The Critique and Mentors Bootcamp

Hello Wattpad Writers! Something new to help you all!

NOVELLA BOOTCAMP

(Novella Bootcamp - Critique Match-Up - The Novella Awards - Wattpad)

As we approach the Wattys season, we all know that we need our novella stories to be ready for the Wattys Shorts. This initiative is in preparation just in case Wattys Shorts happen!

The Novella Awards team has created a bootcamp to help writers like you achieve this success. Buckle your seatbelts, and let’s go!

Don’t worry, if your story exceeds the 20k words required for the Wattys Shorts - we got you!

THE DEETS

So how would this work? We are creating a critique partner match-up and Mentors bootcamp. That way, both writers are on equal footing and can provide feedback that matches their current abilities.

When the submission is open, here is the form you will send a pitch of your complete novella via the specified form for the category you fall in (explained below). Make sure your story is available and complete here on Wattpad.

Novellas 15k - 20k words

  1. Your story needs to have a minimum of 15k words and a maximum of 20k words.

2.Your story must be complete and available on Wattpad.

  1. You must intend to submit your story for the Wattys Shorts (if it will be held this year ).

  2. Your story should have been published on or after January 1, 2017. This date is subject to change when this year’s Wattys is announced.

Novellas 21k - 40k words

  1. Your story needs to have a minimum of 21k words and a maximum of 20k words.

  2. Your story must be complete and available on Wattpad.

  3. You do not need to have the interest to submit your story for the Wattys Shorts.

  4. Your story should have been published on or after January 1, 2017. This date is subject to change when this year’s Wattys is announced.

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When all pitches for both categories are received, we will publish them. Each participant is allowed to pick at least three partners based on the pitches published.

You must submit it via the required form, which you can find here.

Are you ready?

Rules

If you are submitting your story to us for the Novella Bootcamp 2021, please note the following.

  1. You can only submit one story in each category, and the story must be complete.

  2. Your story must meet requirements in any of the categories listed in the previous chapter.

  3. For now, we will accept only stories written in English.

  4. Your story must be edited to the best of your ability.

  5. You can only pick at least three partners, so take your time.

  6. You should be willing to commit to working with your critique partner for the duration of this bootcamp.

  7. You must be willing to use discord as a means of communication. We have seen that this will be a suitable platform for all participants.

Schedule

April 1st - April 30th

It is time to prepare your pitch for the event. Add this book to your library. We will share tips on how to write a pitch.

Take your time and craft the best pitch for your novella.

Mentors list will be published.

May 1st - May 20th

All pitches will go live, and you will be able to decide who you’d like to be your partner. We will not be publishing the title of the story or the author’s name.

May 21st - May 30th

The team will be working on getting the critique partner list ready. In the meantime, sit back and wait.

Mentees list will be published.

June 1st - July 31st

The critique partner list is live, and we all get ready to help each other. If your pitch is chosen, you will receive an invite link to our server.

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Hey there,

Your thread looks like it’s better suited to #wacky-classifieds , so I’ve gone ahead and moved it there for you.

–Joy :darkbunnylord:

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Thank you.

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No problem!

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Sorry, I just had to ask. When are the Watty’s hosted every year?

Hey Alex. It happens every summer.

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Thanks! Is it the same as the Wattpad Shorts?

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The Bootcamp we are offering is for the Wattys Shorts.

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