Sponsor Offers

Check out these awesome Wrimo-only offers from righteous companies who donated to NaNoWriMo in 2017 (more coming soon)!

Ulysses logoBeat NaNoWriMo with Ulysses and get 25% off!

Ulysses is a professional writing app for macOS and iOS. Write wherever you are, and whenever inspiration strikes: synchronization between your devices is simple, seamless and automatic. Winner of the 2016 Apple Design Award, Ulysses offers a beautiful, focused experience; provides all the tools you need to stay on top of your writing; and features comprehensive export and publishing capabilities.

We invite you to write your 2017 NaNoWriMo novel with Ulysses. Use it for free until December 7, 2017 on all your devices! With our custom-tailored e-mail course and introductory video, you’ll learn all the tricks in no time. NaNoWriMo participants can get a lifetime discount of 25% on Ulysses’ yearly subscription. 

Download the NaNoWriMo trial and write your novel with Ulysses!

Lucky NaNoWriMo 2017 winners may enter our raffle for 10 one-year subscriptions – see the “Winner Goodies” page in November for details.


Swoon Reads logoJoin Swoon Reads for a chance to get your young adult novel published!

Swoon Reads is so excited to be a NaNoWriMo sponsor! As you embark on your 50,000 word journey, we’re here to offer advice and answer any questions you may have. To stay motivated this month, check out our blog and writing tips. Once you finish your novel, be sure to visit SwoonReads.com for a chance to get your young adult novel published by Macmillan!

Learn more and read the undiscovered at SwoonReads.com.


Great Courses logoNaNoWriMo participants receive a one-month free trial and two months 50% off!

The Great Courses Plus is a subscription Video-On-Demand service brought to you by The Great Courses, the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. With over 8,000 in-depth videos taught by the world’s greatest professors, you’ll always have something fascinating to learn about.

As a NaNoWriMo participant, receive a month long free trial and 50% off the following two months. Use the promo code “NANO” to redeem this offer.

Get your free month long trial from The Great Courses Plus.


AutoCrit logoGet your free NaNoWriMo Survival Pack—PLUS a rare annual subscription at 60% discount for all participants!

Say hello to the editing partner you’ve been wishing for! Compare your manuscript to millions of published books in your genre with our EXCLUSIVE Standout Fiction Algorithm, then effortlessly revise your work with the help of more than 20 insightful reports, step-by-step guidance, and an intuitive real-time text editor. Edit to professional standard in record-breaking time, and become a better writer in the process, with AutoCrit—the most advanced self-editing tool designed specifically for fiction writers.

Download Your FREE NaNoWriMo Survival Pack: Plan mind-blowing fictional worlds with our World-Builder’s Workbook; get off to an explosive start with the Chapter 1 Checklist; and discover the secrets behind keeping readers hooked in our 3-part video master class, “Writing a Page Turner.”

PLUS: Save a massive 60% on AutoCrit membership when you download your pack—a rate you can keep for life.

Click here to download your pack and get your discount.


This offer expires on February 16, 2018.

Ilys logoWant to Win?

“From the very first writing session of the event, to the final one where I typed ‘The End’ for the second time that month, my NaNoWriMo experience was the most exciting, motivating, and high-speed writing endeavor I had ever undertaken.”  —Thomas Harper, 14-time NaNoWriMo winner (read his full blog post)

We know that to truly understand what ilys is about, you need to actually use it and have the experience. So go ahead, create an account and take ilys for a 3,000 word test flight to discover the exhilaration of pure writing flow.When you discover that ilys is right for you, you can become an honored NaNoWriMo member for less than 14 cents per day annually, discounted 60% off the standard price.

Try ilys for free to discover your pure writing flow.


Ingram Spark logoUpload Your Book for Free with IngramSpark!

IngramSpark is an independent publishing platform, awarded by the Author’s Guild for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community. Get access to the same quality and distribution as major traditional publishers, and share your book with 39,000+ retailers and libraries, including Barnes & Noble and indie bookstores, and 70+ major online retailers, including Amazon, Kobo, and Apple iBooks.

Upload your book for free and get free revisions on your book between November 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 with promo code “NANO17“.

Sign up with IngramSpark to upload your book for free.

This offer expires on March 31, 2018.


Storyist Software logoGet 25% off Storyist for Mac! Winners get 50% off!

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!

All NaNoWriMo participants get 25% off Storyist for Mac at the Storyist Store using the coupon “NANOWRIMO17”. Discounts are good through December 15, 2017.

And be sure to download the special NaNoWriMo trial version which allows you to use Storyist for Mac for free for the month of November!

Redeem Storyist’s 25% off coupon at their store.

NaNoWriMo winners get 50% off Storyist for Mac. Plus, if you print your Storyist project with Blurb, you’ll receive a $25 credit on your first order of $50 or more! See the “Winner Goodies” page on December 1 for details.


This offer expires on December 15, 2017.

BookBaby logoGear up for your NaNoWriMo expedition with BookBaby’s free Survival Guide!

Scaling Mount NaNoWriMo is no stroll in the park. Having a guide by your side can make all the difference in your journey, and that’s exactly why BookBaby has put together a NaNoWriMo Survival Guide to help you reach the 50,000-word summit.

 This free, downloadable PDF includes:

  • Helpful NaNo-specific how-to articles
  • A 30-day NaNoWriMo word-count calendar
  • Inspirational messages to keep your writing on pace
  • Special offers on gourmet coffee and Scrivener writing software
  • Exclusive access to Twitter events featuring Scrivener and NaNoWriMo
  • And much more!

Get your free NaNoWriMo Survival Guide here.

See you at the mountaintop!

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 on October 1 to purchase your discounted upgrade.

Create a Scribophile account then redeem your 20% off upgrade!

Winners, see the NaNoWriMo “Winner Goodies” page in December.

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

These discounts begin on October 1 and are valid through December 15, 2017.

Aeon Timeline IconGet 20% off Aeon Timeline 2!

Aeon Timeline 2 is visual timeline software for writers. Whether you are in the opening stages of planning a novel, the final stages of editing, or anywhere in between, Aeon Timeline can help you develop your plot, understand your characters, avoid plot holes and inconsistencies, and visualize your story in new ways. Now syncs with your Ulysses writing project as well as Scrivener.

As a special offer to NaNoWriMo participants, use the coupon code WRIMO2017 to get a 20% discount on Aeon Timeline 2.

Pre-apply your discount at Aeon Timeline here.

Watch the tutorial video.


4thewords logoA game for writers: Participants get 25% on all Core Crystal packages, Winners get 50% off (all accounts come with a free 30-day, no-credit card trial)!

This NaNo, jump into the world of 4thewords: a point and click game for writers. Use your word count to battle monsters; collect, craft, and equip items; defeat bosses; save cities; complete quests; and journey through a world in need of a hero. Join hundreds of writers from around the world as we fight off a mysterious invasion for a special event we’ll be hosting this November! Our Invasion special event kicks off the last week of October and runs through the first week of December.

Participants can use the following code to receive a 25% discount on all Core Crystal Packages and receive a commemorative NaNo 2017 wardrobe item: 2017NANOP

Get a head start before the special event officially kicks off by creating a FREE (no credit card) account here.

Join 4thewords and claim your 25% coupon!

Winners, find your code on the “Winner Goodies” page in December for 50% off all Core Crystal Packages plus the commemorative NaNo 2017 wardrobe item.


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 Zoetic Press!