Bright Wall/Dark Room is currently accepting submissions for our monthly online magazine. Each issue is built around a particular theme, and we open up the submission process for each new issue 1-2 months in advance of the submission deadline. We are also now accepting general pitches and submissions (off-theme) for consideration. 

We’re looking for thoughtful analysis and wholehearted engagement, as opposed to standard reviews, clickbait, or hot takes. We publish interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces. We're looking for writing that is savvy and insightful about filmmaking, but that also grapples in some way with the business of being alive. 

We tend to publish critical essays between 1500-3000 words, though we’ve certainly been known to publish pieces in other, longer formats. Creative approaches are always encouraged.

 

Ends on November 6, 2017
“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” - William Faulkner

For our December issue, and just in time for the holiday season, we're looking for essays on films that deal, in some way, with the notion of "home."

As always, we’re not looking for reviews, clickbait, or hot takes. We’re looking for thoughtful analysis and wholehearted engagement. We publish interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces. We're looking for writing that is savvy and insightful about filmmaking, but that also grapples in some way with the business of being alive. 

We tend to publish critical essays between 1500-3000 words, though we’ve certainly been known to publish pieces in other, longer formats. Creative approaches are encouraged.

If you haven’t written for us before and want to know more about the submission process, please consult our site for additional information. If you have a few different ideas and aren’t sure which one to pursue, or want to ask about writing on a particular film, please feel free to email the editorial team (editors@brightwalldarkroom.com) prior to the submission deadline with any pitches or questions.
 
In order to be considered for the issue, we’ll need to receive a first draft of your essay by November 6, 2017.

We welcome unsolicited essay submissions of any length, on any film or television related topic. If you'd like to submit a pitch or an essay to our editorial team, this is the place to do it. However, before you submit your piece, we recommend that you read our current issue online, or browse through our archives a bit, to get a sense of the kinds of things we tend to publish.

Please note: due to the number of submissions we receive, we aren't always able to respond to every single pitch or submission. However, if we are interested in your pitch or submission, you will be contacted within one month.