Wattys Bootcamp Mentorship Program is Up (Apply May 6 to 15th)

Hi guys, if you are preparing a book for Wattys, this community imitative runs for the 3rd year in a row. Basically, it pairs up a writer with a mentor (Star, Paid, Published Writer or Professional Editor) who beta-reads the story by the mentee they select from applications. This year there is almost 30 mentors, so many more chances to get a mentor than last year.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/302470967-wattys-2022-bootcamp

https://www.wattpad.com/1203693826-wattys-2022-bootcamp-preparing-your-submissions/page/3

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Ugh, that’s something I should do. How long does the finished thing need to be?

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Different mentors have different requirements. They are reflected in each mentor’s Wish List. You apply to the ones you feel you have a good fit with. I think you are allowed to apply to 3 mentors, or at least it was like that last year.

K.

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Here are the instructions on how to prep the submission:

https://www.wattpad.com/1203693826-wattys-2022-bootcamp-preparing-your-submissions/page/3

thanks @DomiSotto I always manage to lose the links or the book in my lists haha

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Just writing my 500 word synopsis. I hate these things. I forgot about it, and now I’m doing it, I realise why :rofl: but once it’s done, it’s done XD

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Yeah, those are a pita…

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I’m using this as my excuse not to edit SLB currently… because if I get accepted by a mentor I want to try to edit the story in accordance with their advice, so being halfway through my own edit might not be helpful.

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Oh, that’s a good one!

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Any excuse is a good excuse! writes blurb for Des romance instead

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Well, you have a lovely book that fits most of the mentors’ lists, so like, it’s actually a valid excuse :slight_smile:

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See in my head it fits like no lists because it doesn’t feel romancey enough to fit a romance-focused mentor but it’s also not YA enough to fit a mentor focused on that. So it kinda lands in between everything.

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Apply to the ones you like the most/you think will be the most helpful with your goals, so long as you do not hit the ‘NOT’ parts of their Wishlist.

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This can be closed now, because the applications are done!

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