By now, I’ve been regularly blogging about my adventures on Wattpad. I finished my new adult romance a few weeks ago. Just in time to enter it into the Wattys 2015 competition. What are the Wattys? It’s Wattpad’s version of their annual award. It’s the Oscars for writing on the internet. This is an award that it certainly is an honor to be nominated. Why? The exposure! Talk about a way to get your writing into the hands of many. Here’s the bottom line: If you win a Watty, you get promoted by Wattpad’s main site and on Wattpad’s social media. You get an award sticker to add to your cover. Stories that win this award jump into the millions of reads category.
How can you get in on this award action? The deadline to enter is August 31, 2015. All you have to do is add #Wattys2015 to your story, and you’re entered into the award. Granted, you need a Wattpad account. Your story needs to have been written in 2015 or had 3 chapters written/updated in 2015. All lengths and types can be entered. There are special categories this year for popular genres. They include New Adult Romance, LGBT, Urban Fiction, and Fanfiction Feels(less visible fandoms). There is also an International Award for stories written in other languages than English such as Spanish, Filipino, German, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese.
Even if you don’t have a story yet, you can enter up to Aug. 31, 2015. You could open an account and write a story. The catch: excerpts from novels won’t count. A lot of writer’s will put up some of their self-published novels as a taste of the book hoping people will go buy it. Unfortunately, these excerpts don’t count for the Wattys. It needs to be the whole story available on Wattpad.
If you want all official information, here is the official link.
So, to everyone out there, good luck! Those who want to join in the fun, there is still time. Open an account at Wattpad, and write your story. Let’s cross our fingers together.
Plus, if you’d like to sponsor my efforts, feel free to Tweet about my story, SAVING MY HEART on Twitter between Aug. 24-30. The most tweets will be deemed the People’s Choice for the Wattys.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!