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Opium 500 Word Memoir Contest

The 500 Word Memoir Contest
Write 500 words and win $1,000!

Judged by Daniel Handler

With Opium5’s famous authors issue, you (our writers) become the magazine’s
celebrities. To intensify the spotlight, we’re launching an all-new contest
both compliment and undercut the memoirization of the literary world. We
hereby announce Opium Magazine’s 500-Word Memoir Contest, judged by Daniel
The Deadline: July 11, 2007.
The Cost: $10 for a single entry; $17.50 for two
How to Submit: 1. Pay for your entry at the Opium Store, located at
2. Submit your story by e-mailing it to OpiumPrize(at) 2. Submit your story
with @).
The Judge: Daniel Handler, author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your
Mouth and Adverbs. He’s the master creator of Lemony Snicket, a sequence of
novels for children collectively entitled A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The Reward: $1,000, and publication in Opium5
The Odds: Unknowable until all entries are in, but we did publish SEVEN
stories from our most recent contest.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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