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PopMatters Seeks Writers for the Comics and Graphic Novels Section

PopMatters is looking for writers for the Comics and Graphic Novels section.

We are looking for people who love the graphic storytelling medium, and who can write about them in an intelligent, critical, yet accessible way. PopMatters reviews examine the trends within the medium, as well as the place of comics within the larger field of popular culture, rather than simply “I like this” or “I hate that”. Our audience is international, diverse, and media savvy, and your writing should appeal to them and explore issues and ideas outside of mainstream commentary.

Writers will be expected to submit at least two (2) reviews a month of 700-1,000 words.

Feature pieces are in excess of 1,200 words and look at a particular artist, genre, trend or happening within the comics world. They also look at the intersection between comics and other cultural forms such as music, film, TV, multimedia, fashion, and politics. These pieces can include artist interviews and profiles of an exceeding smart and critical nature.

Blog posts run anywhere from 100 words to 1,000 and cover a wide range of topics and ideas.

To be considered for submission, please email a brief personal bio and two (2) sample reviews to:

Note: we are unable to pay you monetarily at this time. But you would not go uncompensated in some form; your 'pay', as it were, is the privilege of publishing with this reputable magazine, wherein you are rewarded with this platform to broaden your readership, currently over 1 million unique readers per month, and counting.

Director Spotlight: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock helped to create the modern horror genre, the modern thriller, and the modern black comedy. He changed film, even as he was inventing new ways to approach it. Stay tuned through October as we present our collection of essays on the Master of Suspense.

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'Psycho': The Mother of All Horrors

Psycho stands out not only for being one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, it is also one of his most influential. It has been a template and source material for an almost endless succession of later horror films, making it appropriate to identify it as the mother of all horror films.

Francesc Quilis
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The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti (By the Book)

With discussions of characters like Leon Ray Livingston (a.k.a. "A-No. 1"), credited with consolidating the entire system of hobo communication in the 1910s, and Kathy Zuckerman, better known as the surf icon "Gidget", Susan A. Phillips' lavishly illustrated The City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti, excerpted here from Yale University Press, tells stories of small moments that collectively build into broad statements about power, memory, landscape, and history itself.

Susan A. Phillips
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The 10 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2009

Indie pop in 2009 was about all young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band, and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.

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