The contest runs from January 20th through March 20th, 2018
The theme of the contest this year is “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
Entry fee: 5€
Collaboration: Eyelands.gr (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
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*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, maximum length is 500 words and must be previously unpublished in a book, printed magazine or web-based journal.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in other competitions) but you must alert us if your work is placed as a winner or runner up, and your entry will be withdrawn from the competition.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Withdrawn submissions (for any reason) will not be refunded.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 banner 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:
writing in the subject line: Eyelands Flash Fiction Contest
*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:
First prize winner can choose their preferred week of his/her stay in 2018 or 2019 except for the dates between July 1st – August 25th.
Three more prizes 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!