Hugh Howey, Wattpad & Booktrack Kick Off Writing & Sound Design Competition

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By Dianna Dilworth Comment

UnknownAuthor Hugh Howey has partnered with digital writing community Wattpad and eBook soundtrack company Booktrack have introduced a new writing and audio production contest with $20,000 in prizes available.

The Hugh Howey Booktrack & Wattpad Fan Fiction Contest is two-part. Writers are encouraged to write a fan fiction story based around Howey’s novel Half Way Home. Sound designers are encouraged to create a soundtrack for the book. The soundtrack winner will get a $5,000 prize, as well as the chance to co-produce a soundtrack for Howey’s latest novel The Hurricane. The winning writer will earn a $5,000 prize, as well as editorial feedback from Howey on the piece. Finalists will earn $1,000 prizes.

“Storytelling can be so much more than mere words. I love what Booktrack makes possible. Now, a soundscape can heighten our reading experience,” stated Howey. “And this competition is perfect for bringing fans into a creative collaboration. I can’t wait to see what immersive and inspired experience they help create.”

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