Wattpad’s new Attys contest featured in The Guardian UK:
There’s the Forward prizes for poetry, the prestigious TS Eliot award, and now the Attys, a new trophy for online verse named after the Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood.
The Attys, launched by social reading site Wattpad, are specifically for digital poetry, and are taking entries from both amateurs and the more experienced. “Poems can be submitted from anywhere, and we anticipate that some entries will be written on mobile devices,” said Allen Lau, co-founder of Wattpad, which is produced in Toronto, Canada. “We want to create a digital-first opportunity for poets to share their work and for audiences to discover the genre [and we] are excited to see how the world connects over poetry.”