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And the winner of Deathmatch 2013 is: Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah

Category: Deathmatch 2013, News

  The voters have spoken, and Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah’s story “Cardigan Blues” has won the Broken Pencil Indie Writer’s Deathmatch this year. Nana will receive a prize pack including a consulation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Rights Factory, a feedback session with novelist and Globe and Mail columnist Russell Smith and a feedback […]

Deathmatch Finals Recap: Cage Match

  this photo is dedicated to BP editor Lindsay Gibb   This is the end, beautiful friends. I’m making a crazy shocked face just like ol’ Nic here – Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2013 is nearly finished. That doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for re-reading the stories, voting and sounding off in the comments (which […]

Presenting: Indie Writers’ Deathmatch FINALS!

This is it, folks. Visit the Indie Writer’s Deathmatch Finals here. Readers, writers, critics and literary snipers….Indie Writer’s Deathmatch 2013 is heading to a close, featuring “Cardigan Blues” by Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah and “The Offbeat” by Jeanie Keogh.

Deathmatch Recap, Semifinals Round 6: Bloodsport

  As Round 6 of the Semifinals grinds to a close, let’s take a look back at two excellent stories – Jeanie Keogh’s “The Offbeat” and Brittany Smith’s “Muscle Man” – and see how they navigated the pool of comments, ideas and revisions. But the war is not over, Jean-Claude. Go over to the Deathmatch […]

The Offbeat – REWRITE

By Jeanie Keogh I belly-flop onto the king-size hotel bed. Tomorrow we are on the road at eight. Tonight is still in its package. Rich is next door talking incoherently to himself. His words are sounds trying to stand on new legs. He gets into the shower and falls. I expect to hear expletives but […]

Muscle Man – REWRITE

By Brittany Smith Muscle Man’s plastic hands are curled into fists. His chest muscles bulge. He wears yellow briefs over an orange bodysuit and his chiseled face is set in a confident smile. Ever since his birthday, Carl has tried to destroy Muscle Man. He coiled a length of twine around Muscle Man’s ankles and […]

Deathmatch Recap, Round 5: The Semifinals

Deathmatch Recap, Round 4: More than a Feeling

Cold Comfort – REWRITE

Cardigan Blues – REWRITE

The Offbeat

The King Beet

Deathmatch Round 3 So Far: Let’s Get Fierce


Deathmatch So Far: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Muscle Man

Cold Comfort

Little Cooking Hands

Cardigan Blues