Wednesday, 9 January 2019

EYELANDS 2nd INTERNATIONAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST – 2019



The contest runs from January 10th through March 20th, 2019
The theme of the contest this year is Spring
First prize: A week holiday at Three Rock Writers resort οn the island of Crete
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology plus a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50% from the regular cost (non obligatory)..
Shortlisted stories: Publication in anthology/free copy
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis
Collaboration: Eyelands.gr (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
Entry fee: 10€
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RULES OF THE CONTEST 
* Theme of the contest: «Spring».
*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, maximum length is 500 words and must be previously unpublished in a book, printed magazine or web-based journal. Entries must be in English
*This is an international contest. There is no restriction such as nationality etc of the author, but you have to be 18 years old on the 11th of January 2019 to enter the contest  –unless there is a parental approval.
* No “eyelands” editor, judge, or relative of theirs, is allowed to enter.
* Entries must be submitted electronically (see below).
* Winners and the short list to be announced on June 10th, 2019
* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author.
* In addition to the story being published on www.eyelands.gr, the author's acceptance of the prize gives eyelands.gr the right to include the story in the anthology that will appear in book form. Entry gives permission to include the three prize winners and the shortlisted stories in the book which will be published and will be available from “Strange Days” publications.
*Each writer may submit as many stories as they wish, provided they pay a separate entry fee for each story, but only one story of every writer may be included in the short list
* Simultaneous entries are allowed (same piece of work simultaneously entered in other competitions) but you must alert us if your work is placed as a winner or runner up, and your entry will be withdrawn from the competition.
You may voluntarily withdraw your entry from this competition by request via email.
You as the author will retain copyright, but you must allow us temporary and exclusive publishing rights for our anthology if requested.
Withdrawn submissions (for any reason) will not be refunded.
You may be disqualified if any of the rules are not followed.  We will accept corrections to your work from 10th of June till 10th of July.
All prize-winners and shortlisted writers have to renew their approval for the publishing of the anthology till the end of August 2019.
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PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS
- First prize is a week holiday at Three Rock Resort, situated in Triopetra beach, one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island,) is a studio for 2 persons. Air tickets not included.
First prize winner can choose his/her preferred week of his/her stay in 2019 or 2020 except for the dates between July 1st  – August 25th.
Three more prizes will get a free copy of the book with the winning stories of our contest & a certificate & a Greek handmade ceramic designed especially for the contest from the collection of Artifacts Clayart.
There is also another offer for the three prize winners: a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50% from the regular cost (the offer is non obligatory).
All the shortlisted stories (number according to the submissions) will be published in an anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and www.amazon.com  in October, 2019.
All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book! The anthology includes the first prize story translated to Greek.
All the shortlisted writers will have a special discount in case they will submit a book for the Eyelands Book Awards 2019 (25 instead of 35 $)

ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT
Pay via paypal - See the banner in eyelands Home Page.
Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Dreams
Entry fee is 10 euros
Τhere is also the option to make the entry payment via bank/wire transfer. If you choose this option please ask for further details
* After the payment is complete, you can send an e-mail with your story attached in word doc /docx format to:
or
strangedaysbooks@gmail.com
writing in the subject line: Eyelands Flash Fiction Contest or EFFC
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three /four days of receiving your e-mail.
*We don’t accept postal entries
* Name, nationality and address of the author are to be submitted in a separate attachment accompanying the entry.
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LINKS, WEBPAGES, BLOGS
EYELANDS
www.eyelands.gr
www.eyelands.gr/ english section
&
https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com
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STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
www.paraxenesmeres.gr (Greek)
www.strangedaysbooks.gr  (English)
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THREE ROCK STUDIO
http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/

*cover painting by Andriana Minou

Saturday, 22 December 2018

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2018 - PRIZE WINNERS

Eyelands.gr announces the final results for EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS.
The prizes for the year 2018 are:

διηγήματα
 SHORT STORIES
PUBLISHED
Townsend Walker / 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies / USA
UNPUBLISHED
Ruth Brandt / No One Has Any Intention of Building a Wall/ United Kingdom

ποίηση
Handmade Tree for Poetry
POETRY
PUBLISHED
Amy Pence / [It] Incandescent / Ninebark/ USA
UNPUBLISHED
Jeffrey Kingman / Beyond that hill I gather /USA


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NOVELS
PUBLISHED
Ashley Lloyd Smith/ Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks / Liquorice Fish Books/ United Kingdom
UNPUBLISHED Gita Theodora Simic/ Occam’s Razor / Bosnia-Herzegovina

GRAND PRIZE PUBLISHED
KAtherine MacnamaraCatherine McNamara/ The Cartography of Others / Unbound/ Australia/Italy

Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website.



Michael B. Morris
GRAND PRIZE UNPUBLISHED
Michael Robinson Morris / For Entertainment Purposes Only / USA
Grand prize (unpublished books):Publication from Strange Days Books
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We also remind you…
SPECIAL DISTINCTION for MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY*
Helen Bedford  /Notes on a childhood  /United Kingdom/
*announced already from 20th of November

Monday, 26 November 2018

New release: the LUGGAGE collection!

L U G G A G E/



The short listed stories from Eyelands  8th international short story contest.

CONTENTS
FIRST prize: Overweight - Renate Schiansky /Austria
SECOND prize: Dandelion -Olga Zilberbourg /USA
THIRD prize: A Chance for Better Weather
Elliott Wagner-Smith/ USA
SPECIAL distinction: Moony Mindset /Elisabeth Wirtz /Germany
SHORT LIST (by submission date)
One's company - Michael Whitehead /United kingdom
Light Travel -Ewa Mazierska /United kingdom
Underground - Claire Basarich /United Κingdom
Just a Coincidence - Pam Corsie /United Kingdom
Balloon- Dreena Collins /United Kingdom
Luggage - K.M. Clarke /United Kingdom
The carpetbagger -Mary D'Arcy / Ireland
Perfect man- Anna Killick /New Zealand
Life Boats 14 and 15 - Alfred Louis Cucchiara /USA
Impedimenta -Graham Twist /United Kingdom
Hallway Suitcases - Emily Tsatmas /USA
The woman in the travel goods - Tabetha Rogers Beggs /Australia
Burdened Luggage - Nneka Anieze /Nigeria
Picking mushrooms - Justin Jones/ New Zealand
The "heavy" life of a packaholic! - Susanne Kirchner/Austria
James and the luggage - Anand Birju /United Kingdom
Luggage - Bethany Pritchard/United Kingdom
Of burden and loss - Sebastian Günnel /Germany
The world within a suitcase - Leanne Ma/Hong Kong
What she carried - Ruth Knafo Setton/Morocco
Luggage - Maria Espinosa/USA
Luggage Heist – Melvin Ward/United Kingdom
Long Necked Guitar – Sue Worth/United Kingdom
25 Years of Marriage - Sharon Stevens/United Kingdom
Lost and Found – Jill Yates/United Kingdom
The five bags that make a life -Katie Parry/United Kingdom
Finding the way - C.I. Selkirk/United Kingdom
Suitcases and Handkerchiefs – Sarah Jarvis/United Kingdom
Banana bread – Claire Zalla/USA
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Strange Days in the world / EE -09
Cover design: Andriana Minou
Printed in Greece by Preprint
ISBN: (Greek edition) 978-618-5278-19-9

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Soon available via amazon.com

Monday, 19 November 2018

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2018 - THE FINALISTS


We are pleased to announce the finalists for the first Eyelands Book Awards.
First of all we would like to thank all writers for your submissions. It was a surprise for us to receive so many excellent books in our very first year.
We wish we could include more books in this list but we have to remind that the number of finalists is defined according to the number of the books submitted in each category.
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These are the finalists for every category:

FINALISTS (order by submission date)
POETRY
 (Judge: Andriana Minou)
PUBLISHED
Jason Morphew / Dead Boy / Spuyten Duyvil/ USA
Amy Pence / [It] Incandescent / Ninebark/ United Kingdom
Amy Schmitz / Border Crossing / National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press/USA
Gina Ferrara / Fitting the Sixth Finger / Kelsay Books/ USA
Diana Arterian / Playing monster :: seiche / 1913 press/ USA
Tami Haaland / What does not return /Lost horse press /USA/

UNPUBLISHED
Jeffrey Kingman / Beyond that hill I gather /USA
Helgard Gebhardt / 15 poems / Germany

SHORT STORIES (Judge: Antonis Tsirikoudis)
PUBLISHED
Townsend Walker / 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies / USA
Catherine McNamara/ The Cartography of Others / Unbound/ Australia/Italy

UNPUBLISHED
Ruth Brandt / No One Has Any Intention of Building a Wall/ United Kingdom
Ewa Mazierska/ At Home and In Transit/ United Kingdom
Michael Robinson Morris / For Entertainment Purposes Only / USA
Anjali Agrawal / An anthology of short stories / India

NOVELS (Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis)
PUBLISHED
J.P. Roarke / From the village of Lucca / Austin Macauley/ USA
Donnalyn Vojta / The Teddy Bear Chronicles, vol.1 Hope in Paris! / New Traditions Publishing/USA
Cathy Adams / A Body's Just as Dead /Southern Fried Karma Press/ USA
Ashley Lloyd Smith/ Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks / Liquorice Fish Books/ United Kingdom
Charles Harris/ The breaking of Liam Glass / Marble City Publishing /United Kingdom

UNPUBLISHED
Nancy Sweetland/ Time and Mischance /USA
Sophie Neville / Makorongo’s War/ United Kingdom
Dimitris Politis / The next stop / Belgium
Kevin Gerard Neill / Behind Me Lies the Desert/ /USA
Maggie Humm /Talland House/ United Kingdom
Gita Theodora Simic/ Occam’s Razor / Bosnia-Herzegovina
K. Alan Leitch/ Too much information /USA
SPECIAL DISTINCTION for MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Helen Bedford  /Notes on a childhood  /United Kingdom/
Prize winners to be announced on December, 20th, 2018!!