Shoofly flash fiction contest
On The Spot” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by The BSL Shoofly and other generous sponsors offers cash prizes for the best work of flash fiction created in Bay St. Louis DURING ArtsAlive! As a bonus this year, The BSL Shoofly will publish the three winners in its April issue!!!
The topic will be revealed to entrants at 9:30am-10:30am at Bay Books (131 Main St.) and they have until 1:00 pm to turn in their 400 word (or less) pieces. Writers will read their own entries aloud to an audience on stage at The Mockingbird Cafe at 2pm. Here, the judging will take place and cash prizes will be awarded! Judge for the 2017 competition is Bay St. Louis author and Shoofly creator, Ellis Anderson!
In the Writers’ Market, readers have the chance to discover new authors and talk with some of their local favorites! Throughout the day, there will be featured writer book signings and drawings for free books.
2017 Literary Showcase Prize sponsors
Flash Fiction Contest
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Rules: • Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017• Limited to first 40 authors who apply (based on postmark).• Entry fee: $20 (non-refundable if in advance and $25 CASH/CHECK day of) • Must be present on day of event to participate.• Topic will be announced at 9:30am-10:30am at Bay Books.• Authors will have three hours to write a fiction piece on that topic of 400 words or less.• Authors must provide their own writing tools (eg, laptop, iPad, pen and paper, etc.).• Finished pieces will be submitted via email or in person to Bay Books by 2pm.• Starting at 3pm, authors will take turns reading their pieces aloud to audience and Judge(s). PA equipment will be provided.• Prizes: $150, $100, and $50 for the top three pieces.