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.

Leaping Clear presents work from accomplished artists who have both dedicated artistic practices and meditative or contemplative practices. 

We accept original, unpublished work only. 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.

Please use the cover letter space provided on the submissions form to tell us briefly--and only--about your meditation or contemplation practice. 

We're not interested in any former publications, exhibitions, film festival awards, and so on. Submissions that contain this material will be discarded unread.
Submissions are read blind. Do not include your name anywhere in your uploaded file.
Please read and follow specific guidelines carefully. 

We ask one-time publication rights for original work; upon publication, all rights revert to artists and authors.

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22. 

If your work has been accepted or published by Leaping Clear,  please wait 18 months before submitting again. 

Please use the submission form provided for your medium, follow the specific formats, and submit any text in English.

Thank you for your contemplative and artistic practices and for submitting! 

 








Size limit:  up to 3 pieces, totaling about 5 minutes
Format:  MP3 

We’d like to listen to your spoken words, your music, anything aural you can send. In addition to the general guidelines, we’re interested in being drawn to listen by the sounds, the silence, and your intentions underlying both. 

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

If your piece is a minute or longer than 5 minutes, meets general and audio guidelines, and you think we’ll lose all sense of time listening to it, upload it and we’ll give it a try.  

Size limit: 4 Poems

Please use the cover letter space provided on the submissions form to tell us briefly--and only--about your meditation or contemplation practice.

We're  not interested in any former publications, awards, and so on. Submissions that contain this material will be  discarded unread.


Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1  until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually  March 20 and September 22. Please submit only 4 poems during each submission period. 

We’re looking for poems that engage deeply with our inner and outer worlds. While we favor no set style or form, we value poetry that brings the experience of language and insight alive for the reader.

We're not looking for "spiritual" poetry, cosmic abstractions, 
or metaphoric musings.

Please pay attention to formatting your 4  poems in one .doc or .docx file, with one poem per page. We cannot accept .pdf formatting. Individual poems may be longer than a page; however, our focus is usually on shorter work.  




Size limit: 500 to 1,500 Words

Leaping Clear welcomes new essays, reviews of books, film or other media, and creative nonfiction, including literary journalism and memoir from accomplished writers who have dedicated 
meditation or contemplation practices.

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

We like to read essays on topics about which you know enough to engage your readers, including your artistic and meditative practices and the interface between those practices and social activism and travels. 

Creative nonfiction is meaningful for Leaping Clear when it reveals moments of insight and relationship in language as vital as life itself. 

We’re interested in reviews of literature, art and other media that are timely, insightful and respectful yet unafraid of controversy.

Please double-space your submissions and submit only in .doc or .docx formats.



Size limit: 500 to 1,500 words 

We’re looking for unpublished fiction, short-short stories and hybrid texts of any form. You may have a form that’s unnamed. The size limit is the maximum; fewer words are fine.

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

Submissions may be excerpted from longer pieces, linked short pieces, or three unrelated short pieces.  While we’re open to many styles of fiction, we like texts and stories that reveal new perspectives.

Please use double-spacing and place linked pieces in one file. Files must be in .doc or .docx formats.


Size limit: 4 translated pieces or 1,500 words total

Leaping Clear is interested in poetry, short fiction and hybrid forms in translation from any language.   

We are particularly interested in work appearing in English for the first time, such as new writing that has yet to be published in English in book form, or pieces from an upcoming book.

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

If previously published, please provide a reference to the original work's publication details, and your copyright holding on the cover letter space.


Please submit no more than four poems or 1,500 words of prose per file. Submissions must be in .doc or.docx formats. 




Size limit:  about 5 minutes

Format:  Vimeo URL or YouTube URL

We’re interested in your short videos or excerpts from your films if they engage the viewer/listener in an awake and meditative or contemplative experience.  Subjects and styles are open; awareness takes many forms in many cultures. 

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

Please provide your URL in your cover letter. If your video is not available on either Vimeo or YouTube, let us know where it can be found.





Size limit:  5 photographs or photo reproductions of artwork

Format:  jpeg or png, 1.5M  

We’d love to see your visual art, including paintings, photos, sculpture, installations, or anything else you’ve created or documented that’s informed by meditative experience and engages the viewer.

Our submission periods are from October 1 until November 30 and April 1 until May 31. Please submit only once during each submission period. We publish twice a year, on the March and September equinoxes, usually March 20 and September 22.

Please ask us, editor@leapingclear.org., if you have special formatting, or other requests. 


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