Amherst 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, and will release its 26th volume of poetry and fiction this winter, 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 May 15. We encourage simultaneous submission.