Clepsydra Literary and Art Magazine is a non-profit, independent magazine for young aspiring writers and accomplished leaders. We aim to create a platform for voices from every corner of the world. Poets, writers, and artists are encouraged to be bold, be brave, and uplift each other. Clepsydra hopes to be a publishing platform for these amazing people.

Issue 2: DELUGE submissions have opened! Submit below.

how to submit to clepsydra

submitting guidelines

poem submission guidelines

  • At this time, no literary works other than poems may be submitted.

  • Up to five poems are allowed in a single document. We will publish one poem of the collection.

  • There is no line minimum or maximum. 

  • Please start all poems on a new page.

  • Any font and any font size are accepted, as long as the text is clearly legible—unless this is part of the poet’s intention. 

  • Any spacing and margin size are accepted, as long as the text is clearly legible.

  • Please do not write any text that can identify the poet (name, awards, etc.) on the submission.

  • Please have the submission in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.  The filename should include the title of the entire piece.

  • We only accept unpublished works. If your piece is accepted or will be published elsewhere, please notify us so we can withdraw your submission from Clepsydra.

 

art submission guidelines

  • Any and all mediums of art may be submitted.

  • Up to three pieces of art are allowed on a single submission. We will publish one artwork of the collection.

  • Please do not write any text that can identify the artist (name, awards, etc.) on the submission.

  • Please compile and submit the works in a ZIP file. The ZIP filename should be the title of the entire collection. 

  • We only accept unpublished works. If your piece is accepted or will be published elsewhere, please notify us so we can withdraw your submission from Clepsydra.

publication information

Clepsydra does not charge for submissions and publications. At this time, Clepsydra is not able to provide payment for publication. Poets and artists will retain full rights after publication, but we would like to receive credit for the poem or art's first publication.

submission platform

Clepsydra utilizes the Submittable platform in order to monitor submissions. It is easy to create a free account on the platform. Click below to access Clepsydra's Submittable page.