I just checked the Whidbey Writers Workshop page and found out that a December winner has already been posted. I mean, what's today anyway, the 12th, 13th? I didn't even have time to consider what scathingly brilliant piece of prose I would send. Maybe there's some truth to that whole "early bird catching the worm" thing.
It does say on the website not to dilly dally about each month if you hope to claim the Fame and Fortune. You can read for yourself (http://www.whidbeystudents.com/WSContest.htm) and get all the pertinent details on the monthly competition. Then you'll be ready when January rolls around.
But not if I get there first.