Welcome to Wattpad's official Non-Fiction profile, where we curate personal stories, how-tos, travelogues, and much more!

If you're a writer, join in our ongoing contests, The Glass Castle Sweepstakes and the #NonFicSpotlight contest! See our books "The Glass Castle Sweepstakes" and "Contests and Writing Prompts" for details.

If you're a reader, take a look at our reading lists to find your next real-world read!

And whether you are a writer, a reader, or both, feel free to PM us terrific non-fiction, either your own book or one you found, so we can consider it for one of our reading lists.

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Q&A

Q: What qualifies as non-fiction?

A: Examples of non-fiction are true stories, guides and manuals, self-help books, cookbooks, memoirs, travelogues, well-researched biographies (not fact books), scholarly research, heritage explorations, and long-form inspirational reading.

Q: What does NOT qualify as non-fiction?

A: Examples of works that ARE NOT non-fiction are fact books, rant books, spam books, spam diaries, exposing "x" works, contests, shops, fictional stories about celebrities, fictional stories about your friends or family, self-insertion stories, roleplay, selfie/photo books, and poetry (all poetry should be in the POETRY genre).

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