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Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

mon15mayAll DayPloughshares Emerging Writer's ContestInternationalCategoryMultiple categoriesEntry Fee$24 Max word count6000 (fiction and non-fiction); 5 pages (poetry) Top Prize$2,000 and publication

Event Details

The contest is organized by Ploughshares, an American literary journal. The contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book.

There are three categories:

• Fiction (under 6,000 words);
• Nonfiction (under 6,000 words);
• Poetry (3-5 pages).

Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished in any form.

The 2023 contest judges are Gish Jen (Fiction), Sandra Cisneros (Poetry), and Meghan O’Rourke (Nonfiction).

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

The winning storyessay, and poems will be published in the Winter 2023-24 issue of Ploughshares. Each winning author will receive $2,000.

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