Justin Ridgeway is an associate fiction editor at Broken Pencil. He writes fiction and journalism. He studies landscape architecture. He is a public art consultant. Ten years from now he expects to be found roaming the Mediterranean on a yacht with a helipad and welcoming on board friends including Bjork, Jay Z and Stephen Hawking.
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.