Win an iPod shuffle and $50 of music!
Even before we saw Darren Criss rock a sorting hat in A Very Potter Musical, J.K. Rowling’s books got us in a musical mood. We read about the vicious backstabber Sirius and suddenly heard: “a boy like that! will kill your MOTHER!” Then, the whole Sirius situation got fixed up and we found ourselves humming, “We are family!”
Your favorite books can lend a poignancy to some of your favorite songs. Your favorite characters’ feelings can be heightened by the drama of music. When you put books and music together, everything comes together and the world is beautiful and nothing hurts.
We’re teaming up with our friends at I Heart Daily to bring you a new contest. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be asking some of our favorite authors to put together soundtracks for their new books. (Click here to read the playlist that Melissa Walker–co-editor of I Heart Daily, with Anne Ichikawa–put together for her upcoming novel, Unbreak My Heart!)
Your challenge: put together a six-song playlist for your favorite book, published in any year. Write a brief introduction for your overall list and, for each song, write two or three sentences about why you chose it.
What will that lucky song assembler win? An iPod Shuffle loaded with songs from the authors’ playlists (up to $50 worth). You will never be without great music again. EVER.
How to Enter
1. Read the full rules here.
2. Create an account on Figment.com.
3. Start a new writing. There is no word limit.
4. Tag that writing with IHDplaylist on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.
You have until February 27, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST to post and tag your story. Voting will run until March 5, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, at which point the 10 most-hearted entries will be sent to the editorial staff of I Heart Daily, who will choose the one winning entry!