The Meat Grinder

What is The Meat Grinder?

It’s a writing contest where short stories, flash fiction, and poetry compete for the most reads (visitors), likes, and comments for a certain amount of time to win a prize.

What are the rules?

We like to keep things simple. You submit your submission and it will be paired up on a first come, first serve basis based on type (short story, flash fiction or poem). After enough submissions are paired, they’ll be uploaded to the website where they’ll compete for a certain amount of time. During the competition, the stories can earn donation money with a 40-60% split between Deadman’s Tome and the author of that story. The views, likes, and comments will be converted to points and totaled. The story with the most points win.

Rules about comments: the author’s personal comments on their own story do not count.

Point count: 1 view = 1 points, 1 like = 5 point,s 1 comment = 10 points.

Medium: Short Stories

Word Length: Minimum 4K, Max 9K

Deadline: OPEN until we get 10 submissions that meet the above requirements

Prize: 1st place $50, 2nd place $25, 3rd place honorable mention.

Contest Time: 30 Days

Promotion: During the run of the contest, contestants will be chosen at random to come on the Deadman’s Tome podcast to promote their story

Donations: During the competition, the stories can earn donation money with a 40-60% split between Deadman’s Tome and the author of that story.

Submit to The Meat Grinder

submissions.deadmanstome@gmail.com

Current Match:

 

Awaiting Submissions…

 

 

Prior Champions

September 2018

[Sep 2018] Craftsmanship for Food – Clark Roberts

August 2018

[August 2018 TMG] The Cartel – Renee Miller

July 2018

[June 2018 Meat Grinder] A Final Supper – Trev Hill

April 2018 5th Week (contestants only had a week to compete)

A Macabre Dream – Sravani Singampalli

April 2018 4th Week

The Fear That Never Got Erased – Sravani singampalli

April 2018 3rd Week

No Longer Human – Arya Ashok Dixit

April 2018 2nd Week

Secret – Victor Flavin

First Meat Grinder

Bitches – Trev Hill