Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ENGLISH EDITIONS -06: STORIES IN COLOUR



English edition of the shortlisted stories from the International section of Eylands' 6th International Short Story Contest. Eleven short stories by writers from England, Ireland, Switzerland and Greece who were highly commended in 2016 at the only international short story contest based in Greece.
The theme of the 6th contest was "Colours" and the first prize went to Sarah Isaac for herstory, "Foreign Fruit". The second prize went to Jennifer Tucker for "The many shades of darkness", while the third prize went to Lynda Haycock-Watkins for ‘’Feeling, tasting and smelling colours’’. For the first time this year, all awarded writers came from the United Kingdom. A Greek translation of the three winning entries is also included in the Greek edition of "Stories in Colour".
Editions in English ΕΝ-06 / Price: 8 euros / Pages: 66 / ISBN: 978-1540407641 / Cover: Andriana Minou
NOW AVAILABLE ALSO ON AMAZON.COM!!
FIRST PRIZE
Foreign Fruit - Sarah Isaac (United Kingdom)                         
SECOND PRIZE
The many shades of darkness - Jennifer Tucker               
(United Kingdom)
THIRD PRIZE
Feeling, tasting and smelling colours  -
Lynda Haycock-Watkins (United Kingdom)                           
DISTINCTIONS
Evergreen  - Helen Shay (United Kingdom)                            
& Lime Green – Liz Gwinnell(United Kingdom)                    

SHORT LISTED STORIES
(order according to submission date)
Black rainbows - Kathryn Joyce
(United Kingdom)                                                                             
Red or Green - Konstantina Sozou-Kyrkou
(Greece)                                                                                                    
In Search Of The Elusive Blue - Leonie Brandner
(Switzerland)                                                                                        
The iced Asylum - Valeriia Lapteva
(United Kingdom)                                                                                
Arrangement in amber and gold - Mary D’ Arcy
(Northern Ireland)                                                                              
Reading the auras - Heather Walker                                         
(United Kingdom)


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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

6th international Short story Contest – Results


6th international contest smaller.jpgThese are the results of our 6th international short story contest!
(International section)
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 6th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
Theme: colours
 PRIZES, DISTINCTIONS & SHORT LISTED STORIES
FIRST PRIZE
Foreign Fruit – Sarah Isaac (United Kingdom)

SECOND PRIZE
The many shades of darkness – Jennifer Tucker (United Kingdom)
THIRD PRIZE
Feeling, tasting and smelling colours  – Lynda Haycock-Watkins (United Kingdom)
DISTINCTIONS
Evergreen  – Helen Shay (United Kingdom)
& Lime Green – Liz Gwinnell (United Kingdom)
SHORT LISTED STORIES
(order according to submission date)

Black rainbows – Kathryn Joyce
United Kingdom
Red or Green – Konstantina Sozou-Kyrkou
Greece
In Search Of The Elusive Blue – Leonie Brandner
Switzerland
The iced Asylum – Valeriia Lapteva
United Kingdom
Arrangement in amber and gold – Mary D’ Arcy
Northern Ireland
Reading the auras – Heather Walker
United Kingdom
Cut, shape and colour – Patrick Roycroft
United Kingdom
The Blue Wizard – Sara Muldowney
United Kingdom



%ce%bc%ce%b1%cf%81%ce%af%ce%b1JUDGE: MARIA PSOMA – PETRIDOU

All The Short Listed stories will be published in the collection
Stories in colour that will be released through
“Strange Days Books” publications / http://www.paraxenesmeres.gr
and http://www.amazon.co.uk
on November
All writers will get a copy of the book plus a certification document by mail .
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The first three winners will see their stories translated on Greek and published in the collection  «Ιστορίες με χρώματα»,  with the stories of the Greek section, that will be released through “Strange Days Books” publications / http://www.paraxenesmeres.gr
on November, and get a copy of this book also.
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The three prize winners (and distinctions) will also get a Greek handmade ceramic from the collection of Omodamos Clayart
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The prize for the first winner is a week holiday in the island of Crete at the Three Rock Studio /or Apartment (http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/ ) at the magnificent beach of Triopetra. The prize includes a week accommodation at Three Rock for one or two persons, (airtickets not included)
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links
THREE ROCK / threerock.blogspot.gr
STRANGE DAYS BOOKS / http://www.paraxenesmeres.gr
http://www.strangedaysbooks.gr
PAST CONTESTS
http://www.eyelands.gr  &
OMODAMOS CLAYART
http://www.rethymnoguide.com/omodamos/

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Friday, 27 May 2016

new books from strange days books

SHORT STORIES COLLECTIONS

 Antonis Tsirikoudis:                             Maria Psoma-Petridou:    "When you least sxpect it...''  //       ''Even if it’s found it will chase me''// 




WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT

  AUTHOR BIO

Αntonis Tsirikoudis was born in a village close to Komotini, north Greece, in 1976. He lived for three years in Australia and another three years in Tallinn, Estonia, before moving to Heraklion, Crete. He studied Philosophy and did his Master’s Degree on Special Education. He has a passion for travelling and learning foreign languages. For the past two years he has been writing a novel with another 11 writers. He has also translated Dianna Torres from the poetry anthology “Poesia desde el fin de la era del petroleo”. He is a member of Paraxenes Meres and this is his first book.







COVER PAINTING by
Mathew Halpin is an Australian visual artist and qualified theatre set designer. In his theatre work he has designed for opera, dance, drama and film. The artist has had many solo shows with his last big one in Athens earlier this year. Over the last twelve years he has been living in various European cities including London, Tallinn and now Heraklion. Mathew's painting themes tend to look at serious local and global issues but done in a humorous way. This year Mathew's work was twice on the cover of 'Athens Voice' magazine and in 2012 he was featured in the local documentary, 'Cretativity' by director Manolis Kritsotakis. Currently Mathew is the visionary behind, 'The Lakkos Project'. The project involves the community working with the Municipality to bring back value and art to Heraklion's most neglected area.

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EVEN IF IT'S FOUND IT WILL CHASE ME
Maria Psoma Petridou
035bw Maria was born and lives in Thessaloniki – Greece. She is an english teacher. She has published two poetry collections, «Lifetime Service» 2006, «A second pair of wings» 2010. She writes poetry & fiction in greek and in english. In 2006 she was awarded the 2nd prize for her poem «The Bate» from the Greek – Australian Cultural League of Melbourn, in 2009 the 2nd prize: Antonis Samarakis» for her story: «Even if it’s found it will chase me». A lot of her work has been edited in Literature Magazines in Greece and on the internet. **CONER PAINTING byEMMI COTOULA
Maria teaches Creative Writing. She is the co-ordinator of a book club for six years and of a writers’ meet up. The last four years she’s been a collaborator in http://www.eyelands.gr as well as a judge of its poetry and story competitions.

Monday, 21 March 2016

EYELANDS 6th INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST - 2016




The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2016
The theme of the contest this year is «Colours»
First prize: A week holiday in the island of Crete (for 2 persons)
First three winners stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).
Judge: Maria Psoma-Petridou
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The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2016
The theme of the contest this year is «Colours». The prize for the first winner is a week holiday in the island of Crete. The first three winners will see their stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English). All the stories of the Short List will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books. Entry fee: 10 €
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See more: www.eyelands.gr  / English section

PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS
First, Second and Third prize: publication of your story in an anthology of the shortlisted stories of the contest (Greek section), translated in Greek.
• The three prize winners will also get a free copy of the book with the winning stories of our contest & certification document & a Greek handmade ceramic from the collection of Omodamos Clayart* 
All The Shortlisted stories: publication of your story in an anthology of the shortlisted stories of the contest (English section), will be released through
“Strange Days” publications and  www.amazon.co.uk
* Entry fee: 10
*Judge: Maria Psoma Petridou
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.NOTE: Free entry for the shortlisted writers of previous contests
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RULES OF THE CONTEST  (ENGLISH SECTION)
* Theme of the contest: «Colours».
*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, and maximum length is 2,500 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 21st of March 2016 to enter the contest.
* No “eyelands” editor, judge, or relative of them, is allowed to enter.
* Entries can be submitted electronically (see below).
* Winners and the short list to be announced on September 10th,  2016
* 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.
* There will be two collections of stories -one that will be published in Greek with the stories of the first three winners of English Section included and another one with all the Short Listed stories of the English Section.
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ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT
Pay via paypal - See the banner in eyelands Home Page.
Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Colours
Entry fee is 10.00
* After the payment is complete, you can send the e-mail with your story attached in word. doc /docx format to:
info@eyelands.gr
writing at the subject line: Eyelands Short Story Contest
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three /four days after receiving your e-mail.
*We don’t accept postal entries
* Name and address of the author are to be submitted in a separate attachment to accompany the entry.
*There is no fee for the shortlisted writers of previous contests
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ABOUT THREE ROCK
Three Rock is a very special studio just a few hundred meters from Triopetra beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. Three-Rock is a unique studio with a design that combines the touch of the '60s to the current look and you can find also all the necessary amenities of a modern tourist accommodation. Designed to accommodate two to four people the studio studio is one very large furnished room of 70 sq.m., (with a separated bathroom) with a lot of space which lets you cooking, dining, relax all day if you want and can simply and easily be tailored to your tastes.
Mind that Triopetra beach is at the very centre of South Crete and that means, (provided you rent a car) easily access to places like Spili, Preveli, Plakias, Amari plateau (westward) & Agia Galini, Matala, Phestos (eastward)
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THREE-ROCK (studio and apartment)
listed on: holiday lettings/ trip advisor/ house trip/air bnb

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JUDGE
Maria Psoma Petridou
Maria was born and lives in Thessaloniki - Greece. She is an english teacher. She has published two poetry collections, "Lifetime Service" 2006, "A second pair of wings" 2010. She writes poetry & fiction in greek and in english. In 2006 she was awarded the 2nd prize for her poem "The Bate" from the Greek - Australian Cultural League of Melbourn, in 2009 the 2nd prize: Antonis Samarakis" for her story: Even if it's found it will chase me". A lot of her work has been edited in Literature Magazines in Greece and on the internet.
Maria teaches Creative Writing. She is the co-ordinator of a book club for six years and of a writers' meet up. The last four years she's been a collaborator in www.eyelands.gr as well as a judge of its poetry and story competitions.
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links
www.eyelands.gr
eyelands/ Storyland - Short Stories
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STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
www.paraxenesmeres.gr
www.strangedaysbooks.gr
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THREE ROCK STUDIO
http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/
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OMODAMOS CLAYART
http://www.rethymnoguide.com/omodamos/


Wednesday, 27 January 2016