Call for Submissions: Bowdoin Journal of Cinema

We are happy to announce the opportunity to publish your scholarly work in the Bowdoin Journal of Cinema, one of the only strictly-undergraduate publications to feature work in cinema studies. At the Journal, we are looking for work that offers deep insights, unique perspectives, and fresh takes on any topic in film/cinema studies. In other words, if you have written a high-quality essay of which you are proud, this is a great opportunity to see it published.

Each essay will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by a panel of Bowdoin College students. Authors of accepted essays will be notified before publication and will be able to revise their work prior to submission. They will be published online, building an online resource of undergraduate work in cinema studies.

To submit, please email a .pdf or .docx file to, including your first and last name, college or university, and class year. Please include an abstract of 100-150 words, a complete bibliography, and any relevant photographic stills with your submission. There is no ideal word count; every essay, regardless of length, will be considered equally. 

The deadline for May publication is February 10, 2022.

We look forward to reading your submissions!


Ben Allen, Finn McGannon, Emily Staten, and Julia Perillo

Executive Editors of the Bowdoin Journal of Cinema