DISCLAIMER: The following is for information purposes only.

Ploughshares at Emerson College has announced this year's Emerging Writers Contest. The contest runs from March 1, 2019, at noon EST until May 15, 2019, at noon EST.

  • One winner in each of the three genresóPoetry, Fiction, and Nonfictionówill be awarded publication, a cash prize of $2,000, a review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares.
  • Yes, there is an entry fee of $24.00. The entry fee is waived for current subscribers. If you are not a current subscriber, the fee includes a 1-year subscription to Ploughshares. Current subscription rates are here for comparison purposes if you're contemplating a subscription this year anyway.

Eligibility requirements are in the link above.

If you think you might be interested in entering the Emerging Writers Contest, you should check out past years' winning entries for your genre on the Winners page.