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Ploughshares
managingeditor@pshares.org
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Phone
    (617) 842-3757
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    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 a lively literary blog. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    Emerson College
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Ellen Duffer
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
  • Recent Awards Received
    More Pushcart Prizes than any other literary magazine, also many BASS and BAP recipients
  • Representative authors
    Antonya Nelson, Charles Baxter, Terrance Hayes
  • Submissions policy
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 6 / 1 - 1 / 15
  • Reporting time
    2 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies, subscription
  • Contests
    The Emerging Writer's Contest is open to all authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have not yet published a book. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    7
  • Number of unpaid staff
    6
  • Distributors
    Ingram, Ubiquity, Media Solutions
  • E-distributors
    Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    50
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    3
  • ISSN Number
    0048-4474
  • Total Circulation
    6,000
  • Paid Subscriptions
    6,000
  • Individual Price
    35
  • Insitutional Price
    50
  • Single Copy Price
    14.00
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    yes
  • Ad Rates
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    1
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    8.5 - 5.375
  • Average Number of Pages
    220

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