Wattpad and Harlequin team up for So You Think You Can Write contest

blogpost_harlequin (1) Wattpad and Harlequin have teamed up for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest. For the first time ever, the annual romance writing competition has launched on Wattpad. Writers around the world are able to submit their manuscript on Wattpad for a chance to win a two-book publishing deal with Harlequin.

So You Think You Can Write brings out so much talent every year -- and has made publishing dreams come true for many aspiring authors,” said Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President of Global Publishing and Strategy at Harlequin.  “By joining with Wattpad we’re taking the contest to an exciting new level of engagement with writers and readers as well.”

The So You Think You Can Write romance writing competition is open to aspiring authors in the US, Canada (except Quebec), the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. To enter, writers must upload their manuscript on Wattpad and tag it with #SYTYCW2015, and one of the 18 categories they feel best represents their work. Writers must also submit a short pitch that outlines their story.

Submissions are accepted until September 21. Top submissions will then be short-listed for additional rounds of voting and judging by a panel of experts. Winners will be announced later this year in November.

“Wattpadders love opportunities that recognize and reward their efforts,” said Wattpad’s Head of Publisher and Writer Partnerships Ashleigh Gardner. “We’ve seen exceptional engagement when we hosted the New-Adult category SYTYCW contest in the past. Now that 18 categories are open to the community, we expect to see a flood of amazing submissions.”

Full contest details as well as complete category descriptions can be found on Harlequin’s official Wattpad profile: https://www.wattpad.com/HarlequinSYTYCW