Summer 2018

Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 Issue. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s four issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Fall and Winter issues are staff-edited.

As guest-editor Jill McCorkle writes in her introduction, “Some of the most satisfying moments in fiction are those where I might gasp with shock or surprise only to immediately see that I should have known, that indeed there is a carefully scattered path of breadcrumbs that led me there.” Featuring new poetry from Wendell Berry and prose from Ron Rash, Randall Kenan, Bobbie Ann Mason, Eileen Pollack and many others, the work in this issue is connected by the presence of the ghosts of our time.