Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

The contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book.

The contest is organised by Ploughshares, an American literary journal.

There are three categories:
• Fiction (under 6000 words);
• Nonfiction (under 6000 words);
• Poetry (3-5 pages).

Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.

The 2020 contest judges are Kirstin Valdez Quade (Fiction), Ilya Kaminsky (Poetry) and Esmé Weijun Wang (Nonfiction). 

Awards:- The winning storyessay, and poems will be published in the Winter 2020-21 issue of Ploughshares. Each winning author will receive $2,000.

Deadline:- 15-05-2020

Entry fees:-
The entry fee is $24. The fee includes a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares.

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