Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is a permanent bloghop posting every second month. Check out our program for 2017 in our sidebar and Pages above. We usually post three times between bloghops–winners’ announcements, guest posts and up-coming bloghops. Submit your name to the InLinkz list to join us each challenge. WEP challenges are free, open to all. If your entry catches our eye, you will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a winners’ badge.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

#WEPFF – WEP- HOLIDAY CELEBRATION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Happy Holiday's Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who participated during this very busy time of year. The challenge was particularly difficult as you were asked to write in a science fiction genre, but you rose to the challenge and we have some true masterpieces to enjoy. If you haven't yet, use the links in this piece or click HERE!

AlexJ. Cavanaugh, our guest judge generously took the time to read and comment on each entry. Without any input from us, he's chosen the following winners.

Alex wrote, "It was a difficult choice although I wish nailing down the winners of the IWSG Anthology contest had been this easy! Thanks again for asking me to judge and to write a guest post."

Thank you Alex. Denise, and I find choosing the winners near impossible!

So without further ado – The Winners!
  
THE WINNER OF THE
2015 WEP – HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS 
CHALLENGE IS:

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Alex said, "Not only did it use several of us in the story, (not that that swayed me), there were pop culture references and lots of humor. And presented in such a unique way! Hooked me immediately."

A world without war is the universal wish. If only.

Congratulations EC!
This is your year!




Please accept the winner's badge and display on your blog with a link to your excellent story. 

An Amazon Gift Card of $10 will be winging your way shortly.

THE RUNNER UP OF THE
2015 WEP – HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
CHALLENGE IS:

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Alex wrote, "This came across as a reporter’s story and it was so interesting because it was based on real facts about the International Space Station, ISS and more. Fascinating stuff."

I think we all learned something from reading Nila's non-fiction piece.
Congratulations Nila!



Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to your non-fiction piece!

THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE
2015 WEP – HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS CHALLENGE
GOES TO


Alex said, "Told from an alien’s point of view, this one had humorous elements. Dug the main character and would like to see more of him."

Despite his reluctance, alien, Lyd-Co found the Christmas Spirit and saved the holiday for a young believer.

Congratulations Olga!



Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to your story!

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

This year's entries included poetry, excerpts, and flashes that embraced the challenge's criteria.

Such as Book Lover's 'Earth Day'. Alex wrote of Donna's piece, "She told a solid story about young men and what they’re willing to do to gain an audience with a young woman. It had personality and could easily be a longer story." Donna's story made the short list!

We agree. So many of the stories could be expanded to either novellas or books. It's happened in the past, and it's what the WEP is all about.

The goal is to take on a challenge, surprise not only your readers but also yourself, and turn that experiment into a true masterpiece.


Excerpts such as

Poetry

Thanks everyone, for an exciting December!
You're all winners in our eyes!
Now the WEP will be taking a break 
as we all adjust our lives for the New Year.

But we'll be back in February 2016 with a new challenge!

Denise here. I want to thank Yolanda for helping me bring WEP back to life. She's learnt fast and is a fabulous partner. Thank you Yolanda! There would not have been these 3 challenges without you! And so much fun would have been missed!


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The #WEPFF has announced the winners of the WEP Holiday Celebrations Challenge.  @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey & http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/12/wepff-wep-holiday-celebration-winners.html







40 comments:

  1. Congrats, EC. I KNEW EC would win when I read hers. It deserved to. What a fantastic story. And congratulations to all the winners. It's been great becoming acquainted with WEP. Maybe 2016 will be my year to win one. Merry Christmas to everyone. XOXOXO

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    1. Hi Robyn:
      I have no doubt you'll be a winner! But this did seem to be EC's year. If it were up to me and Denise, everyone would win, and honestly I think by participating, we all do. Believe me when I say the hardest thing about this wonderful project is choosing the top three. We were so relieved when Alex already had the winners selected. I love everything about this, but that. :)

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  2. Congrats to the winners! Merry Christmas to everyone who participated in this challenge and best wishes for the New Year. I'm always amazed at the variety of interpretations that come from one prompt. Thanks, Denise and Yolanda for all your efforts, we appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks for your enthusiasm DG. We love having you on board and are always impressed with your entries! Thanks for convincing EC to participate. We know what that led to! :-)

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  3. Oh.
    I read this a while ago and overwhelmed closed it down while I thought about it.
    Thank you all so very much.
    A huge thank you to Denise and Yolanda for all the work in developing this exciting and safe place for us to test our wings.
    A big, big thank you to Alex.
    And another thankyou to D.G Hudson who encouraged me to dip my toes in the water.
    I am still in shock. I loved so many entries, and was blown away. I am grateful, but feel totally undeserving.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Did I say thank you yet?

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    1. I'm glad you're not blasé about your wins Sue. Well deserved. So lovely to have you testing your wings! You're flying now Girl! :-)

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  4. Congratulations to the winner and everyone.

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    1. Thanks for coming by and wishing everyone well Margaret! :-)

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    1. So glad you did Alex. So it wasn't work then! Thanks again for being the guest judge! :-)

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  6. Hi Denise, Yolanda and the judge, Alex - such a great fun WEP ... congratulations to one and all. I loved EC's and Nila's shoes ... so good to see the community come together for this challenge - cheers Hilary

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Hilary! Has been fun!

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  7. Congrats all. Especially EC.
    Very nice of Denise and Yolanda to host and Alex to judge.

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    1. It's a wonderful hop to host, Sandra. So good to see writers pushing the boundaries!

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  8. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up. Great job everyone.
    Nancy

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    1. And thanks for your enthusiasm Nancy! Must be time for you to win again soon!

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  9. Congratulations to the winners.
    I didn't enter this challenge...for me, sci-fi is daunting...so well done to all participants!
    I haven't read any entries yet, but will put some time aside to do so later.
    Thank you Denise and Yolanda for keeping WEPFF alive! You ladies ROCK!!
    Merry Christmas everybody!

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    1. So missed you this time Michelle, but understand. I was surprised with what I came up with. Hope you enjoy it when you get around. Here's to many more chances to write for WEP in 2016!

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  10. Thank you, Yolanda and Denise for making WEP so much fun. Big hugs to Alex for his many contributions. A hero, and awesome gent. See you all in February.

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    1. Thanks for being in it with us Judy! Look forward to seeing you next hop!

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  11. Congratulations to the winners! Elephant's Child is on fire this year! A terrific writer indeed. This was a fun challenge, and I'm looking forward to more in 2016!

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    1. We'll all have to up the game LG! You are always up there in the considerations too! Judging is subjective and hard to know what will catch the eye!

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  12. Congrats to the winners. Thank you, everyone, for reading and commenting, and Yolanda and Denise, for challenging us all to write out of our comfort zone. Thanks, Alex, for judging.
    Happy holidays, everyone.

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    1. Happy holidays Olga. I I hope you're happy with your placing!

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  13. Congrats to Elephant's Child! Also, awesome job to all who participated. So fun reading these. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Jess, thank you for stopping by! They have been good reads as always!

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  14. Congratulations to the winner, the runner up and each and every person who participated.

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  15. Congrats to all the winners; and thank for the mention Alex. These were all great writings, fun to read.

    See y'all sometime next year!!

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    1. Yes they were lots of fun Donna! We loved yours! Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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  16. Came back and logged in and was promptly floored! To say I'm overwhelmed would be the understatement of 2015! Completely blown away. Thank you, Alex and Denise and Yolanda!

    Happy New Year to you all. See you in 2016, hopefully with marching feet in the shoes in Feb :)

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    1. Lovely surprise eh? Quite the ending to your trip. Now you have shoes to fill next year at WEP.

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    2. Still gobsmacked! :-) Can't believe it. I've always loved being here at WEP. Next year is going to be so much fun!

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  17. This must have been a fun and thrilling challenge. Congratulations to the winners. It is very encouraging to see people write and win as well. Great idea and terrific outcome. wow !

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    1. It was definitely thrilling Munir. Please feel free to join us in 2016...

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  18. Congrats to everyone! Sounds like a fabulous challenge.

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  19. I'm still catching up from the holidays! What fun to read about the winners. I love this idea and hope I can participate in the future. Congrats to everyone on a job so very well done.

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  20. I'm still catching up from the holidays! What fun to read about the winners. I love this idea and hope I can participate in the future. Congrats to everyone on a job so very well done.

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  21. I'm still catching up from the holidays! What fun to read about the winners. I love this idea and hope I can participate in the future. Congrats to everyone on a job so very well done.

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