Ploughshares


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(617) 842-3757
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.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
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
Contact Email
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
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.
Number Of Paid Staff
7
Number Of Unpaid Staff
6
Year Founded
1971
Distributors
Ingram, Ubiquity, Media Solutions
E-distributors
Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks
Total Circulation
4,500
Paid Subscriptions
6,000
Individual
$35
Insitution
$50
Single Copy Price
$14.00
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
1
Format
perfect
Dimensions
5.375 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages
220

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