Wattpad Presents: The Gatekeepers Discovery Writing Awards

The Gatekeepers Post is hosting a contest for YA authors on Wattpad.com!

Here’s How It Works!

Round 1: Post the first 50 pages of your YA novel onto Wattpad by March 30th. The top 100 entries with the most votes by March 30th will be read by The Gatekeepers Post Staff. The story cannot have been started on Wattpad before February 1st, 2011.

Round 2: Those writers selected by The Gatekeepers Post staff from Round 1 will be invited to post the next 50 pages of their novel onto Wattpad by April 30th. Top editors and agents (check out the list below!), will read and select the nominees for Round 3.

Round 3: The nominees selected in Round 2 will be invited to post the remainder of their work onto Wattpad by May 30th. A winner will be announced on June 25th.

Prize: $500 cash prize to the grand prize winner!


To be considered for the contest, please tag your story: Gatekeeper.

Must be at least 13 years of age to enter and a member of Wattpad. The story cannot have been previously shared on Wattpad before February 1st, 2011. The most popular stories will be determined from an entry’s most popular chapter.

Grand Jury Judges Include:

Mark Victor Hansen (Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Judges Include:

Barbara Lalicki (SVP and Editorial Director at HarperCollins Childrens)
Anne Schwartz (VP & Publisher of Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House)
Tina Wexler (Literary Agent, ICM Talent)
Alvina Ling (Executive Editor, Little, Brown)
Karen Lotz (President & Publisher, Candlewick Press)
Sara Megibow (Literary Agent, Nelson Agency)
Selena James (Executive Editor, Dafina Books)
Anica Rissi (Executive Editor · Simon Pulse)
Sarah Shumway (Senior Editor Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins)
Caryn Wiseman (Literary Agent, Andrea Brown Literary)
Jean Feiwel (Senior VP and Director, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
Jennifer Klonsky (Editorial Director, Simon Pulse)
Claudia Gabel (Senior Editor at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins)
Jenny Bent (Literary Agent, The Bent Agency)
Evette Porter (Editor, Kimani Tru / Harlequin)
Ann Behar – (Literary Agent, Scovil Galen Literary)
Brenda Bowen (Literary Agent, Sanford J. Greenburger)
Jen Rofe (Literary Agent, Andrea Brown)
Stephen Fraser (Literary Agent, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency)
Andrew Karre (Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books)
Suzie Townsend (Literary Agent, FinePrint Literary Management)
Jessica Sinsheimer (Literary Agent, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency)
Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Literary Agent,Trident Media Group)
Andrea Somberg (Literary Agent, Harvey Klinger Inc.)
Stephen Barbara (Literary Agent,Foundry Literary + Media)
Tamar Rydzinski (Literary Agent, Laura Dail Literary Agency)
Irene Kraas (Literary Agent, Kraas Literary Agency)
Sara Crowe (Literary Agent, Harvey Klinger Inc.)
Elana Roth (Literary Agent,Johnson Literary)
Mary Kole (Literary Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency)
Jamie Weiss Chilton (Literary Agent, Andrea Brown Literary)
Amy Tipton (Literary Agent, Signature Literary)
Kevan Lyon (Literary Agent, Marsal Lyon Literary)
Leticia Gomez (Literary Agent, Savvy Literary)
Laurie McLean (Literary Agent, Agents Savant)
Jodie Rhodes (Literary Agent, Jodie Rhodes Literary)
Sarah Barley (Associate Editor, HarperCollins Children’s)
Kendra Levin (Editor, Viking Books)
Christina Hogrebe (Literary Agent, Janet Rotrosen Agency)
Nancy Mercado (Executive Editor, Roaring Brook Press)
Brendan Deneen (Editor, Thomas Dunne Books)
Helen Breitwieser (Literary Agent, Cornerstone Literary)
Nancy Conescu (Executive Editor, Dutton Children’s)
Mark W. McVeigh (Literary Agent, The McVeigh Agency)
Catherine Drayton (Literary Agent, Inkwell Management)
Jill Santopolo (Executive Editor, Philomel Books/Penguin)
Lydia Willis (Literary Agent)
Greg Ferguson (Editor, Egmont)
Jessica Regel (Literary Agent, JVNLA)
Frank Weimann (Literary Agent)
Madeline Buston (Literary Agent, Darley Anderson)
Faye Bender – (Literary Agent, Bender Literary)
Alexandra Machinist – (Literary Agent, Linda Chester Literary Agency)
Chris Richman – (Literary Agent, Upstart Crow Literary)
Wendy Schmalz – (Literary Agent, Schmalz Agency)
Melissa Frain – (Associate Editor, Tor/Forge/Starscape/Tor Teen)
Margaret Ferguson (Editor, Margaret Ferguson Books/FSG)
Jessica Garrison (Editor, Dial Books for Young Readers)