There Is a War has been selected as one of the sixteen Battle Royale competitors in this year’s Indie Writers’ Deathmatch.
Since 2008, Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts, has been running the world’s most audacious short story contest — The Indie Writers’ Deathmatch Short Story Contest.
In the Deathmatch short story contest, the top 16 stories as selected by the Broken Pencil editors are pitted against each other in our online arena. In the online arena, anyone and everyone can read the stories and vote on which one deserves to reign supreme. The authors will be in constant communication with their audience through the comment boards, and they can hype up their own story, or trash-talk their opponent’s writing. The winning story moves on to the next round until there are only two stories left, battling it out for ultimate victory! With over 100,000 votes cast each year, the Deathmatch is a high stakes struggle for literary bragging rights!