Writer Programs & Opportunities

Writers like you are the heartbeat of the Wattpad community. We work tirelessly to create programs to support creativity and growth, and opportunities to help writers connect their stories with new audiences. From online programs like The Wattys to IRL events like WattCon, there’s something for everyone.

Announcing WattCon 2018

WattCon is back for 2018 and it’s better than ever. We’re expanding the event into TWO full days of programming in the heart of NYC! Join us for the biggest Wattpad event of all time as we celebrate stories and the people who tell them. Wherever you’re at in your journey as a writer, you’ll come away with inspiration, mentorship, and a renewed passion for your craft.

Details: WattCon 2018 New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, NY Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 8am - 5pm Sunday, October 28th, 2018, 8:30am - 3pm

What to expect at WattCon 2018


We’re gearing up for some great talks with up-and-coming writers, Wattpad Stars, and industry experts geared towards answering the big questions writers have at every stage of the journey. Why? Because no matter where you’re at—whether you’re writing your very first story, or trying to develop your existing writing career—other writers get it.

Mentorship and Guidance

From setting realistic goals to beating writer’s block, to building out your audience, whatever challenges you’re facing right now, we’re here to help you work through it all with advice you can actually use, and mentorship from someone who’s been there, too.


Writing workshops give our writers the chance to learn from the pros. Whether it’s tips on plotting a story or preparing one for publication, there’s a choice of educational experiences at WattCon.

Attend remotely via WattCon Live

The Wattpad community spans the globe, and we want to make sure every reader and writer can connect with WattCon in real time, even if they’re in Australia, Europe, or the Philippines. Can’t make it in person? You can still experience all the highlights of WattCon in real-time through our livestream

Opportunities for writers to share, collaborate and connect

Wattpadders are better together. And Wattpad is the world’s largest social storytelling platform. That’s what makes WattCon special—it’s a chance to meet, converse and collaborate with Wattpad community members from around the world. And this year you’ll have two full days to make those connections, meet your heroes, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Past WattCon

Here's a recap of WattCon 2017, held on October 21st, 2017 at Wattpad HQ in Toronto, Canada