The Decameron 2.0
Modeled after Giovanni Boccaccio's classic from the 14th Century, this collection will similarly bring one hundred short stories to Wattpad readers . The original premise was simple: ten individuals entertained themselves over a span of ten days by telling a different tale while hiding out from the plague outside of Florence. Each day had a theme, leading to an end product that was both cohesive, yet unique.
This Wattpad collection aims to give readers a similar experience.
Participation will be by invitation only, but there will be a chance for all Wattpaders to petition for a spot. Each day will have a Group Leader, the only roles which have already been distributed. Group Leaders - otherwise known as the Kings or Queens for the day - will have the responsibility to not only pick the other nine authors in their team, but also the theme that they will all be writing around.
Awards will be given to the best story within each theme and the overall best story from all 100 shorts, each chosen by Guest Judges. Readers will also have a chance to vote for their favorite because the story with the most likes will get a special Readers' Award.
Stories will be between 1,500 and 3,000 words each. They are the sole properties of their respective authors.