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The Perch

A creative arts journal

View the latest issue of The Perch, "The View From Here: A Special Issue on Living in the Time of COVID"


We published the first issue of The Perch in 2013. To view past issues, please scroll down.

Submission Information

The Perch is not accepting submissions at this time. Please check back for updates.

A Vantage Point

We think of a “perch” as a vantage point from which to gain perspective. The Perch complements our program’s core focus on mental health in all its dimensions, from personal to community-based to its engagement with broad social concerns. For us, mental health has many aspects—physical, emotional, social, civic, political, cultural, spiritual, and more. We are interested in individual health in its settings: how the personal and the communal interact. With The Perch we hope to expand the mental health narrative to include new and unexpected voices, ideas, and creative expressions.

We invite submissions from artists and writers across the U.S. and abroad, including people in recovery from all backgrounds and experiences.


If you have questions or seek more information about The Perch, please contact Lucile Bruce, co-managing editor.