The Watty Awards 2018 are now open for entries and submissions will close on August 1, 2018.
The Wattys is a massively popular writing contest that has been running since 2010 and has 12 new categories this year to recognize the diversity of stories and writers on Wattpad.
The categories are:
- The Originals
- The Breakthroughs
- The Storysmiths
- The Hidden Gems
- The Heartbreakers
- The Worldbuilders
- The Heroes
- The Change Makers
- The Contemporaries
- The Revisionists
- The Wild Cards
- The Poets
Submissions should be tagged #WATTYS2018.” You don’t need to use a tag for any of the categories.
To be eligible, stories must have been written in 2018 or have a minimum of five chapters published after August 2, 2017.
Incomplete stories are eligible but must have a minimum of five chapters. If the stories are less than five chapters they must be complete.
You can submit as many stories as you like. There is a limit of one Watty award per story.
Longlisted entries will be notified and announced late August the judges and data scientists have had a chance to review the submissions.
The shortlisted entries will be evaluated and announced in mid-September and the Wattys Awards winners will be announced at the end of September.
You can find out more about The Wattys 2018 at Wattpad.