Wattpad, an online writing community, is teaming up with Harlequin to represent the New Adult category as a cosponsor of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest. Writers from around the world can upload a first chapter of their book to the Wattpad site and a team of judges will pick four submissions and each one will get a publishing deal with Harlequin.
Wattpad is soliciting material in the New Adult category for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest. New Adult is a newly popular category aimed at readers 18-25 years old and generally adds more mature themes (from sexuality to broader life decisions) to the Young Adult category. The contest opens September 23 and the deadline for submissions is October 28. Contestants should submit their first chapter (maximum 5,000 words) and a 100-word description that details the book’s concept, plot, characters, conflict, and setting.
Contestants can also visit Harlequin’s So You Can Think You Can Write Web site on September 19 and learn more about the contest.