Wasteland is a UK-based journal of film and visual culture. We publish short and long reads from a variety of perspectives, particularly those concerned with aesthetics.

Since April 2020, we have released a staff-run monthly newsletter featuring short essays on a selection of films. Each issue is themed and carefully curated to shed light on films we believe to be essential.


In 2021, we opened submissions to our newsletter. August 2021 will be the first issue for which we'll be accepting and featuring external contributions. Open issues such as this will run on a quarterly basis. See our issue submissions page for more information about our current theme and the submission process.

Ever since its founding in 2018, Wasteland has evolved into a sustained vision of what film means to us as a collective.​ In its entirety and simplification, Wasteland is a paean to the art of film and visual culture.

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Wasteland accepts pitches for film essays on an ongoing basis. Whether a film is revered, misunderstood, lost beneath the mainstream, or an essential viewing—we want to hear your thoughts on it. We want short and long reads on films that have struck a chord with you. We want to understand your point of view.

Our current curiosities include but are not limited to: scene studies, women-led work, 70’s cinema, documentary, shorts, costume design, set design, themes of sexuality, camp, horror, film philosophy, and global cinema.

Find out what we’ve already covered on our website and pitch your best idea (no drafts) to jessica@wastelandarts.com along with a few samples of your writing. 

We look forward to hearing from you!



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As we are volunteer-run, we cannot currently offer payment to any contributors. This is something we hope to change as we grow.