I AM SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE REVEAL OF THE INCREDIBLY FABULOUS REUTS AND THEIR ANTHOLOGY! (if you can’t tell by the all caps)
Last November I participated in ProjectREUTSway, a short story competition, where I twisted a few fairy tales by adding a blood-thirsty demon, ghosts, a fallen angel, and a shape-shifter. Two of my stories were chosen to appear in their anthology! And I had the honor of doing an illustration as well. Truly a happy day.
Anyway without further ado…
EEEEEEKKKK!!!! I can’t wait to have it and READ ALL THE STORIES!
Blurb: 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?
The 2013 organization was Reading Tree/Discover Books, a “green” charity which promotes literacy in the US by keeping books out of landfills, funding library sustainability, providing books to low-income families, and more.
For the 2014 season, we’re giving you the chance to decide where proceeds will go! The new year also brings with it a new theme. 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.
I am signed up and ready for my first challenge. The theme this year will be GREAT. Give it a try! Write a story each week or one week, either way it’s fun!