Eyelands Book Awards is an international contest that gives the opportunity to a writer to win a great prize; a holiday in Athens, Greece, where he/she will have the chance to talk about his/her work to Greek readers and meet Greek writers in a special ceremony. This is the grand prize for writers who have already published their book. But there’s more. Eyelands Book Awards also gives the opportunity to an unpublished writer to win a contract and see her/his book published from Strange Days Books. There are also prizes for the winners of the three different categories, as well as nominations of five writers per category. It was high time for Greece to have an international book award. Send us your submission and win the grand prize, visit Athens or see your book published in Greek language!
CATHERINE MACNAMARA, grand prize winner for published books 2018
MICHAEL ROBINSON MORRIS, grand prize winner for unpublished books 2018
2019 GRAND PRIZE FOR PUBLISHED BOOKS
Neighbours and Tourists by Ewa Mazierska /USA (category: Short Stories)
GRAND PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED BOOKS
Florissant by P.H.C. Marchesi / USA (category: Children Books/Graphic Novels)
2018 AWARDS CEREMONY IN ATHENS, MAY, 2019
SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE!!
OUR 2019 FINALISTS AND PRIZE WINNERS
Strange Days Books is an entirely independent publisher, primarily interested in showcasing the wealth of the new writing voices of Greece. We work closely with our authors in order to create books that will appeal to booklovers, books about the present, books contemporary readers can relate to, books that strive to push the art of literature forward, books written with talent and passion, books that challenge the way we see the world, books that burst with new ideas and intriguing perspectives, books that have something to say and were not written for merely commercial purposes. In other words, we create books with character together, steadily growing into a community of artists and art-lovers that represent and promote the truly new literature of Greece, not only through publishing but also through a literary festival, the only international short story competition in Greece, theatrical play and novel competitions, book events and more.
Every summer we organize Sand Festival – a literary festival held literally on the sand of one of the Greek Islands.
It goes without saying that there is no fee in the contract or any kind of charge for the writer. Instead, we pay the writers’ royalties – a percentage on the retail price of the book’s copies sold. You can see the contract on the page Strange days in this website