For our October issue, we're looking for articles & essays on Action/Adventure films or television shows. We're casting a wide net here—by our super unofficial count, you have about 14,328 titles to choose from—and we're willing to consider something on most any of them. Your essay could go in any number of ways, including but not limited to:
Dirty Harry, Point Blank, The French Connection, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Assault on Precinct 13, The Warriors, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Road Warrior, First Blood, RoboCop, Die Hard, Terminator 2, The Fugitive, Speed
The Matrix, Blade, Mission Impossible, Three Kings, The Fifth Element, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kill Bill, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Edge of Tomorrow, Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick
Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, Romancing the Stone, Big Trouble in Little China, Midnight Run, Point Break, Bad Boys, Rush Hour, Hot Fuzz, The Heat, The Other Guys, Spy
Profile-Style Pieces on Action Actors...
Ah-nold, Van Damme, Bruce Lee, Stallone, Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Linda Hamilton, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Gal Godot
John Ford, John Frankenheimer, Walter Hill, George Miller, John Carpenter, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, John Woo, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Paul Greengrass
Analysis of a Favorite Action Scene
Break it down for us & tell us why it works the way it does
Action heroes/movies you love that are a bit off the beaten path
Deep Dives on Critically Overlooked Action Films
Go deep on an action film that most of us have forgotten about, but is deserving of a reappraisal
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: http://brightwalldarkroom.com/submissions/
. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 September 1, 2017.