ELIGIBILITY

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In order to be eligible to submit and win a Watty Award, you and your story/stories must abide by ALL of the eligibility criteria below:

AGE

You must be at least 13 years of age or older. Winners under 18 years of age must have parental permission in order to enter and to collect any prizes.

WORD COUNT

Your story must contain 50,000 words or more, and it must be marked as complete when submitted to the following award categories:

Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult.

Story submissions can have as many (or as little) parts as they like.

DATE POSTED

Your story must have been posted to Wattpad after January 1st, 2017. You can find your creation date under your Story Details on any story, or through the web version of Wattpad by hovering over the word Ongoing/Complete on your story.

SUBMISSIONS & SUBMISSION FORM

You must complete a submission form along with your entry in order to be eligible. Ensure all information is accurate before hitting "submit," because once you do, that's it! You will not be able to edit the form after submission.

You are welcome to submit more than one eligible story into the Wattys.

Past Watty winners are welcome to submit a story to the Wattys, but they cannot enter one that has won before. Stories that have been shortlisted or longlisted for the Wattys (but have not won) can be submitted so long as they meet all eligibility criteria.

LANGUAGE & TERRITORY

Your story must be written in one of the following languages:

English

French

Italian

German

Spanish

Portuguese

Dutch

Turkish

Filipino

Indonesian

Malay


The Wattys accept submissions worldwide, with the exception of writers residing in the Province of Quebec, Canada. 

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