Where writers strive
Across a decade of Wattys, we’ve celebrated the journey millions of Wattpad writers undertake to bring their stories from their dreams and into the lives of readers around the world.
From the first seed of a story to the moment you type the final period on the last sentence of your final chapter—this is all part of that same journey. That’s why the Wattys are so much more than an award. They’re a celebration of what it takes to tell stories.
The 2019 Watty Awards are now open! Want to submit your story for consideration? Entry is simple. Visit the Story Details page of the story you wish to enter. If it’s eligible, you’ll be prompted to complete a short submission form.
Is my story eligible for a Watty award?
All eligible stories will be identified in the Story Details page of your story. To be eligible, the story you submit must have been posted to Wattpad between August 2, 2018 (the closing date of last year’s Wattys) and August 1, 2019 (the closing date of this year’s Wattys) and contain the specified word counts.
Submissions to the following award categories must contain 10,000 or more words: Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror & Paranormal, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Non-Fiction, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult. Submissions to Poetry must contain 1,000 or more words.
See Rules & Regulations for full submission guidelines.
Wattys Open for Entries
June 4th, 2019
Wattys Close for Judging
August 1st, 2019
Wattys Winners Announced
September 30th, 2019
In ten years of Wattys, we’ve discovered and elevated talented and diverse voices from around the world. Here’s a look back at just a few of the hundreds of stories that are now part of Wattys history.
This year, we’re introducing 12 categories that recognize the breadth of creativity and diversity of story genres around the world on Wattpad. So whether you’re a mystery maven or a bold new voice in YA, we want to hear from you!
The Watty Awards are Wattpad’s annual celebration of storytelling. 5 winners will be selected across 12 categories. In celebration of the Wattys win, awards recipients will receive
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