1 August–31 October 2012
Wattpad, an online literary community based in Canada, has launched a new poetry contest called “The Attys,” named after Margaret Atwood, who is also a contest judge.
Each participant can only enter one tier: as a Competitor or as an Enthusiast. Enthusiasts may enter any one poem, while Competitors must submit ten poems at once as a collection, each poem being of a different poetic form.
The participants in The Attys are in the running for a variety of prizes. Everyone who enters The Attys will be entered into a random draw for a chance to become a character name in Margaret Atwood’s upcoming novel, MaddAddam.
Additional prizes for Enthusiasts include the winning of one of three Nexus 7 Android tablets or winning one of fifty Special edition Atty Awards T-shirts signed by Ms. Atwood.
Prizes for Competitors include the following:
-Top 50: Attys Digital Participation Certificates signed by Margaret Atwood.
-Top 10: Copy of Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology
and poems added to a featured “Winners” collection on Wattpad.
-Top 3: Short feedback session from Margaret Atwood (via Fanado) and lifetime access to Story is a State of Mind.
-Winner: $1000 in addition to all prizes received by those in the Top 10 and Top 3.
A complete list of judges will soon be added to Wattpad.
For more details, visit the contest page. The contest deadline is October 31.
For more information about Margaret Atwood, visit her website.
Jess Ptak is a Master of Arts candidate in English Literature at Mercy College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Jess lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, where she enjoys crafting handmade stationery and spending time with her husband and daughter.