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.

History

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 visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/prch/the_perch/

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.

Ends on September 30, 2018

Musical submissions may be from any genre, and may be expressed as (1) lyric/spoken word with instrumental accompaniment; (2) purely instrumental; (3) a cappella. All submissions must be original works (NOT covered songs) and must NOT include any samples from copyrighted material. Royalty-free samples are acceptable with an annotation of the source(s) for verification purposes. 

A maximum of 3 musical compositions can be submitted. Each composition should be no more than 7 minutes. We will NOT accept any work that is already published elsewhere (including download/streaming services; social media platforms; publicly-released physical recordings, video, sheet music, or song books; or any other medium intended and used for mass distribution).





Ends on September 30, 2018

All submissions should be in 12-point font. You can submit up to three (3) poems at a time. Please include all poems in a single document and title the document with either the title or abbreviated title of each poem.


Please include a brief description of your work (with any identifying information) in the cover letter portion of your submission. 

Ends on September 30, 2018

All submissions should be double spaced, in 12-point font, and under 5,000 words. You can submit one piece of prose at a time. 


Please include a brief description of your work in the cover letter portion of your submission. 

Ends on September 30, 2018

All submissions should be double spaced, in 12-point font, and under 5,000 words. You can submit one piece of nonfiction at a time. 

Please include a brief description of your work in the cover letter portion of your submission. 

Ends on September 30, 2018

A maximum of 5 pieces can be submitted.


We require a high resolution image of your piece. Please make sure that all files are at least 2500 pixels high and wide. 


Please include a brief description of your piece(s) (with any identifying information) in the cover letter portion of your submission.




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