Hi! This is Sonia and Denise for the team, to sum up the August Challenge and to announce the winners!
To begin with, a big thank you to all participants for joining us in August and for blowing us away with their nuanced, intricate, brilliant responses to the prompt. We had some first timers for 2023 and the overall reading experience with the range of genres and plots was certainly gratifying. Why don't you read them for yourself if you haven't already to check the incredible range of talent pool.
Here is a round up of all the entries.
Shilpa's short and effective flash, A Bittersweet Tale of a Chocolate Pastry, blew us away!
Nick says, "Succulent and heart-breaking at the same time - showing the societal divides that still exist through a device as simple as a pane of glass."
Shilpa, please post this badge on your blog and link it to your winning entry. Tweet (X) it/Facebook it if you desire to share the love! Use the critique prize from our loyal supporter Christine Rains or pass it on to the next winner if you can't avail yourself of it in the next few months.
THE RUNNER-UP OF THE JUNE 2023 CHALLENGE
Jamie's story Chocolate and Death was achingly beautiful while terrifying.
Nick says, "Hard hitting and hard to read, in a way. But worthwhile for raising such issues that many will be unaware of."
Jamie, please post the badge on your blog and promo any way you wish!
Carole's flash, The Sinking and the Sweet, brought a smile and a lovely twist to a beautiful tale.
Nick says, "Tragedy and delight combined - and a testimony to the power of chocolate for sure!"
Carole, please post the badge on your blog and promo any way you wish!
WEP 2024 FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY - to be released approx. May 2024.
All winners are automatically invited to submit.
Anyone involved in WEP in the past is invited to submit.
Nila is in charge of bringing this baby home. For now, any questions, please post in comments so all can see the answers.
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES WHO LOVE WRITING FLASH FICTION:
You are personally invited to submit a flash fiction piece of between 500 min - 1,000 words max to our upcoming anthology. This will be a work of prose fiction – no poetry, although a poem may be included within your predominately prose story.
Many of the finer points of the anthology are still being finalized, but we have a concrete theme -- Gone! Gone! Gone! All stories submitted will be written to this theme from which the WEP team envisage many possible genres - thriller, romance, fictionalized memoir, horror, crime, women's fiction, paranormal ... and others. By the August post, you will know all there is to know.
What do we want? We want standalone, complete, previously unpublished stories - no extracts of a WIP or serialized story, photo essay or opinion piece. A solid flash fiction. This will be submitted to technical guidelines to be announced in August. This is when WEP will publish an Anthology Page on the site where you will see various ideas for stories, but none is binding. We stress - this is YOUR story, written YOUR way in your chosen genre.
We aim to publish a high-quality eBook and print book. If your entry is accepted, you will be asked to perform further self-edits and the editorial team will do any final editing. WEP's raison d'etre is to improve writing, so the writing must be well edited and excellent overall.
The Anthology is the culmination of the work and collective wisdom of 13 years of enthusiasm for flash fiction. Most of the current team have been with WEP in one role or another for the duration.
We envisage submissions closing at the end of December ‘23.
GUIDELINES FOR NEW RELEASE POST!!
Hey WEP writer friends!
If you'd like to promote your latest release, we offer a shout out.
email Denise: firstname.lastname@example.org and
CC Sonia -email@example.com
and read more details on this here
Please join us for the Challenge in October!
The Phantom of the Opera
Your host is Renee and she is excited to host October! She loves the creepy thrills, but all genres are welcome, not just horrot!
If you're excited too, please invite your writer friends to join us. We'd like to read more awesome stuff. As they say, the more the merrier!
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