The Agora name comes from the ancient Greek agora, the marketplace where citizens gathered to share ideas.
PLATO's The Agora is created by and published for members, and made available to the wider Dane County community through libraries, senior centers, retirement centers, and our website. The first volume of The Agora was published in 2011 and the next (Vol. 8) will be available in 2023.
Thank you to all the PLATO writers and visual artists who offered their work for consideration!
Submit your work now for publication in The Agora, Volume 8!
PLATO members are invited to submit original works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction (including essays), and/or visual art (painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography) for PLATO’s The Agora, Volume 8 scheduled for publication in Autumn of 2023. Submissions will be reviewed by jury panels appointed by the Editorial Board of The Agora, and decisions will be announced in April/May of 2023.
To submit your work, please click this link to complete the online form and then email your submission to PLATO's Office Coordinator, Stephanie Steigerwaldt, at email@example.com. For your convenience, download and print this printer-friendly document which outlines this year's submission process and guidelines.