Reading and writing platform Wattpad has become a haven for authors and reading audiences alike due to the availability of great, fun content and the supportive nature of the platform. Several authors have found their Wattpad content requested by major publishing houses, and the site even launched a crowdsourcing program to help fund the publishing process for a select number of titles.
Now, Wattpad has announced not only the return of the Wattys peoples’ choice-style awards for different categories of work posted on the site, but has also introduced a new award this year, this time established by jury selection.
The Wattpad Prize is “a juried award to recognize the best original fiction and non-fiction on Wattpad. Winners will be chosen by a jury of expert Wattpadders who are active in the community.”
While the Wattys submission period opens in October and winners were announced last month, the Wattpad Prize will open on April 2nd, only a little less than two weeks from now.
According to a post on the new prize, “This April we are doing something completely different: we will ask a jury of Wattpadders to help us recognize original works of fiction and non-fiction. Winning stories will be chosen by theme, rather than by category or genre, and the jury will be made up of experienced readers and writers who are active in the Wattpad community.”