Screen Speck is currently not accepting applications for staff writers. However, we are always looking for new guest submissions and pitches.
Submissions can range from film and television to your favorite book. We look for pitches that are provocative and thoughtful. No “hot takes” or personal anecdotes for the sake of them. First person is appropriate but be explicit – explain in the pitch why it’s important to your piece. Please send us a 100 – 150 word pitch to email@example.com with a word count and concise yet clear pitch. You may include a title but it may be changed later on in the editing process.
Link some sample work from your portfolio or long reviews from Letterboxd. Anything that demonstrates what kind of writer you are.
We tend to publish critical essays between 2,500-4,000 words, though we’ve certainly been known to publish pieces in other, longer formats. Creative approaches are always encouraged. Unfortunately, we are currently a volunteer site and can’t compensate writers.
Not all pitches will be accepted for Screen Speck but we do promise to respond with a reason why we passed on your pitch. Make sure to look back on our archive for any topics we may have already covered. More than likely we will pass on pitches that are too similar to something we’ve done in the past.
Send pitches to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below.
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.