Issues

Ploughshares publishes issues four times a year. Two of these issues are guest-edited by different, prominent authors. The other two issues are edited by our staff editors, one a mix of poetry and prose and the other long-form prose.

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  • A journal cover with a black and white drawing of three trees
    Issue # 16
    Poetry

    Spring 1979

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    The Spring 1979 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Lorrie Goldensohn. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with a torn pink-tinted picture of a family and a grey background
    Issue # 15
    Fiction

    Winter 1978

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    Guest Editors

    The Winter 1978 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Tim O’Brien and DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • Journal cover: white fish swimming one direction and an orange fish swimming the other way
    Issue # 14
    Nonfiction

    Fall 1978

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    Guest Editor

    Criticism Issue The Fall 1978 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by DeWitt Henry, and focusing on literary criticism. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover of a man and a woman with a cut out of their eyes used twice
    Issue # 13

    Spring 1978

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    Men Portray Women Issue The Spring 1978 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Rosellen Brown. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover of a drawing of a white man wearing glasses looking down
    Issue # 12

    Fall 1977

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    The Fall 1977 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover featuring the contributors' names in red on a black background
    Issue # 11

    Spring 1977

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    Guest Editors

    The Spring 1977 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Jane Shore. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

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  • A journal cover with an abstract black and white line drawing of a woman's body
    Issue # 10

    Fall 1976

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    The Fall 1976 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Paul Hannigan. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This edition features works from respected writers and poets, including future Ploughshares guest editor Russell Banks (Affliction, The Darling), former guest editor Fanny Howe…

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  • A yellow abstract journal cover of a person fallen over holding a sword
    Issue # 9
    Fiction

    Spring 1976

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    The Spring 1976 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Tim O’Brien. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Nominee Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried, Going After Cacciato) compiled this issue of Ploughshares subtitled, “Special Fiction…

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  • A white journal cover with an abstract black line drawing and names of authors
    Issue # 8

    Fall 1975

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    The Fall 1975 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Frank Bidart. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Ploughshares’ first double issue, this edition was guest-edited by three-time Pulitzer nominee Frank Bidart, whose chapbook, Music Like Dirt, was the only chapbook in…

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  • A journal cover of a black line drawing of a woman on a white background
    Issue # 7

    Spring 1975

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    The Spring 1975 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by David Gullette. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This classic poetry issue, with select fiction and nonfiction, is guest-edited by eminent poet and scholar David Gullette. Famous for his documentation of revolutionary…

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  • A blue and purple journal cover with a black and white image of a white man
    Issue # 6
    Fiction

    Fall 1974

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    Realism Issue The Fall 1974 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Ploughshares founder and celebrated author DeWitt Henry compiles this volume of fiction subtitled, “Realism.” The first ever of many themed Ploughshares issues,…

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  • A journal cover of a black and white image of a white woman smiling
    Issue # 5

    Spring 1974

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    The Spring 1974 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Fanny Howe. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue is headlined by fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from future Ploughshares guest editors Madeline DeFrees (Blue Dusk), Paul Hannigan (The Carnation), Maxine Kumin…

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  • A journal cover with a orange background and a sketch of a man playing a horn
    Issue # 4

    Summer 1973

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    The Summer 1973 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. The final issue of Ploughshares’ first year in print was guest edited by celebrated poet Thomas Lux (Child Made of Sand, God Particles). Showcasing…

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  • A journal cover with a muted yellow background and a sketch of a man fencing
    Issue # 3

    Winter 1972

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    The Winter 1972 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Randall. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Ploughshares’ third issue features work from acclaimed authors Charles Wright (Black Zodiac), Joyce Peseroff (Eastern Mountain Time), William Styron (Sophie’s Choice), Sam Cornish (Dead…

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  • A journal cover with a yellow background and two men playing instruments
    Issue # 2

    Summer 1972

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    The Summer 1972 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by George Kimball. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Acclaimed journalist and sportswriter George Kimball (“Four Kings”, “Manly Art”) guest edits Ploughshares’ second issue, showcasing a literary magazine still finding its voice and…

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  • A journal cover with a large decorative "P" and a man sitting and playing the cello
    Issue # 1

    Fall 1971

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    The inaugural issue of Ploughshares from Fall 1971, guest-edited by co-founder DeWitt Henry. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. See where it all began! This is the first issue of Ploughshares ever published. Edited by the magazine’s co-founder, DeWitt Henry,…

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