There were nearly 40,000 entries for The Wattys 2020 awards and the winner of the prize of a publishing deal with Wattpad Books is the YA book How to be the Best Third Wheel by Loridee De Villa (Summer Angeles).
The book has had over 1.3 million reads on Wattpad and was a winner in the Young Adult category as well as taking the publishing prize.
The Wattys 2020 had a change of direction this year and aimed to help writers to complete a novel.
The 11 categories were: New Adult, Fan Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, and Young Adult.
Five winners were picked in each category, so there are 55 winners overall who will get ‘orange carpet treatment’ to include priority consideration by Wattpad Studios, and consideration for Wattpad Paid Stories and for the Wattpad Stars writer development program.
You can see the full list of winners here on The Wattys 2020 Awards website.