Free Ploughshares! Featuring Rita Dove

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We’ve arrived at week eight of our free Ploughshares contest, and we’re reaching back in the archives to feature our Spring 1990 issue, guest-edited by Rita Dove and featuring work by Marilyn Hacker and many others! Fun fact: this issue is actually a few months older than the intern typing this to you.


In order to win, simply leave a comment explaining why you love Rita Dove or any of the other contributors in this issue (the full list can be found here.) We’ll read through the comments and our managing editor Andrea Drygas will choose our winning commenter by noon tomorrow. After that, we’ll send you the issue and you’ll have up to thirty days to write a review that we’ll later publish on the Ploughshares blog and website, in honor of our upcoming fortieth anniversary. This is a great opportunity for any writer looking to get her or his name out there, so even if you’re not interested in winning this issue, please pass the news along to all your writer friends!

The full contest details can be found here. If you’re interested in continuing to hear about this weekly contest, make sure to fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our blog feed, or add us on Tumblr.

UPDATE: I’ve made my selection, and so this posting is now CLOSED. We’ll be doing this every week, so there will be plenty more chances for free issues. Stay tuned!