And, no, I'm not talking about Halloween (but, I mean, Happy Halloween!).
Last year, REUTS Publications had an awesome idea: bring a whole bunch of talented writers together, spend November writing four short stories based on a specific theme, and by the end of the month some of those entries were chose to be a part of an anthology to be published the following year. Call it Project REUTSway. I participated, but unfortunately none of my entries were chosen (although, I reread both of them last week for fun and good lord I'm not surprised that they didn't make the cut; my writing was sub-par at best compared to how much I've grown). I can almost absolutely promise you, though, that the winning tales are not only written well, but they'll urge you to leave the lights on at night.
And that really exciting thing?
Last year's anthology is out...today! Check it out, and find some information on this year's REUTSway competition!
When it comes to fairy tales, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. Things so morbid and grotesque, so sinister and diabolical, they haunt your imagination; warnings from generations past that still manage to terrify.
In 2013, authors came together for the annual Project REUTSway writing competition, penning their own interpretive twists on stories we're all familiar with. Seventeen were chosen, bringing twenty-five new versions to life. From The Brother's Grimm, to Hans Christian Andersen and beyond, these tales are not the ones you grew up with. They are, however, Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After. Dare to find out what happens when "once upon a time" ends in the stuff of nightmares?
An exclusive hardcover will be available from REUTS Publications in the coming weeks, but you can devour these stories now for Kindle and Nook!
This NaNoWriMo season, REUTS Publication is inviting you join us in creating the next talented collection. So brush up on your histories, legends, and cultural lore, because we’ll be looking for the most original, fantastic versions of tales that have braved the centuries. The globe-trotting of world mythology will make weekly theme stops to visit Egyptian, Celtic, and even more rich lore from other areas of the world. This all starts November 1st, so make sure to grab your pens and ready those typing muscles for the twists that will be revealed on the Project REUTSway on twitter, or on their website.
Guys, have you signed up to participate, yet? Or have you downloaded the anthology? Or both? Please tell me both, because I am.
Good luck to all, and have an awesome Halloween filled with twisted tales that, well, are kind of really twisted...
@REUTSpub releases FAIRLY TWISTED TALES today, and check out this year's @ProjectREUTSway. Are you in? (Click to Tweet)