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Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Our award-winning literary journal is published four times a year; our lively literary blog publishes new writing daily. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.
The Spring 2019 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. 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.” As guest-editor Rigoberto González writes in his introduction, “Writing amplifies our questions and illuminates the unexpected places where we might find the answers. And if not the answers then an opportunity to reflect, rethink, or reimagine.” Featuring new poetry and prose by Zeina Hashem Beck, Sherwin Bitsui, Joy Castro, Emily Raboteau, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and many others, the work in this issue reveals the power of contemplation.