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Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos, digital-first long stories and essays, and this lively literary blog. Since 1989 we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview Interview1,300 - 1,900 words.
Review ReviewUp to 800 words.
Essay Essay1,300 - 1,900 words.
Essay EssayMore than 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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The Ploughshares Blog Submission Statistics

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Ploughshares Charges fees for some submissions
Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Ploughshares Solos Charges fees for some submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2021
Last Checked: 16 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Jun 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 27 Jun 2020

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