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Writing for Cinema Escapist

Cinema Escapist welcomes writers and editors who share our passion to explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens. We’re happy to work with individuals who have a global mindset, intellectual curiosity, and strong aptitude for writing.

There are two ways to write (or edit) for Cinema Escapist:

  1. Pitch a one-time contribution
  2. Join our staff as a writer or editor

Please read below for more details on both options. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contributor Pitches

Cinema Escapist accepts pitches for both completed articles and ideas not yet written.

If you have a pitch, email pitches [at] cinemaescapist.com. Use the subject line “Pitch: {Article/idea title}” and include the following within your email:

  1. A brief introduction of yourself.
  2. A succinct pitch that answers the following five questions:
    1. What topic do you plan to address, and what is your argument?
    2. Why is your topic relevant and interesting right now? What evidence do you have for this (ex. high search volume, awards buzz, upcoming theatrical release, etc.)?
    3. Who will care about this topic?
    4. At a high level, how do you plan to develop/justify that topic/argument? If relevant—how will you do it better than other publications who might cover the same topic?
    5. How does your topic advance our mission to “explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens”?
  3. If you have a completed article, please attach it as a Google document. Note that you still need to do the pitch.

Please keep the following points in mind: 

  • We are an all volunteer run organization and do not have funds to pay contributors.
  • If your only purpose is to get an easy SEO backlink, go somewhere else. We want serious contributors who are actually passionate about writing quality content.
  • We’re not particularly interested in covering Hollywood or English-language movies. Cinema Escapist is “global first,” not “Hollywood first.”
  • We’re interested in original, unpublished articles. Your article should not have been previously published elsewhere, including on a personal website or blog.
  • We cannot guarantee a response to every pitch. If you haven’t heard back in five business days, assume we are not moving forward.

Staff Positions

Cinema Escapist has dedicated community of volunteer staff members who get access to advance screeners, exclusive filmmaker interviews, and other incentives. We generally expect staff members to contribute at least one article per month and operate in a proactive, self-sufficient manner.

Being a staff member provides a chance to learn about the inner workings of a growing publication, and also affords strong networking opportunities. If you’re interested in cultivating managerial skills, we also have editorships available for certain sections.

Please visit the links below to learn more about our open staff positions:

Don’t see the position you’re looking for, but still interested in joining the Cinema Escapist staff? No worries! Just email join [at] cinemaescapist.com with the subject line “Find me a position at CE!” and explain how you think you belong.

Note that, currently, none of our staff receive monetary compensation.