The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of the electrifying, visionary, diverse voices that choose to share their stories on Wattpad every year. For over a decade, The Watty Awards have celebrated the journey millions of Wattpad writers undertake to bring their stories from their dreams and into the lives of readers around the world.
From the first seed of a story to the moment you type the final period on the last sentence of your final chapter—this is all part of that same journey. That’s why the Wattys are so much more than an award. They’re a celebration of what it takes to tell stories.
The Watty Awards are now open and accepting entries of complete, finished stories. Entry is simple! Visit the Story Details page of the story you wish to enter. If it’s eligible, you’ll be prompted to complete a short submission form. In order to be eligible, your story must abide by all of the awards criteria.
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.
Your story must contain 50,000 words or more, and it must be marked as complete, when submitted.
Your story must have been posted to Wattpad after January 1st, 2017.
For the complete list of eligibility criteria visit The Wattys profile on Wattpad
There are 10 categories that recognize the breadth of creativity and diversity of story genres around the world on Wattpad. So whether you’re a mystery maven or a bold new voice in YA, we want to hear from you!
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Stories to Obsess Over
The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of storytelling. In celebration of the Wattys win, awards recipients will receive
A Winners' social media kit to share your accomplishment with the world
Promotion on the Wattys profile on Wattpad, and featuring opportunities across Wattpad
Winners will be listed in the Wattpad HQ Wattys Hall of Fame
A Wattys badge to place on your winning story
White-glove treatment from our Content and Creator Development team, including priority consideration by Wattpad Studios for your story to be shown to entertainment and publishing partners
Consideration for Wattpad Paid Stories, our monetization program where writers earn money directly on Wattpad.
Consideration for Wattpad Stars, our writer development program.
One winner will be considered for a publishing deal with Wattpad Books
Wattpad Books is looking for diverse voices who were once overlooked or marginalized and gives them a platform to unleash their unique stories to the world. By taking stories our community has obsessed over, Wattpad Books is poised to disrupt traditional publishing. One Watty Winner will be chosen for consideration to take their story from platform to paperback and directly onto bookshelves!
Only Winners with winning submissions written in English will be considered for WPB Consideration.
Wattpad reserves the right to not award any Winners with WPB Consideration if Winner submissions do not meet a minimum criteria or Wattpad cannot come to commercial terms, at Wattpad’s sole discretion, on a Wattpad Books publishing deal.
The approximate value of the prize will depend on the perceived market value of the entry chosen for WPB consideration, but will be equivalent to other books published by Wattpad, and no less than $1000 USD.
Wattpad reserves the right to select fewer than 55 Winners and a WPB Consideration Winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.
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Wattys Open for Entries
July 13th, 2020 at 12PM EST
Wattys Close for Judging
September 30th, 2020 at 11:59:59PM EST
Wattys Winners Announced
December 4th, 2020
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