Monday, 11 February 2019

3 ROCK WRITERS’ RESORT RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2019 - RESULTS


We are excited to announce the winners of our first…

Triopetra, the beach
//THREE ROCK WRITERS’ RESORT RESIDENCY PROGRAM SPRING/SUMMER 2019 //
 FULL STIPEND
Catherine McNamara / Italy
Name of the project: The Carnal Fugues
HALF STIPEND
(names by submission order)
Jennifer Steil / USAName of the project: Erebo
Suzanne Rancourt / United States
Name of the project: Old Stones, New Roads / Songs of the Hummingbird
Bernadette Russell /United Kingdom
Name of the project: Book of dreams
Geoffrey Edwards /Canada
Name of the project: These White Shadows
Ollie Randall / United Kingdom
Name of the project: Terminal
Elena Carapetis / Australia
Name of the project: 2020 STCSA Commission
Sophie Neville / United Kingdom
Name of the project: Makorongo and Co.
Anne kirya /Uganda
Name of the project: The incredible adventures of Kakai
Vanessa Horn/ USA
Name of the project: Short story collection
Annie Percik / United Kingdom
Name of the project: Changing Colours
Nicole Hazan / Israel
Name of the project: Choking Water (novel in progress)
Name: Sarah Lipton/ England
Name Of Project: 'Crossing Time.'
Jonathan Gurling / UK
Name of the Project:  In the Shadow of the Rock
Name: Lauren Pope / Scotland
Name of the project: “Allow Me This.”
 Caroline Schiller / Germany
Name of the project: "The Five Fighters - Rise of the Reptzas"
 Sara Dunham / USA
Name of Project: International Ghost Story Collection
 Lucy Grace/ United Kingdom
Name of Project:  'Near Me Now'.
 Robin Martin / USA
Name of Project: Lizardmaid
All writers have to make their choice between February 10tht - April 30th 2019   They can pick their week(s) in the periods:
 A.  MARCH 23 – JUNE 29Or    B. SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26Every ''week'' starts on Saturday and ends the following Friday
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Congrats to all winners & Many thanks to all participants to our first residency program

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