How do I win NaNoWriMo? What are the prizes? Is there an entry fee?

On NaNoWriMo

You win NaNoWriMo by writing 50,000 words of your novel between November 1 and November 30. There’s no limit on how many people can win! Just be sure that you’ve defined a novel on our site, and that you validate your novel’s word count at the end of the month.

Every year, we have several generous sponsors that offer participant and winner goodies. Check out the NaNoWriMo prizes here!

All programs for National Novel Writing Month, Camp NaNoWriMo, and the Young Writers Program are free. However, we run on donations and we do ask ably-financed participants to contribute something towards hosting and administrative costs. Because we’re a nonprofit, the donation is tax-deductible!

On Camp NaNoWriMo


You can win Camp NaNoWriMo by reaching your word-count goal within the month of April or July. Check out the Camp NaNoWriMo prizes here!

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