EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021- THE FINALISTS

We welcome the finalists of Eyelands Book Awards 2021.

For the fourth consecutive year, we are delighted to announce the finalists and – as always – sorry that many well-written books could not be included in the shortlist. The number of finalists is defined according to the submissions in the specific category so, as we do every year, there are more finalists in the novels category while the children’s books and the unpublished poetry categories have less finalists. Congratulations to all, many thanks for sharing all the fine books and for your support for yet another year. We truly hope that there will be a live awards ceremony next spring in Athens. In the meantime, last year’s Grand Prize for unpublished books -Lessons from the Greeks by Gail Sidonie Sobat- has already been published by Strange Days Books in a bilingual edition. Also, we will soon release two more books translated in Greek; Exile Music by Jennifer Steil (Grand Prize for published books) and Lizardmaid by Robin Luce Martin (Three Rock Prize).

Final results on December 30, 2021. Judges for the final stage: Gail Sidonie Sobat (grand prize winner 2020) P.H.C. Marchesi (grand prize winner 2019), Andriana Minou and Gregory Papadoyiannis.

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021 – THE FINALISTS

(Title of book, name of author and place of residence)

Category: NOVELS PUBLISHED

The Stroke Artist /Bevan Choate, MD

USA

The Smoke is me, Burning / C A Blintzios

Greece

Honour’s Rest / Judith Crow

Scotland

Childfree /Claire Sewell

New Zealand

The Landlord of Hummingbird House / Jane Harvey

UK; Channel Islands

Don’t think a single thought / Diana Cambridge

UK

Mia / Kayla Eason

USA

NOVELS UNPUBLISHED

The Museum of Our Realities / Raluca Comanelea

USA

An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth /João Cerqueira

Portugal

Finisterre / Caroline Brothers

UK

In Transit / By Ollie Randall

USA

Bridge over the Neretva / Django Wylie

Switzerland

The Accidental Time Traveller / Sylvia Bluck

UK

From Now On / D.R. Hill

UK

POETRY PUBLISHED

Tears In My Bread /Maria Papageorgiou-Foroudi

Australia

Nigger for life / Neal Hall

USA

Perishable World / Author: Alicia Hokanson

USA

Hummingbird From Heaven/ Keti Bozukova

Bulgaria

Scripted seeds and other poems /T M Raghuram

India

POETRY UNPUBLISHED

Transitory /Subhaga Crystal Bacon

USA

Ensemble -(Refugee Voices, Images and Artists Installations)/ Joan Michelson, 

UK

Resistance /Colin Campbell Robinson

Scotland

SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED

Let Us Look Elsewhere / Mona Dash

UK

It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny)

/ Kurt Luchs / USA

Fugitives – different voices, different stories / E.C.Gardiner

UK

Broken In: A Novel in Stories / Jadi Campbell

Germany

 Love Stories for Hectic People / Catherine McNamara

Italy

Quaternity: Four Novellas from the Carpathians / Maria Rybakova

Kazakhstan

SHORT STORIES UNPUBLISHED

A General History of the Feminine Brain / Raluca Comanelea

USA

Rakiya / Ellis Shuman

Israel

Cursed Beauty / Valentina Tsoneva

USA

Slices of Cake: A Collection of Short Stories / Christina Hoag

USA

HISTORICAL FICTION PUBLISHED

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops /Allison Hong Merrill

USA

Drudegries for Feat, Identifying and Leveraging Opportunities in a Foreign Country / Beatrice Hofmann / UK

Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey through Greece/ Mark Haskell Smith

USA

The Strathmore Stories /R.A.Lucas

Canada

Malabar Musings / T M Raghuram

India 

HISTORICAL FICTION UNPUBLISHED

Hiroshima Bomb Money / Terry Watada

Canada

Yesteryear / Stephen G. Eoannou

USA

The Swimmer /David Tenenbaum

USA

China China / Tong Ge

Canada

A Girl Called Redemption / Sophie Neville

UK

 CHILDREN PUBLISHED

The Buried City – A Tale of Two Time Zones / Judith Brulo
UK
Sailing away to Nod /  Brenda M. Spalding

USA

 Thread and Thrum /Jane Bower

UK

CHILDREN UNPUBLISHED

UK

Evolution / Zelda Conway

The Great Mountain / J.T. Berk

USA

A Tooth Too Far / James Wright

UK

Griff, Luke and Ariadne in: The kingdom of Trung Trung Karmo /Judith Brulo / UK

1941 /Abigail Keoghan

Ireland

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS-Last call!

Last chance to submit today to Eyelands Book Awards 2021 and win holidays in Athens or have your book translated in Greek and from Strange Days Books.

Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and a book from Strange Days books!

Certification document for every prize.

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)

See more at:

https://eyelandsawards.com/

Lessons from the Greeks – now published !

Lessons from the Greeks, the poetry collection by Gail Sidonie Šobat won the Grand Prize in Eyelands Book Awards 2020 and the prize was a Greek translation for the book. As it happens every year -the grand prize winner’s book of the unpublished EBA category is not an unpublished manuscript anymore. It was published and released in Greece in October 1st.

It is a bilingual edition, of 170 pages, the book was translated by Gregory Papadoyiannis and the cover is a product of Strangeland -strange days team work.

Lessons  from the Greeks – Prologue

I was a happy adolescent
when I learned
women can be gods
like any in the bombastic male pantheon
Achilles I know little about
except that he hurt his heel
or his mother did
when dipping him upside down in the River Styx
a strawberry to chocolate
as would any sensible maternal goddess
Like him we limp towards mortality
let us hope though
as we reach our nether years
that no arrow likewise
pierces poisonous our heels
eat, drink, be merry
find another use for Trojans
than making war

PAGES: 170/ PRICE: 14 euros / ISBN:978-618-5278-61-8

Gail Sidonie Sobat is a poet, a singer, and the author of 12 books. She is the creator/coordinator of YouthWrite®, camps for kids who love to write… just about anything, and an instructor in the communications programs at MacEwan University and in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Gail has presented across Canada, including Canada’s North; Doha, Qatar; Hanoi, Vietnam; Bern, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; Istanbul, Turkey; and more recently at the Northeastern Modern Language Association in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s been writer-in-residence in several Canadian schools, at Queen’s University, in Doha, Qatar, at the University of Alberta through the Canadian Authors Association, for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Public Libraries, and for NorthWords in Yellowknife, NWT. Her work is published in academic and literary journals, anthologies, and has been broadcast on radio and performed on stage. Gail is a Global TV Woman of Vision and a recipient of her city’s Arts and Culture Citation Award. She’s moved 40 times in her life from Badlands to Siksika Nation Reserve to hideous suburbs to Istanbul to the Sunshine Coast to her writer’s garret in a century-old temperamental house.

*Due to the pandemic problems and restrictions of the year the award ceremony in spring of 2021 was canceled. the good news is that there will be two more books from the Eyelands Book Awards 2020. The Grand Prize for published books -Jennifer Steil’s Exile Music, (translation was offered instead of five days holidays in Athens) and Robin Martin’s Lizarmaid -the winner of Three Rock prize.

Eyelands Book Awards -Submit your book!

.NEW! Eyelands Awards online edition!NEW category for writers U-18

NEW! Online Certification document for every finalist!

Plus: early bird submission fee for every finalist/prize winner of past contests

Last Month’s offer: Early bird submission fee for books submitted via publishing houses

Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website.

The ceremony will take place in Athens in May 2022. Alternative prize: (in case of travel restrictions): online ceremony & translation of the prize winner book in Greek

Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books

Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and a book from Strange Days books!

Certification document for every prize.
Online Certification document for every finalist
Final results are to be announced on December 30, 2021.

Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi (children’s books/graphic novels), Gail Sidonie Šobat (poetry)

Andriana Minou (U-18 prize-short stories) Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels – historical fiction/memoir)

Grand Awards Judge: P.H.C. Marchesi, Gail Sidonie Šobat

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DATES & DETAILS

Closing: October 20, 2021 at midnight PST.

Submit your book or manuscript online $30.00 (27 euros)

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels, children’s books, historical fiction/memoir, graphic novels.

Multiple submissions allowed.

Early bird submission fee for every additional submission

Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

Finalists for every category to be announced on November 20, 2021

Final results are to be announced on Wednesday, December 30, 2021.

There are no restrictions regarding nationality

Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents’ consent to accept the submission.

Manuscripts must be written in English.

There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.

Submit your manuscript online to:  eyelandsmag@gmail.com 

Or/

strangedaysbooks@gmail.com


EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021

Eyelands gr. & Strange Days Books are glad to announce the

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS

NEW! Eyelands Awards online edition!

NEW category for writers U-18

NEW! Online Certification document for every finalist!


Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. The ceremony will take place in Athens in May 2022. Alternative prize: (in case of travel restrictions): online ceremony & translation of the prize winner book in Greek

Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books

Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and a book from Strange Days books!

Certification document for every prize.
Online Certification document for every finalist
Final results are to be announced on December 30, 2021.

All prize winners

A special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

Certification document for every prize.

A book –English edition- from Strange Days books

PLUS: An e-book edition from strange days ALL ABOUT 2021 EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS with excerpts of your winning book (limit: 500 -700 words) selected by the prize winners.

All finalists
Online
Certification document for every finalist

Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi (children’s books/graphic novels), Gail Sidonie Šobat (poetry) Andriana Minou (U-18 prize-short stories) Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels – historical fiction/memoir) Grand Awards Judge: P.H.C. Marchesi, Gail Sidonie Šobat

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros) Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros) Submission fee for U18: 10 euros
Early bird submission fee for every finalist of the previous contests!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DATES & DETAILS

Opening: June 10, 2021

Closing: October 20, 2021 at midnight PST.

Submit your book or manuscript online $30.00 (27 euros)

Early bird submission $ 22 (20 euros) till September 1st, 2021.

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels, children’s books, historical fiction/memoir, graphic novels.

Multiple submissions allowed.

Early bird submission fee for every additional submission

Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. 

Finalists for every category to be announced on November 20, 2021

Final results are to be announced on Wednesday, December 30, 2021.

There are no restrictions regarding nationality

U-18 category (special discount) fee: 10 ePuros

Parents’ consent needed to cofirm the submission.

Manuscripts must be written in English.

There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.

Submit your manuscript online to: eyelandsmag@gmail.com 

Or: strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

CONFIRMATION letter to every submission


PRIZES & PUBLICITY

Section: Published books

Grand Prize: A five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Eyelands cover all accommodation costs for the award winner. Air tickets not included. The author must agree to participate in the EBA ceremony (which will be held in Athens) and the related publicity (interviews etc.). If for any reason the writer won’t be available to attend the ceremony the prize will be send via mail and EBA will invite the grand prize winner of the unpublished category.

Alternative prize (in case of travel restrictions): online ceremony & translation of the prize winner’s book in Greek

Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books

There will be five finalists for each category.

Five more prizes, one for each category, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

Certification document for every prize.

Section: Unpublished books

Grand prize: Translation into Grek and publication from Strange Days Books.

Five more prizes, one in each category, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

There will be five finalists for each category.

Certification document for every prize.

A book from Strange Days Books to every prize winner.

Online Certification document for every finalist

All prize winners

A special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

Certification document for every prize.

A book –English edition- from Strange Days books

E-Book edition with excerpts of the prize-winning books u (limit: 500 -700 words for each ).


All finalists
Online
Certification document

U-18 category (special discount) fee: 10 euros / All kinds of books eligible

ENTRY FORM

(one entry form per book):

Title:

Author:

Category:

Publisher: (for published books only)

ISBN: (for published books only)

Address:

E-Mail:

AWARD CATEGORIES (select one per entry application):

The following are eligible:

1/Full-length books of fiction (novels or novellas of any genre)

2/Collections of short stories by one author

3/Collected and selected poems

4/Historical fiction – Memoir

5/Children’s books – Graphic Novels      

6/U-18 category for every kind of book (three prizes)

Any text/book from 8.000 words is eligible

Any text/poetry collection (up to 250 pages) written by a single author is eligible

Any text/book written by two or more writers is also eligible. In this case, accommodation in Athens will be shared

EBA follows the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.

PAYMENT

Pay via paypal – See the banner on this website

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

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)

* After the payment is complete, you can send the email with your manuscript as an attachment and the entry form completed, copied and pasted in the body of your email

*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three/four days

* We do accept simultaneous submissions

* Every writer can submit more books with the early bird payment fee of $22 for each book

*There is no fee for the first prize winners of previous Eyelands international short story contests

*All books must have been published between September 20, 2016 and September 20, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

eyelandsmag@gmail.com  [or]  strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

LINKS
See more at:

https://eyelandsawards.com/

www.eyelands.gr

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