The Ploughshares AWP Book Review Competition

There won’t be any book reviews on the blog this week, mostly because we think you should all be at AWP in Chicago instead, buying—and attending readings of—as many books as you can.

More importantly, though, if you happen to be at AWP, make sure you also take some time from your busy panel-going and book-buying schedule to stop by the Ploughshares table, where you can enter our very first Blog Book Review Competition.

The format is simple: we give you a small card, you write us a book review in one sentence, of any book you like—past, present, or even, if you feel like showing off your publishing industry connections, future. Winners will be chosen both for creativity, and success as a satisfying review; we’ll publish our favorites here, and the best will also get the chance to contribute a full review to the blog.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to Chicago, and we’ll see you there!

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About Andrew Ladd

Andrew Ladd is the book reviews editor for the Ploughshares blog. His work has also appeared in Apalachee Review, CICADA, fwriction:review, Open Letters Monthly, The Rumpus, PANK's "This Modern Writer" series, DRAFT Magazine and the Good Men Project. His first novel, What Ends, was the winner of the 2012 AWP Prize in the Novel, and is forthcoming from New Issues Press.
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One Response to The Ploughshares AWP Book Review Competition

  1. Bill says:

    Great idea to get people to stop by the booth.

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