You've got a story. Let the world read it.
Everyone has a story to tell. The Watty Awards is your chance to tell yours.
The annual Watty Awards represent Wattpad’s hunt for completed novels across dozens of categories in 10 different languages. We search for undiscovered stories, fresh voices, and fan favorites. But all year round, Wattpad is a vessel that helps carry your courage, your creativity, and your passion for storytelling to the world. Hats off to you, Wattpadders, for your fearlessness and dedication to building new worlds and being agents of change for your community.
From the first inkling of an idea to a full-blown written story, we love being a part of your exploration of your own talent. The Wattys are so much more than just a contest or an award—they’re your chance to show everyone, and especially yourself, what you’re made of.
These stories will be included in our Paid Stories program where the winning writers will be able to earn money for their work on Wattpad.
At the heart of these stories are the relatable ups-and-downs of adulthood, from navigating the dating scene post-divorce to juggling workplace troubles.
These books are reimaginations of the worlds we love, the characters we know, and the stories we’re already obsessed with.
Heroic battles, epic journeys, and magic, oh my! Kingdoms, dynasties, ancient folklore, and mythical creatures reign supreme in this category.
Travel back to a distant time and take us on a journey to the past, through twists on classic figures (a female Napoleon?) to a reincarnated Chinese empress and beyond.
This category celebrates stories that bring all the thrills and chills, and make us question our own realities. An evil undead clown? A brilliant cannibal? A serial killer on the loose? Sign us up.
These stories keep readers on the edge of their seats with stories that bring out your inner detective with suspenseful plots, high stakes, and satisfying endings.
Allow readers to see themselves in these stories that highlight the golden moments between the late teens and early twenties, as we’re all learning to “adult”.
Unearth the unknown and explore what lives beyond the veil in these real-world stories about inexplicable transformation and creatures, like vampires, angels, demons, ghosts, and psychics.
This category is for swoon-worthy storytellers who tug on our heartstrings and demand an emotional investment with a central love story, a compelling couple, and an emotionally satisfying resolution.
Are you a forward-thinking writer with a passion for evoking a sense of wonder and unravelling new realities? This category is for you.
Pack wars, lone wolves, and interspecies romance are at the forefront of this category of stories that you'll howl about.
The teen experience, from coping with loss to exploring gender and young love, was made for storytelling. This category is for coming-of-age stories from all walks of life.
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Wattys open for entries
July 7th, 2021 at 12PM EST
Wattys close for judging
September 30th, 2021 at 11:59:59PM EST
Shortlisted stories announced
November 1st, 2021
Wattys winners announced
December 3rd, 2021