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 We accept only original and unpublished poetry and short stories.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, is staffed by volunteers and cannot offer payment to contributors at this time. Contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. 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. Please make a note on your submission if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Our submissions are currently open. We will not begin reading until spring 2020, after all work has been received. Writers will be informed of the status of their submissions in early summer 2020.

Please send 3 single-spaced one-page poems. We seek poems that inform and surprise us. We appreciate fresh and specific imagery and layered metaphors, but not excessive verbiage, abstractions or clich├ęs. We will not consider inspirational poetry, greeting-card verse, religious tirades, or nostalgia.
Please send very short fiction, typed and double-spaced, 750 words maximum; shorter stories have a better chance.

If you are unable to afford the cost of our other submission options, please send us up to 3 poems in this category.

If you are unable to afford the cost of our other submission options, please send us your brief short story in this category.

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