What is Wattpad Next beta?

Be part of the next step in Wattpad’s journey to transform the way stories are shared and read. Wattpad Next beta is a beta program designed to enable readers to monetarily support writers directly on Wattpad, by funding the next step in their writing journeys.

Why are we launching Wattpad Next beta?

Wattpad has reinvented how readers discover content by creating a place for writers to share their unique stories. Our goal with Wattpad Next beta is to create a way for writers to earn money through their work.

Initial reactions to Wattpad Next beta show that the Wattpad community supports a program that monetarily rewards writers. We’ll be expanding the program in 2019. This doesn’t mean we won’t continue to iterate and update the program. We launched a beta program to understand what works best for our community, and will continue making updates based on user feedback. Stay tuned for updates!

Hear from the writers who create the stories we love


"Participating in this program is exciting because I’m being graciously rewarded for what I LOVE to do. As a writer on Wattpad, I believe this will also inspire other writers to be a part of an amazing opportunity."

Jackayla Toney,
Hide and Seek


"I decided several years ago that writing was what I wanted to spend my life doing, but it can be so time consuming. So, being supported by readers is such a tremendous opportunity that I’m so grateful for. It really helps struggling college students out!”

Lyss Smoak,
The Wolves that Are


"I was thrilled to be asked to take part in this beta program for many reasons, though I’m particularly excited to forge stronger relationships with you guys - my readers. I’m fully aware that there are a lot of books here on Wattpad, so when you not only choose to read mine but to toss a few coins my way in the process, I know you’re doing so because you genuinely enjoy what I do, and that means a great deal to me."

Mike Booth,


"I believe that serialized storytelling, accessible to a global audience of hungry readers, helps us understand the world and each other. Wattpad has made this possible by pushing the boundaries of publishing and changing our perceptions of literature.

Now Wattpad is embarking on a new program — Wattpad Next — that will explore how writers can be paid for creating exciting stories. Wattpad has the potential to open even more doors for writers through this new program.

I'm honored and thrilled to be part of this experiment, and am eager to introduce my work to new readers!


Tamara Lush,

Community is everything

At Wattpad we’re 100% focused on our community, you might call us obsessed. Through the Wattpad Next beta program, our goal is create the best way for our community to support writers, while giving writers a way to make money off of their work on Wattpad.

Want to know more? There's a big team at Wattpad HQ dedicated to the development of the Wattpad Next beta program. Hear more about why we are creating the program, and why we're committed to continually supporting the growth of our writer community.

Wattpad Next beta original stories

Support your favorite writers

Now you can help fund writers’ work directly on Wattpad