Sponsor Offers

A collection of Wrimo-only offers from righteous companies who donated to NaNoWriMo in 2015.

Scrivener logo50% off Scrivener for all NaNoWriMo winners, and 20% off for all participants

Scrivener is an award-winning word processor and project management tool for Mac and Windows that has been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike.

As a NaNoWriMo 2015 winner, you will be eligible for a 50% discount on Scrivener—see the “Winner’s Goodies” page in November for details.

All participants can get 20% off Scrivener (or Scapple, our simple but powerful tool for getting down ideas and making connections between them) by entering NANOWRIMO into the coupon code field in our web store up until December 7, 2015.


FastPencil, a NaNoWriMo sponsorGet a free copy of your book with FastPencil now – and publish later with 70% off “Wide Distribution”

Winners will be invited to publish privately for free with FastPencil, which also includes a free print book. (Free book proof offer expires January 31, 2016. Shipping and handling is not included in the offer.)

You should receive your printed copy in about 10 business days. Then re-create, edit, preview, and design your manuscript and publish your polished NaNoWriMo 2015 novel with our deepest discount ever: 70% off global publishing “Wide Distribution with 2 ISBNs” through June 30, 2016.

Check the NaNoWriMo winners page (starting December 1) for the sponsored offer coupons!

FastPencil is a proud supporter of NaNoWriMo, year after year. FastPencil helps to keep track of word counts and manuscript versions. Compile and upload finished digital manuscripts, blog posts, or Evernote notes. Sell your novel privately or with ISBN wide distribution.

Learn more about FastPencil and their offer.


Pronoun logoGet 100% free ebook creation, distribution, sales tracking, and more on Pronoun.

Your words deserve to be read, and on Pronoun you can publish professionally for free. Pronoun is a new publishing platform for authors who want control over their creativity, their rights, and their earnings. And Wrimos get special access to everything we offer.

Upload your rough draft to explore professionally designed ebook layouts, and connect with trusted editors and designers to make your book its best. Use our data on more than 6 million books to choose your price, categories, and keywords, then track your sales on all the major retailers and receive customized marketing suggestions.

And, just like NaNoWriMo, everything we offer is free. We’re now giving access to Pronoun on a rolling basis, and Wrimos skip to the front of the line.

Get special, Wrimo-only access to Pronoun!

Here’s to a better way to publish!

Ulysses logoWrite your NaNoWriMo novel with Ulysses. For Free.

Ulysses is a professional writing environment for Mac and iOS, carefully designed to boost your productivity. It offers a pleasant and focused writing experience, with all the tools you’ll ever need. Write wherever you are, whenever inspiration hits, and follow your project through from start to finish. If you love to write, and write a lot, you owe it to yourself to try Ulysses.

For NaNoWriMo 2015, we’re inviting all aspiring novelists to use Ulysses for free.

Download a free trial of Ulysses to use all November long.

We’ll even help you get the most out of Ulysses—with a custom-tailored e-mail course, and a 30-minute introductory webinar.
If we manage to get you hooked, your purchase will make you eligible to receive a free copy of David Hewson’s book Writing a Novel With Ulysses. It’s an ebook packed with indispensable advice from a bestselling author. Learn more.

Ulysses – Write. Anything. Anywhere.

Storyist Software logo50% off Storyist for Mac for NaNoWriMo winners, 25% off just for participating!

Storyist is a powerful novel writing environment for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Storyist for Mac has some great self-publishing tools, too. Perfect for NaNoWriMo!

Get 50% off Storyist for Mac if you win—see your “Winner Goodies” page on December 1 for details.

As a NaNoWriMo participant, you can get 25% off Storyist for Mac at the Storyist Store through December 15, 2015 using the coupon “NANOWRIMO15″.

Download a free, special trial version of Storyist to use through November.


BookBaby logoWe’ve got exclusive, free content to help you reach the 50,000-word summit!

You don’t have to climb Mount NaNoWriMo alone! Let BookBaby be your guide along the way. We’ve put together some awesome content to help you achieve your NaNoWriMo goals. Check in each week for updated information, including:

  • Free how-to articles
  • A free word-count calendar
  • Inspirational messages to keep you motivated
  • And more!

Sign up now and receive a free word-count calendar from BookBaby.

You can also download a free copy of our popular eBook, The end. Now what?! which will help you get your manuscript ready for publishing in just six weeks. It’s all free and it’s all right here.

Swoon Reads logoSwoon Reads is looking for Wrimos’ young adult manuscripts—submit to be considered for a Macmillan publishing contract!

Submit your previously unpublished young adult or new adult manuscript to the Swoon Reads community. Readers can rate and review your manuscript, giving you valuable feedback.

Writers whose manuscripts are considered the most swoonworthy by both the Swoon Reads community and the Swoon Reads editorial board will be given a Macmillan publishing contract! If chosen, your manuscript will be published in both print and e-book formats—including editing, design, marketing, and sales.

Submit your manuscript today!


Bibliocrunch logoGrab your free publishing tool kit box set! Four ebooks!

Hey, Wrimos! Share your hard work with the world. Our free, downloadable ebook has all the information you need to plunge into your self-publishing adventure, plus advice from best-selling authors and NaNoWriMo veterans, Hugh Howey and CJ Lyons.

Download our free self-publishing guide for NaNoWriMo writers.

Winners: Congrats, Wrimos! It’s time to share your hard work with the world. Our “24 Hour” series box-set of four incredibly helpful publishing manuals will quickly launch you towards

  1. self-publishing your book
  2. creating an author website
  3. get started using Scrivener and
  4. how to format your book into an ebook or print book masterpiece.

Use Bibliocrunch to connect with award-winning publishing professionals who will take your work to the next level. Post your project for free and watch the proposals pour in.

Aeon Timeline IconWinners save 40%, all participants 20% off our normal $40 price.

We are once again proud to sponsor NaNoWriMo by offering special discounts on Aeon Timeline for both Mac and Windows users. Aeon Timeline is a timeline tool for creative thinking, designed specifically to help writers capture, create, and explore complex ideas in an intuitive, attractive interface. Whether you are a planner or a pantser, Aeon Timeline can help you nail down those plot points before you race towards 50,000 words or edit your work afterwards.

Use the coupon code NANO2015 to get your 20% discount now.


Scribophile logoNaNoWriMo participants get 20% off a Premium membership upgrade. Winners get 30% off!

One of the most important parts of the writing process is getting feedback—and what better way to get it than from a community of smart, talented writers from all over the world and from all walks of life?

Scribophile is one of the largest independent writing communities online. We’re founded on exchanging thoughtful and respectful feedback on each other’s writing so that we can all learn, grow, and improve on the path to publication. Our forums are busy seven days a week with writers of all skill levels talking shop and helping each other out in a friendly and supportive environment.

Basic membership is free forever, but we’re excited to offer all NaNoWriMo participants a 20% discount on a Premium membership upgrade—and if you’re a NaNoWriMo winner, you’ll get a 30% discount!
Participants, sign up for a Scribophile Basic account and then visit this page to purchase your discounted upgrade.

Winners, see the NaNoWriMo winner’s goodies page on December 1. Discounts are valid through December 15, 2015.

Get started with the web’s friendliest writing community today!

RescueTime, a NaNoWriMo sponsor

RescueTime is the easiest way to understand what you’re doing on your computer.

Keep track of the time you spend writing, and compare it to the time you spend on email, news, or social networking. It’s a great way to train yourself towards more productive habits. Get alerts when you’ve reached your goal for writing time and get in the zone with FocusTime, our tool for blocking out distractions and interruptions.

PCMag recently described RescueTime as ”simply the best time-management app we’ve ever tested.”

RescueTime premium is available free to NaNoWriMo participants during the month of November. In addition to all the features of RescueTime premium, you will get a special report showing interesting facts about your writing time.
After NaNoWriMo is over, you can continue with RescueTime premium for a 50% discount off the normal subscription price.

Sign up from this page to get RescueTime Premium free for November.

NaNoWriMo winners will get one year of RescueTime premium for free, and a lifetime 50% discount after that.

Gotham Writers logo10% off writing classes (a savings of up to $40 per class) with the renowned Gotham Writers Workshop.

Do you strive to finish a novel? Do you seek to reach a level of quality that will keep readers turning pages? Do you hope to publish? Gotham Writers Workshop offers writing courses (online and in New York City) that will help you achieve these goals through instruction on writing craft, feedback from your teacher and fellow students, and a structured environment with deadlines. We even offer a course on getting published, taught by a literary agent.

We’ll help give your novel its best shot at success!


Evernote logoThree free months of Evernote Premium for NaNoWriMo winners

Evernote is your ultimate writing space, your second brain, a place to gather raw materials, organize ideas, and unleash the novel waiting inside you. From planning and research to writing your masterpiece, Evernote keeps everything in one place and synced across all your devices. Your novel is always with you and always ready for more.

Come say hello in the NaNoWriMo forums or watch our blog for weekly tips and tricks for writers throughout October and November.

NaNoWriMo winners can celebrate their achievement with three free months of Evernote Premium, including the best of everything Evernote has to offer: offline notebooks, the ability to view previous versions, and 10GB of monthly upload space. Good luck with your novel!

Freedom logoFree 30-day subscription to Freedom Plus for all NaNoWriMo writers!

Freedom is the world’s best solution to digital distractions. You’ll get your best writing done without the distractions of social media, email, videos, and news articles. Our software has helped over one million people be more productive, and we’re thrilled to share our newest version of Freedom with NaNoWriMo writers!

With Freedom, you can create personalized block lists for distracting apps and sites, and schedule sessions to enjoy Freedom across all of your computers.

Reedsy logoWork with the best editors and designers to turn your NaNoWrimo draft into a publishable manuscript—and save $50 in the process!

50,000 words in 30 days is hard—but it’s not the hardest part of writing your book. Getting your NaNo draft ready to submit to agents or publishers will take time, effort, and several sets of expert eyes. At Reedsy, we’ve scouted the best editors, proofreaders, designers, and publicists in the business to build a formidable community of publishing professionals. But why take our word for it? Just have a look at their profiles:

Of course, it’s free to reach out to members of our carefully curated marketplace to ask for quotes, feedback, or information. But we’d like to reward NaNoWriMo participants by contributing $50 to your first Reedsy collaboration!

Sign up and receive a free $50 Reedsy credit!

Want to make it more fun? If you invite other authors to Reedsy, you can end up having your cover design or editorial assessment done for free! Just sign up through the link above and start inviting your fellow scribblers.


Kobo logoFree eBooks from Kobo!

Kobo Writing Life is proud to sponsor NaNoWriMo again this year.

For all NaNoWriMo participants, we are offering a free eBook: How to Market a Book, 2nd Edition. It’s a must-read for all authors who want to sell more books and think like an entrepreneur, written by NYT bestselling author Joanna Penn, host of The Creative Penn Podcast.
Head to kobo.com and enter the code nano2015 at checkout (expires 6/1/2016).

We have an extra-special prize in store for NaNoWriMo winners: 10 free eBooks! These titles will be chosen by the Kobo Writing Life staff, ranging from books on writing and marketing your book, to our favorite new fiction picks. Be sure to visit our blog on December 1 for more details.

Zoetic Press logoSubmit your work to Zoetic Press

Is your story big, complex, multi-threaded or multi-POV? Zoetic Press uses Lithomobilus to create a reading experience that allows readers to engage with your work in new ways, and allows you to make the fullest, best use of your text.

Submit your work to us!


Upliterate logoStart building your audience while you’re writing your book

We are proud to sponsor the diligent writers of NaNoWriMo in their journey to discover the stories inside them. Upliterate is a website where authors can publish their work as they write it and build an audience at the same time. When the book is finished, the author can sell it through our online marketplace.

We believe that there is a story in every author that needs to be set free. We also believe that each reader has a story that they are meant to hear. Our job is to bring the two together.

The winners of NaNoWriMo 2015 will receive the following benefits:

  • Free premium membership for one year
  • Have your winning book promoted on the front page of Upliterate.com
  • An exclusive badge for your profile on Upliterate.com declaring you a winner of NaNoWriMo 2015


StoryBundle logoAt storybundle.com, you name your own price and receive either the basic bundle of six books (minimum $5 bid) or all 12 books (minimum $15 bid).

This year, as a special bonus we’ve never done before, storybundle.com will offer a “SuperBundle” for a minimum bid of only ten dollars more ($25 total)—all twelve of this year’s NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundle titles and all twelve of last year’s titles on productivity, craft, outlining, TV writing, and much more.

Get the NaNoWriMo Writing Tools SuperBundle now.

This offer expires on December 31, 2015. Available in all eBook formats, and worldwide.

4thewords logoParticipants get 35% off any plan. Winners get 70% off any plan.

Think of 4thewords as a gym membership for your words. We use badges, challenges, levels, coins, and crystal to get you to do more of what you love: write.

Participants: Get 35% off any plan. Start here.

Winners: You should probably get some sunlight first, but after that, get 70% off any plan. Check your “Winner Page” for more details.

All plans come with a one-month free trial: you won’t be charged until 30 days after you sign up and can cancel at anytime before then.

You can also use the participant offer to try us during NaNo, and when you win NaNo, get the extra winner’s bonus added to that same account.

Writer Emergency Pack10% Discount on Writer Emergency Packs for NaNoWriMo Writers 

This fall, all of our Young Writers Program classrooms received something extra in their kits: A Writer Emergency Pack.

This deck full of useful ideas for writers in a jam was created by screenwriter John August and funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. It’s a great tool for writers of all ages and genres. You can find out more about Writer Emergency Pack at their site.

Participants: save 10% on a Writer Emergency Pack of your own with the discount code NANO at checkout.