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Broken Pencil is proud to announce that Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency is this year literary agent in our Deathmatch prize pack! The McDermid Agency has represented Giller, Man Booker, GG, and Writers Trust winners and nominees to name a few.

Submission deadline for this year’s Deathmatch Short Story competition is December 21st. The Prize Pack includes $400, a meeting with Chris Bucci, a meeting with an acclaimed author, and a meeting with a book publisher. Author and Book Publisher TBA. For more Deathmatch information click HERE.

chris1aaChris Bucci is a literary agent, director and full partner at The McDermid Agency. He represents bestselling authors such as Bob Rae, Timothy Caulfield, Susan Delacourt, Jowita Bydlowska, James Grainger and Kerri Sakamoto. Most recently senior editor at McClelland & Stewart, he worked primarily with non-fiction, bringing to the M&S catalogue the likes of Alain de Botton, Christopher Hitchens, Paul Watson and Sir Martin Gilbert.

He began his career at the University of Toronto Press and soon became an acquisitions editor in social sciences and cultural studies. Bucci joined HarperCollins Canada in 2003 as a non-fiction editor. Moving to M&S in 2004, Bucci helped revitalize the McClelland & Stewart non-fiction program, establishing relationships with international authors, agents and publishers.