Emerging Writer’s Contest


Sunday, May 15, 2022


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Entry Fees

If you are a current subscriber through our Winter 2022-2023 issue, your contest entry is free of charge. You will still be prompted to "checkout" but you will not be required to enter payment information and will not be charged. If you're not sure when your subscription expires, feel free to email us at [email protected].

If you are not a subscriber, or your subscription expires before our Winter 2022-2023 issue, the submission manager will prompt you to pay the $24 fee at checkout. The fee includes a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares (beginning with the Spring 2022 issue and ending with the Winter 2022-2023 issue) and free submissions to the 2022 regular reading period.


We award publication, $2,000, review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription for one winner in each of the three genres.


To submit to the Emerging Writer’s Contest, for writers who have never published or self-published a book. The 2022 contest judges are Amelia Gray (Fiction), Chen Chen (Poetry) and Danielle Geller (Nonfiction).

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email [email protected].



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