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Light Novelber 2019

Do you like light novels? Want to make your own? Or part of your own? Or just make a small thing tangentially related to one, like a small interactive text thing or a cover mock-up? You're in the right place!

Light Novelber is a celebration of art, writing, community creations, queer stories and silly light novel titles. In the form of a jam that lasts the whole month!

Here's a chance to try your hand at something creative in a safe, supportive environment and help us put more cute stories out into the world. <3


Need a theme to get you started? How about: PACING YOURSELF! A lot of light novels often differentiate themselves from most other popular fiction stories by focusing on easygoing slice-of-life topics. Not everything needs to be taken care of right now; sometimes it's alright to do just what we can in the moment, and take our time.

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!
  • Even if you just write the beginning of something you want to continue later, that's already plenty! Please pace yourself too.


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 #lightnovelber2019 - 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: Light-novel: Lite-novel:

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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