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    Sweek Microfiction Competition: #MicroBook!

Sweek Microfiction Competition: #MicroBook!

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 ‘book’ 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 second round is BOOK. 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 #MicroBook 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: 10th of August – 27th of August

Winner announcement: 31st of August


Best Microfiction: Masterclass gift card for the class of your choice (We can definitely recommend checking out their writing courses, one of them is given by James Patterson!) + getting published in the Sweek Microfiction book

Most Popular Microfiction: Masterclass gift card for the class of your choice + getting published in the Sweek Microfiction book

Top 10 best stories (shortlist): Digital certificate


  1. The story must be tagged with #MicroBook 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: 27/08/2017, 23:59 CET
  5. You can participate with multiple entries
  6. The story can be any genre, as long as the word ‘book’ 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 30/08/17, 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.

  • Radhika Vohra, Reply

    Hi! Just wanted to confirm if my story 'Page Number Fifty One' is participating in #MicroBook?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is not tagged for the contest. Please go to Story details and add your tag there

  • Ridhima, Reply

    Can I know if my book manan royal love is participating in microbook competition and thank you.

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is participating :)

  • Sakshi agrawal, Reply

    Y on earth is my story taking such a log time to get saved???? Can u please help ?? I'm really very eager to see it published!

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, can you please us details to support@sweek.com so we can help you asap? :)

  • Etheray, Reply

    Can I still post the story on my blog and still let it go into publication for the Sweek Microfiction book?
    *I've attached my website if you need to check it.

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, yes, it is possible :)

      • Etheray, Reply

        Thanks! May I also know if a person has won in any other Sweek competitions before, and many times, will that decrease his chances of winning?

        • Etheray, Reply

          Also would you help me check if my story entry "Colourful Boundaries" is entered in the competition? Thank you!

          • Sweek team,

            Yes, it is tagged correctly :)

        • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

          Hi, we look at the story objectively, so a person could win again. However, he or she will have to bring something new to the table to impress us! ;)

  • Kelsey, Reply

    Hi! I'm brand new to Sweek. I saw a Facebook post about this contest earlier today. If I didn't enter the first round, am I still eligible to enter this round?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, yes you are :)

  • Yusra Ansari, Reply

    Hii this is second round so does it mean I can't participate because I didn't in the first round?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, you can participate in any round. The only thing is that every round we give a different word to incorporate, that's it :)

  • Sayantan Das, Reply

    Hi, I wanted to confirm if my story "Because of that One Book" is participating in the contest??
    Thank You!!!

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is participating!

  • Jithin Kairamkonda, Reply

    Hey, I just published a microfiction on Sweek, titled "STARKLY" with the required tags. Is there anything I should do more to ensure it is in the competition? Also it a narrative poetry, so wanted to know if it will be eligible?

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is participating, but the eligibility will be decided by the jury.

  • Balraj, Reply

    Hi, just wanted to know if my book The Seventh Drink is participating... Thank you :)

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, yes, it is participating :)

  • Anil kumar, Reply

    I wanted to know if my story 'realisation' is participating in #microbook contest?
    Thank you

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, it is not tagged for the contest, please either put a tag in your story details, or in the story title/description

  • Revathy R, Reply

    Hi Please let me know if my story is in for the competition:-

    • Sweek team, Reply

      Hi there, tagged and participating :) This is the right link for sharing your story: https://sweek.com/read/62308/1400000162

  • Swetha Subramaniam, Reply

    I couldn't see if my story, "The Ideal Library" was participating as it was tagged. If it isn't, can you tell me who won?

    • Sabine van der Plas, Reply

      It was participating and has been reviewed by the jury. You can find the announcement on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sweekstories/

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