This jam is now over. It ran from 2018-11-01 04:00:00 to 2018-12-01 04:59:59. View 28 entries

Zandraverse Light Novelber 2018

Welcome to a writing/art jam for the month of November! A celebration of art, writing, community creations, queer stories and silly light novel titles.

Want to create something literary or literary-adjacent that's not an entire novel? Then this jam is for you! Here's a chance to try your hand at something creative in a safe, supportive environment and put out more queer friendly stories.


Need a theme to get you started? How about: TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES! Gender affirming transformation, getting an extra pair of ears,  becoming someone (or something) else... the possibilities are endless!

Entry Format

There's lots of ways to contribute!

  • Short story
  • Single chapter
  • 1-3 chapters as a preview of a longer work in progress story
  • Book cover
  • Comic
  • Art collection
  • Interactive fiction (e.g. twine story)
  • ...and anything in-between, illustrated or not!


Please tag entries with Light-Novel along with any of the tags you like to use for your works! And please don't forget content warnings on your submission's page where necessary; let's leave our audience in a better spot than they were. <3

On twitter we will be using the hashtag #lightnovelber2018 - feel free to use this hashtag when posting about the jam or your entries!


Need help with the light novel genre? Check out  Talen Lee's (@Talen_Lee on twitter) guide on writing light novels:
Or read one some light novels on twitch under the tags:

What Else?

Remember: this jam isn't necessarily about finishing something; it's about getting started and having fun! You got this! <3


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A queer light novel about healing, new beginnings, finding and forming chosen family, transition and choices.
A romantic comedy visual novel about separation
Visual Novel
Play in browser
You are an android who develops a helpless crush on your mechanic. 18+
Can getting lost lead to discovering something else?
Visual Novel
Play in browser
a Light Novel by Caelyn Sandel and Talen Lee
They Told Me I Could Have The Hand Of A Princess If I Saved The Kingdom, But I Think I Misunderstood What They Meant?
Two robots swap lives to fight a mad scientist and discover themselves along the way
Visual Novel
Play in browser
(But Instead I Moved In with Her and Joined a Punk Band)
(Chapters 1 & 2) A regular ol' anime fan discovers that destiny and identity work in weird and magical ways.
A WIP story about robots, humans, and robot humans.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Lifelong friends work together on a shot at history, and uncover their true selves. [CW: Dysphoria]
The cover for an imagined light novel
In a VR Simulation, a foxgirl who isn't used to being a fox or a girl is tasked with stopping a catgirl. But does she?
A short story about gender that uses an unsubtle metaphor :P
A lovesick witch brings her boyfriend back from the dead, only for both to discover her "boyfriend" isn't exactly a boy
A short story about coming out! More than once?!
About the first quarter of the story of a Robot, an Orc, a Birb and the living embodyment of disaster lesbian
Everyone likes playing cute cat girls in games, doesn't mean they want to be a girl, right?
a very very rough first draft of a story written more for catharsis than anything else