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January 27, 2018

27/01: International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018



“The Holocaust, which established the standard for absolute evil, is the universal heritage of all civilized people.”

– Our Living Legacy, The Survivors’ Declaration

Since 2005, 27th of January is designated to International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Every year on that day, the UN holds ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army (27/01/1945).

To honour the memory of the 6 million Jewish victims and 11 million of other victims of Nazis, Sweek decided to launch a writing project “Never Again!”. Sweek writers have written many touching stories in the past few weeks to raise awareness of this cruel genocide. We Remember. 

Write your own story and tag it with #neveragain to contribute to this initiative. The best ones might be featured.

Check the “Never Again!” Holocaust collection on Sweek with stories, poems and plays written by Sweek writers and our brand ambassadors.

  1. Abi” by Harshita Nagar
  2.  “Brave Few” by Shakhzoda Vareberg
  3.  “An Encounter with a Holocaust Survivor” by Ruchi
  4.  “27th JAN, 2018by Amante De La MusicaBrave
  5.  “The Holocaust: Looking Aheadby Jay Smith Brand
  6.  Destination Death by Srivalli Rekha
  7.  “In Remembrance by Chivalry
  8.  “The Mass Murder” – by Srirvalli Rekha
  9.  “Last Thoughtsby Manisha Sahoo
  10.  “The NIght of Shattered Mythby Swatilekha Roy
  11. Dororthy is a Jewish Nameby Swatilekha Roy
  12. Blue is my favourite colourby AlanahAndrews
  13. For Ofiraby RashmiAgrawal

You can also check this short video about the project made by its initiator and one of our Sweek Keeper: WATCH.

**The next project run by one of our Sweek Keepers will be regarding International Mother Language Day on 21/02. 

Stay tuned!

December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Sweek team and December Reading List

Dear Sweeker!

Thank you for being with us this year and helping us grow our Sweek community! To prepare yourself for the new year of numerous writing competitions, we hope that during Holidays you will not only enjoy this festive time but also take a warm blanket, hot chocolate, and… write on Sweek! As they say, practice makes perfect! 😁

Take this time to master your writing – there is no better way to do so than entering one of our fantastic contests!

Show your creative spirit and let your imagination flow! Transform your most desired fantasies, dreams and resolutions and write your 2018!

→ Enter #My2018 and win $200! Submissions close on 06/02/2018.

It’s your TIME to shine! Participate in the 7th round of our flash fiction contest and get published as well as win $50!

→ #MicroTime – open until 10/01/2018

This peaceful period is also a great moment that you can finally devote to reading! Below you can find our Holiday reading list with the best December stories!

Erwin Lima – “Face Value”

“Face Value” is a serial novel with a new chapter published every Tuesday and Thursday. It’s a perfect read for anyone who loves mysterious stories about love, money and society. Save some time because it will be hard to break the reading – Erwin Lima made sure the plot is gripping from the beginning until the end. Watch a Book Trailer

There is a chance of winning one out of three free Face Value hoodies, so go to Sweek and check it out!

M. Pheles – “Irony”

“Irony” will leave you with a little discomfort what makes it a perfect example of how to write a dystopian fiction. Not all the stories must have a happy ending.

Shahzoda Vareberg – “Two Roads Converged”

One of our youngest, yet most talented writers with a #ScareMe story. Might give you goosebumps.

Ishani Sinha – “Brown”

For all the fans of poetry – Ishani Sinha with “Brown” – a touching poem about beauty behind the skin colour.

Swatilekha Roy – “Monsoon Diaries”

A ghost story of an Indian valley with hidden secrets written by Swatilekha Roy. Be careful, it might pack a punch!

Rosie Shepherd – “A Life on Land”

This is a winning story of the 6th microfiction round: #MicroLife. Well developed and perfectly executed flash fiction – all what should have this 1 minute read!

Damla Güvenç – “Love you, mean it.”

Damla Güvenç with “Love you, mean it” will take you for a trip to Bora Bora! An ideal story to read while rolled up in a warm blanket when the temperature outside makes you dream about some fun under the sun.

Artur Novais – “Infinity Glyphs”

An intriguing piece of fantasy written by a Brasilian author – Artur Novais. “Infinity Glyphs” tells a story about a 16-year-old boy who lives with his grandparents. One day his mundane reality changes when he receives a unique gift… Would you like to know what happened next? Watch Book Trailer  and read “Infinity Glyphs”

Until next time!

The Sweek Team