On November 29, 799, Pope Leo III returned to Rome with political protection from Charlemagne from his enemies. On November 29, 2018, The Opiate will honor the relevance of this date (and its own need of political protection at times in the landscape of the insular NYC literary world) by celebrating the release of Vol. 15 (and the tenuous return of its editor-in-chief to New York after a self-imposed exile in Southern Italy). Readers so far will include:

Erica Schreiner
Matthew Corey
Darius VanSluytman
Aurora Bodenhamer
Genna Rivieccio