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    Sweek flash fiction competition: #MicroDream!

    August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

Sweek flash fiction competition: #MicroDream!

UPDATE!

Thank you for participating in the #MicroDream writing contest! We were more than impressed with the creative entries we received for this contest and your great writing skills!
This is the list of the finalists:

Red Rose – KKush
https://sweek.com/read/61/1500497476
Those Dog’s Days – Wayomi
https://sweek.com/read/65575/1400000162
What Dreams Do Dreamers See at Night? – Shahzoda Vareberg
https://sweek.com/read/66475/1400000162
The River’s Love – Titas
https://sweek.com/read/63413/1400000162
RECURRENT (#MicroDream) – T. S. Garrett
https://sweek.com/read/63869/1400000162
#Microdream – EJCallahan
https://sweek.com/read/2/1600529593
The King – Srivalli Rekha
https://sweek.com/read/64516/1400000162
The Colorful Graveyard – FlaneursFootsteps
https://sweek.com/read/65381/1400000162
Nightmare #MicroDream – Dylan Connors
https://sweek.com/read/65941/1400000162
The Best Drug – Swatilekha Roy
https://sweek.com/read/68255/1400000162

And here are the winners!

The jury prize, best English story: Covet Thy Neighbour – Zsak Keziah
https://sweek.com/read/63630/1400000162

The popularity prize: Tribute – Pooja03
https://www.sweek.com/read/350/2000459800

Congratulations to the winners and finalists – your stories are now featured on Sweek! Thank you all for giving us the pleasure of reading these unbelievable flash fiction. Keep on writing!

You can already participate in the next round: #MicroLight.

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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 ‘dream’ and win $50 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 (you micro fiction doesn’t have to be about that word, the word just needs to be somewhere in the story). The word of this third round is DREAM. 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 #Microdream 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!

Duration:

Submission open: 31st of August – 17th of September

Winner announcement: 21st of September

Prizes:

Best Microfiction: $50 + getting published in the Sweek Microfiction book

Most Popular Microfiction: $50 + getting published in the Sweek Microfiction book

Top 10 best stories (shortlist): Featured on Sweek for 3 weeks

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

  1. The story must be tagged with #Microdream in order to join the contest. Word limit: maximum 200 words
  2. You can join any round of the challenge (so you can participate in the third round if you didn’t join any previous rounds)
  3. The story doesn’t have to be exclusive but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
  4. The story must be written in English
  5. The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 17/09/2017, 23:59 CET
  6. You can participate with multiple entries
  7. The story can be any genre, as long as the word ‘dream’ appears in the story. It can be a combination of e.g. young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction and crime
  8. Most Popular Story is determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the followers count is 20/09/17, 23:59 CET.
  9. 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!
THE JURY

jury

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.

 

 

jury

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.

 

 

jury

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.

21 Comments
  • Rashmi, August 31, 2017 Reply

    excellent theme. Will wait for the enormously talented sweekers for their tales.

  • Ben Oliveira, September 2, 2017 Reply

    Writers are dreamers. Nice way to challenge our writing.

    • Sabine van der Plas, September 4, 2017 Reply

      Thanks, we agree! I hope to see your entry too :)

  • Rashmi, September 4, 2017 Reply

    Word "Dreams" is also fine in the story or it has to be only and only "dream"?

    • Sabine van der Plas, September 5, 2017 Reply

      Hi Rashmi, this time we'll allow dreams as well. For a next round we'll specify it has to be the exact word. Good luck!

      • Rashmi, September 7, 2017 Reply

        Oh, thank you so much for the consideration.

  • Kshitija P, September 4, 2017 Reply

    Can it be a poetry??

    • Sabine van der Plas, September 5, 2017 Reply

      Hi, it needs to have the structure of a flash fiction, so there should be a plot twist or story line element in it. If you can accomplish this with poetry, it's allowed. However, prose might be better fit for this assignment.

  • J.J. Wang, September 6, 2017 Reply

    So excited for this!

  • John Schorwinson, September 7, 2017 Reply

    Can we enter a poem?

    • Marta, September 8, 2017 Reply

      Yes, all genres are accepted.

  • Vijay Kumar, September 13, 2017 Reply

    The 9th poibt, self published book, will the credits given to author..?

    • Sweek team, September 16, 2017 Reply

      Full credit will be given to the author of course. Sweek has the right to compile the stories in the book and publish them, but you remain the author of your work.

  • Martine Goodwin, September 14, 2017 Reply

    Does it need to be submitted by 23:59 on the 17th or is the deadline that morning?

    • Sweek team, September 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Martine, it needs to be uploaded before 23:59 on the 17th :)

  • Scott Hughes, September 15, 2017 Reply

    I've never posted a story on Sweek, but I found this microdream contest and thought it looked interesting. I think I've published my story correctly using the hashtag #Microdream, but can someone check and let me know if I've done it correctly? It's called "Perchance to Dream." Thanks!

    • Sweek team, September 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Scott, your story is tagged correctly :)

  • J.J. Wang, September 17, 2017 Reply

    This is similar to the question above, but is any variation of the word dreams permitted in this competition: e.g. dreams, dreamed/dreamt, dreamer, etc.

    • Sweek team, September 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi, the variation of the form yes (so dreams or dreamt), but e.g. for 'dreamer', the judges would need to discuss this and decide whether it is allowed.

  • rashmi agnihotri, September 17, 2017 Reply

    hey, could someone please check if I have tagged my story correctly and whether it is a legit submission for the contest. Is it too late for the deadline? link of my story is-https://sweek.com/search/oneiras
    title of my story is-oneiras
    my sweek profile name is-miss_peerless
    thank you

    • Sweek team, September 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Rashmi, it is tagged correctly


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