Eyelands Book Awards 2019, Eyelands Literary Magazine & Strange Days Publications


Eyelands Book Awards is an international competition for published and unpublished books.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Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication contract with Strange Days Books

Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards

Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2019.

The award will be given in a special ceremony in Athens
Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry, children’s books/graphic novels), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels/novellas, historical fiction/memoir), Catherine McNamara (short stories)

Entry fee: $30 (27 euros)

Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros)


Opening: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Closing: Sunday, October 20, 2019 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, children's books, historical fiction/memoir, graphic 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, 2019

Final results are to be announced on December, 20, 2019.

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.

For full guidelines or to enter, visit website: