AWA Press CelebrationAmherst Writers & Artists Press was founded in 1983 with two missions: to publish and support the work of emerging and established writers; and to cross boundaries of class, race and other difference by using writing as a tool of empowerment, giving voice to the silenced.

In our thirty-year history, we have published thirty-two books, all of them designed by the national and international, award-winning book designer, Barbara Werden. Peregrine, published since 1983, is our literary journal. We released its 30th volume of poetry and fiction last spring, making it one of the longer-lived independent literary journals in the country. Manuscripts of poetry and fiction may be sent between March 15 and July 15. We encourage simultaneous submission.

AWA Press is not seeking book manuscripts at this time.

AWA Press Staff
Editor in Chief: Jan Haag
Publisher: Pat and Peter Schneider
Editorial Committee, AWA Board of Directors: Karen Buchinsky, Elise Rymer

Peregrine Staff
Managing EditorKate Eliza Frank
Fiction EditorMilo Muise
Poetry EditorRachelle Parker