The Standouts - A Critique Contest by PAULAP...
🛑 - CLOSED until 2020.
Does your work stand out in an overly-crowded landscape? Even here on Wattpad, more and more stories are uploaded every day.
Does your story & writing shine as far as:
★ - Concept
★ - Voice
★ - Storytelling
The Standouts is a fun, but hopefully helpful contest that can give you a sense of whether your story resonates with someone who's got some experience under her belt.
Great! But who are you to judge? Fair question.
This is not to humble-brag, but I've been critiquing and have worked with story development for quite some time, and I've picked up a lot along the way.
☙ - As an Ambassador, I work on content projects.
☙ - If you look at my profile, you'll see everything I've published so far has managed to standout in one way or another, whether by leading me to become a Wattpad Star; or by winning a Watty (twice!); or by being picked as a Top 10 in major Wattpad contests (twice!); or being featured. All I'm saying is I'm no slouch. I'm not brilliant either. But I've got some experience around what can catch an agent, editor, or judge's eye, and I'd like to share that with the community.
☙ - In another lifetime, I used to work for HBO in Development and at ICM (the talent agency) in their writers' department which means I understand how professionals quickly gauge whether or not they'll take a closer look at a work and/or make an offer. This kind of insight can be helpful if you're planning to submit your work or even just want to stand out more here on Wattpad.
☙ - I used to provide critiques for three writers, all of them traditionally published. They seemed to value my insight.
"OK, well that's all dandy for you, but what do I get out of this?" You ask.
Read the RULES, LOGISTICS & PRIZES chapter for guidelines. All entries get a brief assessment of their first chapter, with winners getting more extensive critiques.
Sound interesting? Give it a go! 😊 Only 20 spots available!