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In the upcoming Postall magazine (Vol.3), we explore the concept of liminality.

Liminality broadly refers to the human experience of in-betweenness.

For many years, anthropologists have used the concept to capture people who sense that they are somehow ‘in between’.  Examples include puberty (in between childhood and adulthood), being a migrant or expat (in between the home country and the new country), being engaged (not single but also not yet married) but also processes of creativity and innovation (in between the old and the new), the worldwide COVID pandemic (in between how the normal and the new normal) and  all other sorts of experiences of being in transition or shifts between states of being.

Liminality goes hand in hand with a plethora of feelings. Typically, when experiencing liminality, people feel high levels of ambiguity. They cannot rely on previous frames of reference.  Nor is there a clear path forward. All is possible and everything can become. Often, people experience this as liberating. They sense feelings of freedom and potentiality. At the same time, not knowing what is going to happen can be frustrating and upsetting.  

What experience of liminality do you want to share with us? What situations of liminality have shaped your life? How did you make sense of it, and what did you learn from it? Please share with your original work, whether it is photography, poetry, writing or any other creative output. We welcome your story.

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Open call to writers, artists, and photographers.

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The selected works will be part of Postall print and digital magazine Vol. 3 Liminality

What to submit

send 1-3 photos that you would like to see published. Or write/copy paste your text on the white space.

Just express yourself. Don't forget to tell us more about you and your submission.

Photography, Photo series, Essay, Article, Story, Visual arts, illustration.

Please upload good quality files.


The Postall Team will determine the winners for this contest.

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