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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 are encouraging donors to give to the Ploughshares Endowed Fund, a new initiative to ensure our prosperity in the years to come. To contribute, simply select "Ploughshares Endowed Fund" from the drop-down menu below, or include the name of the fund with any donations that are mailed to us. Any gifts without a specific designation will be allocated at the discretion of Ploughshares.

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

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