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28 Apr

Boston, MA – Ploughshares is proud to announce that “The Rink Girl,” a short story by Mark Brazaitis, appears in the Spring 2014 issue of Ploughshares, one of the most prestigious literary magazines in the country. The issue features poetry and prose selected by guest editor Jean Thompson. Ploughshares literary journal can be purchased in bookstores, on, or in digital format on the Kindle and Nook. The Spring 2014 issue is now available in print ($14) and on Kindle and Nook on April 15th ($6.99).

Mark Brazaitis is the author of six books, including The Incurables: Stories (University of Notre
Dame Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize, and Julia & Rodrigo (Gival Press, 2013), winner of the 2012 Gival Press Novel Award. His writing has been featured on the Diane Rehm Show, as well as on public radio in Cleveland, Iowa City, New York City, and Pittsburgh. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, he is a professor of English and the director of the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop at West Virginia University.

About Ploughshares
Ploughshares is an award-winning literary magazine and publisher of new writing based at Emerson College in Boston, MA. The magazine was founded in 1971 and two out of three issues per year are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.

For more information on “The Rink Girl”, please contact Mark Brazaitis at



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