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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Entry Fees

10 euros


The prize for the first winner is a week holiday on the island of Crete. The first three winners will see their stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English). All the stories of the Short List will be published in a special English edition, released through & strangedays books.

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

All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book & certification document. Plus a book from Strange Days Books –for free!!


This is a short story competition organised by and Strange Days Books, an independent publisher based in Greece. The competition has been running for the past 7 years. The theme this year is “Strange Love Affairs”. The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2017


*Theme of the contest: «Strange love affairs».

*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, and maximum length is 2,500 words and must be previously unpublished in a book, printed magazine or web-based journal.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.

*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 2017 to enter the contest.

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

* Entries can be submitted electronically (see below).

* Winners and the short list to be announced on September 10th, 2017

* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author.

* In addition to the story being published on, the author’s acceptance of the prize gives 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.

* There will be two collections of stories -one that will be published in Greek with the stories of the first three winners of English Section included and another one with all the Short Listed stories of the English Section.


Pay via paypal – See the banner in Home Page.

Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Strange love affairs

Entry fee is 10.00

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

[email protected]

writing at the subject line: Eyelands Short Story Contest

*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

* Name and address of the author are to be submitted in a separate attachment to accompany the entry.

*There is no fee for the shortlisted writers of previous contests

Contact Information

[email protected]


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