Ploughshares: Monday Market Spotlight

This week’s Monday Market Spotlight swings over to Ploughshares, a print and digital magazine of fiction, nonfiction, and–of course–poetry.

Ploughshares

Ploughshares

Ploughshares publishes three issues a year and has a well-recognized record of publishing anthologized writing (places like BAP and Pushcart). Since 1989, the literary journal has been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.

In addition to considering submissions for the literary journal, Ploughshares offers an Emerging Writers Contest, a Look2 Essay program, and the Ploughshares Solos series, which features longer works of fiction and nonfiction in a digital-first format. Click here to check out the submission guidelines hub.

Focusing just on the Ploughshares literary journal, they’re currently in the swing of their reading period, which started June 3 and runs through January 15. To submit online, you must create a login that is free, but actually submitting online is not free. It costs $3.

However, writers can submit via traditional mail for free…well, kinda, and kinda not, since traditional mail requires postage, right? Anyway, it’s something to keep in mind when deciding whether to submit to Ploughshares. Find the journal-specific guidelines here.

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