Author of two novels, three collections of short stories, and a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Her most recent novel, Away, was an epic story about a Russian immigrant. Her new collection of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, just came out. She lives in Connecticut and taught at Yale University for the last decade. She is now Wesleyan University’s Writer-in-Residence.
Ploughshares Fall 2004 Guest-Edited by Amy Bloomby Amy Bloom, Ron Carlson, David Gates, Rebecca Brown
Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Amy Bloom (Away: A Novel, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You) compiles this fiction
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The Fall 2004 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Amy Bloom. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Amy Bloom (Away: A Novel, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You) compiles this fiction issue of Ploughshares. In her Introduction, Bloom looks at the value of literary magazines and her goals for this issue. Having recently heard comments from editors that they were not interested in "emotionally complex work," and that it might help a story to add dogs, because "people love it when you write about dogs," Bloom writes: "All I wanted to do in this issue was to find room for difficult work, for emotionally complex work, for work that didn't have dogs where they didn't belong and for work that loved the word, as well as the story, and believed in telling a story that mattered, in a way that stayed with me, stayed with you, and didn't shy from imagination or get coy about facts."
Featuring authors like Ron Carlson, David Gates, Jessica Treadway, and many others, this fiction issue is an opportunity to explore emotional complexity (with just the right amount of dog).
"Sally the Slut," by Thomas Beller
"Who's Your Daddy?" by Bob Bledsoe
"The Last Time I Saw You," by Rebecca Brown
"The Gold Lunch," by Ron Carlson
"Round on Both Ends and High in the Middle," by David Gates
"The Drought," by Miles Harvey
"The Lunatics' Eclipse," by Randa Jarrar
"Catalogues," by Rosina Lippi
"Get Away from Me, David," by Holiday Reinhorn
"Simple Facts," by David Yair Rosenstock
"Lady of the Wild Beasts," by Debra Spark
"Shirley Wants Her Nickel Back," by Jessica Treadway
"Intimacy and the Feast," by Leslie Daniels
Cohen Award Winners Jane Mead and Rebecca Soppe
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