Τετάρτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2018

THREE ROCK WRITERS’ RESORT RESIDENCY PROGRAM SPRING/SUMMER 2019



Three Rock Writers’ Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2019 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a two-weeks low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects.

ENJOY WRITING IN CRETE
Three Rock Writers’ Resort Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to work on a creative project of their choice and above all an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy life on Crete. 
Writers in all creative writing genres are invited to apply. Novels, plays, short stories, poetry, graphic novel, everything is eligible. Our residency is designed for emerging and established writers seeking to dedicate a period of time to a project in any genre.
You may choose to stay in a single or shared apartment or in your private studio, at an already well known resort for award-winning writers from everywhere in the world, who have been our guests since 2012. Space is also available for one partner/friend writers would like to bring along at no extra cost
PRIZES & AVAILABILITY
All you have to do is fill in the form and send the details of your writing project. We will choose only 20 submissions for one or two-week stay with the minimum cost in the period you prefer (Three Rock Resort available for the months April/May/June /October /November) and we also offer one prize for an entirely free one-week stay!

There is even more! Writers who will be accepted can submit their text to Strange Days Books publishing for a chance to win a publication contract!  SDB will publish one book per year from writers who follow and complete the Three Rock Resort Residency.

HOW TO APPLY
o   Fill in this simple form with your:
Name
Address
Email
Name of the project

Proposed completion date of the manuscript
copy and paste it in the body of your email.

o   In a single file attached to the email provide
- A 200-word writer’s biography and a 300-word summary of the proposed project.
- Up to three first chapters (for novels), three stories (for short stories collection) or
12 poems (for poetry book)
- Details of photographs, illustrations, tables and other non-textual matter in the manuscript (where appropriate) for every other kind of project

We cannot return any printed material sent to us therefore please do not send original material. All submitted material is treated as confidential.
Writers will be notified in case we need more details about their project.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. Files should be attached as an MS Word document or PDF.  Submit your email to:
Participants must be at least 18 years old
Manuscripts must be written in English
Closing date: January 20th, 2019
Results to be announced: February 10st, 2019
Program supervisors: Andriana Minou and Gregory Papadoyiannis
Entry fee: 10 euro

PAYMENT
Pay via paypal - See the banner on these websites
Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: 3R
Entry fee is 10 euros
* After the payment is complete, you can send the email
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three/four days

DATES, PRICES AND AVAILIABILITY
Regular cost for Three Rock Apartment (first floor) and Three Rock Studio (ground floor) is 60 euros per day from March till November (except July and August)*
We offer a full stipend –totally free 7 week staying
We offer half stipends to 20 writers– one week stay with a 50% discount and 60% for two weeks stay
Every week starts on Saturday and ends the following Friday
You have to choose your week(s) between February 1st and April 30th 2019 

AVAILABLE WEEKS
Spring /summer 2019
MARCH     23
                     30
APRIL             6
                      13
                      20
                      27
MAY               4
                      11
                      18
                      25
JUNE              1
                       8
                     15
                     22
                     29
Autumn 2019
SEPTEMBER     7
                         14
                         21
                         28
OCTOBER         5
                        12
                        19
                        26



PRICES
One week stay:  (single apartment or studio)                      200 euros
                              (shared apartment)*                                   100 euros
Two weeks stay: (single apartment or studio)                     380 euros
                              (shared apartment)*                                    180 euros

You can choose your preferred type of stay using the following initials
1W (for one week)
2W (for two weeks)
A1F (single apartment)
SGF (single studio)
A1S (shared apartment)
EXAMPLE:   1W / A1F / AD: September 7 – for one week stay /single apartment / between 7-13 September

Payment  -at the latest- 10 days before your arrival date via paypal.

* In case you choose to stay in a shared apartment, you must make the appropriate arrangements (and let us know) with fellow writers/ partners/friends. Three Rock Writers RR will not under any circumstance select people to share your apartment with you


THREE ROCK STUDIO & APARTMENT
You can see all the details here:
Studio
Apartment
Additionally you can find more info about Three Rock on our blog
or on facebook


STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
Strange Days Books is a cooperative publishing organization based in Crete, Greece.
We publish books of young (or not so young) writers from Greece but we also publish books from writers around the world. Strange Days books & eyelands.gr coordinate every year since 2012 the only one international short story contest based in Greece.
We publish low cost digital editions; our books will be distributed mainly from the internet but also from bookstores and cooperative bookshops. Some of our publications are already available in kindle format from amazon.com and e-book from smashwords.com.  Strange Days Books also publish books of foreign authors -first release - directly in English.


EYELANDS INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
Eyelands.gr literary magazine in collaboration with Strange Days Books organize an annual international short story competition, which is the only international short story contest based in Greece. Every year, writers from all the continents of the world participate in it. The competition consists of two categories; Greek and International (for the international section we only accept stories in English).
The competition has been running continuously for the past eight years, offering hundreds of writers the opportunity to see their short story printed in one of our collections, created through the contest entries. For many of these writers it is the first time that a story of theirs is printed in a book or featured online. The jury reads all submissions blind.
The English section of the competition has been recognized as a truly reliable, fair and serious short story competition. Every year, many reputable websites, post the announcement of our contest, which has earned its reputation year after year, by honoring all its promises, following the rules meticulously and meeting all criteria that allow a contest to gain respect and recognition on an international level. For more info about the international short story contest as well as the international flash fiction contest, please visit
https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS: This year we decided to launch a new contest, Eyelands Book Awards, 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. Join us next year! Send us your submission and win the grand prize, visit Athens or see your book published!
For more info, please visit our website https://eyelandsawards.com

STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
Address: Chimarras 6, Rethymno, 74100, tel: +283154166


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Τετάρτη, 14 Μαρτίου 2018

Three Rock - A Writer's Resort

Every summer, Three Rock is a real Writers Resort as we have as guests the first prize winners from both the international and the Greek section of Eyelands International Short Story Contest. This year there is a totally new contest, International Flash Fiction Contest. The first prize is also a week holiday at Three Rock! So we are happy to say that our Guest house becomes more and more A Writers Resort -and we are happy for this.



The contest runs from January 20th through March 20th, 2018
The theme of the contest this year is Dreams
First prize: A week holiday οn the island of Crete (for 2 people)
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology.
Shortlisted stories: Publication in anthology
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis
Collaboration: Eyelands.gr (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
Entry fee: 5€
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You can send an e-mail with your story attached in word doc /docx format to:
info@eyelands.gr

You can see more details the rules in www.eyelands.gr!




Send your Dream story to eyelands.gr and make your dream for holidays in Crete come true!!