the wattys2022

Wattpad’s largest annual writing contest

Submissions open July 22, 2022

where writers strive

where writers strive

The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of the galvanizing, inventive, diverse voices that choose to share their stories on Wattpad every year.

Wattpad is searching for completed stories across 11 categories in 9 different languages. We’re calling all of the next generation of great storytellers! Share your story for the chance to win a Watty Award and an opportunity to be rewarded for your craft. Winning stories receive front-of-the-line access to opportunities with Wattpad, and a chance to be read and enjoyed by the entire community and beyond. So whether your dreams are to grow your fanbase or just to finally finish. That. Story. This is your year. Get writing.               

But you won’t be writing alone. You’ll be part of a community of thousands of Wattpadders around the world who also use Wattys season as their chance to meet their personal writing goals. Are you ready to write?

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Wattys open for entries

July 22nd, 2022 at 11AM EDT

Wattys close for judging

August 19th, 2022 at 11:59:59PM EST

Wattys winners announced 

November 19, 2022

Past Winners


Step back through the pages of the past Wattys winners. Read all the stories that took home Watty Awards in 2021.

View the winners


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