New ML Applications for NaNoWriMo 2014 are now available! If you meet the criteria below and are interested in being a Municipal Liaison for NaNo 2014, you must complete an application by July 25, 2014. Here’s the form to apply! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Don’t see your region below? It may have an existing ML (see below for how to find your ML) or it may not yet exist as a region! In the case of the latter, please do apply – there’s a space on the application to indicate that you’d like to create a new region. We don’t create regions until someone applies to be the ML for them, so we need folks like you to step right up.
What are Municipal Liaisons?
NaNoWriMo is not an online-only event! We have local volunteers called Municipal Liaisons (MLs) all over the world. You can find your region here (it’s best to search by state or province) and click through to its regional forum. You will see your ML(s) at the top.
Municipal Liaisons add a vibrant real-world aspect to the writerly festivities of NaNo. They host Kick-Off Parties to celebrate the beginning of this whirlwind month; weekly write-ins (often in cafes or libraries) where you can join other local writers pounding their way towards 50,000 words; and “Thank God It’s Over” Parties to relax and commiserate with your fellow writers about your sore hands. They also oversee their regional forums and can answer many questions you might have about NaNo.
We appreciate our MLs more than we can say, and heartily encourage you to get in touch with the one in your region.
On this page, you’ll find:
- Information on Becoming a Municipal Liaison (ML)
- A list of regions needing MLs for NaNoWriMo 2014
Becoming an ML
Think you have what it takes to plan and host writing events in your local region, and rah-rah participants to the finish line? Are you bursting with ideas for interesting write-in locations and full of excitement at the thought of guiding newbies through their first NaNoWriMo? Do you just happen to own an excessive number of power strips ideal for that one cafe that somehow has only one electrical outlet? MLing may be for you!
The bare necessities:
- You are over 18 years of age.
- You have done (and won!) NaNoWriMo at least once.
The details of what you’ll be expected to do:
- Commit to the whole event.
- Plan, host, and spread the word about events, including Kick-off, write-ins, and TGIO.
- Answer every email or NaNoMail from local participants.
- Be present in your regional forum.
- Engage in some light fundraising.
- Try your very hardest to reach 50,000 words.
- Read emails and messages from HQ.
Regions seeking NaNoWriMo MLs in 2014
Africa Egypt Elsewhere in Africa Kenya South Africa :: Cape Town South Africa :: Grahamstown Tanzania Tunisia
Australia Margaret River Perth :: North Rockingham/Mandurah
Oh, Canada British Columbia :: Elsewhere British Columbia :: Kootenay District Elsewhere in Canada New Brunswick :: Elsewhere New Brunswick :: Fredericton New Brunswick :: Moncton New Brunswick :: Saint John Nova Scotia :: Elsewhere Nova Scotia :: Halifax Ontario :: Durham Ontario :: Elsewhere Ontario :: London Ontario :: Niagara Ontario :: Ottawa Ontario :: Parry Sound & Area Ontario :: Stratford Ontario :: Thunder Bay Ontario :: Windsor Quebec :: Elsewhere
Central & South America Argentina Brazil Elsewhere in Central & South America
Elsewhere Micronesia The Great Elsewhere Turkey
Europe Bulgaria Czech Republic & Slovakia Elsewhere in Europe England :: Brighton England :: Derbyshire England :: Devon England :: Dorset England :: Oxfordshire England :: Portsmouth Estonia Greece Iceland Ireland :: Northwest Ireland :: Southeast Italy Jersey Lithuania Romania Scotland :: Aberdeen Scotland :: Perth/Stirling Spain Sweden :: Goteborg Switzerland
New Zealand Elsewhere in New Zealand Waikato & Taupo Wellington
United States Alabama Dothan Mobile/Baldwin Montgomery Shoals Area Troy Arizona Patagonia Yuma Arkansas Conway Elsewhere Jonesboro Russellville Searcy California Chico Elsewhere in California Lompoc Marin Modesto San Francisco San Luis Obispo Santa Clarita Solano County Sonoma Stockton Tuolumne County Colorado Colorado Springs Durango Elsewhere in Colorado Greeley Connecticut Shoreline Valley-Northwest Florida Brandon Gainesville Palm Beaches St. Augustine Georgia Atlanta Elsewhere in Georgia Kennesaw Kingsland Rome Savannah St. Simons/Coastal Georgia Idaho Idaho Falls Illinois Champaign-Urbana Kewanee-Henry County McHenry County Rockford Indiana Ft. Wayne Indianapolis Jasper County Richmond Iowa Cedar Rapids Dubuque Elsewhere in Iowa Grinnell Orange City Sioux City Waterloo Kansas Chanute Emporia Manhattan Kentucky Bowling Green Purchase Area Louisiana Baton Rouge Lake Charles Massachusetts 5-College Berkshires Norfolk/Bristol Counties Plymouth Berkshires Southbridge/Sturbridge Michigan Elsewhere in Michigan Kalamazoo Midland Muskegon County Minnesota Goodhue County Rochester Saint Cloud Mississippi Coastal Mississippi Elsewhere in Mississippi Missouri Elsewhere Fulton Jefferson City Nebraska Chadron Elsewhere Lincoln Nevada Elsewhere in Nevada Reno New Jersey Elsewhere Northwest New Jersey New Mexico Las Cruces New York Binghamton Dunkirk Elmira-Corning Mohawk Valley Plattsburgh Southern Dutchess County Watertown White Plains & Westchester County North Carolina Chapel Hill Charlotte Fayetteville Winston-Salem Ohio Lake County Oxford Tiffin Zanesville Oklahoma Elsewhere in Oklahoma Stillwater Oregon Bend McMinnville Rogue Valley South Coast Pennsylvania Bucks County Centre County Gettysburg Indiana Millersville Selinsgrove Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina Florence Spartanburg Tennessee Chattanooga Texas Amarillo Dallas/Ft. Worth Ellis County Killeen Vermont Virginia Bedford Charlottesville Elsewhere in Virginia Farmville Shenandoah Valley Winchester Washington Lewis County Skagit County Walla Walla Yakima Wisconsin Elsewhere in Wisconsin Platteville Wyoming Casper Cody