The Stray Branch ~ Welcome

Art is the music, the poetry that bleeds as it sings, speaks to and from
the darkness of the rawest truth of wounds and the abstract beauty of their scars
  ~ Debbie Berk


Founded in January 2008 by Debbie Berk, The Stray Branch is a print publication of poetry, fiction, art and photography. Producing two print issues per year The Stray Branch looks to publish well crafted material from the experienced writers who are serious about their craft. Looking for honest, personal, blunt, edgy, raw, real life material that is related to the human condition known as existence in all its dark, flawed, secret self exposed in the wounds that bleed upon the page and leave a scar within the skull of the reader.


Submissions are now open.
Send all submissions to
Attention: Debbie Berk