1971: Ploughshares is founded by DeWitt Henry and Peter O’Malley

1978: Ploughshares receives a major National Endowment for the Arts grant

1989: Ploughshares becomes affiliated with Emerson College, remaining editorially independent

1990: The first Ploughshares International Fiction Writing Seminar takes place at Emerson’s Kasteel Well in The Netherlands

1994: Don Lee is appointed Editor of Ploughshares

2001: Ploughshares celebrates its 30th anniversary

2004: The Ploughshares Blog launches

2008: Ladette Randolph becomes Editor-in-Chief/Executive Director of Ploughshares

2009: Ploughshares fully merges with Emerson College

2011: Ploughshares celebrates its 40th anniversary, releasing a digital edition of the literary journal and a new logo

2012: Ploughshares launches the Ploughshares Solos series of digital-first long stories and essays

2013: The first Ploughshares Solos Omnibus is published and all Ploughshares back issues are made available in digital formats

2014: Ploughshares launches a newly designed blog and website