When applying for a takeover, please note that we only accept submissions via e-mail (info@lestemagazine.com) All DMs will be ignored. Feel free to include any and all questions you may have when applying. To apply, please send us the following information:

  • your ig handle

  • a few lines on how you plan to use the account for the week

  • any requests for a specific week (if you do not have any, we will assign you one)

Please note that we receieve hundreds of applications. Only successful applicants will be contacted. It may take up to 3 months for a response since we are so backed up. Feel free to send a check in e-mail after that time.

Click here for a list of past takeovers


Takeovers are a wonderful opportunity to connect with people worldwide, share fundraisers and highlight your community, causes and people you believe in, however there are a few things to keep in mind. You should be comfortable in front of a large audience. We suggest you check out some past takeovers highlights to get an idea of what a successful takeover looks like but ultimately to make it your own and only post within your comfort zone.

While the print edition of Leste focues on issues regarding eroticism and sexuality, the takeovers are broader in theme. There is no obligation to post any kind of sexual content or reveal any kind of related information. Leste has no agenda in regards to the content you post. We do however recommend you have some general idea of the topics you’ll be addressing beforehand.

Hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated.

Takeovers are not paid, though we encourage you to share your venmos/paypals/etc during your takeover and as much as you’d like.