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Light Novelber 2020

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? Then you're in the right place! Every November, interested folks in the Zandraverse discord community come together to flex their creative muscles and make a little something. That's Light Novelber!

Here's a chance to try your hand at something creative in a safe, supportive environment. Best of luck! <3

(You don't have to be part of the discord server to participate, but if you are, there's a #light-novelber channel set up where participants can chat and workshop together!)


Need a theme to get you started? How about one from this helpful list of creative writing prompts?

A lot of light novels differentiate themselves from most other popular fiction stories by focusing on easygoing slice-of-life topics. But that's not a hard-and-fast rule; feel free write what you're inspired to!

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
  • 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!


We'll be using the tag #lightnovelber2020 on social media when sharing/communicating about our entries, so feel free to do the same!


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


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Do Moon Goddesses Watch Over Flying Snakes?
Capitalism died, and it's all not really a big deal. A slice-of-life short story.