Ploughshares publishes issues four times a year. Two of these issues are guest-edited by different, prominent authors. The other two issues are edited by our staff editors, one a mix of poetry and prose and the other long-form prose collected from the year’s digitally published Ploughshares Solos.

The Winter 2016-2017 issue will be staff-edited. The Spring 2017 issue will be guest edited by Jennifer Haigh. The Summer 2017 issue will be guest-edited by Stewart O'Nan.