We’re on the lookout for writers with stories to tell, who happen to be over 70 – more details here.

Last year, I put out a call for writers over 70 to share their movie stories with us. We got some terrific articles for the website and magazine, and got to publish work by authors who in some cases hadn’t been published before.

I loved the stories and words we got. And I want to do it again.

How it works

Simple. If you’re over 70, and would like to pitch an article – be it about cinema memories, about Marvel movies, about anything related to film young or old – then drop us a line: [email protected].

I’m looking for pieces around 1000-1500 words long. We may get little response, and thus won’t press ahead. But conversely, hopefully, I can’t help but think there are lots of brilliant stories out there that haven’t been told. I’d love to offer an outlet for them.

Also: if you’re under 70 but know somebody who might be interested, or someone you can work with to help them pen a piece where appropriate, then get in touch too. It’d be lovely if families could work together on this, for instance. Or if people could reach out to those who won’t hear about this, and perhaps help them to get an article together? I’m very conscious that some over 70 may be feeling quite lonely at the moment, and this may be something to help.

Is it paid work?

Yes. If an article runs, it’ll be paid. Not huge amounts, but please be assured I don’t make a penny from this. But all writing is paid for. That said, don’t send completed articles in unless you have a commission. I don’t want to disappoint people if I can’t fit their work in.

Some work will be for the print magazine, some for the website.

Thank you for your interest. I’ve linked to some of the articles we’ve already run underneath…

Going to the pictures: memories of a 70-something
Tales of a 1950s movie location hunter

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