Random House Audio Wants Your Star Wars Fanfic

I received an exciting email from Random House Digital Publishing Development Group yesterday to promote a contest that Random House Audio is doing at San Diego Comic-Con next week. Star Wars fanficcers (as well as those from several other fandoms) can sign up for an appointment to record a five-minute segment of one of their stories; the grand prize is having the full story recorded for streaming on the Random House Audio website. For full contest details and a link to contest rules, you can read their press release.

I’ve discussed previously my view that the fanfiction community has long been overlooked as an important base of fans (and customers) for the Expanded Universe. This contest is a great acknowledgement of the fanfic community, and I hope we see even more outreach in the future.

Upon news of this contest I immediately began to question my decision to not travel to SDCC this year – I’ve had this delicious plot bunny spinning around in my head since reading Apocalypse that would have been perfect… Here’s to hoping Random House runs this contest at future cons.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.

One thought on “Random House Audio Wants Your Star Wars Fanfic

  • July 5, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Totally agree, as someone who’s been writing fanfic since 1982 I feel the same way, and REALLY hope that something similar is planned for conventions here in the UK and around the world. I know I’d be buzzed beyond belief of one of my stories was recorded or included in a fanfic-type ‘Tales from’ book.

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