English Editions


52 EYELANDS – A Journey Through the Greek Islands

52eyelandsThis is a “sentimental” guide for travellers, through 52 of the Greek islands. This book has simply been written out of an outrageous love for the islands, to describe of what it feels like to actually “live the island” – even for a week – and to find out what it’s like, from how it looks to how it can be characterized in terms of its deeper essence. I liken this process to getting to know a friend, or perhaps even falling in love.

«Sustained throughout 52 eyelands is the voice of a travelling companion who is always careful not to tell you too much, always conscious that travel is about making choices and that since each traveller is different, each has discoveries of their own awaiting them on the islands he knows and loves so well. At last: a no-spoilers guidebook. This could be a thing»  Lane Ashfeldt (author of ‘’Saltwater’’)
 Available through http://www.amazon.com – kindle edition


The collection with the short listed stories of our 9th eyelands international short story contest is now available in Greek bookshops (also directly through Strange Days Books) and all over the world via amazon.com.
The 9th International Short Story Contest’s theme was Round Midnight and as always this is also the collection’s title with a cover that made by Strangeland’s team.
This year was the first time that the grand prize went to Africa thanks to the story »Marvin Baxter’s Background Music» by Javi Reddy / South Africa who won the first prize. 
There were four more prizes (by submission order) : Midnight shadows -David McVey /United Kingdom
At Last, Goodbye -Wendy Craig /New Zealand 
The Banshee’s Sister – E. F. S. Byrne/ Spain 
Crying all the way to the bank – Karen Keeley / Canada 
And the shortlisted  stories:
Belonging – Judith Diamond/ USA
One shot – David Butler /Ireland 
Memories always start around midnight – Suzanne Elvidge/United Kingdom Huggas -Mark Perfect/United Kingdom
Red Beauty or simply Dear – Christina Demertsidou /Greece
Hunter– Mariam Syrengelas /Greece
Bouzouki Magic,» – Diane R. Ransdell /USA
5 2 12 – Charles Osborne/United KingdomThe black wedding dress – Ilona krueger/Australia
The Midnight Show – Charles Venable/USA
Rick, the Drummer is No More – Alan Kennedy/Spain
On the Lookout for Bo – Kimberly Stammen /USA
Katy’s Penance – David Mackinnon/United Kingdom
Undisclosed Desires – Efi P./Holland
Blue Moon – Rae Whitney/USA
When the bikers blow into town – Regi Claire/United Kingdom
You can read them all in ROUND MIDNIGHT COLLECTION
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The short listed stories from Eyelands 8th international short story contest.

FIRST prize: Overweight – Renate Schiansky /Austria
SECOND prize: Dandelion -Olga Zilberbourg /USA
THIRD prize: A Chance for Better Weather /Elliott Wagner-Smith/ USA /SPECIAL distinction: Moony Mindset /Elisabeth Wirtz /Germany
SHORT LIST (by submission date)

One’s company – Michael Whitehead /United kingdom
Light Travel -Ewa Mazierska /United kingdom
Underground – Claire Basarich /United Κingdom
Just a Coincidence – Pam Corsie /United Kingdom
Balloon- Dreena Collins /United Kingdom
Luggage – K.M. Clarke /United Kingdom
The carpetbagger -Mary D’Arcy / Ireland
Perfect man- Anna Killick /New Zealand
Life Boats 14 and 15 – Alfred Louis Cucchiara /USA
Impedimenta -Graham Twist /United Kingdom
Hallway Suitcases – Emily Tsatmas /USA
The woman in the travel goods – Tabetha Rogers Beggs /Australia
Burdened Luggage – Nneka Anieze /Nigeria
Picking mushrooms – Justin Jones/ New Zealand
The «heavy» life of a packaholic! – Susanne Kirchner/Austria
James and the luggage – Anand Birju /United Kingdom
Luggage – Bethany Pritchard/United Kingdom
Of burden and loss – Sebastian Günnel /Germany
The world within a suitcase – Leanne Ma/Hong Kong
What she carried – Ruth Knafo Setton/Morocco
Luggage – Maria Espinosa/USA
Luggage Heist – Melvin Ward/United Kingdom
Long Necked Guitar – Sue Worth/United Kingdom
25 Years of Marriage – Sharon Stevens/United Kingdom
Lost and Found – Jill Yates/United Kingdom
The five bags that make a life -Katie Parry/United Kingdom
Finding the way – C.I. Selkirk/United Kingdom
Suitcases and Handkerchiefs – Sarah Jarvis/United Kingdom
Banana bread – Claire Zalla/USA

Strange Days in the world / EE -09/ Cover design: Andriana Minou /Price: 12 euros /ISBN: (Greek edition) 978-618-5278-19-9

Strange love affairs

strange love affairsStrange Love Affairs is the collection of the short listed stories of the 7th eyelands’ international short story contest. Every year the contest, the only one short story contest based in Greece, gives the opportunity to the first prize winner to win a week holiday at the island of Crete and to all the short listed writers see their stories published in a book. This year the book is »Strange love affairs» with stories from writers of ten different countries, from Europe, USA and Australia

by Inna Kitaychik  C Selkirk  Stella Donovan  Louise Johnson Lauren Frazier  Amanda Hohenberg  Charles Osborne Sinead Nic Cionna  Paul Jauncey  Elizabeth Lavis  Ronald Sewell  Maria Perri Eunice Barnes  Jane McNamara  Andrew French 

Editions in English ΕΝ-07/ Price: 8 euros / Pages: 94/ Cover: Andriana Minou


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The short listed stories of the 5th international lshort story contest
available also on Amazon.com & CreateSpace eStore

Time Collection


The short listed stories of the 4th international lshort story contest includingFirst prize winner’s story, Sandglass, by Seth Libby

available also on Amazon.com & CreateSpace eStore






borderline-coverEnglish edition of the shortlisted stories of the international section of the 5th eyelands short story contest. 19 short stories in total by writers from ten different countries, who were shortlisted in the only international short story competition based in Greece, a competition whose reputation grows every year. In this year’s competition we had entries from writers coming from England, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, Germany, Canada, South Africa and the United States. The first prize went to Liz Gwinell from England.

Editions in English -05 / Price: 12 euros  /Pages: 116 / ISBN: 978-618-81687-8-7 / Cover: Andriana Minou & Gregory Papadoyiannis



stories-in-colour-sEnglish editiion of the shortlisted stories from the International section of Eylands’ 6th International Short Story Contest. Eleven short stories by writers from England, Ireland, Switzerland and Greece who were highly commended in 2016 at the only international short story contest based in Greece.

The theme of the 6th contest was «Colours» and the first prize went to Sarah Isaac for herstory, «Foreign Fruit». The second prize went to Jennifer Tucker for «The many shades of darkness», while the third prize went to Lynda Haycock-Watkins for ‘’Feeling, tasting and smelling colours’’. For the first time this year, all awarded writers came from the United Kingdom. A Greek translation of the three winning entries is also included in the Greek edition of «Stories in Colour».

Editions in English ΕΝ-06 / Price: 8 euros / Pages: 66 / ISBN-13: 978-1540407641 / Cover: Andriana Minou