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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  • Summer 2020 Vol. 4.62
    Issue # 144
    Poetry

    Summer 2020

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    Guest Editor

    The Summer 2020 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares…

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  • Spring 2020 Vol. 4.61
    Issue # 143

    Spring 2020

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    The Spring 2020 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares “the…

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    Issue # 142
    Fiction

    Winter 2019-20

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    The Winter 2019-20 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares “the…

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    Issue # 141

    Fall 2019

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    The Fall 2019 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and now provides readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares “the Triton among minnows.” The Fall…

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  • Image of a journal cover showing a knotted green scarf with many legs wearing red-striped socks and red-striped gloves sticking out of it.
    Issue # 140

    Summer 2019

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    The Summer 2019 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares…

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    Issue # 139

    Spring 2019

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    The Spring 2019 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Since 1971, Ploughshares has discovered and cultivated the freshest voices in contemporary American literature, and remains prescient in the digital age by providing readers with thoughtful and entertaining literature in a variety of formats. Find out why the New York Times named Ploughshares…

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  • Journal cover image of silhouette woman with a scarf sitting on curved steps
    Issue # 138

    Winter 2018-19

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    Accompany Ellen Bass, Tom Jenks, Becky Hagenston, Tony Hoagland and others as they wrestle with the vulnerability of contemporary life, navigating party allegiance and confronting the contrast between hope and hopelessness. Grapple with gun violence, child abduction, and the employment of high school boys in slaughterhouses. Witness the extinction of Galápagos turtles and visit Florida,…

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  • Cover for Fall 2018
    Issue # 137

    Fall 2018

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    Accompany Jill McCorkle, Allen Gee, Georgi Markov, Owen King, and others as they grapple with the disappearance of body, culture, and neighbors. Visit Guatemala to witness the evolution of a past life. Meet a Bulgarian radio voice killed for telling ordinary stories. Face boisterous sideline characters and sullen internet personalities. Grapple with dinner party discussions…

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  • Cover for Summer 2018
    Issue # 136
    Fiction

    Summer 2018

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    The Summer 2018 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s four issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Fall and Winter issues are staff-edited. As guest-editor Jill McCorkle writes in her introduction, “Some of the most satisfying moments in…

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  • Cover for Spring 2018
    Issue # 135

    Spring 2018

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    The Spring 2018 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s four issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Fall and Winter issues are staff-edited. As guest-editor Lan Samantha Chang writes in her introduction, “It is essential to…

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  • Cover for Winter 2017-18 Vol. 43.4
    Issue # 134

    Winter 2017-18

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    The Winter 2017-18 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited. This staff-edited issue of Ploughshares features new work by Alice Hoffman, Paige Lewis, Carl Dennis,…

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  • Cover for Summer 2017 Vol. 43.2
    Issue # 133

    Summer 2017

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    The Summer 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited. Distinguished writer Stewart O’Nan guest-edits this issue. As O’Nan writes in his introduction, “I want to feel moral confusion, because nothing in…

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  • Cover for Spring 2017 Vol. 43.1
    Issue # 132

    Spring 2017

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    The Spring 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited. Acclaimed writer Jennifer Haigh guest-edits this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. As Haigh writes…

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    Issue # 131
    Poetry

    Winter 2016-17

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    The Winter 2016-17 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited. This staff edited issue of Ploughshares features a vibrant collection of essays, poems, and short…

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    Issue # 130

    Summer 2016

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    The Summer 2016 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with the Winter issue staff-edited. This 45th anniversary issue, guest edited by novelist Claire Messud and literary critic James Wood,…

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    Issue # 129

    Spring 2016

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    The Spring 2016 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with the Winter issue staff-edited. Acclaimed poets Tom Sleigh and Alan Shapiro guest-edit this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares….

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