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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

Theme

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.

Tags

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!

Resources

Need help with the light novel genre? Check out  Talen Lee's (@Talen_Lee on twitter) guide on writing light novels: http://press.invincible.ink/how-to-write-a-light-novel/ Or read one some light novels on twitch under the tags: Light-novel: https://itch.io/books/tag-light-novel Lite-novel: https://itch.io/books/tag-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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A trans-woman struggles with her identity amidst a widespread corruption taking place in her science-fantasy worldserver
Transgender, Sapphic romance in a litrpg.
A quick fluffy meeting that helps our protagonist cope
First 6 chapters of a book, for Light Novelber 2019 Jam
A short story about gender and burying yourself in work, with a pinch of godly intervention
A young woman finds that some wishes take considerable effort to reach their happy ending.
Don't put other people's expectations above your own needs.
​Warning: This story contains some relatively intense anxiety, self-hate, and internalised transphobia.
A few chapters of a teaser for an upcoming novel. Fate, Chosen Ones, and Goblins ensue.
A brief look into how extra lives can cause problems for other people in the world of a game.
CW: Swearing, Illness, Threats, Violence, Injury. A story of a woman who defies fate.
A Traumatised Author's Autobiography