Three Rock Writers’ Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2020 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a two-weeks low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects.
ENJOY WRITING IN CRETE
Three Rock Writers’ Resort Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to work on a creative project of their choice and above all an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy life on Crete.
Writers in all creative writing genres are invited to apply. Novels, plays, short stories, poetry, graphic novel, everything is eligible. Our residency is designed for emerging and established writers seeking to dedicate a period of time to a project in any genre.
You may choose to stay in a single or shared apartment or in your private studio, at an already well known resort for award-winning writers from everywhere in the world, who have been our guests since 2012. Space is also available for one partner/friend, writers would like to bring along at no extra cost
PRIZES & AVAILABILITY
All you have to do is fill in the form and send the details of your writing project. We will choose only 20 submissions for one or two-week stay with the minimum cost in the period you prefer (Three Rock Resort available for the months April-October) and we also offer one prize for an entirely free one-week stay!
There is even more! Writers who will be accepted can submit their text to Strange Days Books publishing for a chance to win a publication contract! SDB will publish one book per year from writers who follow and complete the Three Rock Resort Residency. The fulfillment of the project has the meaning that when you send us the full text it will be among the books that will be published from Strange Days Books next year
HOW TO APPLY (between 30th November – 20th February)
- Fill in this simple form with your:
Name of the project
Proposed completion date of the manuscript
copy and paste it in the body of your email.
- In a single file attached to the email provide
– A 200-word writer’s biography and a 300-word summary of the proposed project.
– Up to three first chapters (for novels), three stories (for short stories collection) or
12 poems (for poetry book)
– Details of photographs, illustrations, tables and other non-textual matter in the manuscript (where appropriate) for every other kind of project
We cannot return any printed material sent to us therefore please do not send original material. All submitted material is treated as confidential.
Writers will be notified in case we need more details about their project.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. Files should be attached as an MS Word document or PDF. Submit your email to:
Participants must be at least 18 years old
Manuscripts must be written in English
Closing date: February 20th, 2020
Results to be announced: March 10st, 2020
Program supervisors: Andriana Minou and Gregory Papadoyiannis
Entry fee: 10 euro
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Entry fee is 10 euros
* After the payment is complete, you can send the email
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three/four days
DATES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
Regular cost for Three Rock Apartment (first floor) and Three Rock Studio (ground floor) is 60 euros per day from March till November (except July and August when it is 65)*
We offer a full stipend –totally free 7 week staying
We offer half stipends to 20 writers– one week stay with a 50% discount and 60% for two weeks stay
7 days ( 6 nights)
14 days (13 nights)
You have to make your choice from March 10st till April 30th 2020
Booking Deposit: 60 euros till at the latest April 30th/ Please bear in mind that after this date we can’t keep your booking anymore.
Refund of booking deposit: –at the latest- one month before your arrival
Full Payment till -at the latest- two months days before your arrival date, via paypal or bank transfer. Please bear in mind that after this date we can’t keep your booking anymore or refund your booking deposit
A list of the available dates will be e-mailed to all winners as soon as the results will be announced. Then there will be a link on our website which will be updated with every ne reservation.
One week stay: (6 nights /apartment or studio) 260 euros
Two weeks stay: (13 nights / apartment or studio) 460 euros
You can choose your preferred type of stay using the following initials
1W (for one week) / 2W (for two weeks) A (apartment)/ S ( studio) and the preferred dates
You can bring a friend/partner/relative with you with no extra charge. Additional persons (more than two) with an extra charge of 10 euro each per day.
According to several guidebooks and websites, Triopetra is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete -and Greece. But it remains a beach that is not known to many people. It has fans (from Greece and abroad) who visit it each year and their number is increasing steadily. Still, it remains a kind of unexplored paradise. Guests are able to enjoy a beach that is never crowded, even in the heart of summer, as the length of Triopetra beach is about two kilometers! The beach is named after the three rocks located at the eastern edge of the bay. In the same area, there is a cave, where there was probably a Sanctuary at the time of the Minoans. The opening of the cave resembles a dragon’s mouth and the arrangement of the rocks inspired the creation of various legends. In modern times, the beach, although reminiscent of an undiscovered paradise, has restaurants, a cafe and a beach bar as well as (free) umbrellas and lounges for those who prefer them. Triopetra beach is also known for yoga courses delivered during the summer months in the surrounding area.
There are several places to visit in a relatively short distance: picturesque villages, beaches and mountains suitable for hiking, with many endemic plants. Triopetra is located at the very centre of the north part of Crete so it is relatively easy to visit places like Agia Galini, Festos, Matala, Plakias Preveli and many more. Bear in mind though, that Triopetra beach itself has many places to explore. Most visitors prefer the central part (with umbrellas), others go on the east side (on the rocks and cave) but we also advise you to visit the west side where a series of small rocks protect you even when strong south winds blow. Very close to Three-Rock studio, just fifty meters away, you can reach Akoumianos river -with enough water in the winter but not so much in the summer; it is nevertheless an enjoyable hike. But perhaps the most memorable attraction is the beach at sunset, which you will definitely want to see again and again. Just the perfect place for writers!
THREE ROCK STUDIO
Τhree-Rock is a unique studio with a design that combines a touch from the ’60s with the current look and you can also find all the necessary amenities of a modern tourist accommodation. Designed to accommodate two to four people, the studio is one very large furnished room of 70 sq.m., (with a separate bathroom) with a lot of space which allows you to cook, dine, relax all day if you want and can simply and easily be tailored to your taste. The studio has a large terrace (about 25 square m.) at the front, facing the sea, and a back terrace facing east with a view to the hills. The distance from the beach is just 250 meters.
THREE ROCK STUDIO & APARTMENT