About Our Nonprofit

NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program is facilitated by National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters.

Our Mission Statement

National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.

Other Programs

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is our flagship program and the world's largest creative writing event, where thousands of people attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in November. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. 

Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer's retreat that happens every April and July. Participants set their own word-count goals for any writing project (novel or not) and enroll in virtual cabin groups for community support.

Come Write In provides resources to libraries, community centers, and bookstores around the world. The goal: to make local neighborhood spaces more creative and welcoming to writers of all ages and backgrounds.

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