It’s just over a month until Wyrd And Wonder, our month-long celebration of the fantasy genre – so it’s time to reveal the prompts for our annual challenge. Share photos, write a blog post (or several), express your response in sea shanties on TikTok – we can’t wait to see what you turn them into!
Last year’s prompt challenge nearly didn’t happen because I convinced myself nobody was that keen, and then horrified members of the party expressed their disappointment until I wrote some. To make up for my woeful lack of past commitment, this year you get the prompts a whole month early so you have plenty of time to concoct your reactions / stare at your shelves looking for an appropriate book.
Our motto for Wyrd And Wonder is keep it casual and keep it fun – if you just want to answer 3 prompts, that’s cool. If you want to share a photo every day on Instagram or Litsy (or wherever else), we’ll cheer you on all the way. If you’re more a written word kinda person, feel free to write a blog post, Twitter thread, or what have you. Whatever you do, wherever you post, just remember to add a link to the master schedule so we can come admire it (there’s a dedicated tab for challenge responses this year).
This year’s prompts
|May 1||We’re going on an adventure|
|May 2||Pop this in your book bag of holding|
|May 4||I never knew my father #TropeTuesday|
|May 5||I can do this all day|
|May 6||Fly my pretties|
|May 7||Fantasy from around the world|
|May 8||Currently reading|
|May 9||Spine poetry OR Mother’s Day|
|May 10||Mixed feelings|
|May 11||Reluctant hero(ine) #TropeTuesday|
|May 12||Desert island reads|
|May 13||Had me at hello|
|May 14||Fantasy voices from around the world|
|May 16||Page to screen|
|May 17||Can’t wait to read|
|May 18||With friends like these #TropeTuesday|
|May 19||Who’s afraid of the suck fairy?|
|May 20||Fantasy creature on the cover|
|May 21||Fantasy in translation|
|May 22||Get in the sea|
|May 23||Book rainbow|
|May 24||On the shelf|
|May 25||Chosen one #TropeTuesday|
|May 26||All the feels|
|May 28||Off the beaten track|
|May 29||5 star fantasy reads|
|May 31||Fave Wyrd & Wonder read|
Not sure what a prompt means? Check out the hints / supporting notes in the master schedule.
Join the party
What’s that? You want to join the Wyrd and Wonder party? Welcome, adventurer: sign up to join our quest and share your love of all things fantasy with like-minded readers through May. Sign up and post before May 7th and you can be entered in our giveaway for one of these amazing fantasy books.
As ever, there’ll be plenty of chatter on the #WyrdAndWonder tag on Twitter and the party bards (that’s me, Lisa and Jorie) will compose weekly round-ups of all the activity for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Not sure what this is all about? Come find out all about Wyrd and Wonder.