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For the first time ever, we present you with The Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch!

You illustrate the start of a short story, then send your illustration to us and enter the contest. The top 20 are selected to battle it out in our online arena and the winner will receive fame, fortune & more!!!

Are you ready??


Read and Illustrate Part 1 of the Story and then ENTER THE CONTEST!


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


Want more information? Read more about our rules, what it’s about, where to submit, and its incredible history.

If you have general questions about Deathmatch, email us at [email protected].

Keep up with us on social media @brokenpencilmag.



Join our Instagram Live for more on Indie Illustrator’s Deathmatch!

  We’re going live this Tuesday! Tune in on November 24th at 8 to 9PM (EST) on Instagram. Meet the author whose story contestants are illustrating in the Deathmatch! Plus meetour new fiction edcitor Tory Hetherington! Ask all your Indie Illustrator Deathmatch (what are they looking for in a great illustration of the story?) and fiction writing questions!