The Deathmatch Indie Short Story Contest kicks off

this Saturday, February 6th at 12:01 am. 

Lightning Elimination Round: Saturday Feb 6 at 12:01 – Sunday Feb 7 at 11:59pm.

The top 16 stories as chosen by Broken Pencil compete for votes.

The top 8 go on to the semi-finals. The rest go home!

Who will take home the grand prize of cash money and the complete Indie Writers Makeover?


Winner receives:

$200 cash prize! MAKE THAT $400 CASH MONEY! The prize has been doubled! Publication in Broken Pencil Magazine! The Complete Indie Writers’ Makeover: A consultation with the famed publisher Book Thug; A consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of The Rights Factory; plus a consultation with acclaimed writer and columnist Russell Smith. They will read your work and give you feedback on your writing, your career and what to do next!

THANKS TO OUR DEATHMATCH PRESENTING SPONSOR:   communication-art-design-s   Check out the contest details and new format:

What is the Deathmatch Short Story Contest?

Deathmatch Rules and Regulations

The Incredible History of the Deathmatch