to her word, Strout assembled a “variety” of

The Scoop on New Stories from the South: 2010

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Ploughshares has just learned that Amy Hempel, guest editor for New Stories from the South: 2010, has selected Marjorie Kemper for posthumous publication in the anthology. Kemper’s story “Discovered America,” in the current issue of Southwest Review, joins the year’s best fiction from Southern writers or about Southern American