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December 21, 2017
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 ‘time’ 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 (your micro-fiction doesn’t have to be about that word, the word just needs to be somewhere in the story). The word of the 7th round is TIME. Join now!
How to participate:
Step 1: Download the Sweek app or use our website:
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 #microtime 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!
Submissions open: 20th of December – 10th of January
Winner announcement: 17th of January
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
- The story must be tagged with #microtime in order to join the contest. Word limit: maximum 200 words
- Variation of the word is allowed, as long as the word ‘time‘ is fully in the variation
- You can join any round of the challenge (so you can participate in the 7th round if you didn’t join any previous rounds)
- The story doesn’t have to be exclusive but needs to be newly uploaded on Sweek
- The story must be written in English
- The story must be submitted and finished before the deadline: 10/01/2018, 23:59 CET
- You can participate with multiple entries
- The story can be any genre, as long as the word ‘time’ appears in the story. It can be a combination of e.g. young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction and crime
- Most Popular Story is determined by the number of followers (all the allowed languages are participating). The deadline for the count of followers is 09/01/2018, 23:59 CET
- By entering in this competition, you give Sweek the right to publish your story in a self-published book. The author keeps all the rights. In case the author does not agree, he/she must state in the short description that Sweek cannot publish the story in print
- Most popular story is determined by the number of followers. Falsification of followers will lead to a warning, followed by immediate disqualification if the behavior continues. The most popular story needs to meet quality requirements determined by the Sweek team. You can only win one popularity prize as a writer.
- Spam comments/messages with promotion of your story (except for a special story dedicated to promotion) will result in disqualification and possible account deletion if the behavior continues.
Want to know more about our monthly MicroFiction Competition in general? Check out this blog post!
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.
Louise Blackwick is a next-generation fiction writer, author of several experimental novels and short stories. Blackwick is particularly known as the writer of the Vivian Amberville book series, a bestselling philosophical fantasy saga about a girl whose thoughts can control and reshape reality.