Film Matters Launches Call For Submissions

Film Matters, a new magazine published by Intellect in partnership with the Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, seeks papers written by undergraduate film scholars for its inaugural issue. This call is open to any undergraduate student, currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning worldwide and working towards a bachelor’s degree in any field. Any original piece of written scholarship, involving film criticism, history, or theory will be considered for publication.


About the magazine

Film Matters is an exciting new film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars.  Published twice a year, by students and for students, each issue will contain feature articles, as well as a healthy review section.  In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, such as:  profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue.  In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions will undergo a peer review process.

Call for submissions
Submissions should be written in English and formatted either in MLA or Chicago style. The target word count for pieces should be no more than 5,000. After a prescreening, submissions will undergo a peer review process, typical of scholarly journals. Referee comments will be returned to those authors who progress beyond the prescreening process. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to work closely with the FM editorial board to revise their pieces prior to publication. Please include a cover sheet, which includes the author’s name, title of essay, institutional affiliation, and contact information (particularly email address); all other identifying information should be removed from the body of the text, in order to aid the blind peer review process.

Please email submissions as Microsoft Word email attachments to Liza Palmer  Submissions should be received by September 1, 2009. Questions should be referred to Liza Palmer.


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