Get your typing fingers at the ready, because Wattpad wants to test your mettle with its own awards ceremony.
Those with the writing bug should take note, here, because Wattpad’s annual awards ceremony is coming up and you should enter if you’ve got a touch of the Hemmingways about you…
Get Ready for the 2021 Watty Awards
2021 sees the return of Wattpad’s annual awards for budding wordsmiths. If you’ve got a chilling horror tale ready to scare the globe, or a love story we can all relate to, then you’re in with a shot of becoming one of the next Watty Award winners.
Wattpad—a platform for writers to make their voices heard (or rather, have their words seen)—runs this competition once a year, so anyone who has got a book in them should consider getting it finished and enter it into the Wattys!
The competition closes on September 30th, with Wattpad announcing shortlisted stories on November 1st. It will announce the final winners on December 3rd 2021.
How Do You Enter the Watty Awards?
Decided you want to enter the 2021 Watty Awards? Well, there are several criteria you must meet in order to do so. They are:
- You must enter via Wattpad.com.
- You must enter between 12:00 PM (ET) on July 7, 2021 through 11:59 PM (ET) on September 30, 2021.
- It must be a complete book and you must mark it so on Wattpad.com.
- It must be in one of the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish, Filipino, or Indonesian.
- It must be 50,000 words if written in English, or 40,000 if written in another language.
- It must be all your own work.
- It must fall into one of the following categories; Chicklit, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery and Thriller, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Werewolf, Young Adult.
- It must not contain any identifying information or real people, including yourself.
- It must adhere to the Wattpad content guidelines (available via the website).
- Your story must not disparage the prize provider or content licensors.
There are several more rules and regulations you should consider before you enter, on the Wattpad.com Watty Awards 2021 page.
What Can You Win at the Watty Awards 2021?
If you’re an aspiring writer, then the Watty 2021 prize haul should whet your appetite. You can find the full list on the website, but prizes include:
- A social media kit to give your book the launch it deserves.
- A potential publishing deal.
- Promotion of your story on Wattpad.com.
There are plenty more prizes to be gleaned from this competition, too, so get writing!
Will You Enter the Watty Awards 2021?
If you’ve only got a couple of chapters to go, then you should try and get them written before September 30th and enter the competition. You never know, this could be the big break your book has been waiting for!
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