Fall 2018


Guest Editor


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 and take a trip to Disney World.

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 Triton among minnows.”

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Issue Number


Publication Date

October 17, 2018


Product Type

Digital, Print