Screen Speck is not currently accepting applications for staff writers. However, we are always looking for new guest submissions and pitches.
Topics can range from film and television to your favorite book. We look for pitches that are provocative, thoughtful, and, above all, specific. No “hot takes” or personal anecdotes for their own sake. First-person is appropriate, but explain in the pitch why it’s important to your piece.
Please send a 200 – 250 word pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below. Feel free to include a title; just know that we may need to change it during editing.
Link some sample work from your portfolio or long reviews from Letterboxd. Anything that demonstrates what kind of writer you are.
We tend to prefer critical essays between 2,500-4,000 words, though we’ve certainly published pieces in other and longer formats. We always encourage creative approaches. Unfortunately, we are currently a volunteer site and can’t compensate writers.
Screen Speck doesn’t accept all pitches but, if we pass, we promise to explain why. Before you submit, make sure to look back on our archive for any topics we’ve already covered. More than likely, we’ll pass on pitches that are too similar to something we’ve done in the past.
We value diverse voices and Screen Speck is a space dedicated to fostering and amplifying those voices. Check this page for any future staff writing positions.