EYELANDS 8th ISSC / RESULTS

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

Congrats to the short-listed and prize winners writers but also many many thanks to all the entrants for your excellent stories!

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First prize: Overweight
Renate Schiansky
Austria

Second prize: Dandelion
Olga Zilberbourg
USA

Third prize: A Chance for Better Weather
Randolph Smith
USA

Special distinction*: Moony Mindset
Elisabeth Wirtz

 

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SHORT LIST (by submission date)

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 http://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 http://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

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Mandy-Suzanne Wong : Interview with EIFFC -1st Prize Winner

 

MANDY SMILEHow does it feel to be the winner of our international flash fiction contest?

Honestly, I still can’t quite believe it. When I received The Email, I clicked it, looked at it. Closed it. Then I opened it again. And closed it again. And I kept doing it half expecting The Email not to be there the next time I clicked. In fact to have never been there. That seemed to me a much more likely thing. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I know my reply to you, Gregory, was completely nonsensical. I still have daily attacks of gushy excitement.

When did you start writing?

I was 15 years old when Rich Andrew, who is now a screenwriter, visited Bermuda and we spent a summer co-writing a novel. He was 15 too. The following year, my first solo story was picked up by a magazine in the USA.

You have seen your work published and your stories shortlisted quite a few times. Tell us more about this.

Sure! Thank you for your interest! Most of my published stories appear in US-based venues such as Quail Bell, The Island Review, The Spectacle, The Hypocrite Reader, Conclave, Five on the Fifth, and Dark Matter. Almost all these pieces are now online at www.mandysuzannewong.com, as is my fantasy story which was shortlisted for the UK’s Aeon Award in 2015.

Last month, my debut novel Drafts of a Suicide Note was named a finalist for the 2018 Permafrost Book Prize in Alaska. This happened literally one day after I signed a publication contract for this novel with Regal House Publishing, an independent publishing house based in North Carolina, USA. Elsewhere in the US, Drafts of a Suicide Note was awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Leapfrog Fiction Contest, named a semifinalist for the 2016 Conium Review Book Prize, and shortlisted for the 2015 Santa Fe Writers’ Project Literary Award.

Submitting to the Eyelands International Flash Fiction Contest was a big step for me – my first attempt to offer my fiction to Greek readers. I’ve had a soft spot for Greece for some years now.

What was the inspiration for your story, “Coconut octopus”?

Several of my published stories are about the amaof Japan. These incredible women, most of whom are at least 60 years old, dive without the aid of scuba gear to depths of up to 30 meters in search of food. I’m in the very early stages of a novel about them. So I’ve been researching not only their traditions but also the nonhuman animals they might meet in the depths. That’s how I came to learn about the coconut octopus (amphioctopusmarginatus). I found that this octopus tends to live too far south to encounter any ama. But besides the fact that octopuses tend to be very emotional beings, which gives them great potential as protagonists; the coconut octopus’ ingenuity was just too wonderful for me to ignore. This diminutive species really does make body armor out of discards – even out of garbage that humans cast into the ocean. It’s this kind of flexibility that will give nonhuman animals the best chance of surviving what we’re doing to the Earth. If anybody has a chance. Learning about your contest, the theme of which was “Dreams,” got me thinking about this animal on another level. Because of course nonhuman animals have desires – but in addition, how could someone as creative as an eight-armed architect not have dreams, aspirations, and frustrations?

Do you think it is a strange coincidence that an octopus was the … vehicle to carry you from one island to another at the other side of the world?

Absolutely. Especially since neither Bermudians nor Greeks are likely to have ever met this mostly Indonesian octopus!

You are a native of Bermuda. Now you won holidays on another island almost at the other side of the world. What do you know about Greece and Crete?How do you feel about having to travel so far? Have you ever been in Greece before?

A few years ago I had the fantastic opportunity to participate in an academic conference in Thessaloniki. I spent a week hanging out in Aristotelous Square, watching the sun set over the Aegean, and visiting the historic places of that great city full of Byzantine beauty – where the earliest known example of written music had recently been discovered. Everyone participating in the conference got to visit beautiful Kavala, the architectural site at Philippi, and an ancient amphitheater in the hills where we listened to a concert of avant-garde Greek music in the company of bright stars and eager mosquitoes. I went on to Athens and Delphi; even now I remember vividly the lush beauty and crisp air of Mount Parnassos. Later on I read IoannaKarystiani’s novel Back to Delphi; and thinking back to Delphi itself it’s easy to see why Karystiani’s contemporary, totally non-religious protagonist thought a visit there might help her to discover hope.

I spent a too-short day on the gorgeous island of Chios, munching tsoureki in the village of Pyrgi. There’s no other place like that in the world. The gray and white buildings are painted all over by hand in such lively designs they look ready to get up and dance. Meanwhile, the streets, when I was there, were absolutely silent. Since then it’s been a dream of mine to spend time among the Greek islands. I know little about Crete – besides the Minotaur of Knossos – except that according to Google, Crete is about 160 times the size of Bermuda and gorgeous, covered in mountains and lush forests as well as beautiful beaches. I am so grateful for the opportunity you’ve offered me to learn more about your island and then see it for myself!

You have published a novel and you are under contract for a nonfiction monograph with the University of Georgia Press, USA. What are your plans for the future?

Drafts of a Suicide Note will be released in 2019, hopefully in time for my Cretan holiday! You can see how taken I was with Greece. When I got home, I found myself writing a novel about Mona, a homeless and severely traumatized American so desperate for hope that she looks for it in a most unlikely book; a misinterpretation of the Greek philosopher Anaximander. She herself misinterprets Anaximander’s 2500-year-old text for proof that she has magical powers. These powers are nowhere in evidence. But when she tracks down the author of the mistaken exegesis, Mona manages to make him question everything he thought he knew about Anaximander; about himself, his failures, his one true love, whose name is philosophy; and about the Greece he remembers from afar. That novel, Of Elements and Separations, is in the final stages of editing. After that will come my novel of the ama, based on my short story “Ayuka Breathes.”

Are you already dreaming of your holidays on Crete?

Oh yes. I’ve got my dictionary and phrasebook out again. Χταπόδι: octopus.

Thank you so very much again for reading my story and for the amazing opportunity to visit your country.

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mandyBio:

Mandy-Suzanne Wong’s stories and essays have been recognized and published in the USA, UK, and France. Her novel Drafts of a Suicide Note, which is forthcoming from Regal House Publishing, USA, was a finalist for the Permafrost Book Prize, a semi-finalist for the Conium Review Book Prize, shortlisted for the Santa Fe Writers’ Project Literary Award, and awarded an honorable mention in the Leapfrog Fiction Contest. Under contract with the USA’s University of Georgia Press is her first creative nonfiction book; an exploration of radical artworks that use sound to do animal activism. She was born to Jamaican parents in Bermuda, where she still resides.

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Ιnterview: Gregory Papadoyiannis

Photos: Heather Kettenis

Dreams – Eyelands 1st FFC / Results

Eyelands & Strange Days Books announce the results of the first international flash fiction contest -2018
Theme: ‘’Dreams’’
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

 

First prize: A week’s holiday οn the island of Crete (for 2 people)*
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology.
Shortlisted stories: Publication in anthology, free copy of the book.

 

Dreams without lettersFIRST PRIZE

Coconut octopus – Mandy-Suzanne Wong
Bermuda

 

Equivalent PRIZES (order by submission date)

Dream a Little Dream -D.J. Kramer
USA

Dream companion/ Paul Budd
United Kingdom

Nostalgia Dreaming – Nicolle Rotilli Serra
United Kingdom

 

SHORT LIST

( by submission date)

Charles Osborne – The wild one

United Kingdom

 01/30/2018 – Francesca Zanoni

Italy

Nancy Sweetland – The Hunter

USA

Caroline Schiller – The lake

Germany

Minae Lee – Somnias Ergo Sum

USA

Corey Burger – Letter to mama

USA

Jesse Kominers –  Heads

USA

Dreaming – Hannah Evans.

United Kingdom

The cornflower field

Slovakia

Premonition – Charlotte Joy Platt

United Kingdom

Restless – Dean Moses

USA

Little Nightmares – Penelope Laurence

Canada

An eternal respite – Jean-Philip Kieven

Netherlands

Foreign Delights – Fionnlagh Donnan

New Zealand

In Dreams – Ian Riddle

United Kingdom

Missing Dreams – Larry Kerr

USA

Beneath The Veil Of Memory – Ryan Taylor

United Kingdom

My falling down house – Despoina Charalampidi

Greece

He and she – Tom Larsen

USA

Psilocybin Wings – Conor Montague

Ireland

His First Knowing Dream in Colour – Laura Muetzelfeldt

United Kingdom

Utnapishtim- Antonio Fadda

Romania

Imprisoned – Vanessa Horn

United Kingdom

Engendered’- Justin Rulton

United Kingdom

The milk try man – Ruth Greenwood

Isle of Man

A Haunting Nightmare – Tashi Chaturvedi

India

Óneira Glyká -Denise Bayes

Spain

The Figher Pilot’s Nightmare  – PJ Stephenson

Switzerland

Capulana – Muff Andersson

South Africa

Only a Dream- Masarra Kahwaji

United Kingdom

Cristina Popov – The Morpheus Report

Denmark

The Girl – Bernadette Gibson

United Kingdom

The River God – Olly Lavery

United Kingdom

The Caged Hummingbird – Julie Appleby

England

A dream alone – Kate Bolster

Saudi Arabia

We ache, yet we glow – Ameera Fakir

South Africa

Dr Oneironaut Makes Rounds – John Graham-Pole**

Canada

Beaches are for dreaming- Nico Ordeyo

Australia

Dream / less- Wiam Alnajjar

Jordan

Before, After, Always- Gillian Clifton

United Kingdom
/THE BOOK OF DREAMS the collection of these stories will be released in October 2018
Congratulations to all of you!!

 

*If for any reason the first prize winner is not able to come to Greece for his/her holidays in Three Rock Studio, the rest of the prize winners will be notified (in order of submission date)

 **shortlisted in eyelands 5th ISSC – 2015 / Borderline Stories

 

 

EYELANDS 8th INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST – 2018

Eyelands 8th -LuggageThe contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2018

The theme of the contest this year is «Luggage»

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books. Entry fee: 10 €

Judge: Maria Psoma-Petridou

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PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS

– 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 http://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 http://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.

* Entry fee: 10 €

*Judge: Maria Psoma Petridou

-NOTE: Free entry for the shortlisted writers of previous contests

RULES OF THE CONTEST (ENGLISH SECTION)

* Theme of the contest: «Luggage».

*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.

* The contest closes at midnight UTC on Wednesday, 20th of June

*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 2018 to enter the contest.

* No “eyelands” editor, judge, or relative of theirs, is allowed to enter.

* Entries must be submitted electronically (see below).

* Winners and the shortlist to be announced on September 10th, 2018

* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author.

* In addition to the story being published on http://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 grants 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 is a limit for the stories to be published in the anthology: no more than 25. In case we receive more than 200 submissions, 12 more stories will be chosen and published online on eyelands.gr! Eyelands will feature one story every month, between November 2018 and November 2019

* There will be two collections of stories – one that will be published in Greek including the translated stories of the first three winners of the English Section and another one with all the Shortlisted stories of the English Section.

ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT

Pay via paypal – See the banner in eyelands Home Page.

See also here: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/

Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Luggage

Entry fee is 10 euros

* After the payment is complete, you can send the e-mail with your story attached in word. doc /docx format to:

info@eyelands.gr

or

strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

writing in the subject line: Eyelands Short Story Contest or just ΕSSC

*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

* We do accept simultaneous submissions

* Every writer can submit more than one story as long as they pay the full entry fee for each story

* Name and address of the author should appear only in the body of the email

*The title of your story can be anything other than ‘’Luggage’’

*There is no entry fee for the prize winners of previous eyelands international short story contests

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 English. A lot of her work has been published in Literature Magazines in Greece and online. In 2006 she was awarded the 2nd prize for her poem “The Bate” from the Greek – Australian Cultural League of Melbourne, in 2009 the 2nd prize: “Antonis Samarakis” for her story: “Even if it’s found it will chase me”. This was also the title of her first short story collection, released in 2015 by Strange Days Books. In 2016 she published the novel «Second Pair of wings». Maria teaches Creative Writing and also writes a weekly column about books in Thessnews Newspaper & portal. She has been the co-ordinator of a book club for nine years. For the past four years she’s been a collaborator in http://www.eyelands.gr as well as a judge of its poetry and international story competitions.

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 studio designed to accommodate two to four people the studio is one very large furnished room of 70 sq.m., (with separate bathroom) with a lot of space which allows you to cook, dine, or just relax all day if you prefer! Studio at the ground floor and apartment at the first floor are listed on: /air bnb, holiday lettings/ house trip etc.

Mind that Triopetra beach is at the very centre of South Crete, which means (provided you rent a car) easy access to places like Spili, Preveli, Plakias, Amari plateau (westward) & Agia Galini, Matala, Phestos (eastward)

 

links
http://www.eyelands.gr
English section

https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/eyelands.portal/

STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
http://www.strangedaysbooks.gr
http://www.paraxenesmeres.gr

THREE ROCK STUDIO

http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/

https://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/3516767

OMODAMOS CLAYART
https://dryadsite.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/omodamos/

 

Last call for …Dreams!

 

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Hi! I am Gregory Papadoyiannis, Eyelands’ editor in chief and I want to thank you for your entries to our first flash fiction contest. We already have submissions from more than 20 countries (Brazil, Canada, India, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, among them) and five continents. This is a great surprise for us and our dream to have another international contest based in Greece is already fulfilled!

Due to the great number of submissions, we thought of one more thing. That we can publish even more stories than the shortlisted ones online! We want to give as many authors as possible the opportunity to see their work published. So, with your permission of course, we will post 12 more stories of our flash fiction contest on eyelands.gr literary magazine! One every month, for all the months of 2019.

Needless to say, we are expecting even more submissions as there are still four days for writers from all over the world to enter our contest!!

See details here: www.eyelands.gr / https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/

EYELANDS 1st INTERNATIONAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST – 2018

 

μινι.jpg The contest runs from January 20th through March 20th, 2018
Theme of the contest: Dreams
First prize:
A week holiday οn the island of Crete (for 2 people)
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology.
Shortlisted stories: Publication in anthology
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis
Collaboration:
Eyelands.gr (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
Entry fee: 5€

Welcome to the First International Eyelands Flash Fiction contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Dreams”.

Seven years since the beginning of our annual international short story competition, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece, we decided to run a new international contest for flash fiction. We hope it will be as successful as our short story competition and gain the same respect and recognition on an international level whilst giving more writers the opportunity to see their work published and enjoy a holiday in Crete!

RULES OF THE CONTEST 

* Theme of the contest: «Dreams».
*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 21st of January 2018 to enter the contest.
* 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, 2018
* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author
* In addition to the story being published on http://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 you from 10th of June till 10th of July.-

ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT

Pay via paypal – See the contest banner at the sidebar of this page or in eyelands Home Page.

Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Dreams

Entry fee is 5 euros

* After the payment is complete, you can send an e-mail with your story attached in word doc /docx format to:

info@eyelands.gr

writing in the subject line: Eyelands Flash Fiction Contest or just: 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 and address of the author are to be submitted in a separate attachment accompanying the entry.

PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS

– First prize is a week 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 their preferred week of his/her 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*

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!

* Entry fee: 5€

Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

EYELANDS –  ISSC
Eyelands.gr literary magazine in collaboration with Strange Days Books  organize an annual international short story competition, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece. Every year, writers from all the continents of the world participate in it. The competition consists of two categories; Greek and International (for the international section we only accept stories in English).
The competition has been running continuously for the past seven years, offering hundreds of writers the opportunity to see their short story printed in one of our collections, created through the contest entries. For many of these writers it is the first time that a story of theirs is printed in a book or featured online. The jury reads all submissions blind.
The English section of the competition has been recognized as a truly reliable, fair and serious short story competition. Every year, many reputable websites, such as Duotrope, booktrust.org.uk
, justacontest.com, www.londoncomedywriters.com, virtualwritersinc.com, Prizemagic.co.uk, www.artsjobs.org.uk and many others post the announcement of our contest, which has earned its reputation year after year, by honoring all its promises, following the rules meticulously and meeting all criteria that allow a contest to gain respect and recognition on an international level.

JUDGE

papado1.JPGGregory Papadoyiannis was born on the Greek island of Crete in 1961. He holds a university degree in law and journalism, and also studied film-making. His career history includes work with newspapers, magazines, radio and television, initially as a sports correspondent and later as a columnist and editor. At the same time he worked as a translator, working in collaboration with prominent publishing houses. He has also been active within the realm of theatre. In 1991 he received the top national award for new playwrights. He has translated the plays of David Mamet and Tennessee Williams for their premieres in Athenian theatres, and has served as Assistant Director within the National Theatre of Greece. He directed two short films, screened at Short Film Festivals in Greece. He has written scripts for both short and long films, in addition to working as a screenwriter and Assistant Director for a variety of television series.  Gregory is a co-founder, administrator and writer for the books & cinema section of the website http://www.eyelands.gr .  He is the curator of the only Greece-based international short story competition, run by http://www.eyelands.gr . He also co-ordinates and leads a series of workshops on creative and collaborative writing all over Greece. After living in Athens for several years, he now lives on the island of Crete. He currently works as a translator and editor for Strange Days Books Publishing ( http://www.strangedaysbooks.gr ).
He is the author of the novel “Sniff” and the short story collection “The city beyond the river”. Some of the stories of this collection were published (in English translation) in magazines and included in anthologies in the USA. He is also the author of the travel book “52 eyelands, a sentimental guide through the Greek islands” and two comic albums.
His novel «The baby Jazz» was published in the USA from Fomite Press in February 2017.

ABOUT THREE ROCK

Triopetra beach (in the south part of the island of Crete) is one of the last hidden paradises in Greece due to its outstanding natural beauty. Three Rock is a very special studio just a few hundred meters from Triopetra beach. Three-Rock is a unique studio designed to accommodate two to four people with a lot of space that allows you to cook, dine, relax all day if you want and can simply and easily be tailored to your tastes. After all these years and so many prize winners authors as guests, Three Rock  is really a Writers resort!

Mind that Triopetra beach is at the very centre of South Crete, which means (provided you have a car) easy access to places like Spili, Preveli, Plakias, Amari plateau (westward) & Agia Galini, Matala, Phestos (eastward) and everywhere in Crete!

Links

EYELANDS
www.eyelands.gr 

www.eyelands.gr/english section

STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
www.paraxenesmeres.gr (Greek)
www.strangedaysbooks.gr  (English)

THREE ROCK STUDIO

http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/

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