Wasteland is a UK-based journal of film and visual culture. We publish essays from a variety of critical perspectives, though our curiosities tend to lean towards the relationships between aesthetics, form, and content.
Since April 2020, we have released a monthly newsletter featuring short essays on film. Films are selected for their adherence to a chosen theme. Issues are released on the first Sunday of each month.
Our editorial focuses are broad and ever-shifting. Recently, we have paid close attention to aesthetics, shorts, themes of embodiment, and women-led work.
Ever since its inception 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.
We welcome pitches for essays. If you have an idea for an essay that is aligned with our interests and missing from our website, we'd love to hear from you. Pitch us your idea along with some samples of your writing. If accepted, essays must have a minimum word count of 700 words and must not be published elsewhere. We also commission artists of all mediums to produce art for our newsletters. If you would like to contribute artwork, get in touch with samples of your art. As we are a small non-profit journal, we cannot currently offer payment to any contributors. This is something we hope to change as we grow.
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