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This year Deathmatch looks a little different. Instead of writing, entrants will illustrate the beginning of a short story to be released in September 2020. The top 20 are selected to battle it out in our online arena and the winner will receive fame, fortune & more!!! Are you ready??

DEATHMATCH 2020 will open for submissions sometime in September 2020, when the first part of the story is revealed. The deadline to enter is December 21st, 2020, and the contest officially begins January 30th, 2021!!!

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


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