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The Perch

Our literary journal The Perch is accepting submissions for its next issue. We welcome works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art, and music. Submission window is August 1—September 30, 2018.


We published the first issue of The Perch in 2013. Our fifth issue will appear in the Spring of 2019. To view past issues, please scroll down.

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.

For submission information, please visit

See our fourth issue by clicking on the image below:

Earlier Issues

See our third issue by clicking on the image below:

See our second issue by clicking on the image below:

See our first issue by clicking on the image below:


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