We’re delighted to welcome you to the fifth-year anniversary edition of Leaping Clear! We invite you to enjoy the many manifestations of visual art, music, and writing. Music by Roseminna Watson; photography/video by Carla Brennan, Izumi Tanaka, Zangmo Alexander, and more; and poetry by Alison Luterman, Jane Hirshfield, Jody Gladding, Susan Harvey, and others; essays by Mary Lane Potter and Stephen Batchelor. Visit the Mag Stand to see what else is in this issue.
Congrats to Leaping Clear! The online lit mag is celebrating its fifth anniversary this spring.
With this special occasion, the masthead is welcoming in new editors Simon Boes and Jen Schmidt.
Readers can celebrate with the magazine by checking out their brand new Spring/Summer 2021 issue. Instead of the usual format, this issue is published as a weekly Showcase Feature which will highlight one contributor from the past five years each week until the 2021 Fall issue is released in September. This week’s showcase is “Call and Response” by author and artist Deborah Kennedy.
Leaping Clear, www.leapingclear.org, is looking for an editor to join the volunteer editorial team. We’re all practicing artists with dedicated meditative/contemplative practices and welcome someone who shares these activities. Social media experience and good communication skills are essential. For details on stipend and work specifics, please contact email@example.com, with Editor, NewPages in subject line.
Online magazine of the arts and literature Leaping Clear features artists and writers from around the world who work from dedicated meditation and contemplation practices. These include formal meditation, spiritual inquiry, prayer, integrated mind-body spiritual disciplines, dedicated communion with nature, philosophical reflections, and beyond.
Readers can enjoy an ad-free experience, and writers do not have to pay any submission fees to have their work read. Writers, take note: submissions open on May 1 and close at the end of the month, so you have some time to polish your work and send it over.
Leaping Clear offers readers poetry, prose, and so much more.
In the current, Spring 2020 issue, readers can find “Reflections,” by Jon Tho, a light and flowing song on the piano; “Letter to My Mum” by Zangmo Alexander, a video made in response to Alexander’s mother questioning Alexander’s choice to become ordained as a Buddhist nun; mixed media with fabric art by Barbara Parmet; and poetry and prose by writers like Terri Maue, Christien Gholson, Mobi Warren, Stephanie Peek, and others.
The variety found in this issue is refreshing and keeps readers engaged. Now is a great time to check it out as a bit of an escape from what’s going on in the world around us. With calming music, engaging video, and more than a handful of traditionally written pieces, Leaping Clear gives readers a moment to find balance in their lives.
The Spring 2020 of Leaping Clear is now on the NewPages Magazine Stand. This issue encourages readers to find balance in troubling times. Essays by Amy Sugeno, Dorian Rolston, and more; fiction by Anita Feng; mixed media by Barbara Parmet and Deborah Kennedy; music by Jon Tho; poetry by Ben Gallagher, Kathleen Hellen, Stephen Fulder, Yasmin Kloth, and more; video by Zangmo Alexander; and visual art by Denise Susanne Townsend, Michele Giulvezan-Tanner, and Stephanie Peek.