• And while we await these fabled End Credits, I give you all the song that has been stuck in my head since Round One:

    “The King” by Piebald

  • Chy Burch replied to the topic Final Results in the forum Gauntleteers 2019 9 months ago

    An absolutely fabulous final round! It never ceases to amaze me what Guantleteers can come up with based on our prompts and time constraints!

    Congratulations to all three of you and thank you for your Gauntlet runs!

    Also, I am glad to know, Dimitra, that you have no particular fear of plants. Though I’m not completely sure I’m convinced.…[Read more]

  • Chy Burch replied to the topic Just for fun in the forum Gauntleteers 2019 9 months ago

    I’m just now seeing this, the way these forum threads edge each other out on the main page. How cool that Erin knew! At least I hope it’s cool; I hope she was cool with it.

    If not, I’m the one to blame. I remembered the story from having read it years ago. Back then, I found it on a hunt for Erin Cashier fiction directly after having read her…[Read more]

  • Glorious finalists, it’s great to see you here! If I can give you a little extra advice, let it be to encourage you to reread this prompt post. Hold this line, in particular, close to your hearts:

    We hope not to see predictable stories about current society either, where the author highlights what they feel is scary about it.

    Yep, current…[Read more]

  • Do not accept apples from witches! This is not a Gauntlet rule, but a life lesson others have learned the hard way.

  • Haha, I can hear that gif!

  • Be reassured, Dimitra; it’s there, with its “II” and everything. 🙂

    And I really don’t think we have anything against supernatural help. Use it if you got it, I say.

    I’m less sure about the validity of interpretive dance in a Gauntlet entry, but then, I haven’t seen it yet.

  • Don’t scare the person who posted the challenge in Steven’s absence like that, Torello! I’m paranoid enough already. (And thank you clearing that up.)

    And to everyone–best of luck on this slide toward the deadline. We can’t wait to read all eight!

  • Is there “extra time” in the Gauntlet? Nope.

    But seriously, though, where was time lost? The challenge was posted at exactly 168 hours before the deadline, exactly one week, as promised for Round Two. If you’re perceiving any lost time, we need to address it, whether for Gauntlet or speculative fiction interests.

  • Our brave Gauntleteers have read of King Midas and shared with us the ins and outs of myth and morals. Now it’s time for the eight who have arrived at Round Two to create their own stories.

    2nd Challenge: The Writing on the….

    Your second challenge is to write a speculative fiction short story in which the sentence “Live with it” is wri…

    [Read more]

  • You’re welcome, and always feel free to ask questions!

  • Hello there, Gauntleteers, and many thanks for such a great showing here in our little corner of the internet! We hope each of you have learned a little about yourself, as you’ve had the judges learn more about one another. We thank you and curse you in equal measure.

    We know what you’re waiting for, so here are the eight contestants who will…[Read more]

  • WYRM’s Gauntlet never has any hold on any of your work, in any way. We don’t publish it in any way, either, save for a sample of the winner’s work if they so choose. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for all the details.

    Those advancing from Round One will be listed in a post in this forum (Gauntleteers 2019) as soon as we’re done…[Read more]

  • No further requirements, other than file type and display name in the title. We don’t need to know the usual header info, but some like to include it–maybe because they think we need it, maybe just in case, or maybe just for the practice. The only time your entry’s format will hurt you is if it’s physically difficult to read. So go forth, and…[Read more]

  • Chy Burch replied to the topic 1st Challenge in the forum Gauntleteers 2019 11 months ago

    Dimitra, Baker: What you need to know is that this is the version the judges will have definitely read recently. Any other version you bring up might not be fresh in our minds. But technically, yes.

    Bobberu, you’ll have to wait for Steven to tackle that one. I’m sure he’ll be along directly.

  • Chy Burch replied to the topic I See You, 2019 in the forum Gauntleteers 2019 11 months ago

    No, WordFerret, it’s much worse–it’s to the pain!

    It’s great to see new and returning faces this year, Gauntleteers. I can’t wait to see the entries!

  • Chy Burch replied to the topic End Credits in the forum Gauntleteers 2018 1 year, 9 months ago

    Thank you, Gauntleteers, for making the Gauntlet such a wonderful and exciting contest to judge! We can’t wait to see what you all do in the years to come.

  • Hey, Gauntleteers! I’m leaving the judging fray to remind you all to follow us on social media to get announcements and stay in contact throughout the year. Join the FB group and let us know when and where to read your work! And help us spread the word when we do fundraisers to keep our prizes going year after year. 😉

    Plus, when the Gauntlet…[Read more]

  • Man, I love hearing this kind of news of Gauntleteers! Thanks for sharing this, Steven–and you, too, Dimitra, if you happen by here!

  • Man, time flies when you’re having fun. I realize you finalists probably don’t want the next two weeks to fly by, but I do, because I’m eager to read your stories. Every round has been better than the previous and so has every year. Entries that would have won the Gauntlet in its early years sometimes don’t even get their Gauntleteers to the…[Read more]

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