WEP/IWSG challenges are open to all.

On the 1st of the challenge month, there will be a get-your-thinking-caps on post. The badge will include the dates of the challenge and the winner’s prize.

Going forward, the InLinkz sign up will open on the third Wednesday and close 3 days later. Participants link up with the DLs.

Team members collate a SHORTLIST and Nick Wilford judges WINNER, RUNNER UP and ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.

The BEST COMMENTER AWARD will continue, shared by different people, so keep on reading wonderful people!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

#WEPFF The End is the Beginning WINNERS for December, 2017!

Hello there!

What a wonderful challenge to end 2017. 

The entries were outstanding as always, and quite varied -- flash fiction ran the spectrum from time travel (Christopher) to a story of loss and renewal (Pat G), then a tale from a cat's POV (Pat H), to the macabre (Dolorah) which was countered by a funny Christmas letter (Liz). Then there was a sci-fi Asimov-inspired tale (D.G) and an environmentally-aware flash from Deborah.

Flash fiction received a challenge from the poets, with poems of healing and hope (Carrie, who made the shortlist), The Walk by Nidhi, and even a colors puzzle within a poem (L.G. Keltner.) Not to forget Desk 49 (Ellis) commented on practically every post in poetic form even though he chose the flash fiction route with his time loop. Go Ellis! 

There was non-fiction (Tyrean, an early contender), who shared her personal challenge of rising from the ashes. I'm sure each of you was mightily touched by Tyrean's will to survive. Hilary's interesting short memoir of her life, looking back and to the present made for great reading. An informative craft post was Roland Yeoman's contribution.

Each time we've read through the entries, our winners' choice changed; it wasn't easy to achieve consensus. Those finally chosen were always in the mix.  

Kudos to you all for coming out to play so close to Christmas. It was lovely to welcome new writers--Keith, Nidhi, Carrie Ann and Liz. I hope you've enjoyed the experience and will come again! 
For the newbies to WEP, with winners it comes down to who strikes the loudest chord with us as readers -- choosing is so subjective! Then it must be edited, with apt paragraphing, grammar and punctuation (as you'd submit to an editor.) An occasional lapse will be overlooked if the story touches us, of course. We also take into account the collegiality of the participants. Reading and commenting on each other's posts is  crucial to the success of WEP and we spell it out on the Submit list.  We're delighted that many of you took the time to do just that and disappointed that some didn't read any, not even the hosts', who read entries many times and use comments to ascertain people's choices.

There is a DL after each name, so you can come back at any time and read or reread for yourself. I hope you'll at least go read the winners' entries if you haven't already.
I take my party hat off to thank my wonderful team members -- Yolanda, Olga and Nila, who always write quality entries, but cannot be in the running for a prize. Ladies, thank you for your help in 2017 and into 2018 with its gorgeous challenges!
So, without further procrastination, I announce...


We loved Adura's take on the Cinderella story where the Prince is a Princess and "I Kiss Frogs No more" a powerful statement. A timely tale!
Congratulations Adura!
Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to your poem.

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


"All the world's a stage" was the apt title for Keith's flash which was a clever interweaving of drama and real life.
Congratulations Keith!

Please accept the Runner Up Badge
And display on your blog with a link to
"All the World's a Stage."


Congratulations, SALLY. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to your story.

Thanks, everyone, for joining us in DECEMBER. We appreciate each and every one of you. Can't wait for the first challenge of 2018!
We know it's Valentine's month, but treat this challenge any way you wish.
Go to our Challenges Page to read the prompt schedule for the year.

Be sure to return for the winner’s guest post!

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Celebrate with Adura Ojo first place winner #WEPFF The End is the Beginning Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/01/wepff-end-is-beginning-winners-for.html

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Happy New Year and may we enjoy your company every two months in 2018! 
From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

See you soon!!


  1. Congratulations to the winners Adura,Keith,and Sally for a job well done!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners! Well done!

  3. Congrats to all the winners, kudos! It has been a fantastic year at WEP. Wishing all WEP-er a happy and fruitful New Year 2018, writing-wise and otherwise.

  4. Congrats to all the winners. Great job, folks! Keep writing.

  5. Yes, double congratulations to all the winners! Thank you, and all the entrants for making the WEP such a success!

    Beautiful post, Denise!

  6. Huge congratulations to all the winners (and contributers). And major appreciation to Denise, to Yolanda, Nilanjana and Olga.

  7. Hi Denise and all admins ... well done on your selection ... Adjuro for winning, for Keith for running up! and to Sally for a credible 3rd ...

    Great entries - cheers Hilary

  8. Congrats Adura, and Sally. I enjoyed reading each entry.

    You ladies make an awesome team :) Love the badges, the prompts, and the overall encouraging atmosphere of WEP. I am looking forward - as time permits - to writing to the 2018 prompts.

    See y'all 'round.

  9. How lovely to wake up to an Encouragement Award on this wet, windy and cold day in January in the UK. Thank you so much. May I say that everybody's contribution is wonderful, the hosts and the team do such a marvelous job in running this challenge and I, for one, along with many others really appreciate everything they do. Congratulations to Adjuro and Keith and everybody who took the time and made the effort to contribute. Happy New Year to one and all for 2018.

  10. Congrats to all the winners, Adura, Keith and Sally! Your stories were interesting to read. This year's prompts were great, and many thanks to the organizers, Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana! Looking forward to the new year and WEP.

  11. Congratulations to the winners. I read your submissions during the WEP and enjoyed all three. All the best for 2018.

    And, thanks to Denise, Yolanda, Olga, and Nila. What else can I say? You all did an outstanding job with the WEP last year. YOU four make the WEP what it is.
    Thank you.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

  12. Congrats to the winners! Here's too more fun in 2018.

  13. Thank you so much, Denise and the entire WEP crew. I'm deeply honoured and so grateful. Congratulations also to Keith and Sally. It's a great start to the year for me. I find WEP prompts quite inspiring and learn a lot from other writers'entries.
    Happy New Year, everyone!

  14. Congrats to all of the winners!!!

  15. Congrats Adura, Keith and Sally. :)

  16. I can hardly believe it! Runner up! This was my first shot at WEP having come across it whilst reading about it on Hilary's blog. I wasn't even sure I was doing everything rght. But it seems I did. Congrats to Adura and of course to Sally. Sincere thanks must go to Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana.

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