EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2022 FINALISTS

We are happy to announce the finalists of Eyelands Book Awards 2022!

SHORT STORIES UNPUBLISHED

The House of Genyo and Other Stories – Terry Watada

Canada

There is a Heart in the Fridge for You – Raluca Comanelea 

USA

Everything Loved and Lost – Jeffrey Feingold 

USA

A Book of Goodbyes – Peter Hankins

United Kingdom

Stories, Mostly Short, Often Deadly – Townsend Walker

USA

SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED

12 Random Words / 12 Mots au Hasard – Fabiana Elisa Martínez

USA

Tales from an American Singer – J. J. Maze

USA

Music from a Strange Planet – Barbara Black

blu’s Muse – Craig (blu) Ritchie

Canada 

Stumbling Through Adulthood: Linked Stories – John Sheirer

USA

NOVEL UNPUBLISHED

My Summer With the Dictator – Cathy Adams

USA

Broken Kismet – Hardy Griffin

USA

The Zygan Emprise – Y S Pascal 

The Long & Winding Road – Randall Silvis

The Ministry of Time – Sylvia Bluck

United Kingdom

Ain’t No Jazz in Kansas City – Bruce Rodgers

USA

Life, And What’s Wrong With It – Tom G Reynolds

Canada

NOVEL PUBLISHED

Sticks and Stones: Three Murder Mysteries – Karen Keeley

Canada

Buttercups in the Basement – Jane Harvey

United Kingdom

No Milk Today – Liz Gwinnell

United Kingdom

From the village of Lucca – JP Roarke

Embers on the Wind – Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

USA

AMP’D – Ken Pisani

USA

HISTORICAL NOVEL / MEMOIR UNPUBLISHED

Nothing For Granted – Kasia Weber

United Kingdom

Things We Do for Love – Nannette Holliday

Australia

Mythology of a Teacher – Mary Wright

United Kingdom

A Girl Called Redemption – Sophie Neville

United Kingdom

The Merchant, the Janisary and the Corsair – Randall Moore 

USA

HISTORICAL NOVEL/MEMOIR PUBLISHED

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops – Allison Hong Merrill

U.S.A. 

If God Will Spare My Life – Mike Lewis

United Kingdom

Ships in the Desert -Jeffrey Feingold

USA

Love Spell – Oma Stanescu

United Kingdom

Naked & Collecting Seashells – Lindy Hughes

Canada

CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHED*

Icarus and Velvet – Kate Wiseman

United Kingdom

The Venetian Pearls – Karin Bachmann

Switzerland

Fluffy Happiness -Iryna Polishchuk

Ukraine

Katya’s Sunflowers – Julie Fox

The secret of Magic tree – Janine M. Perdue

United Kingdom

POETRY UNPUBLISHED

The Long Bleak Tone – Philip Wexler

USA

I Know Why the Heart Sings – Patience Chiyangwa

Obits, tales & accounts from WW1 – Joan Michelson 

From an Indian Diary – Sreekanth Kopuri

India

Light and dust – Helen Voudouridou 

Greece

POETRY PUBLISHED

Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic – Sarah James

United Kingdom

The Fading Garden – Maria Papageorgiou-Foroudi

Australia

Goat song – Dean Gessie

Washed Over…Or, Things Dedicated – Reinfred Dziedzorm Addo

USA

Portrait of a Woman Walking Home – Anne Casey

Australia

The Moral Judgement of Butterflies – k.eltinaé

Spain

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Congratulations to all finalists!

Final results to be announced on December 30, 2022

Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi (children’s books/graphic novels), Alicia Hokanson (poetry), Andriana Minou (short stories), Django Wylie (novels), Gregory Papadoyiannis (historical fiction/memoir)

* In the category of children’s books (unpublished), there were no books that, in our opinion, could participate in the finalists phase

** Along with the book’s title and the name of the author we also mention the place of residence where the authors provided us with this information

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Eyelands gr. & Strange Days Books announce deadline extension for the 5th international contest of Eyelands Book Awards

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DATES & DETAILS

Closing date: October 30, 2022 at midnight PST.

Submit your manuscript online to:  eyelandsmag@gmail.com 

Or/ strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

Online submissions only


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: Publication from Strange Days Books. Released via amazon.com (international release) & 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 upon demand

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 your prize-winning book under your permission and upon your selection (limit: 500 -700 words).

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2022-DEADLINE EXTENSION!!

Eyelands gr. & Strange Days Books announce deadline extension for the 5th international contest of Eyelands Book Awards

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DATES & DETAILS

Closing date: October 30, 2022 at midnight PST.

Submit your manuscript online to:  eyelandsmag@gmail.com 

Or/ strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

Online submissions only


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: Publication from Strange Days Books. Released via amazon.com (international release) & 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 upon demand

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 your prize-winning book under your permission and upon your selection (limit: 500 -700 words).

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      

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.

Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi (children’s books/graphic novels), Alicia Hokanson (poetry) Andriana Minou (short stories) Djanco Wylie (novels) Gregory Papadoyiannis (historical fiction/memoir)

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Free submission for every prize winner of previous Eyelands Book Awards.

Early bird submissions (20 euros) for the finalists of previous contests

Early bird submissions (20 euros) for every second submission

Early bird submissions (20 euros) for every text submitted via publishing house or university/college/authors club!!

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Eyelands Book Awards 2022!

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

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2022

Grand prize (published books): Five-day staying 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 2023. 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 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 upon request
Final results are to be announced on December 30, 2022.

Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi (children’s books/graphic novels), Alicia Hokanson (poetry) Andriana Minou (short stories) Djanco Wylie (novels) Gregory Papadoyiannis (historical fiction/memoir)

Grand Awards Judges: P.H.C. Marchesi, Alicia Hokanson, Djanco Wylie

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DATES & DETAILS

Opening: June 20, 2022

NEW CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2022

Submission fee $30.00 (27 euros)

Early bird submission $ 22 (20 euros) till September 1st, 2022.

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, 2022

Final results are to be announced on Wednesday, December 30, 2022.

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


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 Greek 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.

Grand Prize winners will be among the judges at the next EBA 2023

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All prize winners

A special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

Certification document for every prize plus a book –English edition- from Strange Days books

All finalists
Online
Certification document for every finalist -upon demand


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      

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 the websites: http://www.eyelands.gr

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 prize winners of EBA and the first prize winners of previous Eyelands international short story contests

* Early bird submission for finalists of Eyelands Book Awards previous contests.

*All books must have been published between September 20, 2016 and September 20, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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

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Exile Music: now in Greek edition!

Exile music, Jennifer Steil’s magnificent book -Eyelands Book Awards 2020 Grand Prize, is now available in Greek language, translated by Gregory Papadoyiannis.

Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia

As a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with music. Her father plays the viola in the Philharmonic, her mother is a well-regarded opera singer, her beloved and charismatic older brother holds the neighborhood in his thrall, and most of her eccentric and wonderful extended family live nearby. Only vaguely aware of Hitler’s rise or how her Jewish heritage will define her family’s identity, Orly spends her days immersed in play with her best friend and upstairs neighbor, Anneliese. Together they dream up vivid and elaborate worlds, where they can escape the growing tensions around them.

But in 1938, Orly’s peaceful life is shattered when the Germans arrive. Her older brother flees Vienna first, and soon Orly, her father, and her mother procure refugee visas for La Paz, a city high up in the Bolivian Andes. Even as the number of Jewish refugees in the small community grows, her family is haunted by the music that can no longer be their livelihood, and by the family and friends they left behind. While Orly and her father find their footing in the mountains, Orly’s mother grows even more distant, harboring a secret that could put their family at risk again. Years pass, the war ends, and Orly must decide: Is the love and adventure she has found in La Paz what defines home, or is the pull of her past in Europe–and the piece of her heart she left with Anneliese–too strong to ignore?

“A beautiful coming-of-age tale… Moving, evocative, and well-researched, this is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the last page has been turned.” —Booklist (starred)

“Immersive… evocative.” —Publishers Weekly


“Beautifully narrated…From the very first pages I was swept up.”
—Georgia Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones

“Gorgeous and lyrical, Exile Music captures the delicate rhythm of one girl’s coming of age while driven by war and exile. Heart-wrenching, tender and powerful.” —Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee

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Jennifer Steil is the author of The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, (Broadway Books 2010), a memoir about her tenure as the editor-in-chief of the Yemen Observer in Sana’a, Yemen. The book received favorable reviews in The New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Newsweek magazine as well as in other publications. National Geographic Traveler has included the book in its list of recommended reading. The Minneapolis Star Tribune chose it as a best travel book of the year in 2010, and Elle awarded it the magazine’s Readers’ Prize in August of that year. The Woman Who Fell From the Sky has been published in the US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, and Turkey. Steil’s novel The Ambassador’s Wife was published by Doubleday on July 28, 2015. The book received the 2013 Best Novel award in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The Ambassador’s Wife is published in Italy and will be published in Bulgaria, Greece, and Poland.
Steil’s novel Exile Music was published by Viking in 2020. Exile Music tells the story of a Jewish girl, Orly, whose family flees the Nazis, relocating from Vienna to the mountains of Bolivia. Steil contributed to the book Not A Rose, CHARTA, Milan, New York, 2012. For this book, a hybrid work that is both book and conceptual art installation, she wrote an essay entitled “Roses After Rain.”