Where writers strive

Where writers strive

You've got a story. Let the world read it.

Everyone has a story to tell. Let the 2021 Watty Awards be the chance to tell yours. Wattpad is on the hunt for completed novels across more than a dozen categories in 10 different languages. Undiscovered stories. Fresh, new voices. Fan favorites. Winning stories recieve 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 be discovered, 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?

How To Enter






Wattys submissions open on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 and close Tuesday, September 30th, 2021. Completed novels on Wattpad that meet our eligibility requirements will be considered. Maybe you have a story idea you're dying to start, or have an unfinished novel that just needs one final push. This is your year, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Best Cover Presented by Canva

The Wattys is thrilled to announce that we've added a brand new category for Best Cover this year! To celebrate, we've teamed up with Canva as the official category sponsor.

Full eligibility requirements are available now on Wattpad, but in brief:

50,000 word minimum

Story must be marked ‘complete’

Story must have been posted after January 1, 2019

Must be in one of the eligible languages and genres

To qualify for our new Best Cover category, entrants must design their own covers, and any images used must be original or licensed.


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