“Man Vs. Nature” is a type of story conflict in which the antagonist of the story is not a personified threat, but a natural phenomenon. Think: hurricane, volcano, poison, predators, plane crash, the depths of the ocean, or the vacuum of space. The force threatening your protagonist this month should not be a menacing person, but a force of nature, just doing what it does naturally. Your challenge will be to make that threat compelling.
- $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.
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
- Authors of any age can enter
- Can be any genre, but the main antagonist must be a force of nature.
- Only one entry per contestant
- Must be submitted by July 31, 2021
- Must be an original work. Plagiarized works will not be considered.
HOW TO ENTER
Submit your manuscript via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!