Novelist gives $1,000 to Ploughshares magazine

by Heidi Moeller / Beacon Staff ā€¢ February 2, 2011

Award-winning novelist, Alice Hoffman, granted a $1,000 annual prize to fiction writers featured in Ploughshares, a literary magazine based at Emerson College.

Winners of the prize will be determined by the Ploughshares editorial staff each spring, beginning in 2012. Hoffman has been a board member of the magazine for two years and was a guest editor in 2004. She will be guest editing the Winter 2011 edition of the magazine and hopes the $1,000 prize will inspire young writers.

ā€œPloughshares is a wonderful vehicle for new writers, so Iā€™m thrilled to be able to create an opportunity to bring attention to the remarkably talented writers featured in the magazine each year,ā€ Hoffman said in a press release.

This year, the magazine will celebrate its 40th anniversary. It has been based at Emerson since 1989 and is published every April, August, and December.