This article was written By Newsbot on 02 Mar 2014, and is filed under Uncategorized.

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VCinema is Looking for Writers!

VCinema is currently seeking new writers to expand our team of enthusiastic reviewers. Although our primary focus is movies, we have also covered Asian popular culture, plus books (fiction and academic/culture studies), and related special events. Please note that we currently do not pay writers. At present, VCinema is not a revenue-generating site and each staffer contributes out of a shared enthusiasm for Asian cinema. However, our editorial team is always open-minded with regards to content. We are just as interested in retrospective pieces covering established classics, lost curiosities, and enduring cult items as we are in reviews of the latest art-house or commercial releases, so this might be the perfect opportunity to establish yourself in the field of film criticism.

If you are interested in writing for VCinema, you should:

  • Be passionate about writing. You should be open to working with an editor to help improve the weaker spots in your writing.
  • Be passionate about Asian film and culture. You can specialise in a particular region or aspect of Asian cinema (e.g. – Anime, J-Horror, New Korean Cinema, martial arts), or review titles across a range of territories/genres if your taste is particularly eclectic.
  • Be able to deliver your writing on a regular basis and in a timely manner.
  • Be able to write reviews of 600-750 words in length in order to deliver the context, depth, and clearly argued criticism that the VCinema readership has come to expect from our coverage of Asian cinema.
  • Be open to covering events in your area (e.g. – conventions, festivals, retrospectives).
  • Be communicative and willing to share ideas that will help make VCinema a better site that can grow with its readership and Asian culture at large.

Inquiries can be sent to VCinema lead blogger John Berra at Please attach a writing sample or provide a link to an existing blog/website.

Thank you! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!