Monday, February 11, 2013

Celebrating Chick Lit

Oftentimes the Chick Lit genre is either looked down on or overlooked, but thanks to Wattpad, past, present, and future Chick Lit readers and writers, have nothing to worry about! The world's largest online community of readers, is celebrating everything Chick Lit during the month of February, with dozens of free stories AND a writing contest judged by the Marian Keyes. With 13 million monthly users, Wattpad is hoping to introduce readers everywhere to Chick Lit. To learn more about this exciting news, follow this link. Here, you will see a video featuring amazing Chick Lit writers and the featured Chick Lit stories. While you're at, why not become a member as well? You have nothing to lose, but so much more to gain. The Chick Lit genre will change your life forever. You'll read about amazing characters, and find even more amazing authors along the way!

About the Contest
The submissions process for the short story contest begins on February 11th, 2012, and judging will take place after the contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 11th, 2012. Those wishing to enter themselves into the contest must write their content on Wattpad, not exceeding 15,000 words, and submit the link of their completed short story to The top 5 short story finalists will be judged by Marian Keyes with the winning entry to be featured on Wattpad. Award details can be viewed on Wattpad at

About Marian Keyes 

She stormed into print in 1995 with Watermelon, creating a genre which she has dominated and redefined ever since. Now a number one global bestseller, Marian has written thirteen books which are published in 39 languages, selling over 25 million copies worldwide between them. Marian is truly one of the only authors writing in her field who is read by both fans of commercial and literary fiction. Her writing deals with a variety of modern ailments, including addiction, depression, domestic violence, the glass ceiling and serious illness, yet her books are always written with strong themes of compassion, humor and hope. At the heart of her international achievements sits the much-loved and hotly-anticipated Walsh Family novels, of which her latest novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, introduces fans to the fifth and youngest Walsh sister, Helen.

Marian Keyes' novels include Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man and The Brightest Star in the Sky, Mammy Walsh A-Z to the Walsh Family. She has also published two collections of journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, and a cookery book, Saved By Cake.

Her most recent book, The Mystery of Mercy Close is published in paperback on April 11, 2013 by Penguin Books UK.

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