Bright Wall/Dark Room is currently accepting unsolicited submissions for its monthly magazine. Essays, criticism, reportage, interviews, and short humor pieces will all be evaluated and considered.
We are absolutely not looking for formulaic plot-summary "reviews" of any kind. We are far more interested in content that has you interacting, engaging, or wrestling with a film (or film-related topic) in some personal or unique way. Creativity and thinking outside of the box are highly encouraged.
Please keep in mind, we’re not looking for reviews or “hot takes.” We’re looking for thoughtful analysis and wholehearted engagement. We publish interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, humor, and even the occasional poem. 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.
In order to be considered for the issue, we’ll need to receive a first draft of your essay by August 1, 2017.
We welcome unsolicited essay submissions of any length.
However, before you submit your piece, we recommend that you subscribe to the magazine and browse through our archives a bit, to get a sense of the kinds of things we tend to publish.