Not a prank, just a bit of fun. This month, Prose Opiate is looking for stories based on your favorite existing intellectual properties. Many people start writing with fan fiction, and it’s a great way to learn how to write. To write good fan fiction, you really have to understand the story you’re adapting: the voices of the characters, their flaws, the choices they make, and the stories the creators tell– a necessary skill for writing for television, comics, and more.


First Place

  • $100 (USD)*
  • Custom Cover Design
  • Permanent place on the Prose Opiate Homepage**
  • Author Spotlight Interview

    *All prize money delivered securely via PayPal. Winning contestants must have an active Paypal account to receive prize money.
    **Author retains all rights to their work. Prose Opiate will never retain or distribute your work without your permission. (Caveat: for this contest, this award is provisional. If the original owner of intellectual property issues a cease and desist, however unlikely, the submission will be removed from the site.)

Just for participating:
The Prose Opiate staff reads all contest entries and will respond to all contestants with a professionally edited manuscript and suggestions on how you can grow and improve as a writer! Keep practicing! There will be another contest next month!


  • Story must be less than 5,000 words
  • Must be based on one or more existing published intellectual properties
  • Authors of any age can enter
  • Only one entry per contestant
  • Must be submitted by April 30th, 2021
  • Must be an original work. Plagiarized works will not be considered. (No, this does not contradict contest premise)


Submit your manuscript via email to proseopiate.submissions@gmail.com

Story can be submitted as an attached document or pasted into the body of the email.

Be sure to include your pen name and the official title of your manuscript.

You will receive emails from our staff containing your edited manuscript and correspondence coordinating the transference of prize materials, so use an email that you check regularly.



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All current participants and their stories are listed here. Check back regularly to see what stage of the review process your entry has reached!

J.M. Stephens

Batman: The Chinese Connection


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