Creating an Account
How and when can I sign up? Is there an entry fee?
You can sign-up year-round! To sign up for the upcoming National Novel Writing Month, just click on the “Sign Up Now” link at the top-right of the site, and fill out the User Registration form.
Kapow! You’re officially signed up for National Novel Writing Month.
There’s no sign-up fee for National Novel Writing Month, but we do ask ably-financed participants to contribute something towards hosting and administrative costs. Because we’re a nonprofit, the donation is tax-deductible! The amount you contribute is up to you.
I have an account from last year. Do I need to re-register?
Nope! Just click “User Login” and enter your existing user name and password. That’s it!
If you try to create a new account and you get a message that says “Address and/or user name have already been taken,” it’s because you are already registered.
Returning participants should not click on the “Sign Up Now” option, as you will create a new account and that’s not what you want to do!
If I have signed up already on the main site, do I automatically have an account on the YWP site or vice versa?
No, unfortunately you will need to sign up separately on both sites. Feel free to use the same username and password on both, though.