Eyelands Book Awards

International book awards for published and unpublished books

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 Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books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 Book 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
Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels, novellas), Antonis Tsirikoudis (short stories) / Entry fee: $30

Closing: Tuesday, October 20, 2018 at midnight PST.
Submit your book or manuscript online or via snail mail with a $30.00 entry fee
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels.
Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission).
Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Finalists for every category to be announced on November, 20, 2018
Final results are to be announced on December, 20, 2018.
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 to:
eyelandsmag@gmail.com  [or]  strangedaysbooks@gmail.com
or send your book by post to: Chimarras 6, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Authorfest

AUTHORFEST IS BACK
STAY TUNED  &  Mark Your Calendars

WHEN:  SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
TIME: 9 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: MACKLE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, FL

There will be room for  authors to choose between a  long, 4ft table or a square card table, depending on how many books you have. This will be in the large room. All set-up is done for us. Just bring your props and books.

Details have not been finalized.

Writers on the Air

Every Sunday WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites writers of all levels to READ their poem, story, or screen play on its weekly program, “Writers on the Air.” (3 to 5 minutes is suggested). We’re looking for funny and family-friendly content.  Sign-up is 2:30. Our show  airs live on Sunday at 3:00.  Worldwide viewers can hear the show on the Internet. (info@KDWradio.com)

After the show, and time-permitting, a visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the Facebook page for “Writers on the Air”.

Join us at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41, North Port and relax in our family-friendly BYOB Listening Room, which offers snacks and comfortable seating. Find us next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station, which is in the Springs Plaza just south of Caddy Carts if heading south from Venice.  The public is WELCOME. Readers need not be published.

For more details, contact Linda Schell, Lschell2@verizon.net, 941-223-1262. For cancellations due to weather or holidays, visit our FACEBOOK PAGE: “Writers on the Air.”

Thursday, November 8-Sunday, November 11, 2018 (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th; 8:00 AM – Noon on the 5th), BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island
12th Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Registration open now.

Join Ann Hood, Joyce Maynard, Alastair Moock, Steve Almond (creative nonfiction), Andrea Askowitz (narrative performance), Julianna Baggot (YA literature), Lynne Barrett (plot & structure), Jenny Bent (literary agent), Jill Bialosky (editor), Emily Black (memoir), Brock Clarke (fiction), John Dufresne (fiction), Tod Goldberg (fiction), Stephanie Elizondo Griest (travel writing), Major Jackson (poetry), Steve Kistulentz (fiction), Tom McAllister (fiction), Annemarie Ni Churreain (poetry), Jan wary O’Neil (poetry), Jane Roper (nonfiction), Michael Ruhlman (food writing), Christopher Schelling (literary agent), Mark Evan Schwartz (screenwriting), and Darin Strauss (narrative) four four days of workshops, panels, readings, consultations, and concerts.

For more info, visit www2.fgcu.edu/siwc

Announcing The 2018 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

This Year’s Judge:
Susanna Lang, Poet, Travel Notes from the River Styx

This is a great opportunity—exclusively for poets! Submit your entry before the deadline!
The winner of the WaterSedge Poetry Contest will receive:

$500 cash prize
Publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats
Amazon distribution for Kindle and print
25 free print copies

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $20
Page Count Limit: 24-48 pages

Watch the video for more details!

CLICK HERE TO READ GUIDELINES AND TO SUBMIT
http://writersrelief.com/watersedge-poetry-chapbook-contest/

WOW! Women on Writing invites entries to its Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. The honorable guest judge this season is Literary Agent Heather Flaherty with The Bent Agency. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries.

1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.

$10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10. Deadline: November 30, 2018
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Seeking creative nonfiction essays between 200 – 1000 words on any topic and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries.

1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow.

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: October 31, 2018
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest