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Welcome to the Deathmatch Short Story Contest, the world’s only and most dangerous interactive short story competition. Enter your story HERE.

What exactly is the Indie Writer’s Deathmatch? It’s an online battle. The top 16 stories battle it out online complete with reader voting, author trash talk and lots of comments. It’s fun and crazy and all about finding and promoting new voices!  The winners get publication in Broken Pencil: Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts, plus cash money. The grand prize winner also gets the Indie Writer’s Makeover — Consultations with an Agent, a Publisher and an acclaimed Writer. Find out more HERE. The complete Deathmatch history is HERE.

Deathmatch rules and regulations are HERE. Read some of the stories from previous Deathmatch contests that have BLOWN OUR MINDS!

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Hello and welcome! Our website is updated daily, and our magazine comes out 4 times a year. 

MEMBERS: Login and start your visit at the MEMBERS HOME PAGE. (Click on the BP LOGO to go back to the Members Home Page at any time.)

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