Ploughshares Literary Magazine

Month: May 2013

Ploughshares Literary Magazine

The Five Pillars of Place by A.J. Kandathil

I just read a great article that I wanted to share with fellow writers who are working on projects that prominently feature place. “The Five Pillars of Place,” by A.J. Kandathil, is available from Ploughshares. Kandathil identifies the Five Pillars of Place as: Position Economy Young vs. Old Greek Chorus Lexicon

Who Says You Can’t Write a Literary Story in 140 Characters?

This little gem is by Natalie Morrill: "this poem idea is too weird," said goldilocks, "but whatever." "she was all strung out on porridge," the reviewer bear would later posit. — Natalie Morrill (@natalie_morrill) April 29, 2013

How to make it as a freelance and other tips for leading a writer’s life

I came across this lovely little video of Neil Gaiman giving a graduation address to Arts students. I love his advice on how to make it as a freelancer: “But you get work however you get work, but people keep working, in a freelance world—and more and more of today’s world

National Magazine Awards’ nominations for Best New Magazine Writer

I was excited today to read this tweet from the National Magazine Awards: Who will be named #NMA13 Canada's Best New Magazine Writer? 2nd of 3 finalists is @sierragemma @thenewquarterly : — National Magazine Awards (@MagAwards) May 10, 2013 When I clicked on the link, I was even more

“Writer Karma”

Do you believe in Writer Karma? Maybe you should. Writer and journalist Will Johnson explains how I stockpiled some of this good stuff and how it paid off in spades. Check out Writer Karma.