Project REUTSway Challenge #4: Shifty Stories to Read in the Dark


Challenge #4: Shifty Stories to Read in the Dark

Dates: 11/24 – 12/2

Submission Deadline: 11/29 at 11:59pm EST – *due to the US Thanksgiving holiday, the usual submission window has been extended!*

Category: YA / NA

Story Basis: Any “classic” fairy tale (Grimm Brothers, Hans Christen Andersen, Disney, etc.) – you can play with setting, characters, etc. but please make sure there are a few recognizable elements of the original left over.

Genre(s): Paranormal / Contemporary / Historical/ Open

Theme of the Week: Werewolves and other Were-Animals–Therianthropy of all kinds, really–Skin-Walkers, Shape Shifters, Selkies, etc.

Optional “Bonus” Challenge (on top of the regular challenge): Take two characters and combine them into a single Jekyll and Hyde-style persona.

Submission Guidelines: Please email your submission (2,000 – 5,000 word short story format ONLY, as an attached Word file) to by 11/29 at 11:59pm EST.  Make SURE to include the title of your submission and the term “Project REUTSway Challenge #4 in the subject line of your email. VIP: Please put your NAME, STORY TITLE and FINAL WORD COUNT as the file name of your attached word document. Your submission MUST include a recognizable element from this week’s theme, otherwise you will be disqualified from being chosen as a finalist.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us on Twitter @ProjectREUTSway or email us at


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