About Us


To showcase Indonesian talents, ideas, and initiatives


To create a visually appealing and intellectually engaging magazine

Perspektif is a biannual print and online magazine dedicated to showcasing Indonesian talents, ideas, and initiatives. Each volume contains a variety of written and visual pieces, from critical analyses to poems and personal anecdotes, each centralised on a theme. Supported by kind donations and passionate individuals, our magazine is entirely free and run by volunteers and contributors.


We hope that Perspektif will inspire and familiarise you with new ideas, perhaps challenge your own, and possibly lead you to the formation of new ones.


Volume 04: Humans

August 2015

Humans instinctively need and want to understand other humans. We crave social relationships, and it is natural for us to be interested in others as well as ourselves. This is a process that is both perpetual as it is prevalent, as we are all constantly seeking (and finding) the answers to the enigma of what exactly makes us human.


This is exactly what our fourth volume exemplifies: me, I, we, us, them, and you - the attributes and characteristics that describe what being human truly means, and the dynamic relationships individuals and societies form with one another. So we answered the ever-present question: what makes us human?

Past Volumes


A New Beginning

The New Normal


February 2014

August 2014

February 2015

Volume 05: Pride

February 2016

Thomas Jefferson said that Ďpride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.í But is the price to pay worth the outcome? An outcome that could either reward or destroy? It's a fine line between the two, and we are treading a tightrope, always searching for that balance - the 'right amount' of pride, if even such an amount exists.


So when does pride breed dignity, without breeding arrogance? Or self-respect without egotism? Avoiding pride altogether isnít really an option, since it's not only impossible - itís detrimental. Life is colourless without taking pride in who you are, where you came from, or what you do. So tell us: what are you proud of, and what do you take pride in?


(Just donít overdo it.)

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Showcase your talents, ideas, and initiatives in Perspektif Magazine.
SUBMITTING TO US We accept articles in the form of opinions, non-academic essays, in-depth analyses, creative non-fiction (feature articles and poetry), and fiction (poetry and short stories). We accept artworks in the form of photographs, illustrations, and photo-essays (photos and text), which must be in high resolution (min. 3MB). You must be the copyright owner of your work(s). We do not accept any racist, discriminatory, queer-phobic, violent, or any other ideologically offensive materials. Your work(s) might be subject to editing by our design team and further use in our online accounts. By submitting to us, you consent to these conditions. But you will always be credited for your work(s). As we are a volunteer-run, free magazine, we do not pay our contributors monetarily. However, we strive to make contributing to Perspektif Magazine a positive experience, and contributors will receive their copy of the magazine delivered to them.


We will begin accepting submissions when we announce the theme of our upcoming volume on our social media channels. We will also release a prompt and a content list to further clarify the theme, and give you suggestions for content if you need ideas. You can propose ideas outside the content list, as long as it is related to the theme. 2. SUBMIT
For articles, send your ideas, pitch, or completed drafts, and for artworks, send your completed work(s) to to 3. FEEDBACK
For articles, we will reply within several days with feedback.
Send your submissions to and we will reply as promptly as we can.

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