A few years ago a Tidningen Skriva (lit. Magazine Writer’s) and they have short story competition that use a theme for writer’s to write something around. Like ”Table” and at the deadline a winner is published in the magazine. I will use these competitions to practice writing.
They give you only 4000 characters to play with and which gives me around 200-400 words usually. They will be written in Swedish but translated. In some cases the character amount can be exceeded in the translations.