Submission Guidelines

Amaranth publishes annually in April. We also strive to publish work on our website ( and Facebook page to supplement our print edition.

We welcome short stories, micro fictions, poetry, photography, graphic art, and play and novel excerpts. Submissions are accepted from both Lehigh University undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines, and we consider all work submitted during our reading periods for both print and online media. Although we receive many of our submissions from English majors and/or students enrolled in Creative Writing courses, we encourage all Lehigh students–regardless of major or class-standing–to submit to Amaranth.

Our reading periods are generally September 1 to December 1 and January 1 to March 15. Please email all submissions to Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition you alert us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Please submit no more than three stories (~2,000 words max each), four pieces of visual art (photography and graphic art), or up to five poems at a time. Poems should be single-spaced. Prose should be double-spaced. Literary submissions should be attached as a single Word document, and artwork should be attached as a .PDF or .JPEG.

We ask that you send all other queries and correspondence to

While we reserve the right to make any necessary copy-editing or formatting changes to accepted work, no drastic changes will be made to your manuscript without your consent. We also reserve the right to reprint that material in other formats, including (but not limited to) online, eReaders, and archival anthologies. We look forward to reading your work!

For those of you interested in innovative, upcoming online fiction outlets—like Amaranth—New Pages and Duotrope provide excellent resources for writing contests, magazines reviews, writing conferences, and submission tracking. We would greatly encourage you to check their CFS page on a weekly basis as a possible outlet for your work–only after submitting to Amaranth, however!