Submissions open now for Pretty Deadly Films #9

Film In Dublin’s Pretty Deadly Films zine will be returning in March 2022 and we’re accepting submissions from contributors now.

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.

We are currently accepting submissions for:

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


We have slots open for 4 guest contributors for our 9th issue, ‘Good For Her’. A trend first given a name by @cinematogrxphy on Twitter, the ‘Good For Her’ are women’s stories that provoke a feeling of camaraderie and catharsis in the audience, even or maybe especially when the women on screen are violent and vengeful in their victories. They can be wrenching themselves free from trauma, or just finally getting theirs. From the machinations of Amazing Amy in Gone Girl, to the delicious emancipation of Thomasin in The Witch, or even more conventional protagonists like those of Knives Out, The Invisible Man or Ready or Not, something fun and fascinating happens to audiences when a movie irises out on the glint in a woman’s eye, and we want to see what you come up with inspired by your faves from this phenomenon. This is something more than the femme fatale of noir, this is the femme vivant, getting one over on the world that got one over on her first, and you know what? …fair play to her.

Pretty Deadly Films can offer €60 for artwork and essays. We aim to release further issues in 2022. If March is 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 filmindublin@gmail.com with the subject line ‘PDF #9’. We will make our briefing doc available to selected contributors. 

Deadline for pitches and submissions for Pretty Deadly Films #9 is Monday February 7th. 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.

Digital and physical copies of previous issues of our zine are available here. Do feel free to take a look for info and inspo.

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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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