Opine Season is an online community opinion page featuring a core collective of columnists and occasional contributors living in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. We’re primarily a platform for writers of color, women and young adults, among other underrepresented voices.
Launched in 2013, Opine Season had a short but impactful first run, attracting more than 250,000 page views in four months before going on hiatus amid other work and life obligations. Opine Season’s writers relaunched on Jan 20, 2017, with the inauguration of the new U.S. president.
Nothing like Opine Season exists anywhere. Envision the opinion pages you’d find on the web sites of the New York Times or Washington Post but, instead of journalists, Opine Season will spotlight activists, artists, educators, students and millennials, public advocates and experts in law, healthcare, urban economics and development—all recruited for their smart, strong, provocative voices of conviction.
Opine Season’s founder is Matt Peiken, a former longtime staff writer with the St. Paul Pioneer Press who now produces the video programs 3-Minute Egg and The Steering Committee and hosts the podcast Metal Brainiac.
Opine Season is actively recruiting columnists. If you’d like to write for Opine Season, send a note detailing your writing background and interests, along with and 3-5 examples of your work (preferably columns, blog posts or other writing featuring your voice/opinions), to firstname.lastname@example.org