Perceptions publishes short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, music, and short film. We welcome both traditional and experimental work. Our pages include work from established writers/artists as well as new talent. All submissions are read blind to avoid bias. Please include contact info, but do not put your name on individual submissions. 


We review work from September 15 - January 31 for each issue. Simultaneous submissions are considered, but please contact us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere. Any queries may be directed to jonathan.morrow@mhcc.edu. Snail mail may be sent to: Mt. Hood Community College, Humanities Division c\o Perceptions, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham OR 97030.



 

Please read these instructions carefully, for we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to three pieces in the Fiction category, but you may only submit one piece per form. Each submission must use a separate form.  This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting.

There are no restrictions on style or theme, but each story should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced. Please submit your story as a Word doc. or pdf. file. 

We will use the right to refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you very much,

Editing Team

 

Please read these instructions carefully, for we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to three pieces in the Non-Fiction category, but you may only submit one piece per form. Each submission must use a separate form.  This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting.

There are no restrictions on style or theme, but each story should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced. Please submit your story as a Word doc. or pdf. file. 

We will use the right to refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you very much,

Editing Team

 

Please read these instructions carefully,  we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to eight pieces in the Photography category. You must use a separate form for each submission.  This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting. Please do not put your name on the file uploaded.

There are no restrictions on style or theme, we print both color and black and white photos. For judging purposes, editors can view small and/or low resolution files sent as jpeg attachments. You may also direct us to a website with your work, but please let us know which specific pieces you would like us to consider. If accepted, we will need high-resolution files (at least 300 dpi, preferably jpegs). You are only able to submit eight individual pieces of Photography.

We may refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you,

Editing Team


Please read these instructions carefully, for we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to eight pieces in the Poetry category, but you may only submit one piece per form. Each submission must use a separate form.  This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting.

There are no restrictions on style or theme, but each poem should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced. Please submit your poem as a Word doc. or pdf. file. 

We will use the right to refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you very much,

Editing Team

  

Please read these instructions carefully,  we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to eight pieces in the Art  Category. You must use a separate form for each submission.  This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting. We understand that some pieces may have a signature on them, just do not put your name on the file uploaded.

There are no restrictions on style, theme, or medium. For judging purposes, editors can view small and/or low resolution files sent as jpeg attachments. You may also direct us to a website with your work, but please let us know which specific pieces you would like us to consider. If accepted, we will need high-resolution files (at least 300 dpi, preferably jpegs). You are only able to submit eight individual pieces of Art.

We may refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you,

Editing Team

Please read these instructions carefully, for we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may only submit one film for each form, but are still able to submit up to three forms in the Film category.   

There are no restrictions on style or theme, but all work must be original and less than 30 minutes in length, and any music must have permissions. You may submit, individually, three pieces of Short Film.  

We will use the right to refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, fast, and easy voting for your pieces.

Thank you.

Please read these instructions carefully, we have updated the way that we accept submissions.

You may submit up to five forms in the Music category. Each submission must use a separate form.   This better enables the Editorial team to move at a quicker pace, and review submissions individually. 

Please do not put your name or address anywhere on the file uploaded. Submissions must be anonymous, so that we continue to have non-biased voting. Do not put your name on the file uploaded. There are no restrictions on style or theme, but all work must be original (NO COVERS!). 

You may submit up to to five pieces of Music providing that each submission uses its own form. 

We may refuse any submissions that fail to meet these criteria, in order to maintain a safe, un-biased voting system for your pieces.

Thank you,

Editing Team