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    We first noticed Wattpad’s growing spiritual community when we stumbled on A Muslim’s Romantic Journey by KittyCrackers, a young writer based in London. Today this story, which tells of the religious courting of Safia by Yusuf, has almost 4.5 million reads. And it’s only one of almost 4,000 stories on Wattpad with Muslim themes. AbdofRahman […]

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  • 07/01/14--07:00: Hugh Howey joins Wattpad
  • Hugh Howey, known for his blockbuster, self-published novel Wool, has joined Wattpad. Hugh has already shared some of his short stories and tips for writers with Wattpadders on his official Wattpad Profile. Hugh Howey fans can also enter the Hugh Howey Booktrack & Wattpad Fan Fiction Contest. Fans are encouraged to write an original fan […]

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    The Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize is back for its third consecutive year, and this time, they are partnering with Wattpad to give one young writer a chance at a £10,000 worldwide publishing contract. If you are an unagented, unpublished writer aged 18-25, and you love to write novels for teens, then submit your […]

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    Need to escape this summer but you’re a little low on travel funds? Why not see the world without ever leaving your home with some of Wattpad’s favorite globe-trotting reads. Test the waters with a surfing safari down the coast of California in Can’t Get Enough. Find love in Paris, the capital of romance, with […]

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  • 07/18/14--13:44: RPF: Reimagining Reality
  • To celebrate Sherlock actor and British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch’s 38th birthday tomorrow, we’ve put together a reading list of stories for the Cumber Collective. Real Person Fanfics like these construct narratives that humanize a celebrity’s life, simultaneously celebrating and challenging popular culture. Boasting truly imaginative fics, RPF has indeed become one of the fastest-growing and most […]

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    On Wattpad, fans remix work, write fanfiction, translate Wattpad stories into other languages, and make anything from story trailers to story covers for their favorite writers.That’s why over 300,000 Wattpad writers have already licensed their work under Creative Commons; a non-profit that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. […]

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  • 07/25/14--06:38: Meet the Wattpad4
  • When you know, you know. That’s what writers Rebecca Sky, Erin Latimer, Leah Crichton, and Monica Sanz  thought when they first discovered each other’s stories on Wattpad. The four bonded quickly over their love of reading and writing, as well as a mutual quirky sense of humor, and they now share a unique friendship. “It’s […]

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    When you are the Internet’s largest community for readers and writers, it’s important to have a presence at the world’s largest fandom con. It’s for that reason that the Wattpad team journeyed to the hot San Diego to catch up with fandoms of all kinds. From TinTin and Spiderman, to Nyan Cat and Minions, we […]

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  • 08/15/14--11:11: Covering The Classics
  • We’ve previously posted the work of Wattpad’s talented community of cover creators, and today we wanted to highlight how they’ve reimagined covers for classic novels on Wattpad from authors like Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be holding a contest to see who can create the best covers for five […]

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    What better way the celebrate the world’s largest community of readers and writers than with an official Wattpad Book Club? This book club will give users a chance to come together every week on Twitter to talk about the one thing all Wattpadders love: stories. For the launch of #WattpadBookClub, we’ll be discussing Daniel Garcia’s […]

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    Last weekend, Wattpad HQ welcomed its first writer’s meetup in Toronto. Wattpad writer Takatsu met with other writers to discuss writing and reading. The focus, as Takatsu explained it, was to explore how “we can be a movement of connected 21st century high-tech social literature lovers and inspire one another.” Takatsu described the evening as a huge […]

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    Wattpad prides itself in being a home for free expression. We host a wide variety of stories, and our writers are free to write under their own names, or to use pseudonyms and pen names to become anyone they like. At this weekend’s Dragon Con in Atlanta, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will Project Secret […]

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    Welcome to Arras, where sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has been gifted with the ability weave time with matter. The ability assures her success and prowess in her society, but it is a gift she neither asked for nor wanted. Join author Gennifer Albin as she shares the first book of the dystopian Crewel World Series on […]

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  • 09/03/14--14:27: The New Profile is Here
  • Starting today you’ll be noticing something new on Wattpad.com. We’re rolling out a redesigned profile on the Wattpad site. We’ve taken what Wattpadders like best about the current profiles, and we’ve updated them with a fresh look to showcase who you are and what you love to read. We’re still testing the profile, so it is definitely […]

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    With the release of iOS 8, Wattpad is bringing two new features to iOS users: the Wattpad widget in your Notification Center, and a device Continuity feature. The Wattpad widget appears in the Today section of your Notification Center. This widget shows you the last story you read, as well as stories that have been […]

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  • 09/18/14--18:00: Wattpad in the Philippines
  • Today we have a guest post from Wattpad CEO Allen Lau. Kamusta! This week I will be spending some time in Manila. Wattpad has become a huge part of the entertainment industry in the Philippines. In August, Filipino Wattpadders spent nearly a billion minutes on Wattpad, which makes the Philippines one of the top countries on Wattpad. […]

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    In recognition of Banned Books Week, every day we’ll be featuring a once-banned book that you can now read on Wattpad for free.  We’re starting off with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which was once banned in South Africa.  Read Frankenstein on Wattpad.

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    In recognition of Banned Books Week, every day we’ll be featuring a once-banned book that you can now read on Wattpad for free.  Today’s book is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which was once banned for including things like talking animals. Read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Wattpad.

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    In recognition of Banned Books Week, every day we’ll be featuring a once-banned book that you can now read on Wattpad for free.  Today’s book is Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, which was once banned for political reasons. Read Gulliver’s Travels on Wattpad.

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    In recognition of Banned Books Week, every day we’ll be featuring a once-banned book that you can now read on Wattpad for free.  Today’s book is actually a play: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, which was once banned due to its racial stereotypes. Read The Merchant of Venice on Wattpad.

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