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In The Mood Magazine is a pop culture journal about the things we like to watch.

What are your viewing habits, highs, and hang-ups? In other words, why do you look away and then look again? Why are you so obsessed with the exact shade of pink of Suki’s car in 2 Fast 2 Furious? Or the look on Marnie’s face after she’s fired the shotgun? We want to hear all about it, but you should know that we are terrible at keeping secrets.

So… are you in the mood?

Call For Submissions

Submissions are OPEN for In The Mood Magazine Issue 7: Comics & Cartoons! We’re looking for your writing on film, TV, and music videos in the form of film diaries, short personal essays, conversations, poetry, fanfic, and more—try pitching us your ideas, we like surprises!

- Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2023
- Theme: Comics & Cartoons (animated films, comic book adaptations, kids cartoons, and more)
- Word count: maximum 1,000 words for features, 300 words for Film Diaries
- Honorariums: $30 for features, $20 for Film Diaries upon publication

While we prefer pitches, we also welcome completed pieces. If pitching, please include a writing sample (doesn’t need to be a published piece).

Some pitch ideas:

- Graphic Novel Adaptations: revisiting Alan Moore, Frank Miller, manga adaptations, The Fountain, Men in Black, American Splendor
- Disney: Renaissance era (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), “live-action” remakes, '50s-'60s educational shorts, wartime propaganda films
- Comic Book Adaptations: failed superhero films (Green Lantern, Electra, Jonah Hex, Howard the Duck), comic book film eras (e.g. pre-2010 Marvel/DCU cycle), overview of specific heroes/villains
- Animated Films: prestige films (Anomalisa, A Scanner Darkly, Persepolis), early Pixar, indie/experimental animation (Suzan Pitt, Belladonna of Sadness, Sally Cruikshank, Fantastic Planet)
- Kids Shows & Cartoons: Looney Tunes, ‘90s nostalgia, Regular Show, Skinamarink
International Animation: anime, Danger: Diabolik, Studio Ghibli, The Heroic Trio, Bruno Bozzetto
- Animated Music Videos: Portishead - The Rip, Britney Spears - Break the Ice, Radiohead - Paranoid Android


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