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General Guidelines Spring 2020 Issue
Leaping Clear is accepting work for the Spring 2020 issue only from accomplished writers and artists with a dedicated meditation practice. Submissions for this issue are open from October 1 through November 30, 2019.
Any and all traditions of meditation are acceptable: Buddhist, Sufi, Yoga, Christian, Jewish, TM, Mindfulness, and integrated mind-body practices such as yoga and qi gong. Please let us know in your cover letter if your dedicated practice is in a tradition we haven’t mentioned.
The works themselves need not speak directly to the subject of meditation or contemplation, but we will only accept work from those who describe their practice and its influence on their lives and/or their art in their cover letters.
Please submit only once during each submission period. If your work has been accepted or published by Leaping Clear, please wait a year before submitting again. We will publish on March 20, 2020.
There is no charge to submit to or publish with Leaping Clear. We are a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization that can accept your tax-deductible donations, if you choose. That will have no bearing on publication.
Please use the cover letter space provided on the submissions form to tell us only about your meditation practice and art form.
We're not interested in any former publications, exhibitions, film festival awards, Pushcart nominations, and so on. Submissions that contain this material will be discarded unread.
We accept original, unpublished work only. Very occasionally, we publish work that has appeared elsewhere. If that’s your situation, please mention that in the cover letter space of submissions, with publication details.
Submissions are read blind. Do not include your name anywhere in your uploaded file. Please read and follow specific guidelines carefully.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately by leaving a note through your submission account.
We ask one-time publication rights for original work; upon publication, all rights revert to artists and authors. Please use the submission form provided for your medium, follow the specific formats, and submit any text in English.
Thank you for your artistic and meditation practices and for submitting!