Pretty Deadly Films is accepting submissions for September

Our film zine Pretty Deadly Films returns this September and we’re putting the call out now for our latest set of contributors. 

Film In Dublin’s online zine Pretty Deadly Films is currently seeking guest contributors. Each issue of PDF looks at film through the lens of a particular theme, with contributors submitting various features on their favourite movies, the blockbusters, the cult hits, the films where the pretty and the deadly do things that are pretty deadly. On film.

To keep the bright lights on for our e-zine machine, we will be making our next batch of issues available for pay-what-you-can on Gumroad. You can get a digital download or a pretty deadly packet with a hard copy posted right to your door. Our last few issues and some pretty deadly merch are all available now on our online store.

We are currently accepting submissions for:


  • Essays
  • Artwork
  • Comics
  • Poetry
  • Themed recipes
  • Playlists
  • And more (Surprise us!)

We have slots open for 3 guest contributors for our 7th issue, ‘Bangers, Bops and Needle Drops’. We’re devoting a whole EP sized issue to some pretty deadly tunes, the music that up the score of movies in your head, the perfectly timed soundtrack slappers that blew you away. Whether you’re most interested in a movie about music, a musical or cinema with a killer soundtrack is up to you, we’re especially interested though in the art of a good needle drop – ones that inform a scene instead of explaining it!

Pretty Deadly Films can offer €60 for artwork and essays.  We aim to release four issues in 2021 – in April, June, September and December. If September is coming too soon for you, or if we are unable to slot you in this time, we can keep you in mind for future issues. 

Please send pitches, submissions or expressions of interest to with the subject line ‘PDF #7’. We will make our briefing doc available to selected contributors. 

Deadline for pitches and submissions for Pretty Deadly Films #6 is Friday August 6th. We can’t wait to hear from you and to share our latest issue with zine fans out there in the fair city of film.

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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