If you’ve listened to the Certified Forgotten podcast, then you know that we focus on films with five or fewer RottenTomatoes reviews. This approach was born of a desire to highlight truly underseen horror films and to give our guests clear guidelines on what films they should pick for their episode.

Unlike our podcast episodes, we do not restrict our site content to movies with five or fewer reviews. However, we would ask that you keep our goal – to help audiences discover new-to-them horror movies – in mind when pitching.

Here a few guidelines to keep in mind when pitching:

  • Our current rate is $75.00 per editorial. Most editorials run between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length, but we’ll never be upset if a really good piece is longer or shorter.
  • We love lists as much as the next horror critics; after all, we’ve had the Queen of Horror Lists, Meagan Navarro, as a guest on our podcast twice! But if we had our choice – and we do – we’d love to read insightful essays on individual films. Now is your chance to do a deep dive on that film you’ve always wanted to talk about.
  • When pitching, please include samples of your work. This makes it easier for us to understand the kind of writing we can expect from you. And don’t worry if horror is not a big part of your portfolio – that’s what we’re here for.
  • Make sure you articulate a clear perspective in your pitch. For example, we love that you love Ojuju and want to write about it, but do not forget the “why” and the “how.” What do you want to say, and why is it a great fit for Certified Forgotten?

Please note that we are only accepting editorial pitches for Certified Forgotten at this time. Film reviews or guest appearances on the podcast will not be accepted. We meet once a week to review pitches, so please drop us a line (certifiedforgotten@gmail.com) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.