National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Launched in 1999, NaNoWriMo inspires its 300,000+ participants with pep talks, a huge and supportive online community, and a host of web-based writing tools.

This will be the third year that Mariposa will be joining this event and inviting all of our patrons to tackle this challenge.

All submissions will be considered for publishing on the Write to Read KRYZ radio program sponsored by the Mariposa Library Adult Literacy Program, which airs Sundays at 4 PM and Tuesdays at 7 PM.

Submission Rules

The submission process is free and quick.

  • Please only submit projects worked on during the NaNoWriMo event and that are original works to which you own the rights.
  • Since this is a writing event, only text will be accepted (no drawings music, photographs,etc.).
  • Accepted file formats are: PDF's and ePUB's
  • We encourage Mariposa Library patrons to use Pressbooks to create their projects. You can learn more on our website.
  • Language must be appropriate for a family audience. Material containing profanity, racial slurs, sexual references or other content deemed unsuitable will not be considered.
  • Reading your work on the Write To Read Radio program.

Guidelines for submitting your work to the Write To Read Radio program:

  • Writers may record their own work in person on the Write to Read program at KRYZ Radio, ask someone they know to record it, or opt to have a Library staff member or Library volunteer record it.
  • Writers agree to allow a senior staff member at the library to edit their work for grammatical errors, misspellings, inappropriate language, and other minor changes. Edited material will be returned to writers for their approval before recording.
  • Writers retain all rights to their works after they have been broadcast.
  • Story length is limited to no more than 10 minutes when read aloud at a pace that is slow enough to be clearly understood. Stories longer than 10 minutes (but no longer than 30 minutes) may be divided into segments for broadcast as a serial.
  • A book of broadcast works will be published at the end of the year. Writers have the right to refuse publication of their works in this text.