Hal Niedzviecki is the fiction editor and publisher of Broken Pencil Magazine. He is also the author of 8 books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened (City Lights, 2011).
Step One: Read the stories.
Step Two: Vote for your favourite. Repeatedly. You can vote once every hour.
Step Three: Sound off in the comments.
Step Four: Blog, tweet, tell all your friends – help your favourite author win!
Step Five: Repeat until an Ultimate Winner is declared and all others lie bleeding in the dust.
Click here for Deathmatch rules and regulations and for links to all the people and presses that have generously donated awesome prizes for our winner and runners-up.