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    Sweek Microfiction Competition: #MicroCoffee!

Sweek Microfiction Competition: #MicroCoffee!

Are you capable of saying a lot in a little? Welcome to the Sweek MicroFiction Challenge! Write a short story of 200 words max, incorporating the word ‘coffee’ and win any course you’d like from Masterclass as well as get published in the Sweek Microfiction book!

In each round, you need to incorporate a given word in an original and creative way. The word of this first round is COFFEE. Coffee is one of the main sources of inspiration for many writers. Do you have what it takes to write compelling flashfiction? Join now!

How to participate:

Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website:

Website: https://sweek.com/

Android app: http://bit.ly/SweekforAndroid

iOS app: http://bit.ly/SweekforiOS

Step 2: Create an account or log in

Step 3: Upload your story by going to ‘My stories’ and ‘Start a new story’

Step 4: Publish your story with the tag #MicroCoffee either in the title, description or tags section (which is a part of Story Details) and description.

That’s it! Don’t forget to share with your friends and family to get more readers!


Submission open: 20th of July – 6th of August

Winner announcement: 10th of August


Best Microfiction: Masterclass giftcard for the class of your choice (We can definitely recommend checking out their writing courses, one of them is given by James Patterson!)

Most Popular Microfiction: Masterclass giftcard for the class of your choice

Top 10 best stories (shortlist): Digital certificate


  1. The story must be tagged with #MicroCoffee in order to join the contest. Word limit: maximum 200 words
  2. The story doesn’t have to be exclusive but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  3. The story must be written in English.
  4. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 06/08/2017, 23:59 CET
  5. You can participate with multiple entries
  6. The story can be any genre, as long as the word coffee appears in the story. It can be a combination of e.g. young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction and crime
  7. Most Popular Story is determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the followers count is 09/08/17, 23:59 CET.
  8. By entering in this competition, you give Sweek the right to publish your story in a self-published book. In case the author does not agree, he/she must state in the short description that Sweek cannot publish the story in print

Want to know more about our monthly MicroFiction Competition in general? Check out this blog post!


Julian Tunru
Julian Tunru is the author of the Dav Iven historical fiction series, creator of The Nearly Complete Guide to Writing Your Novel, and self-confessed semicolon enthusiast.




K. Banning Kellum
K. Banning Kellum is a life-long resident of New Orleans, LA. A documentary actor, article writer and horror author, Kellum is best known for his Hyraaq Tobit series of horror stories. A proud husband and father, Kellum credits his love of family and the haunted history of New Orleans as his source of inspiration.




Amie Mcnee
Amie Mcnee is a writer from Sydney, Australia. She has just completed her first manuscript, a y/a fantasy and is mid way through her next work in progress, a historical fiction novel. Amie blogs about the ups and downs of the creative life, and reveals the tears, smiles and occasional breakdowns on her Instagram @inspiredtowrite.

  • janhavi singh, Reply


    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi Janhavi, yes, you can. Just make sure to upload it as a new story!

  • Smriti, Reply

    If you publish the writer's story, do you give them credit or punlish it in your name?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi, yes, we will add the author's name to each story!

  • Manaswini Das, Reply

    Hey, I am new to Sweek. Where am I supposed to write my story? Story Description or Chapter?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi! Please write it in the chapter - the judges will read your story here. And welcome to Sweek :)

  • Adrija, Reply

    who are the judges? On what basis will it be judged?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi, the jury will consist of the Sweek team + 2 writers. The writers' names will be added to this blog post tomorrow! We look at writing style, plot development and originality.

  • francesca, Reply

    I just wrote mine but is more contemporary is not of any genre I've put it under health and food category. It was a try. I
    won't win but I love writing so I gave it a try (and loved it)

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there,
      Great to hear that you enjoyed it :)

  • Mahikaa, Reply

    i wanted to ask whether poetry is allowed or not?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, for this specific contest, unfortunately, it is only prose, but we have another contest which you can submit both prose and poetry: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/. Good luck :)

  • Kanishka, Reply

    Can poems be submitted too?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi, for the microfiction competition we only look at prose. If you would like to submit poetry, you can join with our other competition: https://blog.sweek.com/sweek-writing-competition-goexplore/

  • sreeparna ghosh, Reply

    I am new to sweek.I have just publish my story but I am not able to find any link so am not getting how to promote?and I am not sure my story is in the competition or not?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      Hi! If you give me the story title I'll check for you, but if you see MicroCoffee in your story page, it's participating :)
      You can share by going to 'my stories', then click on your story and in the upper right corner you'll find 'share my story'. You can also share it in the Sweek group for microfiction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1963921933826770/

  • Mahikaa, Reply

    i just posted my story : key to adventures
    can you please check out if its participating?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is tagged correctly and is participating

  • Mahikaa, Reply

    whats the deadline for the follower count of this competition?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi! The deadline is 09/08, 23:59 CET.

  • Mahikaa, Reply

    how many winners will be there? how many of them will be chosen by the number of followers and how many by the jury?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, as mentioned in the guidelines there are 2 prizes: one jury prize and one crowd prize.

  • Mahikaa, Reply

    How are the top ten stories shortlisted???

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi, they are shortlisted based on the jury selection

  • netra, Reply

    Is it neccessary to be the participant of first three rounds to be the participant of fourth round??

    • Marta, Reply

      Hi Netra,

      No, it is not necessary. You can join any time. :)

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