Peregrine, the literary journal of Amherst Writers & Artists is committed to finding exceptional work by new as well as established writers. We have a strong commitment to publishing work that deals with issues of class, race, and other forms of difference. Peregrine reflects the spirit of AWA – artistic excellence with a social conscience.
Peregrine is approximately 100 pages, 6×9 printed, perfect bound with a glossy cover. Published annually, Peregrine features poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
If you would like to order a copy, our latest issues are available for order online. Past issues include the winners and honorable mentions in the annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest sponsored by AWA Press. The issue for 2021 was entitled Black Poets Speak.
Click here to enjoy a PDF copy of our 2017 issue.
For information about our Editorial Staff and Guidelines, please see below.
Managing Editors: Jan Haag, Ellen Summers and Janet Summers
Poetry Editors: Ellen Summers & Shelley Johnson Carey
Fiction Editors: Janet Summers & Andrea Vassallo
Peregrine has provided a forum for national and international writers since 1983 and is committed to finding exceptional work by both emerging and established writers. We seek work that is unpretentious, memorable, and that reflects diversity of voice. We accept only original and unpublished poetry and short stories. Electronic submissions only. No work for or by children. Peregrine, published by Amherst Writers & Artists Press, offers payment at this time in the form of a contributor’s copy. Decisions are made by the editors after all submissions have arrived, so our response time may be slower than that of other literary journals. We welcome simultaneous submissions.
To submit, please visit our Submittable page.