There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Submissions for the next Issue, Fall 2021, will open May 1–31, 2021.
Leaping Clear features previously unpublished works by accomplished writers and artists with a dedicated meditation practice. Our focus is art from this combination of these two fundamental wellsprings of human expression. Any and all traditions of meditation are acceptable. We value quality over credits; accomplishment doesn’t necessarily mean publication. We do not accept work previously published anywhere online or in print, including on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on individual websites and blogs.
We are interested in your contemplative practice. 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. Works submitted without a description of contemplative practice will be rejected unread. Please spend some time browsing through the Leaping Clear website to get a sense of what we are looking for before submitting.
We accept submissions in all media: audio, video and short films, visual arts, and writing in all genres. Our next submission period is May 1–31, 2021. Work submitted will be considered for upcoming and future issues of the magazine.
Please submit only once in a category during each submission period. We make every effort to respond in a timely way, between 1 and 6 months.
Please use the submission form provided for each category. Do not include your name anywhere in your uploaded file, as submissions are read blind.
Leaping Clear acquires one-time publication rights only, which revert upon publication to the published artists. We archive our issues, so the work will remain on the Leaping Clear website. However, artists are free to re-publish material first appearing in Leaping Clear on their own sites, or in online or print media that accept previously published work. In both cases, we ask that Leaping Clear be credited with first publication.