Call for Entries: Broken Pencil Indie Writers Deathmatch

2 December 2011

Calling all aspiring authors!

Here’s your chance to get your work published, all you’ve got to do is compete in a deathmatch.

A literary deathmatch, that is.

Enter your short story (fiction) in Broken Pencil Magazine’s Indie Writers Deathmatch and have a chance to win lots of great prizes!

Winner gets a prize pack of cash and awesome stuff worth $650! Plus publication in Spring 2012 issue of Broken Pencil Magazine.

3 Runners-up get $100 and publication in Spring 2012 issue of Broken Pencil Magazine!

Since 2008, Broken Pencil: the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts, has been running one of the world’s most audacious short story contests.  In the Deathmatch short story contest, the top eight entrants as selected by Broken Pencil are pitted against each other two by two. The winning story is decided by Broken Pencil readers themselves, through a vote on the official magazine website. Each week, two stories will be pitted against each other in the online arena, where anyone and everyone can read them and vote on which one deserves to reign supreme. The authors will be in constant communication with their audience through a blog which they can use to hype up their own story, or trash-talk their opponent’s writing. The winning story moves on to the next round until there are only two stories left, battling it out for ultimate victory! With over 25,000 votes cast, the Deathmatch is a high stakes struggle for literary bragging rights!

The winners and runners-up get published in Broken Pencil, plus cash prizes, prize packs, and all kinds of other goodies. Check here for contest rules and regulations plus what you can win!

Enter the Indie Writers Deathmatch Now

We are open for submissions until December 31st, 2011.

Entry fee: $20. (Includes a one year subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine)

The deadline for entries is December 31, 2011.

Get writing!

You can enter and find out more info about the contest here:

About Broken Pencil Magazine
Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, Canada, Broken Pencil is a print magazine published four times a year. It is one of the few magazines in the world devoted exclusively to underground culture and the independent arts. We are a great resource and a lively read! Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos and music from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.

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