Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest/Results

We announce the results of our 8th International Short Story Contest.
Theme: Luggage

Congratulations to the short-listed and prize winners writers but also many many thanks to all the entrants from all over the world for your excellent stories!
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First prize: Overweight Renate Schiansky
Austria
– First prize is a week’s holiday on the island of Crete.
Second prize: Dandelion
Olga Zilberbourg
USA
Third prize: A Chance for Better Weather
Randolph Smith
USA
-First three prize winners will get a free copy of the book with the winning stories of our contest & a certificate & a Greek handmade ceramic from the collection of Omodamos Clayart (see below). Also: publication of the story in an anthology of the shortlisted stories of the contest (Greek section), translated in Greek.
Special distinction*: Moony Mindset
Elisabeth Wirtz


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SHORT LIST (by submission date)
  • All the shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and www.amazon.co.uk in November, 2018. All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book!
One's company - Michael Whitehead /United kingdom
Light Travel -Ewa Mazierska/United kingdom
Underground - Claire Basarich /United kingdom
Just a Coincidence - Pam Corsie/United Kingdom
Balloon- Dreena Collins/United Kingdom
Luggage - Kira Chew /United kingdom
The carpetbagger -Mary D'Arcy /Ireland
Perfect man- Anna Killick/ New Zealand
Life Boats 14 and 15 - Alfred Louis Cucchiara/USA
Baggage – Joseph Szewczyk/- 
Impedimenta -Graham Twist United Kingdom
Hallway Suitcases - Emily Tsatmas/USA
Only When Invited Will He Steal - Joanne Bolton/ South Africa
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
Suitcase - Katherine Barraclough/Australia
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
Banana Bread - Claire Zalla/USA
Suitcases and handkerchiefs – Sarah Jarvis/United Kingdom
Bed time story - Mariam Syreggela/Greece
– First prize is a week’s holiday on the island of Crete. Three Rock, (Triopetra, Rethymnon, Crete) is a studio for 2 people (with beds for two children also available). Air tickets not included. You can see more details here: http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/
First prize winner can choose his/her preferred week of stay in 2019 except for the dates between July 15th – August 25th.
  • First three prize winners will get a free copy of the book with the winning stories of our contest & a certificate & a Greek handmade ceramic from the collection of Omodamos Clayart (see below)
  • All the shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and www.amazon.co.uk in November, 2018
  • All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book! 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 will be published in an anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and www.amazon.co.uk
  • All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book & certification document. Plus a book from Strange Days Books –for free!!
  • An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in eyelands.gr
  • In case the first prize winner does not claim the prize of a week’s holiday in Crete or does not book a specific week for her/his holidays at Three Rock Studio, the second (and then the third) prize winner will be notified in order to take her/his place.

*U18 submission with parents approval