Here are our future themes. Multiple submissions welcome. Think outside the box. If you wish to write for an issue, but want to come up with a topic later, you can ask for a Placeholder. I want 8-10 submissions per issue, so an article goes live every Saturday.
20201 Femnista Themes
In this issue, we’ll explore family dynamics, dysfunctional families, likable families, and makeshift families, born or chosen, from the March Sisters to Gilmore Girls.
Deadline: December 17, 2020
Claimed: Anne of Green Gables, The Originals, Leverage, Person of Interest, The Help, Tony Stark’s “Family”, Frequency, Umbrella Academy, Blue Bloods, The March Family/Little Women.
March/April: 90s Movies
From romantic comedies to action-thrillers, if your favorite flick comes from the 90s, we want to hear about it. Tell us how Clueless was a modern-day adaptation of Emma, how Blade changed vampire story dynamics, or how Titanic set world records.
Deadline: February 17, 2021
Claimed: Good Will Hunting, My Girl, Jurassic Park, Emma (1996), While You Were Sleeping, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anastasia (1997).
The last frontier sets the stage for exploration, visitations from other worlds, and exploration through Stargates. This can include stories about aliens, space travel, astronauts, the crew of the Enterprise, Star Wars, the Doctor, or historical pieces about walking on or reaching the moon. (Hidden Figures, Apollo 13, Away, anyone?)
Deadline: April 17, 2021
Claimed: Ender’s Game, Doctor Who, Lost in Space, Firefly.
Write about Atticus Finch, Clark Kent, or your favorite modern-day or “old time” hero, someone who chooses right over wrong and grapples with forces beyond their control, both inward and from without.
Deadline: June 17, 2021
Claimed: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Quest for Camelot, Irena Sendler.
Sept/Oct: Old Stories Told New Ways
This is the perfect time to highlight your favorite adaptations, remakes, or stories that put a new spin on an old tale. Shakespeare modernized, a new twist on Dracula, whatever has “been done, but never like this”! How Disney changed the classic fairy tales, or Del Toro re-envisioned the Gothic horror flick. Tell us about your favorite re-imagining of an “old tale.”
Deadline: August 17, 2021
Claimed: Once Upon a Time, Ophelia, The Princess and the Fangirl, The Princess and the Frog, 10 Things I Hate About You.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny they make their mark on the world. Is your favorite villain Thanos or Scar? Loki or Lex Luthor? Hannibal Lecter or “the other side”? Explore their dark side or their psychological damage. But make us “get” why you love to hate them.
Deadline: September 17, 2021
Claimed: Marvel Movie Villains, Mrs. Coulter in His Dark Materials, Hans from Frozen, Lady Susan Vernon in Love & Friendship, Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca.
Nov/Dec: Adventure Stories
Sail the high seas with Jack Sparrow or crawl through ancient tombs with Indiana Jones. Explore the wilds of Montana or accompany men on a journey to settle the Old West. Wherever adventure calls, we want to read about it.
Deadline: October 17, 2021
Claimed: The Trent-Featherstone Journals, Indiana Jones.
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