It's now time to officially reignite Opium5's 500-Word Memoir
Contest--this time judged by author and Oscar-nominee .
The rules? Easy. Write a memoir that is 500 words or less. The winning
story, along with a handful of finalists, will appear in Opium8 which
will debut in April 2009.
Enter, and tell the world so they can enter, too!
: February 22, 2009
The Reward: $1,000, and publication in Opium8.
The Cost: $10 for a single entry; $17.50 for two
How to Submit: Go to Opium's new submissions system and enter! (If you
already have an account, create a new one here)
The Odds: We can't know this until all entries are in, but know that
we do publish many stories from our contests (7 appear in Opium7, 10
in Opium6, along with over 30 on OpiumMagazine. com ).
The Judge: Tom Perrotta has written six novels, including Election,
the New York Times best seller and Little
Children. Election became an acclaimed movie directed by Alexander
Payne, and Perrotta received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of