Opium Magazine is running another fine contest. The deadline is February 8, 2008, so write it in your calendars and take some time to write a pithy, precise 250-word piece of flash fiction. The details:
Our rotation of oddball contests (Seven Line Stories in Opium4, and 500-Word Memoirs in Opium5) has led to some of the most jaw-dropping, exciting work we've read. That leads us to our all-new competition for Opium6's "Go Green!" issue: The Bookmark Contest judged by Aimee Bender.
The deal: write a 250 word story, and the winner will earn their spot on the bookmark that will be slotted into every issue of Opium6. Inarguably thrilling!
The Reward: $1,000, and publication in Opium6 in bookmark form
The Cost: $10 for a single entry; $17.50 for two
How to Submit: Send your memoir to OpiumPrize@gmail.com, and pay the entry fee(s)
The Odds: We can’t know this until all entries are in, but know that we did publish seven stories from each of our last two contests.
The Judge: Aimee Bender is the author of three books, the most recent being Willful Creatures. Her short stories have been published in Granta, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney's, Harper's, GQ and more, as well as heard on "This American Life." She lives in L.A.
If you enter, drop a comment so we can root for you. Good luck, everyone!