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Literary Match Bout Review: McBride Delivers Smackdown To Hoffman

From the opening paragraph of the short story Kill All Your Darlings, it’s quite evident that Tracie McBride has administered a sound literary beatdown on Kenneth Hoffman’s Up in Smoke – on stylistic grounds, if for no other reason. But alas, there are quite a number of other good, solid reasons to prefer McBride’s tale [...]

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PatronQuo Literary Review of “Forgiven”

The author of the short story, Forgiven, wants you to know that yes, indeed, it is a wonderful life out there – even if we, the readers, must navigate a tempestuous sea of typos, sentence fragments, and expository dialogue to get his uplifting message of peace and salvation. Though some might regard Forgiven as an uplifting [...]

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Update: Fiction Writer Match Bout Standings

Whether the literary community wakes up to it or not, PatronQuo.com continues to blaze its trail of innovation online with its new Literary Match Bout feature. The PatronQuo Match Bout Standings chart is now up on the Stats page (the bottom chart). Here, you can view which tales have kicked the most [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions For Literary Match Bout Voting

All the answers to the questions you have about our innovative new Literary Match Bout feature on PatronQuo.com: what it is, how it works, and why you should vote. I. WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS What exactly is a literary match bout? A literary match bout is a contest between any two short stories or [...]

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Funny New Death Match Banners To Spice Up Your Writer Websites and Blogs

Now that we’re running literary death match bouts 24/7 for every tale submitted on PatronQuo.com, we thought it apt to roll out our new funky promotional death match banners. Feel free to copy the codes below and decorate your web sites and book blogs with these sunny little messages from PatronQuo.com . LITERARY DEATH MATCHES [...]

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It’s Here! Match Bout Record Charts For All Novel and Short Story Submissions

PatronQuo.com is setting the standard for all book and short story submission websites with its pioneering launch of a Match Bout Record chart appended at the foot of every featured tale. A Match Bout Record chart is a reader-sourced tool that provides writers, literary agents, publishers, fans, and prospective patrons a valuable guide as to which [...]

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City of Elite

by Heather Choate

Part One

I slipped a .44 magnum into the rim of my panty hose. There were 15 rounds loaded in the clip, but I hoped I wouldn’t have to use them. I’d never shot a gun before— at a human that is.

Category: Short story  /  Cumulative Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 17  /  Month's Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 7
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Jack is Back

by Avani 

The soles of his bare feet smacked against the coblestone strrets as he walked. His hair lay upon his head in a mangy mess and knotted as the rain fell. Where was he going? That was the question that even he dodn't know. Yet he walked and he walked. The people he walked by stopped and stared, but no one was bold enough to walk up to him.

Would you have walked up to a man that walked along the cobblestone streets with just a pair on black slacks on and scars all along his torso? Most likely not and that's good. His eyes burned with a passion that never been felt before. To hold such a wonder lust was sin, yet he held it proudly.

Category: Short story  /  Cumulative Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 231  /  Month's Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 231
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Bon Appetit

by Austin Miller

Herbert Jenkins sat, as he did every evening, trying to enjoy the game shows on the television. This was rather difficult when his wife's loud, shrill voice rang out through the room, yelling out wrong answers to the questions.

 His wife was not a very pretty woman, nor did she make up for it with a pleasant personality. She stood at about 5'11 and weighed at least 240 pounds. She was the exact opposite of Herbert, who was a short, timid, and very gentle man.

Category: Short story  /  Cumulative Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 41  /  Month's Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 38
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Monkey

by Jim Meirose

Jim Meirose 56690 Words

53 Sycamore Street

Category: Novel  /  Cumulative Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 26  /  Month's Earnings: $0.00   Rank: 26

All-Time Patron Rankings:

Rank Name
1Cori Jones
2Tony Ferrero
3Liz 
4Stuart Ackerman
5Catherine 
6Holly Jahangiri
7Jean Irizarry
8Heather Kephart
9Jason Cook
10Ellen Pall

All-Time Author Earnings:

Amount Name
$340.00Cori Jones
$106.00Holly Jahangiri
$60.00J. Leland Kupferberg
$15.00Paul Beckman
$15.00Andrea Helaine
$15.00Tracie McBride
$15.00Salvatore Buttaci
$10.00Lazar Goldshlager
$10.00Maria Elizabeth Romana
$5.00Isabella Nativ

All-Time Novel Earnings:

Amount Title
$340.00Hanging Wasp by Cori Jones
$10.00Little Miss Straight Lace by Maria Elizabeth Romana
$5.00Ruby Sun by Paige Owen 

All-Time Short story Earnings:

Amount Title
$106.00The Trouble with Oliver by Holly Jahangiri
$40.00Up and Over by J. Leland Kupferberg
$20.00Craftsman's Volley by J. Leland Kupferberg
$15.00Get Off The Couch, Ann Landers! by Paul Beckman
$15.00Angel of Death by Andrea Helaine
$15.00Kill All Your Darlings by Tracie McBride
$15.00The Drummer Yusipov by Salvatore Buttaci
$10.00Tales of The Hang Buddy by Lazar Goldshlager
$5.00Bedtime Story by Isabella Nativ
$5.00Skin for Skin by Jonathan Papernick

Match Bout Standings:

Rank Title Matches Leading
1Benjie Boy81.82%
2The Pens81.82%
3The Hand of God80.00%
4Angel of Death76.47%
5Near Death75.00%
6One of Those Days72.22%
7Valiant70.00%
8Forgiven66.67%
9Tales of The Hang Buddy65.38%
10Wreck of the Marie Jenny65.00%

Recent Submissions:

Title
Incarnate by Jose Quinones
THE CHOICE OF AFTERLIFE By- Aakash Mitra by Aakash Mitra
Into The New World by Astermel Samuya
Captivated Murder by Mitchel Rose
THE APPLE OF EDEN by Pushpak Chattopadhyay
Autobiography by Elsa Emmalise
World Tour Diary (1) by Radu Prodan
Take flight, Dodo bird by Peter Peh
The Advice by Joshua Jackson
Calypso by Jo Carter

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