Guidelines for Spring 2020 Meditation Issue

Leaping Clear’s Spring 2020 Issue will feature works by accomplished writers and artists with a dedicated meditation practice. 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. Submissions for this issue are open from October 1 through November 30, 2019.

We’re interested in the range of expression that comes from the interface of specific meditative 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Leaping Clear reviews previously unpublished work. Very 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. We review each submission with care and attention.

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.

We accept submissions in all media: audio, video and short films, visual arts, and writing in all genres. Our open submission periods are 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.