International Short Story Competition

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International Short Story Competition

Hey there ABCstorytellers!

I wanted to share this short story competition with you. It is in its 7th year now and the prizes are quite appealing. I am copy pasting all the info below but you may also visit this page to read everything

Good luck!


The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2017

The theme of the contest this year is «Strange love affairs»

First prize: A week holiday on the island of Crete (for 2 people)

First three winners stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

Judge: Maria PsomaPetridou


The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2017

The theme of the contest this year is «Strange love affairs». The
prize for the first winner is a week holiday on the island of Crete. The
first three winners will see their stories published in two different
anthologies (Greek and English). All the stories of the Short List will
be published in a special English edition, released through & strangedays books. Entry fee: 10 €


First, Second and Third prize: publication of your story in an
anthology of the shortlisted stories of the contest (Greek section),
translated in Greek.

  • The three prize winners will also get a free copy of the book with
    the winning stories of our contest & certification document & 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

All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book
& certification document. Plus a book from Strange Days Books –for

* Entry fee: 10 €

*Judge: Maria Psoma Petridou

.NOTE: Free entry for the shortlisted writers of previous contests


*Theme of the contest: «Strange love affairs».

*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, and maximum length is
2,500 words and must be previously unpublished in a book, printed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 March 2017 to enter the contest.

* No “eyelands” editor, judge, or relative of them, is allowed to enter.

* Entries can be submitted electronically (see below).

* Winners and the short list to be announced on September 10th,  2017

* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author.

* In addition to the story being published on, the author’s acceptance of the prize gives
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.

* There will be two collections of stories -one that will be
published in Greek with the stories of the first three winners of
English Section included and another one with all the Short Listed
stories of the English Section.


Pay via paypal – See the banner in eyelands Home Page.

Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: Strange love affairs

Entry fee is 10.00

* After the payment is complete, you can send the e-mail with your story attached in word. doc /docx format to:

writing at the subject line: Eyelands Short Story Contest

*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three /four days after receiving your e-mail.

*We don’t accept postal entries

* Name and address of the author are to be submitted in a separate attachment to accompany the entry.

*There is no fee for the shortlisted writers of previous contests


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Maria Psoma Petridou

Maria was born and lives in Thessaloniki – Greece. She is an
english teacher. She has published two poetry collections, «Lifetime
Service» 2006, «A second pair of wings» 2010. She writes poetry &
fiction in greek and in english. In 2006 she was awarded the 2nd prize
for her poem «The Bate» from the Greek – Australian Cultural League of
Melbourn, in 2009 the 2nd prize: Antonis Samarakis» for her story: Even
if it’s found it will chase me». A lot of her work has been edited in
Literature Magazines in Greece and on the internet.

Maria teaches Creative Writing. She is the co-ordinator of a book club for six years and of a writers’ meet up. The last four years she’s been a collaborator in as well as a judge of its poetry and story competitions.