In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission,
the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes
work by an emerging writer in each of three genres:
fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000
and publication in the literary journal.
We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published
or self-published a book.
Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose
with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers),
which includes a subscription to Ploughshares,
Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon EST.
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