Ploughshares

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web, E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 - Jan 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
3 issues, 1 anthology, and e-book Solos every 4-8 weeks
Issue Price: 
$14
Subscription: 
1 year - $35; 2 years - $55; 3 years - $70
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Editorial Focus: 

Ploughshares is a journal of new writing, and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles, with each year's Winter issue staff-edited. 50% of each issue is directly solicited by the guest editor, and the remaining 50% is selected from unsolicited manuscripts. Ploughshares Solos, a series launched in 2012, digitally publishes long stories and novella length work as standalone singles. The series is staff edited. See submission guidelines for details.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please note that we charge a $3 service fee for online submissions  (subscribers may submit online free of charge). This is not a reading fee. Mail submissions are still accepted free of charge.

Please read our submission guidelines online at pshares.org/submit.

Contact Information
Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor
120 Boylston Street
Boston,
Massachusetts
02116

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Last updated: July 29, 2014