Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2016

13 March 2016

Deadline: May 15, 2016 – at noon EST

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,

by May 15, 2016 at noon EST.


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