Who:NaNoWriMo.org, official organization for National Novel Writing Month
What: The annual challenge to write a novel (50,000+ words) in only a month.
When: November 1st – 30th.
Where: Contestants can sign up on NaNoWriMo.org before November begins.
Calling all writers! Do you have a story brewing in your noggin? Are your fingertips itching for a literary challenge? Then enter this years National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) competition! The annual craze is rumbling around the world, ready to explode on November 1st when writers young and old begin sprinting towards the end of one single goal: to write a novel of at least 50,000 words by the end of the month.
NaNoWriMo has grown exponentially since its inception in 1999, starting off with only 21 participants. Last year, over 200,000 had joined, representing over 40 countries and 528 chapters, and over 37,000 of those writers made it to the 50,000 word finish line.
Those interested in joining must sign up at www.nanowrimo.org by the end of October, which is ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY! Starting on November 1st, participants can begin writing. Don’t cheat and begin early! This is a competition running on the honor system. Though there are “winners” declared, there are no prizes except for the glorious feeling of knowing that you have written your own novel! For a more detailed (and humorous) explanation on how the contest works, visit their section, How NaNoWriMo Works.
Some of Unwound Magazine’s own writers will be participating, so be sure to check back for updates on their progress. Also be on the lookout for any tips, resources, or maybe even some friendly competition that may appear on our site!