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Category Archives: Ploughshares News
Thomas Lee is the first winner of our Emerging Writer’s Contest. His story, “The Gospel of Blackbird,” appears in the current Alice Hoffman issue, and he is also one of our new guest bloggers. We sat down and spoke with … Continue reading
We all had a wonderful time at the 40th anniversary event! On November 14th, everyone from the magazine, some honored guests, and a few hundred fans of literature crowded together in the newly-refurbished Paramount Theatre. We ate some good food, … Continue reading
We are happy to announce that Christine Sneed has won the twenty-first John C. Zacharis First Book Award for her short story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010). The $1,500 … Continue reading
With the holiday season comes the promise of family: good, bad, and otherwise. Think creepy Uncle Albert who always seems to be brushing up against you, or your sister Sally who has a way of pushing every button to transport … Continue reading
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Emerson College (where Ploughshares is housed) made some lovely videos about our previous 40 years of history, what we’re doing currently, and what we’re thinking about for the future. Enjoy! (P.S. If you live in … Continue reading