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As a nonprofit enterprise, Ploughshares needs the support of readers like you to survive. Our mission, we believe, is as necessary today as it was at the journal’s inception: to promote contemporary literature and emerging writers as a vital component of our national culture and character. Giving to Ploughshares supports our commitment to paying our writers for excellence in the literary arts. Any donation, large or small, will help.

Your contribution will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and may be made by check or credit card. During our forty-fifth anniversary year (2016-2017), we established the Ploughshares Endowed Fund, a new initiative to ensure our prosperity in the years to come. Together, we can guarantee that writers are paid for their work, and we can continue to attract the highest quality literature for Ploughshares readers around the world. 

We accept donations in any format that is easiest for you: via phone, mail, or our online checkout system. We also accept matching, recurring, planned, and stock gifts—please contact us at to discuss these options.

For more information about our giving tiers and the donors who make our work possible, please visit our Ploughshares Patrons page.

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Donate via Mail
Please make checks payable to Emerson College, with Ploughshares noted in the “memo" area, and mail to:

Emerson College
120 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116-2114

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