For writers: Willow and Thatch welcomes guest posts from historians, costume designers, authors and others who are closely involved in the making, or the academic research of, period dramas for television and film. We love our writers and liberally share news about their books, speaking engagements, and other accomplishments. Drop us a note here to introduce yourself along with a few suggestions of what you’d like to write for Willow and Thatch.
If you are a dedicated fan of the genre with something to share, but don’t fall into the above categories, you can still reach out and we’ll see what we can do.
For artists and designers: Willow and Thatch is working on a custom line of products, and we love to collaborate with artists and crafts-people who share our vision of making timeless, beautiful, well-crafted items that appeal to period drama fans.
To get an idea of our sensibility, please visit of Pinterest page, and be in touch.
You can also contact us if you’d like to see your illustrations or graphic design on Willow and Thatch.
For Advertisers and Sponsors: Our partners understand that Willow and Thatch readers are the BEST. They are passionate about period dramas, and as evidenced by their comments below, they are also passionate about Willow and Thatch. This is likely because they know that every recommendation on the site has come from the heart, from a fellow fan of the historical costume drama.
We can work with businesses of any size, from a start-up at Etsy to a major streaming service or film production company. If you have a product or service you believe would be of interest to our readership, let us know, and we’ll work within your budget. For brands that are a good fit, there are many ways we can introduce you to our loyal readers and keep the relationship going, including the following:
Banners: Our sidebar is visible across 90% of the pages on Willow and Thatch. Partner ads can be placed above the fold on the sidebar and are available as 300 wide by a variety of heights, and can also be included in Sponsored Posts.
Sponsored Posts: Sponsored posts allow us to dig deep into your product or service so we can give an honest, and thorough review to our readers. For an example of an unbiased sponsored review, see BritBox British Streaming is Here! Your brand can also commission one of our regular posts, and be given a linked acknowledgment within the article and newsletter announcement. All sponsored posts are properly disclosed.
Newsletter / Social: Willow and Thatch is honored that our readers want to read what we share – our newsletter open rate is about three times higher than the entertainment industry average, and our click rate is more than 10 times that of the average. Sponsored reviews are automatically shared with our followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr, as well as in the newsletter, but social and newsletter promotion is also a stand-alone option.
Video: Period drama enthusiasts love the visual medium, and can readily be reached through video. If it’s the right content for our audience, we can share your trailer or pre-roll within specific posts on the main website, on our social sites, in the newsletter and on the Willow and Thatch Period Drama Channel.
This is Lovely: In addition to being a ‘regular” post, partner posts have the bonus of added visibility in being part of the This is Lovely series of Willow and Thatch. Displayed prominently on the header menu, all This is Lovely posts are aggregated on a page where readers can discover partner products and services, alongside other things that Willow and Thatch simply thinks are lovely. A second section of This is Lovely provides sponsored space for our partners.
Additionally, Willow and Thatch can also host your giveaway, or become your affiliate partner.
Please contact us for detailed site statistics and demographics, but in general, most of our over 100K monthly engagements reach women in the United States. Their interests include movie and television related services, a love for quality old-fashioned and handmade products, history, travel to the UK, family focused entertainment and education, Jane Austen, and reading, among others.
Willow and Thatch was launched in the summer of 2015 by a costume drama fan with a background in journalism. Today it is a fast-growing, professionally-run, authority niche website with broad appeal. Learn more about us, and about period dramas.
Below is a sampling of feedback from our readers:
Love this site!! It is my zen! – Julia
The best recommendation list of carefully edited suggestions that I have come across. – Kathleen T.
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Absolutely divine reading, this is by far the best blog I have ever read on the subject of movie costume and period dramas. I have even found a few movies that I didn’t know about and have ordered them to watch. Just wonderful… – Wendy M.
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I am ever so appreciative of all your hard work compiling lists and alerting me to things I haven’t seen before. So thank you very much! – Beth G
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My mother and I watch period dramas together, such as “North and South” and “Persuasion.” When I was about to enter my senior year of high school, we celebrated by watching the show “Cranford.” Now we both look forward to Willow and Thatch’s posts for new period pieces that we can become obsessed with. – Monet
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Thanks so much for this lovely website. I spent nearly 20 years working in a costume workroom for a variety of theatres around the U.S. And I so appreciate a good period costume! It’s good to find a new source of excellent movies and TV series online. – Vicki A.
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Thank you for this list! This is now my touchstone for African-American Period movies. I’ve watched a lot of these titles but there are some more obscure gems I wasn’t aware of. The time, effort and research you input is appreciated. – Rachel
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This is great information. I have already seen a lot of these, but I am looking forward to seeing the ones that I have not – even watching them over again. – Michelle
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I found some new ones to go watch – and some wonderful memories in these selections. Now I have to go watch them all. Thank you! – Nancy R.
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Thank you so much for this round-up! I loved to read it!! Such an informative article for period drama-lovers! I can’t wait to see most of these! – Diane S.
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