Hello Wattpadders! As anyone who attended WattCon 2018 in NYC will attest, the incredible event brought our community together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the power of storytelling. We left the event feeling inspired and humbled by the immense talent within the Wattpad community. While we look forward to making more IRL memories together in the near future, we wanted to let you know we won’t be holding a WattCon in 2019.
Why? Our focus this year is on programs that positively impact our community around the world on a global scale.
We believe that at Wattpad, we have a responsibility to help discover, elevate, and celebrate diverse voices in as many countries, cultures, and languages around the world as we can. And while attending WattCon has had a HUGE impact on the lives of our community members fortunate enough to experience the magic in person, we want to bring a bit of that magic to the rest of our community around the world this year. And that means dedicating all the resources we have in service of this mission.
That’s why we’ve chosen to focus on the Wattpad programs that reach and nurture our community all around the globe. Programming like our newly revamped Writers 101 site, with tips, resources, and tools designed to take your story to the next level. Or Paid Stories, which is enabling Wattpad writers from around the globe an opportunity to earn money for the work. Our newly relaunched Wattpad Stars program, which is empowering rising talent to harness their potential.
And of course, we’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary of The Wattys right now! As you may have noticed, we’ve completely revamped the submission process for The Wattys—a change we know our community is excited about. These kinds of investments take a lot of time and resources, but they impact a lot of people. That’s why they’re important to us.
Missing all those wonderful WattCon vibes? Relive them by watching our wrap-up video.
Your friends at Wattpad HQ