Wattpad Contest Winner Read Over 1,000,000 Times; New Contest Organized for Haitian Relief

Who said self-publishing condemns writers to obscurity. Today, the publishing social network Wattpad announced the winner of its “Share What You Have written Contest.” The winning manuscript, “Dinner with a vampire. Did I mention I’m vegetarian?” by Abigail Gibbs (who calls herself Cansel12 on Wattpad) was read over 1,000,000 times and got 20,000 votes in the contest.

Here’s more from Wattpad:

Two other finalists, “Destined To Happen” by lovemehunni and “Bye Bye Virginity” by Just-Krissy, were both from Canada. Each of the finalists generated over 600,000 reads. All three titles became instant Internet sensations.

The site is also organizing a benefit contest for Haitian relief. Here’s what the site has to say about that:

Wattpad has organized a special “Write for Haiti – Lend a Helping Hand” Contest to help those struck by the earthquake. The Wattpad Team has already contributed C$500 to UNICEF CANADA and the Government of Canada has matched it for a total of C$1,000. If the contest gets more than 3,000 entries, Wattpad will double the donated amount. If the contest gets more than 6,000 entries the amount will be tripled. Contest deadline April 30, 2010.