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Friday, April 10, 2020


Entry Fees

10 euros


Holidays in Greek island of Serifos



The contest runs from January 10th through April 10th, 2020
The theme of the contest this year is «Numbers»
First prize: A five-day stay in the island of Serifos
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 & strange days books.
Entry fee: 10 €
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

Winners and the shortlist to be announced on June 10th, 2020
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.
First prize is a 5 day holiday on the island of Serifos in August 2020. The grand prize winning writer will be a guest of honour and present his/her story and his/her work in the 6th Sand Festival. Air tickets not included.
The three prize winners will also get a free copy of the book with the winning stories. All the shortlisted stories will be published in the anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and in November, 2020. All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book!
An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in
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:
[email protected]
[email protected]

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

EYELANDS – ISSC 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 nine 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.

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