Genres Accepted: fiction, poetry, and a limited amount of nonfiction

Medium: Print (3/year)

Established: 1971


Tagline: Award-winning poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs


About: Ploughshares is published by Emerson College in Boston and is dedicated to publishing work of the highest literary quality. It uses a guest-editor to expose readers to different literary circles.

Analysis: Ploughshares publishes very good, interesting writing and seems to be quite selective and strict about submission guidelines. The website suggests that you read through a couple issues before deciding to submit to get a feel for what Ploughshares is looking for. This seems like good advice. The fact that there’s a wide variety of guest-editors and that the magazine occasionally publishes emerging writers might increase your chances of publication.

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Hekman Availability: Available in print

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