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 2019 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.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

WEP…Write…Edit…Publish – BACK OF THE DRAWER WINNERS for February 2017

What an incredible challenge. The entries were magnificent, stupendous, amazing, awesome, imaginative, superb, outstanding, and any other descriptive adjective you can conjure for excellent. But dear entrants you’ve made it damn near impossible to put only one at the top! Which we actually love, such superb writing! A pure pleasure to read!

Kudos to Olga Godim, our badge designer and Nilanjana Bose, our prompt guru! BACK OF THE DRAWER was inspired and inspiring, as evidenced by the various tomes. . .
. . . a letter that leaves a marriage in turmoil. . . . a notebook full of memories, a connection to someone lost. . . . letters that revive a broken heart or detail the horrors of war. . . . the secret to longevity or the entrance to another dimension. . . . the inspiration for ghost stories or for the magic that saves lives or in some cases destroys them. . . . a warning, or the evidence that points to a murderer. Even dragons and elephants . . .
Such imagination, and truly exceptional writing. Congratulations, all of you! But there can only be one!



The Dresser – An arranged marriage, acquiescence, but another’s picture prominently displayed, then the surprise. WOW! The entry that had everything.

Congratulations Kalpanaa
Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to
The Dresser .

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


Laura Clipson

Forgotten Life was magical. The pacing, the tension, the reveal at the end, just perfect, a truly brilliant flash.

Congratulations Laura!

Please accept the Runner Up Badge
And display on your blog with a link to
 Forgotten Life .


Donna Hole / Dolorah

TOWNIE – An anti-valentine’s tale A broken plastic heart, a realization, and a new direction, make for a very satisfying story arc.

Congratulations, Donna/Dolorah. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to

Those who made the shortlist were

Thanks, everyone, for an exciting introduction to a new year of fabulous WEP Challenges.

Don’t forget we hold them every other month now.
Our next one is April

According to the poem by Peace and Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Despair and hope may meet within one heart.”
So, April - the month inspired by poetry. It’s also the month of the A to Z challenge which takes our corner of the web by storm. The WEP Challenge falls on the ‘P’ day, so here’s your opportunity to fit into the ‘P’ category and participate in the A - Z and WEP at the same time, if you so desire. If you're not participating in the A - Z, go for it!
 But just because April is poetry month, it doesn’t mean you have to post poetry (do I hear a sigh of relief?) There are any number of ways you might express Peace & Love --
                   . . . a love story, a call for world peace, a refugee story, the possibilities are endless. . .
See you then, but be sure to return for the winner’s guest post!

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The #WEPFF BACK OF THE DRAWER Challenge Winners announced. @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/02/wepwriteeditpublish-back-of-drawer.html
Celebrate with Kalpanaa first place winner #WEPFF BACK OF THE DRAWER Feb Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/02/wepwriteeditpublish-back-of-drawer.html

These #WEPFF entries at times had us crying and at other's filled with joy! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/02/wepwriteeditpublish-back-of-drawer.html

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From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

See you soon!!


  1. Kalpanaa's story was BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so glad she won. Her story was so moving. Congratulations, Kalpanaa AND to Laura and Dolorah! Wonderful entries and I had SUCH fun participating. I can't wait for April. Thank you, Denise, Nilanjana, Olga, and Yolanda for giving us such a fun challenge to participate in :D

    ~ Jen

    1. Ditto, that Jen! Amazing stories!
      And just so you know, we love it!

  2. Congrats to the winners - Kalpanaa, Laura and Donna! A great way to start the WEP stories for 2017, IMO. I'm not doing the A to Z this year, so I'll be thinking of something for the April prompt. Thanks Denise, Yolanda, Nila, and Olga for all the work you do each time!

  3. Congratulations to the winners. Well done, ladies.

  4. All the entries were stellar. I got kick out of reading them. Congrats to Kalpanaa and Laura, and thank you very much for the award. I am amazed and pleased.

    I'm not doing A-Z either, never have. I will have a suitable P entry though :) The appropriate first line just popped into my head, lol. Lets see if I can make it fit the theme. Two months should be enough procrastination time.

  5. Congratulations to Kalpanaa, Laura and Donna! ☺ Flattered to have made it onto the short list. Thanks again, Yolanda and Denise. My A to Z posts are already set and adding another would be too stressful, but I have something percolating for the June prompt.

  6. Congrats to all winners! WEP's off to a fantastic start! Amazing variety and excellence in the flashes. Enjoyed them all thoroughly. Looking forward to April now. I will be participating in both A-Z n WEP together - two favourite blogfests :) super sumptuous treat for the writing muscles :)

    See you in April here!

  7. Congrats to all winners! WEP's off to a fantastic start! Amazing variety and excellence in the flashes. Enjoyed them all thoroughly. Looking forward to April now. I will be participating in both A-Z n WEP together - two favourite blogfests :) super sumptuous treat for the writing muscles :)

    See you in April here!

  8. Congratulations to one and all - and I'll be back to read the entries again ... well done. I've done April's and yes you're right it's not poetry! Brilliant - and thanks Yolanda and Denise for setting this up for us ... cheers Hilary

  9. I've been traveling and this is my first chance to drop by. Congratulations, winners and all participants. You were awesome! I read them twice at least.

    Glad to see the enthusiasm for April. Can't wait myself.

    Great start to 2017 WEP.


  10. I loved Kalpanaa's entry, a worthy winner. Thanks for choosing me as runner up! Congratulations to Kalpanaa and Dolorah, too, and to everyone who entered - the stories were all fantastic!

  11. Congratulations to all the winners! Kalpanaa really did have a magnificent tale of despair, betrayal and hope, all tucked inside a melancholy dresser.

    Look forward to seeing everyone in April!

  12. Hello! A shout out to Kalpanaa for her winning story, to Laura as runner-up and to Dolorah for receiving the encouragement reward. Whoopee! Congratulations to all three of you.
    Congratulations also to all those who made the shortlist. The WEP contests are absolutely magnificent, and I consider this contest to be a huge big step in the literary world.
    I look forward to April.
    Many thanks to Yolanda, Denise and their team that make participating in this contest so rewarding.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

  13. Congratulations Kalpanaa and to Laura and Donna and to everyone who wrote - the stories are so diverse and the hard work that goes into every one of them is to be commended. A huge thank you to Yolanda and Denise and their helpers for all the background work that they do to make WEP the success it is. See you all in a couple of months!

  14. Congratulations to all the winners, Kalpanaa, Laura, Dolorah and everyone who participated. I bearly made my entry this time around and was so happy to be in such good company. So many different stories that touch my heart and mind in so many ways.

  15. Congratulations to the winners. My personal favorite was Rolands. But, everyone who participated was a winner since they contributed. I hope my saying so doesn't make anyone feel less noticed.

  16. Congratulations to the winners. You are an inspiration! Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.


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