It´s fun to write, isn’t it?  That’s why Vertex invites all the students in Umeå to a short story competition and the possibility to write anything you want, fiction or nonfiction.

The only requirement is that the text has to have a connection to Umeå University or the student life in Umeå. This connection can be apparent or discrete, but has to be there.

We would like to see quite short short stories, around 10 000 characters at the most, including spaces. Shorter than this is of course totally OK! You can write in Swedish or English.

Email your contribution 8 April at the latest to First Prize is 1000 SEK. Contributions might be published in Vertex or at

Read the text in Swedish.