short story contest: Broken Pencil
- Short Story Contest...
Broken Pencil: the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts presents
our first annual...
Indie Writers Deathmatch
Do your words bleed? Think you're the greatest writer in Indietown? Prove it!
Broken Pencil presents The Indie Writers Deathmatch -- the ultimate fiction
contest, where the culture's most hardcore stories are pitted against each
other in a fight to the finish. Eight stories will face off in our Online Arena,
but only one will emerge victorious. Will it be yours? Enter now and kick some
Indie Lit ass.
Since 1995, Broken Pencil Magazine has published some of the edgiest and most
dangerous fiction from writers across Canada and throughout the world. Now,
the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts announces its very first
short story contest -- but with the kind of twist you'd expect from the mag
that's had its finger on the country's creative pulse for over a decade. The
winning story will be decided by Broken Pencil readers themselves, through a vote
on the official magazine website. It's a literary fight to death: the Broken
Pencil Indie Writers Deathmatch!
The top eight submissions will be selected by the Broken Pencil fiction team,
and posted to a new Contest Page on the 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 talk trash about their opponent. When the
dust settles, only one surviving story will be declared the winner; 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 books from some of Canada's most groundbreaking small presses, valued at
$500 -- as well as $250 cash and a Broken Pencil prize pack! This is an
opportunity like no other for writers who want to prove that they have what it takes to
make it in the inexorable domain of indie culture.
for complete contest rules please go to www.brokenpencil.com/deathmatch
*Entry fee is $20, by credit card, or by cheque or money order made out to
Broken Pencil. Entry fee includes a one year subscription to Broken Pencil, or a
one-year extension for current subscribers.
Enter online at www.brokenpencil.com/deathmatch or mail submissions to Broken
Pencil, PO Box 203, Station P, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S7
*Contest is open to original unpublished fiction of 1000-3000 words.
*Deadline for entries is December 31, 2007
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