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/

 

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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/

listed on: holiday lettings / trip advisor / house trip / air bnb