Ms En Scene is an international and intersectional feminist film and TV site that features content written entirely by women and non-binary people. Our beat is to boost marginalized people on and behind the screen, foster an inclusive community, and make film and television writing accessible and open to all.
We have published dozens of writers from all over the world and are always looking for new voices to share on our platform!
Ms En Scene is edited by Megan Purdy and Clara Mae, and copyedited by Kirsten Murray. We accept pitches from women and all non-binary people. If you’re interested in writing for us, email us at email@example.com with a succinct explanation of your idea and links to your past writing. If accepted, you will be provided with a contributor guide for further instructions on formatting.
If you’re considering pitching, it also helps to be familiar with our publication! Please look over our recent posts to get an idea of Ms En Scene’s style and tone.
We are not currently a paying outlet.
Timely reviews should be a minimum of 500 words and should be pitched before the film has opened in wide release.
Long reviews should be a minimum of 1000 words and should have a strong voice and point of view. These pieces should not simply be recaps but should take a deeper look at significant themes, creative choices, and overall messaging.
Timely essays responding to breaking news and current trends should be a minimum of 500 words and have a clear thesis.
Long essays should be a minimum of 1000 words and have a clear hook and thesis. These pieces should aim to be informative and insightful, with arguments backed up by research and/or evidence. If you are pitching a long essay to us, we would like to see an outline of your argument.
Ms En Scene is an intersectional feminist site which seeks to be a safer space for all women and non-binary writers and readers. We moderate reader comments with an eye toward minimizing stress and trauma for our staff and community. While we encourage you to join in, remember that discussion on this site is curated.
Please be aware that we:
- Moderate every comment. If your comments don’t show up right away, the editors aren’t available to attend to the queue. Be patient.
- Delete all abusive and threatening comments and IP ban these commenters upon their first infraction. We have a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, trolling, abuse, and threats.
- Delete all comments which include racism, transphobia, queerphobia, and other forms of bigotry, and IP ban these commenters immediately.
- Do not welcome mansplaining, gaslighting, or other subtle forms of bullying.
- Will not provide a free education on demand.
- May shut down comments when we feel it’s warranted.
While we love providing free content for our readers to enjoy and engage with, in order to keep doing so, we must ensure the health and well-being of our staff and contributors, here — in their workplace — and in their outside commitments.