Here at the Shoofly Magazine, we're sponsoring a cool art contest to help publicize our name change from the Fourth Ward Cleaver (which started as a neighborhood online newsletter) to the Shoofly, after the Bay St. Louis landmark.
First prize winner gets a night at the fabulous Monteleone Hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter, breakfast at Criollo the next morning and a $200 gift certificate from Bay Life Gifts and Gallery.
The top ten entries will be displayed for the month and offered for sale (30% commission) at Bay Life Gifts, 111 Main Street, Bay St. Louis. The contest will be judged by Malcolm White, director of the Mississippi Arts Commission! Full details here!
The deadline also looms (September 10) for submissions of one-act plays by Mississippi residents, sponsored by Mississippi Writes Original (MWO). The winners's work will be featured as a cohesive collection onstage at the historic Bay St. Louis Little Theatre April 29, 2017 in an MWO event dedicated to original Mississippi drama. Click this link for eligibility, selection criteria, and formatting requirements. So sequester yourself in your writer’s garret and get to work on your masterpiece, pronto.