In Our Next Issue: Daniel Anderson's "Cruising...
As a tenth-grade biology student in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, I was required to assemble a leaf collection. Aside from the catalpa, gingko, oak, maple and maybe buckeye, I can’t recall any of the other specimens that I ironed between two sheets of wax paper, identified by kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species, then handed over in an awkward three-ring binder with embarrassing...
In Our Next Issue: John W. Evans's "Elegy and...
We invite you to read the opening paragraph of “Elegy and Narrative,” an essay by John W. Evans: The year after my wife died, I compulsively watched television. I needed distraction, to be entertained. What I could not stream online or order through the mail I sought out at the local video store. I was living in a suburb of Indianapolis, about a mile from a strip mall where I could...
Dorothy Parker Despairs →
At Letters of Note, a telegram from Dorothy Parker to her editor.
Consoling Rita Hayworth →
A collection, sent via letter to Hayworth, of famous remarks on critics. At Letters of Note, a new favorite blog.
Submit your nonfiction NOW
pshares: Submit your nonfiction to Ploughshares now for a chance to be in our Fall 2012 nonfiction-only issue guest-edited by Patricia Hampl. Submission guidelines are online. Our submission period runs until January 15, but you don’t want to wait until then. Nonfiction-only issues don’t come around every year — at this rate more like once every three. You can submit online or by snail-mail.