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Webnovel Launches Global Writing Contest to Highlight Emerging Voices in Different Languages

SHANGHAI, April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Webnovel, a global project founded by China Literature (China Literature Limited 0772.HK), launched the 2022 Webnovel Spirity Awards (WSA) on April 29and . In addition to English works, the writing competition is also accepting entries in Indonesian and Thai for the first time. The winners will have the chance to have their works adapted into television or film by WeTV, the global video streaming platform launched by Tencent Video.

Carrying on from last year, English will remain the main category with nine themes for entrants to choose from, including Werewolf, CEO or Billionaire and Fantasy. Additionally, English writers with ideas for other topics are also encouraged to submit them. Like the majority of online literature readers in Indonesia are women, the Indonesian category mainly attracts drama and romance themes, including contract marriage, CEO or billionaire, revenge and high school, . In Thai, topics that seem more popular include boy love, drama, as well as global hits such as fantasy and system. The English and Indonesian writing contests have started, and the Thai one is expected to start in mid-May.

Each entry will be reviewed by loyal readers on Webnovel, a group of professional editors and WSA co-producers. Entrants should keep in mind that the quality of the content is essential, but the business value of each story is also important. In addition to the possibility of television or film adaptation, winners will receive a cash prize of up to $10,000.

Webnovel first launched WSA in 2019 with the goal of helping emerging writers around the world achieve their dreams, with a $1 million prize pool for each annual event. In 2021, WSA received nearly 80,000 applications from young aspiring writers from around the world. KazzenIX, winner of the 2021 WSA Gold Award, was a kindergarten teacher at The Philippines who has been posting stories on Webnovel since 2018. His gold-winning work, Bewitched, a fantastic story, received outstanding praise when published.

Through support events such as WSA, Webnovel provides an invaluable starting point for online literature writers around the world, helping them find their readership and a future as professional content creators. By the end of 2021, Webnovel has nurtured over 200,000 writers from over 200 countries.

SOURCE Web novel