Love for Writers who Love to Write.

Wattpad is committed to creating a way for writers to get paid for their work. Why? Because writers like you are vital to the DNA of Wattpad.

Readers have long been requesting a way to support their favorite writers, and Wattpad Next is one of the ways Wattpad envisions making that possible.  

Over the years, Wattpad has worked directly with writers to kickstart their careers. We understand the challenges you face, and we want to make it even easier to launch a meaningful writing career, right here on Wattpad. Whether your goal is to eventually make writing your full-time job, or see your characters on the silver screen, we are committed to doing what we can to make your dreams a reality. In the past, our team has partnered with Wattpad writers to take their Wattpad stories to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, develop their stories into hit TV series and movies, and beyond. Now we are excited to provide our readers with a way to support your stories, directly on the platform.


Wattpad Next beta. A new way to earn money for the stories you write.

Publish your stories on Wattpad, and earn money for your work. Wattpad Next is a beta program we are testing to give Wattpad readers a way to directly support writers and complete the writer journey on Wattpad.

49 writers have been selected to start helping us build the best model for our community, and these learnings will be used to build the best permanent payment model for writers. This is just the start of better things to come for writers on Wattpad.


Our team is committed to changing the way writers share and consume stories.

Here’s why we’re excited about Wattpad Next.


Who is eligible to join Wattpad Next?

Currently, 49 writers are participating in the beta program. The stories included in the beta represent the makeup of our community, which is home to original stories that reflect the interests of our engaged users from around the world. What we learn through this beta program will help us build out a program that benefits Wattpad writers, and helps you advance their careers.


Hone your craft

Explore the Writers’ Portal to find out more about existing programs designed to support Wattpad writers. Or get tips and tools to take your writing to the next level and grow your community. When user-supported stories are launched, you’ll be ready!


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