The Amherst Student is the official student-run newspaper of Amherst College. They are always looking for staff to fill a variety of roles, ranging from writers and photographers to podcasters and web designers. No prior experience is required to join.
The Common is a professional literary magazine based at Amherst College. It publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with a strong sense of place, and offers internships for current students interested in publishing. Visit The Common in the basement of Frost and read more about the magazine online.
The Creative Writing Center is a home for all creative writers on campus. We offer courses in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms and translation. Students from any major, discipline or background are welcome to enroll in creative writing classes. We host a reading series each semester, facilitate co-curricular writing activities and support a variety of campus-wide literary events, providing opportunities for students to further their writing and connect with other writers beyond the classroom. Our goal is to bring together a diverse literary community to deepen and support the creative work of all our students.
The Poetry Club aims to provide a safe and encouraging place for Amherst College students to explore and practice the art of poetry, learn from established poets, and experiment with spoken word. The club structure is based on three interconnected prongs. Firstly, the club hosts events such as Poetry Parlor where writers can come to share their work in a low-stakes, comfortable and supportive environment. Secondly, club members get the opportunity to volunteer at the Jones Library, teaching middle school-aged children about diverse poets and helping them with their own personal creative writing. Last but not least, there is also our literary magazine, The Lilac, which publishes a wide range of work such as poetry, illustrations, photography, plays, etc, and celebrates all artists who submit during our semesterly launch party.
A space for Asian/Asian American identifying writers to come together and create original works and read literature by Asian/Asian American authors. Exploring the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the arts and their impacts on Asian/Asian American narratives. We hope to use creative writing as a medium for expressing our stories and educating others of the Asian/Asian American experience.
Bolt welcomes any student looking for experience on a print magazine in fashion, the arts, and culture. If you are interested in writing, photography, modeling, or anything related to visual storytelling, join us! Check out @bolt_mag for old issues and other bits.
Bullet Journal Club is for anyone who is interested in journaling. If you like stationery, paper crafts, or writing, this club is for you! Come by to decorate your journal pages, try new materials, and share your favorite ways to use your notebook.
The Indicator has been Amherst College’s student-run literary and arts magazine since 1848. Every semester, it publishes themed works of poetry and prose. Unlike most literary magazines, The Indicator does not operate on an external submissions-based model, instead emphasizing a close working relationship between editors and writers.
Contact Intensive Writing director Kristina Reardon to be added to this list of Amherst sites of writing.