Toronto, Ontario - November 4th, 2016 - Local Toronto resident Fallon DeMornay, 31, is a winner of The Wattys, the world’s largest online writing competition hosted by Wattpad. Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, transforms how the world discovers, creates, and engages with stories. DeMornay’s story, STILETTO SISTERHOOD, was selected from among almost 140,000 entries to win the 2016 – HQ Love award which recognizes the stories that are most adored by Wattpad staff.
“I wanted to create something that showed and celebrated the powerful connection of friendship between women, diversity and the pursuit of dreams over boys.”
Fallon DeMornay will receive premium exposure to Wattpad’s community of 45 million people and their work will be recognized as one of the most-loved Wattpad stories from the millions posted every year. It will also be featured alongside other 2016 Watty award winners through a promoted Wattpad reading list and official Wattys story cover badge.
This year, almost 140,000 writers entered The Wattys by tagging their original work with #Wattys2016 on the Wattpad App or website. Millions of people in the community read, voted, and shared their favourite stories online to help Wattpad select the 2016 list of winners. Overall, people spent 13 billion minutes engaged with Wattys content this year, including DeMornay’s story STILETTO SISTERHOOD.
“The Watty’s is a writing contest like no other. It’s a chance for storytellers of all levels to get recognition from a global audience,” said Marc Shewchun, Wattpad’s Head of Community. “The Wattpad community is obsessed with the annual competition and has spent 13 billion minutes reading and engaging with this year’s submissions."
The Wattys highlight the love the community has shown for the most popular genres on Wattpad, and recognizes the effort of writers in the international community. Numerous Wattys winners have worked with top brands like Mondelez, Paramount Pictures, and Kraft through Wattpad’s Brand Stories native ad program. Some have even seen their work produced for film, print, television, and digital platforms through Wattpad Studios.
Fallon DeMornay’s winning story is available on Wattpad here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/68031569-stiletto-sisterhood-wattys2016. For more information on the Wattpad app and community, visit: www.wattpad.com/press
Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, transforms how the world discovers, creates, and engages with stories. Since 2006, it has offered a completely social experience where people everywhere can participate and collaborate on content through comments, messages, and multimedia. Today, Wattpad connects a community of over 45 million people around the world through serialized stories about the things they love. As home to millions of fresh voices and fans who share culturally relevant stories based on local trends and current events, Wattpad has unique pop culture insights in virtually every market around the world. Wattpad Studios co-produces stories for film, television, digital, and print, to radically transform the way the entertainment industry sources and produces content. Wattpad Brand Solutions offers new and integrated ways for brands to build deep engagement with consumers. The company is proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Learn more at wattpad.com/about.