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The Metro Deadly Ponies Scholarship Rides Again!

We are on the lookout for great, emerging writers.

The Metro Deadly Ponies Scholarship Rides Again!

Sep 22, 2022 What's On

After a successful debut last year, the Metro Deadly Ponies scholarship is back and once again we are looking for fresh, exciting writing from fresh, exciting people on a topic of importance to them. It could be anything, as long as it makes us want to keep reading it till the last word. So, we’re offering $2000 for a story of at least 2000 words, commissioned by Deadly Ponies, to be published in the Autumn 2022 issue with the full editorial support of the Metro editors.

To apply, send a 200 word pitch, with a short bio to with Metro Deadly Ponies in the subject line by November 1st.

We’ll announce the winner in our Summer issue. We can’t wait to see what you come up with

Metro & Deadly Ponies will have access to the winner for promotion of their works via digital and in-store channels, including participation in a Metro Deadly Ponies reader event.


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