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    Who is Plough?

    1. Is Plough Catholic (or Anglican, or Mennonite, or “just a bunch of social justice warriors”)?

    Plough is unaffiliated with a particular denomination, and we have staff and contributors from across religious and political persuasions. As the publishing house of the Bruderhof, the editorial direction of the magazine comes from the Anabaptist tradition.

    2. What is the Bruderhof?

    The Bruderhof is an international movement of Christian communities whose members are called to follow Jesus together in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount and of the first church in Jerusalem, sharing all our talents, income, and possessions (Acts 2 and 4). Bruderhof communities, which include both families and single people from a wide range of backgrounds, are located in the United States, England, Germany, Australia, and Paraguay. Visitors are welcome. Learn more about the Bruderhof’s faithhistory, and daily life, or find a Bruderhof community near you to arrange a visit.

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    1. I’m having trouble logging in. What can I do?

    Sorry about that! Please try clearing your browser’s cache (tips here), or resetting your password. If that doesn’t work, please call 800-521-8011 and press 2 for support. If we aren’t available we respond to voice messages within one business day.

    2. How can I print articles?

    If you’d like to read Plough on paper, the best way is to subscribe to the print edition! But if you do need to print from a computer, here are some ideas:

    • Save the page as a PDF and print it.
    • Copy the text into Word or similar word processing program.
    • Try the standard print functionality of your computer.
    • Try using a different browser if none of the above works.

    Print subscription

    1. When does the magazine mail?

    We’ll let you know by email when your magazine is in the mail. If you’re not getting emails from Plough, please sign up to ensure you get such updates. Magazine mail can be slow, but you should expect your copy within a month of your notification (six weeks for Canadian customers).

    2. I think my copy got lost in the mail.

    Oh no! If it’s been more than a month since your magazine mailed, you can make a claim here.

    3. How do I cancel my subscription?

    You can manage all aspects of your subscription, including billing, cancellations, and payments on your customer service dashboard.

    4. How do I download my free ebooks?

    Subscribers get select ebooks free, with notifications sent by email. Members get all ebooks free. To access your free ebook, follow these steps:

    • Make sure you are logged in.
    • Navigate to the page of the book you wish to download. Search on our books page or follow the link provided.
    • Click the “Free download available” link directly next to or beneath the “Buy Now” button.

    If you don’t see the “Free download available” link even if you are logged in, please call 800-521-8011 and press option 2, or email us at including the link of the book you would like to download.

    5. How can I get my subscriber discount?

    We offer discounts to all our readers: 20% for email subscribers, 30% for magazine subscribers, and 50% for Members. Your coupon code to redeem your discount is sent regularly by email; if you don’t have a record of it please email us at or call 800-521-8011 and press option 2. UK subscribers and those outside the US and Canada please visit this page.

    6. Does Plough offer a free subscription?

    Yes: being unable to pay should never be a reason not to subscribe to Plough. If you don’t have sufficient funds to pay for a full subscription, you may request a scholarship subscription here.

    Note that students may also make use of our student rate of just $12/year. Subscribe here with your .edu email address.


    1. How can I submit my work?

    We’re glad you asked! See details about the submissions process here.

    2. Do you accept fiction submissions?

    Yes: submit your fiction here.

    3. Do you accept poetry?

    We do not currently accept unsolicited submissions of poetry. Instead, interested poets are encouraged to submit their original, previously unpublished poems for consideration in Plough’s annual Rhina Espaillat Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive a two thousand dollar award and the winning poem will be published in Plough Quarterly.

    Book Sales

    1. Do you offer quantity discounts?

    Yes: in addition to subscriber discounts, we offer generous discounts for churches, ministries, and book groups. Visit our bulk sales page for details.

    2. Can I pay by credit card over the phone?

    To ensure the security of your credit card information we do not accept credit card numbers over the phone.

    3. What if I don't want to pay online?

    We are convinced about the security of our online payment portal, and hope you will extend such trust as well. If you cannot, please email or call for a quote and we are happy to accept your check as payment for your order. We will ship your books as soon as we receive payment.

    4. What’s your return policy?

    All our books are sold on a non-returnable basis. See our terms of sale for details.

    Info and privacy

    1. Do you sell my information to third parties?

    We will never sell your address, and will never sell, rent, or give your email address to unrelated third parties. We do occasionally exchange lists with other trusted publications on a one-time basis, and it’s possible you may receive a piece of mail from a sister publication for that reason. You are free to contact us if you wish to opt out of such an exchange. See our privacy policy for details.