We are pleased to announce the finalists for the first Eyelands Book Awards.

First of all we would like to thank all writers for your submissions. It was a surprise for us to receive so many excellent books in our very first year.

We wish we could include more books in this list but we have to remind that the number of finalists is defined according to the number of the books submitted in each category.

These are the finalists for every category:

(order by submission date)

POETRY / (Judge: Andriana Minou)


Jason Morphew / Dead Boy / Spuyten Duyvil/ USA
Amy Pence / [It] Incandescent / Ninebark/ USA
Amy Schmitz / Border Crossing / National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press/USA
Gina Ferrara / Fitting the Sixth Finger / Kelsay Books/ USA
Diana Arterian / Playing monster :: seiche / 1913 press/ USA
Tami Haaland / What does not return /Lost horse press /USA/


Jeffrey Kingman / Beyond that hill I gather /USA
Helgard Gebhardt / 15 poems / Germany

SHORT STORIES (Judge: Antonis Tsirikoudis)


Townsend Walker / 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies / USA
Catherine McNamara/ The Cartography of Others / Unbound/ Australia/Italy


Ruth Brandt / No One Has Any Intention of Building a Wall/ United Kingdom
Ewa Mazierska/ At Home and In Transit/ United Kingdom

Michael Robinson Morris / For Entertainment Purposes Only / USA
Anjali Agrawal / An anthology of short stories / India

NOVELS (Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis)


J.P. Roarke / From the village of Lucca / Austin Macauley/ USA

Donnalyn Vojta / The Teddy Bear Chronicles, vol.1 Hope in Paris! / New Traditions Publishing/USA

Cathy Adams / A Body’s Just as Dead /Southern Fried Karma Press/ USA
Ashley Lloyd Smith/ Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks / Liquorice Fish Books/ United Kingdom
Charles Harris/ The breaking of Liam Glass / Marble City Publishing /United Kingdom


Nancy Sweetland/ Time and Mischance /USA
Sophie Neville / Makorongo’s War/ United Kingdom
Dimitris Politis / The next stop / Belgium
Kevin Gerard Neill / Behind Me Lies the Desert/ /USA
Maggie Humm /Talland House/ United Kingdom
Gita Theodora Simic/ Occam’s Razor / Bosnia-Herzegovina
K.Alan Leitch/ Too much information /Australia


Helen Bedford  /Notes on a childhood  /United Kingdom/

International book awards for published and unpublished books

ΕΒΑ -smaller - 2018

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. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books
Six more prizes one for each category of every section also win a a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Boo Awards
Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2018.
The award will be given in a special ceremony in Athens
Award Ceremony: 5th of May, 2019
Place: Polis Art café, Athens, Greece



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