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 image of a water tower near railroad tracks
    Issue # 112
    Fiction

    Fall 2010

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    Guest Editor

    The Fall 2010 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Jim Shepard. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This all-fiction issue edited by American author Jim Shepard features work by Charles Baxter, Aimee Bender, Robert Cohen, Jay Neugeboren, and Meghan Mayhew Bergman.

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  • A journal cover of wooden tulips, a mannequin hand, and a small white call
    Issue # 111

    Spring 2010

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    The Spring 2010 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Elizabeth Strout. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue of Ploughshares features selections of poetry and prose by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Strout. In her introduction, she writes, “The first year…

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  • A journal cover with a photograph of a woman at a laundromat leaning into a washing machine
    Issue # 110
    Poetry

    Winter 2009-10

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    The Winter 2009-10 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Tony Hoagland. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue of Ploughshares features selections of poetry and prose by award-winning poet Tony Hoagland. In his introduction, he writes, “Let’s just say that…

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  • A journal cover with four brightly-colored bungalow houses in a field
    Issue # 109
    Nonfiction

    Fall 2009

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    The Fall 2009 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Kathryn Harrison. This special nonfiction issue of Ploughshares features work from many talented authors. The volume also includes a profile of Harrison, an introduction by Harrison, as well as book reviews and more.

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  • A journal cover of a painting of people down in the subway
    Issue # 108

    Spring 2009

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    The Spring 2009 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Eleanor Wilner. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue, edited by prize-winning poet Eleanor Wilner, author of The Girl with Bees in Her Hair, features new work from Maxine Kumin, Jess…

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  • A journal cover with a painting of vivid greens plants in a purple vase
    Issue # 107

    Winter 2008-09

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    The Winter 2008-2009 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Jean Valentine. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue edited by acclaimed poet Jean Valentine (Door in the Mountain, Little Boat) features new fiction from Peter Selgin, Kathleen Hill, and Fan…

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  • A black journal cover with thin yellow text and an abstract orange image
    Issue # 106
    Fiction

    Fall 2008

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    The Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by James Alan McPherson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by James Alan McPherson, the Fall 2008 issue of Ploughshares features stories and essays by authors such as Alex Rose, Mary Swan,…

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  • A journal cover of an abstract painting of a house
    Issue # 105

    Spring 2008

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    The Spring 2008 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by B. H. Fairchild. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by acclaimed poet B. H. Fairchild (Usher, The Art of the Lathe), the Spring 2008 issue of Ploughshares contains prose and poetry…

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  • A journal cover with abstract line art and grey and brown watercolors
    Issue # 104

    Winter 2007-08

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    The Winter 2007-2008 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Philip Levine. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by American Poet Laureate Philip Levine, the Winter 2007-2008 issue of Ploughshares contains poems and stories from authors such as Billy Collins, Jennifer…

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  • A journal cover with a small abstract image of various gray picture frames
    Issue # 103
    Fiction

    Fall 2007

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    The Fall 2007 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Andrea Barrett. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett (Ship Fever, The Voyage of the Narwhal) compiles this fiction issue of Ploughshares. In her Introduction, Barrett…

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  • A journal cover of a sandy beach and the ocean
    Issue # 102

    Spring 2007

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    The Spring 2007 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Edward Hirsch. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by poet and critic Edward Hirsch (How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry), the Spring 2007 issue of Ploughshares…

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  • A journal cover of artwork of tree branches across a marsh-like background
    Issue # 101

    Winter 2006-07

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    The Winter 2005-06 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Rosanna Warren. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. This issue of Ploughshares features selections of poetry and prose by award-winning poet Rosanna Warren (Ghost in a Red Hat, Stained Glass). In her…

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  • A journal cover of three bunches of purple grapes on a plain white background
    Issue # 100
    Fiction

    Fall 2006

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    The Fall 2006 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Ron Carlson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by acclaimed novelist and short story writer Ron Carlson (The Hotel Eden, Five Skies), the Fall 2006 all-fiction issue of Ploughshares contains prose…

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  • A journal cover of abstract art of three people with grey bodies and green heads
    Issue # 99

    Spring 2006

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    The Spring 2006 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Kevin Young. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Guest-edited by noted poet Kevin Young, the Spring 2006 issue of Ploughshares contains prose and poetry by acclaimed authors including Barry Gifford, Mary Gordon,…

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  • A journal cover with a painting of a green plant laying across a brown tabletop
    Issue # 98

    Winter 2005-06

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    The Winter 2005-06 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by David St. John. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Acclaimed poet and essayist David St. John (Hush, Prism) compiles this volume of poems and stories that embody the heterogeneity of contemporary literary…

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  • A journal cover of an abstract yellow chair in front of a plain red wall
    Issue # 97
    Fiction

    Fall 2005

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    The Fall 2005 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Antonya Nelson. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Acclaimed short story and novel writer Antonya Nelson (Talking in Bed, Female Trouble) compiles this fiction issue of Ploughshares. In her Introduction, Nelson…

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