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LEJ enlists discourse as a category of change aimed toward social and personal catharsis. LEJ means to support the edges of culture’s voices by providing a platform of shared experience amidst those located beyond the pale.

While mapping the potential for balance through a studied tolerance for thoughtful extremes, Limit Experience Media supports LEJ in aligning informed perspectives with an inclusive ethos. Our diversity of publication modalities provides accessibility as (essential) fodder for the creative engagement of constantly changing viewpoints.Appreciating the developmental nature of intellectual and creative discovery, LEJ provides a portal for emerging and established voices.

Welcome to Our Movement!

LE Team

Quick Links to Open Calls:

Sacral & Sacred Fee: usd $11.11

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“So I say, if you are burning, burn. If you can stand it, the shame will burn away and leave you shining, radiant, and righteously shameless”
- Elizabeth Cunningham

To stand up to cultural normatives as if they do not rule your behavior is to be free and untethered from a basic libidinal constraint that is sexual taboo.

We want to review work that either agrees or disagrees with this statement with a well thought out perspective.

Basically, your work’s length and breadth will depend on the individual creative and intellectual parameters that you find useful. Strong, well-crafted fiction and nonfiction essays, short films, poetry, photography, and investigative journalism will be considered for publication.*

Read LEJ’s mission and guidelines for more context. Also, read The Sacral and The Sacred, the Winter 2021 issue, to get an overview of LEJ's general tone. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

LEJ Editorial Team


* You may attach up to 2 submissions for the fee.

Travel & Sexuality Fee: usd $11.11

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Closes on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 11:59 PM UTC (in 266 days)

"Do not dare not to dare." - C. S. Lewis

We are putting together the next issue, The Libidinal Landscape. We are eager to publish well thought out, beyond the pale pieces about the human sexual experience that ignite curiosity in the reader as well as the impetus to live more authentically.

We look forward to reviewing your work.

- auguste, editor-in-chief

Ageless Sexuality: Libidinal Innocence & Wisdom

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LEJ Magazine explores culturally impacting libidinal beliefs and practices across borders, ages, and unmentionable social mores. We are excited to publish exploratory, highly imaginative, views, opinions, and journalism in written, visual, audio, and hybrid form.

Be bold and run free with your creative expression. Our mission for the magazine is to inspire our audience to expand their notion of creativity by emboldening both the logical and ephemeral definitions of cultural innovation, ingenuity, and inventiveness.

Have fun! Be playful and most importantly, submit well thought out multilayered work that speaks to your deepest libidinal human drive in Jungian terms, the desire to express oneself beyond the pale!

We look forward to reviewing your work,

LEJm

Figuring Feral

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"Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing." - Charles Bukowski

Please send well thought out essays, poems, short films, photography, and soundscapes that addresses the feral side of sexuality.

We look forward to reviewing your work!

Auguste Hill

Editor-In-Chief

SEXUAL TRANSITIONS: Ephemeral or Functional

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"In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance." - Jeanette Winterson

I've always believed there are moments in our lives which can be defined as a transition between the before and after, between the cause and the effect." - Benjamin X. Wretlind

"Destination means death to me. If I could figure out a way to remain forever in transition, in the disconnected and unfamiliar, I could remain in a state of perpetual freedom." - David Wojnarowicz

SEXUAL TRANSITIONS: Ephemeral or Functional, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

How do you access, delimit or corporeally define the realms between the culturally "suitable" sexual behaviors and the undiscovered and rare libidinal places?

We invite work that is well thought out and authentic in its approach to submit to this call.*

Going beyond the pale is encouraged. Feel free to evoke taboo spaces in your piece.

We are thrilled to review your work!

Auguste Hill, editor-in-chief

*It's fine to submit 2 pieces with the single fee.

Sexually Transformative Films - Reviewed

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LEJ CINEMA: Transformative Film Reviews Call for Submissions

Whether it's A Clockwork Orange, Belle de Jour ('67), Brokeback Mountain, Carol, Eyes Wide Shut, Little Children, Monster, Manhattan, Philadelphia, The Piano Teacher, Repulsion ('65),Y tu mamá también, or other cinematic fare, if you've experienced a film as sexually transformative, regardless of how unconventional or circuitous the route you took from movie to trauma realignment, write a review from this perspective.

Suggestion: as part of the review describe your relationship to cinema before and after your experience with this movie rocked your world.

  • Review Word Limit: FREEDOM; No minimum or maximum. We trust you'll make your point powerfully and succinctly using the exact space required.
  • Be personal. Go Beyond the Pale and we'll be thrilled to publish your film review.*
  • Include an IMDB link to the film you're referencing if available in the body of the review
  • Include a Bio at the bottom of your piece: Limit 100 wds. Video & Audio Recordings are Welcome as long as the writing content is well thought out and has good production value.

IN GRATITUDE for your participation:

*If your review is printed in LEJ you'll be credited three LEJ Duotrope submission fees. Should you decide to submit an essay or other works to the journal email the editor via the website's contact page with GRATITUDE FOR (and the name of your review) in the subject line. This offer is good for one year from your film review's publication date and is transferable. Give a writer friend a gift!

We look forward to reviewing your piece!

LEJ Team

The Libidinal Landscape

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Hello,

In order to construct an erotic response to life, humans enact a complicated list of subconscious learned and inherited attitudes and behaviors.

We will be publishing well thought out, critically articulated submissions that go beyond the pale. Various literary accomplishments involve sexuality, however, this collection will be geared toward the unmentionable, the transgressive, and the uncanny aspects of marginalized libidinal narratives. Fiction and nonfiction aptly address critical thinking when it comes to the libidinal but this anthology is intended to serve the dual purpose of being thought provoking and also highly entertaining. Therefore, academically bent work is fine as long as it acclimates to tendencies of the body and not just the intellect. In other words, The Libidinal Landscape is meant here to be a reference to the body of the mind accessible through kinesthetic interpretations of sexuality.

Limit Experience is a term coined by 20th century French philosophers who explored the edges of reason and consciousness in the libidinal arena in order to shift their perspectives. The pieces we publish for v3 are intended to give those who are exploring from a decentralized, marginalized culturally incorrect position. We especially welcome highly exploratory, intellectually interrogative, and emotionally risky work in all forms.

LEJ's Libidinal Landscapes Project will be coming out Fall '22 online with hyperlinks to the media formats. Having said that, the timing of publication is, of course, dependent on the submissions that flow through this Duosuma Submission portal. If you know of writers and artists groups who might be interested in this project, please share the link with them.

Take a look at our mission if you'd like to get a clearer idea about why LEJ exist. The journal has an interesting founding story, too. The idea emerged in a Los Angeles, CA philosophy class and then because it was relentless, was hatched as a publication several years later in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

We look forward to reviewing your work!

Auguste Hill & LE Team

FYI: We encourage you to submit sooner rather than later; it really helps us curate a strong volume and get the layout finished in time.Therefore, as we get closer to our desired publication date, you may notice a fee increase. Regardless, of when you submit, THANK YOU for sharing your creativity with us!