General Guidelines

Leaping Clear is looking for accomplished artists whose work is informed by dedicated meditative and contemplative practices. We’re interested in the range of expression that comes from the interface of specific meditative/contemplative disciplines and the forms and media the artists are exploring.

Please spend some time with Leaping Clear before submitting. We value art that asks, “What is this?” and invites readers/viewers/listeners to become involved.

Leaping Clear accepts previously unpublished work for review. Occasionally, we publish work that has appeared elsewhere. If your work has been published before, please mention that in the cover letter with your submission and include publication details.

Please submit only once in a category during each submission period. As all-volunteer staff, we make every effort to respond in a timely way, between 1 and 6 months.

Please use the submission form provided for each category. In the cover letter, briefly describe your meditative, contemplative, and artistic practices and how they influence one another. 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.

We’re currently accepting submissions in all media: audio, texts, video and short films, and visual arts from April 1 through May 31 and from October 1 through November 30. Work submitted will be considered for upcoming and future issues of the magazine.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately by leaving a note through your submission account.