Listen to Broken Pencil’s Q&A With This Year’s Deathmatch Author!

Earlier this week, Broken Pencil fiction editor Tory Hetherington had a chat with Joe Bongiorno about the upcoming Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch!


Joe Bongiorno is a Montréal writer, whose pieces have appeared in publications including GeistEventFreefall and Broken Pencil. Bongiorno is currently working on a novel and a short story collection, and also happens to be the short story author for this year’s Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch!

For his short story, what is Bongiorno looking for in a great illustration?

To find out, take a listen to short story author Joe Bongiorno and Broken Pencil fiction editor Tory Hetherington as they talk about conspiracies, fiction, and all things Deathmatch!

Read and illustrate part one of the story and enter the Deathmatch contest!

☠️ The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2020, and the contest officially begins on January 30th, 2021! ☠️

Click here for more info on 2020’s Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch or head over to!