Write for Fistful of Pasta!

I know there's a lot more spaghetti western fans out there than there are web sites for them. Perhaps there are some of you who'd like to write something and feature it here. I'm envisioning this site as a community, as well as a place for fans who don't have a web site but would still like to write about these films. Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Movie Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Thematic Essays
  • Biographies (of performers, directors, etc.)
  • Interviews

...and anything else related to the genre.

It's perfectly fine to submit a review for a film that's already up here.

If you'd like to see your spaghetti-western related writing on A Fistful of Pasta, here's what you need to know.

This is not a commercial site, and I'm not making any money off of it. The few ads you see on the site help me pay for hosting. I'm just doing it out of a love for these movies, so there's no pay involved as far as submissions go. You will receive full credit for your writing, and if you'd like to remove it for any reason, let me know and I'll take it down. If you are an author who is promoting a book on the genre, and want to promote it with an excerpt, that's okay, too. We'll discuss the details.

So if you want to submit something, here's what I need from you for me to put it up here...

Please have it be well-written. Be serious, be humorous, I don't care, just make sure it's good to read, has a good flow to it, and it is well-written. We're not looking for tiny one-paragraph submissions, nor long-winded summaries that give away every detail of the plot. The best thing you can do before sending us something is to spend a bit of time on here and read some reviews, so you get an idea as to what we're looking for. Poorly worded, vague, or sloppy reviews with bad grammar will be rejected, it's nothing personal.

Feel free to enclose screen captures or any other relevant imagery with your review. If you need assistance with screen captures, let me know, I'll help you. If you don't want to or are unable to, that's okay; don't let it keep you from writing a review.

All you need to do is submit it in an email, enclosing any pictures you want to use, too. An MS-word (.doc or .docx) or an .rtf file is also fine.

Also, for reviews, when possible, please mention what release of the film you were watching. Write about what you liked and didn't like, be as elaborate as you want to be, and don't forget to mention if you think the film is worth seeing. Bloopers, music, thematic analysis, and comparisons to other films are all things that make for good reviews. It's okay to look at these films with a critical eye, as well as that of a fan. Nobody's going to give you a hard time if you criticize a film if you're explaining why you didn't like it.

So if you have something, or have questions, please send me a note at the contact page and I'll let you know where we go from there.

Thanks, amigos!

J.D. Ryan
Editor/Webmaster
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