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
[Sep 2018] Craftsmanship for Food – Clark Roberts
[August 2018 TMG] The Cartel – Renee Miller
[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