The Broken Pencil
Indie Writers Deathmatch Has Begun
To witness the carnage go to www.brokenpencil.com/deathmatch
The top eight have been selected! Vote now! The battle begins!
Broken Pencil's first ever winner-takes-all online short story contest begins! The top 8 submissions have been selected from aspiring writers around North America and the world. Now it's time for our readers to vote and our competing writers to do whatever it takes to make it into the top four.
Each week, two stories will be pitted against each other in the online arena. The authors will be in constant communication with their audience through a blog which they can use to hype their story or talk trash their opponent.
The top four vote-getting stories (all of which will be published in the Spring issue of Broken Pencil) will then begin a final battle for victory. The bruised but triumphant writer will have his or her story published in Broken Pencil's upcoming Fiction Issue, and will also receive an Indie Lit Library -- tons of great books from groundbreaking small presses ECW, Conundrum, City Lights, Brindle & Glass, and Arsenal Press -- as well as $250 cash and a Broken Pencil prize pack!
Mustache Story by Michael Sasi (Vancouver, BC)
Last Winter Here by Emma Healey (Toronto, ON)
Gynecomastia by Janine Fleri (Astoria, NY)
Panties by Greg Kearney (Toronto, ON)
Amsterdam at Midnight by Graham Parke (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
The Worst of Us by Sarah Gordon (Winnipeg, MB)
Sickness by Jessica Faulds (Edmonton, AB)
Spawning by Kimberley Idol (Las Vegas, NV)