This month the theme is Science Fiction, which means speculative futures, space adventures, technology run amok, and consequences of creative ambition for humans and non-humans alike. Science fiction is a genre defined by stories that can only be told in that genre: the ramifications of space-travel, contact with other species, transhumanism, robotics, AI, simulated realities– the writer is only limited by their imagination, so look to popular media for inspiration and flex that creative muscle.
- $200 (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
- Must possess themes and tropes common to the Sci-fi genre
- Authors of any age can enter
- Mixing of genres is allowed
- Only one entry per contestant
- Must be submitted by March 31st, 2021
- Must be an original work. Plagiarized works will not be considered.
HOW TO ENTER
Submit your manuscript via email to email@example.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!
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