Tuesday 28 June 2022

Winners - #WEP June 2022 Challenge #PleaseReadtheLetter

 Hello writers! Nila here. 

The June Challenge has concluded with a whole bunch of superb entries, thank you! - to all who joined in with their diverse,  original, creative, fun, poignant, quirky and altogether mind-blowing interpretations. 

Each challenge feels like well, no-one can top this level of creativity and then you all do exactly that in the following challenge, kudos!

And it's always a thrill to welcome new participants. This challenge we welcome Arti Jain from My Ordinary Moments who introduced us to Cleave Poetry, a new form for all of us.

Here's a round up of the entries posted :

Nilanjana Bose - Don’t Return To SenderAn open letter that could be nailed to too many doors in the corridors of power right now. 

Denise Covey - Escape from Mariupol - Some letters are written with the greatest of intentions, but may never be read.

LG Keltner - The Letters Left Unread - A young woman writes letters to cope with the difficulties of life.

Bernadette Braganza - Please Read The Letter - Reminiscences, instructions & consequences that come with a letter!

Debbie D - Please Read The Letter - An old letter triggers a torrent of bitter memories.

Olga Godim  - Please Read The Letter - A letter could change a life…when delivered at the right time.

Jamie - No Longer Yours - Hate jumps  to conclusions.

Sonia Dogra - I Didn’t Want Us To Drown - A letter is all you need to convey the unsaid, sometimes you just grow out of love.

Lenny Lee - Dear Mom - A boy deals with grief through a letter to his deceased mother.

Jemi Fraser - Schrodinger’s Letter- A letter propped on a pepper mill and an empty house. Good or bad?

NR Williams - Please Read The Letter - Creating a better life.

Damyanti Biswas - Secrets and Memories - Letter from a bargirl with a reason to run.

Hilary - Please Read The Letter -  Letters of Positivity.

J Lenni Dorner - Luring You In - Written for the Uncaught One.

Carole Stolz - Please Read This Letter - Words can never express how much I miss you.

Carrie Ann Golden - Unsent Letters - One letter has the power to change everything. 

Michelle Wallace - Please Read The Letter - Mr. N.A. Hoskins would like a job.

Kalpana - Read The Tweet - Who read the tweet?

Arti Jain - A Poet’s Plea - An introduction to Cleave poetry.

Renee - Please Read The Letter - Unrequited love - a curse.

CL Hart - Please Read The Letter - A father realizes his daughter is not only dangerously troubled, she is no longer even human.

Roland Clarke - Please Read The Letter - No news is not always good news. An exchange between those serving at the frontline and their family across the ocean.


Our incisive judge Nick Wilford has spoken on the winners. Our shortlist this round was a near consensus, we all voted for the same set of entries. As always, there were entries which we all loved but they did not make the final cut. There are more superb entries for every challenge than there are winners' places. So don't be disheartened if your name isn't there this round, maybe next time. Keep writing! Who knows? You could be the winner of the next Challenge!


Thank you to all those who comment widely, especially those who read and comment even when they do not have an entry in the ring. Commenting is super important to us both as feedback towards improvement of writing craft and as a communication channel for community building.

Sadly, this  month had commenting issues. No one's quite sure what is going on, but it is not just a Word Press/Blogger issue. Please check the comments on the WEP post where we posted comments that wouldn't take on blogs. 

Please note that due to incessant spamming issues, we have had to keep comment moderation on. So your comment may not show up right away, but we will get to it soonest possible. We value your comments, please keep them coming.

Critique Prize

The winner of each Challenge has an opportunity to get a critique prize from professional editors/published writers – our sidebar displays the prizes for 2022. If the winner has no manuscript/WIP ready for critiquing then the prize is passed on to the runners up. Therefore, it’s important that the winner(s) let us know immediately if they do not have work ready to be critiqued, so that we may get in touch with the next in line. Also important to submit work for critique within three months of winning so that editors can plan their work schedule. They are busy people and work to definite, often urgent deadlines. So thank you for your cooperation on this matter.


This month the winner gets a first chapter/10,000 word critique from me, Nilanjana Bose, a published poet and short fiction writer. The winner also gets a guest post here at WEP on a topic of their own choice.  



Many congratulations, Lenny! Your entry Dear Mom made a direct hit on our collective heart. Nick said, ”Simple and unvarnished. Beautifully moving for that reason.”

Please post this badge and link it to your winning entry. Enjoy the critique prize or pass it on if you’d prefer. We look forward to a guest post here on a topic of your choice.


Congratulations, Kalpana! Your entry Read the Tweet had us holding our breath at the taut suspense.

Nick said, “Speaks to an important social issue in a riveting, in-the-moment tale.”

Please take this badge and link it to your winning entry on your blog.


Congratulations, Michelle! Your entry, Please Read the Letter, cracked us up - a much needed dose of humour done to a perfect turn.

Nick said, “A welcome slice of dark humour. Nicely done.”

Michelle,  please take this badge and link it to your entry on your blog.

Thank you to all our amazing participants for your entries. We read so many magnificent and magnificently varied takes on this month’s prompt!  

Read stunning entries from our WEP JUNE 2022 PLEASE READ THE LETTER winners @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/06/winners-of-wep-june-challenge.html

#WEPFF PLEASE READ THE LETTER winners announced @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @LGKeltner @OlgaGodim @jemifraser https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/06/winners-of-wep-june-challenge.html #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners

Come congratulate our JUNE winners! #WEPFF PLEASE READ THE LETTER Challenge @DeniseCCovey @yolandarenee @OlgaGodim @LGKeltner @jemifraser #amwriting #flashfiction #wepwinners https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2022/06/winners-of-wep-june-challenge.html

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