Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is an online writing community now partnering with the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG). We post the third Wednesday of every second month. Check out our program for 2018 in our sidebar and Pages. WEP challenges are open to all. *Submit your name to InLinkz (free) on the first day of the challenge month. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon Gift Card with winners’ badges for second and third prize. *Scroll down to read previous winning entries. There is also a special Commenter’s badge.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

#WEP winners - UTOPIAN DREAMS and 2017 Challenges!

Hello Everyone! Sorry for being late with the WEP round up, but let me use Christmas celebrations as an excuse. My goal was to get this post up before the New Year. As I type this, it's New Year's Eve. Only 7 hours to go...

So, here I am with the wrap up for 2016 and after consultation with Yolanda, the winners' announcement.

Thanks to all who participated during the 2016 December UTOPIAN DREAMS WEP challenge. 

And once again, we thank Olga Godim for her excellent badge for the challenge and the creativity she has shown in making the winners' badges!

The entries were wonderful and varied. This time, poetry gave flash fiction a run for its money. It was inspiring to see so many of you putting your words into verse form which contained a very powerful message. Obviously we loved writing about the idea of Utopian Dreams. There were many subliminal and explicit messages on the current state of our troubled world. I enjoyed reading more than once and I enjoyed reading the comments, too. Desk49 managed to comment in poetic form on most entries. That takes talent.

If you haven't read all the entries, and would like to, please use the DL links on the previous post.

We value each and every entry submitted to WEP, but there is the excruciating choice of choosing just one winner amongst the many of winning quality. It's always hard as you're all winners to Yolanda and myself. Nevertheless, decisions have to be made, and after much emailing between the judges, we have chosen:


Pat Garcia

for her flash fiction, The Woman and her Dream, one woman's terrible awakening.If you haven't read it already, pop by the link in Pat's name above.

Congratulations Pat!

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

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

2016 WEP – December UTOPIAN DREAMS

with her extract from her memoir, which she entitled Silent Night. Her story of her childhood Christmas was interspersed with verses from the much-loved Christmas carol.

Congratulations Far Away Eyes!

Please accept the Runner Up badge and display on your blog with a link to your excellent story. 

with her wonderful poem The Don, where the rhythm of gunshots added drama to the piece where The Don is no one man or woman, But the Utopian ideal.  

Congratulations, Sheena-kay. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to your story!


Those who made the short list were:
Christopher Scott
Guilie Castillo
Roland Yeomans
LuAnn Bradley
Nancy Williams

so, you see our dilemma... 

Thanks everyone, for an exciting December at WEP!
If you didn't get a direct mention, just remember, you're all winners in our eyes!

Thank you for taking on the challenge and delighting us with your creativity! 
And special thanks to Nilanjana Bose and Olga Godim for their stellar assistance with this challenge!

Thank you to all who have participated in WEP challenges during the year. It'd be nothing without each of you.

Here is the list for 2017 Challenges. Of course, there may be slight changes...

February - Back of the Drawer
June - Bridges
August - Reunions
October - Dark Places
December - The End is the Beginning

 Meanwhile, keep writing, drawing, painting and taking those photographs!

Help the Winners Celebrate!
We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:

The #WEPFF UTOPIAN DREAMS December Challenge winners announced. @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wep-winners-utopian-dreams-and-2017.html

Celebrate with Pat Garcia first place in the #WEPFF UTOPIAN DREAMS December Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wep-winners-utopian-dreams-and-2017.html

The #WEPFF entries at times had us horrified and at other's joy filled! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wep-winners-utopian-dreams-and-2017.html

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Happy New Year!!

From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana! 

See you in 2017!!

Thursday, 1 December 2016


Hi, folks! Can you believe that another year is all but gone and the New Year is just around the corner? We all love a New Beginning. Therefore, our final challenge for the year is Utopian Dreams which encapsulates something new.

We all have dreams, the fleeting kind when we close our eyes that sometimes end up being nightmares, depending on what we've had for dinner that night or what we watched on the television that evening. For me, zombies, at times just the mention of them, are enough for a visit during the midnight hour. However, we're not talking about fleeting visions in the night.

The Utopian Dreams Challenge is all about that secret desire, something you spend valuable time daydreaming about, even talking about, and secretly planning for, i.e. that vacation, dream job, or a move across country or to a new country that you've built up in your mind to be idealistic, perfect, – Utopian.                                   
When we create the idyllic dream, we seldom see the what-if's, the downside, the unknown. Reality is rarely ideal. 

This is our challenge for you this December. This is your imagination at work. Your Utopian Dream could be just that, perfection, or it could end up with all the horrors life can throw at a person. The dream can be real or unreal as in fantasy, sci-fi, or speculative fiction. Have your dreams come true or become the nightmare no one saw coming? 

Just google Utopian Dreams, and the pictures that appear are varied, beautiful, frightening, wonderful, and truly inspiring! Try it! Just click HERE!

It's up to you! Create an artistic interpretation: a poem, a flash fiction piece of 1000 words or less, a non-fiction piece detailing your personal experience or someone else's experience, write a script, draw your dreams, or post a photograph or a photo essay. The genre is up to you. The artistic choice is yours. A dream turned nightmare or true Utopia.

Email Denise or Yolanda if you have more questions:
    den.covey@gmail.com / yolandarenee@hotmail.com

Please note that our December Challenge and maybe future challenges have been cut down from three (3) days to just the one (1).

Sign-up begins December 1st, but posting day is just that one Wednesday, December 21st! If you need to post earlier due to holiday commitments, go right ahead! We'll pick it up on the feed...

Please help us spread the word!
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A #WEPFF Utopian Dream challenge, you won the lottery, will all your dreams come true? @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wepff-utopian-dream-challenge-reality.html

#WEPFF Challenge for December Utopian Dreams. Dream come true or nightmare? @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wepff-utopian-dream-challenge-reality.html

A #WEPFF Utopian Dream Challenge #amwrite #writer #flashfiction Describe your Utopia @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2016/12/wepff-utopian-dream-challenge-reality.html

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