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[[National Novel Writing Month|NaNoWriMo]] has inspired many timed challenges within and outside of writing. Except as noted, all challenges are unofficial and not sanctioned by [[The Office of Letters and Light|the Office of Letters and Light]].
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[[National Novel Writing Month|NaNoWriMo]] has inspired many timed challenges within and outside of writing. Except as noted, all challenges are unofficial and not sanctioned by National Novel Writing Month.
  
 
== Active challenges ==
 
== Active challenges ==
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=== Community Jams ===
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These jams and challenges are created and curated by the community, with different requirements for each jam.
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* [https://w1k.club/jams/ W1K Writing Jams]: List of community driven jams where you can live chat with other writers.
  
 
=== Year-round ===
 
=== Year-round ===
 
These challenges happen throughout the year and are not a year in length.
 
These challenges happen throughout the year and are not a year in length.
* [http://www.48hourfilm.com/ 48 Hour Film Project]: Make a film in 48 hours. The 48 Hour Film Project team tours different cities year round. There is a fee to enter officially.
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*[https://aroundofwordsin80days.wordpress.com/ A Round of Words in 80 Days]: Write to your own goal, update your blog with your goal and progress and update the community on Twitter using #ROW80. Each 'round' is 80 days, and there are four per year, but you can join at any time.
* [http://www.nanocomo.org/ National Novel Continuing Month (NaNoCoMo)]: Continue a novel you've started.
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* [http://www.scrivenerscreed.com/ 24 Hour Writing Contest]: Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available, and publication on the site. Note: link expired.
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* [http://www.48hourfilm.com/ 48 Hour Film Project]: Make a film in 48 hours. The 48 Hour Film Project team tours different cities year-round. There is a fee to enter officially.
 
* [http://www.book-in-a-week.com/ Book in a Week]: Participants write a book during the first full week of each month.
 
* [http://www.book-in-a-week.com/ Book in a Week]: Participants write a book during the first full week of each month.
 
* [[National Novel Writing Day]]: Write a novel in a day. Self-organized, but people have done it.
 
* [[National Novel Writing Day]]: Write a novel in a day. Self-organized, but people have done it.
* [http://www.nablopomo.com/ National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)]: Post in your blog every day for a month. Originally in November, but now you can participate year round.
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* [http://www.nablopomo.com/ National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)]: Post in your blog every day for a month. Originally in November, but now you can participate year-round. Note: link expired.
 
* [http://crapart.spacebar.org/aad/ Album-a-Day]: Write, perform, and record a musical album in a single day.
 
* [http://crapart.spacebar.org/aad/ Album-a-Day]: Write, perform, and record a musical album in a single day.
* [http://www.script-race.com/ Script Race]: Write a script in a month. This happens every month.
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* [http://www.script-race.com/ Script Race]: Write a script in a month. This happens every month. Note: link expired.
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* [http://www.songfight.org/ SongFight!]: Write a song with the given title. Listeners vote, the winner gets bragging rights. New title posted every ten days or so.
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* [http://www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012/ SongFu]: Write a song based on monthly prompt. The deadline is two weeks from the prompt posting.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com/ Steve The WriMo Forum]: Do a NaNo-style challenge every month for writing, planning, plotting, editing, etc., and hangout/have fun with fellow writers. The *new home* of [http://febnowrimo.proboards.com/ FebNoWriMo], [http://marchnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi/ MarchNoWriMo], [http://namaywrimo.proboards.com/ National May Writing Month (NaMayWriMo)], [http://september-wrimo.proboards.com/ SeptNoWriMo], and [http://nanoplotmo.proboards.com/ NaNoPlotMo]. Note: potentially a retired forum.
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* [https://www.writeabookinaday.com/ Write-a-book-in-a-day]: Write, edit, illustrate, and bind a children's book in 12 hours. There is a fee to enter officially.
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* [http://najowrimo.org/ National Journal Writing Month]: Write a journal entry every day for a month with optional extra challenges. Takes place in January, April, July, and October.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxa01j9Ns7o Draw 100 Somethings] : Create a series of 100 different concept drawings/illustrations of one subject (boats, planes, robots, aliens, etc.).
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* [https://faunafocus.com FaunaFocus]: Create artwork inspired by the featured animal of the month. Includes a competition; entries are judged live on Twitch.
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* [https://drawnandquarantined.com Drawn & Quarantined]: Spend up to one hour drawing online from a prompt. Two prompts are given daily.
  
 
=== Year-long ===
 
=== Year-long ===
 
These challenges start at various times throughout the year and last for a full year.
 
These challenges start at various times throughout the year and last for a full year.
* [http://wriye.webs.com/ National Novel Writing Year]: Write several novels in a year, often involving setting your own goals.
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* [http://wriye.webs.com/ WriYe]: Write several novels in a year, often involving setting your own goals.
* [http://nanopubye.freeforums.org/portal.php National Novel Publishing Year (NaNoPubYe)]: Prepare and submit a novel for publication in a year.
 
 
* [http://6wrimos.proboards.com/index.cgi 6 Months, 6 Novels]: Write a novel every other month, starting in January.
 
* [http://6wrimos.proboards.com/index.cgi 6 Months, 6 Novels]: Write a novel every other month, starting in January.
* [http://milwordy.freeforums.org/ Milwordy]: The quest to write a million words in a year.
 
 
* [http://365project.org/ The 365 Project]: Take a photo every day for a year.
 
* [http://365project.org/ The 365 Project]: Take a photo every day for a year.
  
 
=== January ===
 
=== January ===
* [http://janno.ymakadomain.com/ January Novel Writing Month (JanNoWriMo)]: Write 50,000 words (or another goal) in January.
 
* [http://stogawrimo.46.forumer.com/ Story-driven Game Writing Month (StoGaWriMo)]: Write 20,000 words of rules, worlds, and flavor text in a game in the month of January.
 
 
* [http://histnowrimo.proboards.com/ Historical Novel Writing Month (HistNoWriMo)]: Choose any word goal write a historical novel in one month. Many different genres available.
 
* [http://histnowrimo.proboards.com/ Historical Novel Writing Month (HistNoWriMo)]: Choose any word goal write a historical novel in one month. Many different genres available.
 
* [http://randomgenremonth.weebly.com/ Random Genre Month]: Write a 50,000 word novel of a randomly chosen genre.
 
* [http://randomgenremonth.weebly.com/ Random Genre Month]: Write a 50,000 word novel of a randomly chosen genre.
 
* [http://www.jennifermcmurray.com/jam/ January Animation Month]: Create 31 animations in January
 
* [http://www.jennifermcmurray.com/jam/ January Animation Month]: Create 31 animations in January
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* [http://www.fantnowrimo.proboards.com/ Fantasy Novel Writing Month]: Choose your own word count goal and write a fantasy novel in January.
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* [http://www.chooseyourownnovel.webs.com/ Choose-Your-Own Novel Month]: Create and finish a choose-your-own-adventure or interactive fiction game in January.
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* [http://jannowrimo.boards.net/ January Novel Writing Month (JanNoWriMo)]: Write 50,000 words (or another goal) in January. Note: This is the resurrected JanNoWriMo forums, open as of November 30th, 2016. The old, no longer accessible forums, was [http://janno.ymakadomain.com/ here].
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* [http://angelagooliaff.com/2017/12/11/january-blues-drawing-challenge/january-blues-drawing-challenge/ January Blue Drawing Challenge]: Make happy blue themed drawing every day in January to counteract the effect of blue January.
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* [https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8lXqex/ Creatuanary]: Draw a creature per day in January in order to start the year with good artistic vibes.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 Sketchjanuary] : Draw a sketch per day in January.
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* [https://www.deviantart.com/jessiarts/art/YearOfDrawing-January-Januart-575881935/ Januart]: Draw everyday in January.
  
 
=== February ===
 
=== February ===
 
* [http://thing-a-day.com/ Thing A Day]: Participants make a thing a day in February and post it to a collective blog.
 
* [http://thing-a-day.com/ Thing A Day]: Participants make a thing a day in February and post it to a collective blog.
 
* [http://fawm.org/ February Album Writing Month (FAWM)]: Write fourteen songs in the month of February.
 
* [http://fawm.org/ February Album Writing Month (FAWM)]: Write fourteen songs in the month of February.
* [http://febnowrimo.proboards.com/ February Novel Writing Month]: Write a novel in February. Set your word count goal. Write a new novel or work on a WiP.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com/ February Novel Writing Month]: Write a novel in February. Set your word count goal. Write a new novel or work on a WiP. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at [http://febnowrimo.proboards.com/ February Novel Writing Month].
 
* [http://rpmchallenge.com/ RPM Challenge]: Record a ten-song or 35-minute album in February. Writing is encouraged to happen in February.
 
* [http://rpmchallenge.com/ RPM Challenge]: Record a ten-song or 35-minute album in February. Writing is encouraged to happen in February.
 
* [https://sites.google.com/site/nahaiwrimo/ National Haiku Writing Month]: Write a haiku every day in February.
 
* [https://sites.google.com/site/nahaiwrimo/ National Haiku Writing Month]: Write a haiku every day in February.
 
* [http://lettermo.com/ Lettermo]: Write and mail 24 physical letters in the month of February. (Why 24? There are four Sundays and one US holiday in February.)
 
* [http://lettermo.com/ Lettermo]: Write and mail 24 physical letters in the month of February. (Why 24? There are four Sundays and one US holiday in February.)
 
* [[Wikiwrimo:Wikiwrimo_Writing_Month|Wikiwrimo Writing Month]]: Edit thirty pages on this wiki during the month of February.
 
* [[Wikiwrimo:Wikiwrimo_Writing_Month|Wikiwrimo Writing Month]]: Edit thirty pages on this wiki during the month of February.
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* [https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/faeriefeb/ Faeriefeb]: Create one drawing/sketch/illustration of a Fairy every day in February.
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* [http://braymere.blogspot.com/p/national-model-painting-month-namopaimo.html National Model Horse Painting Month (NaMoPaiMo)]: Paint a model horse, or any three-dimensional model equine, in February.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 Landfebruary] : Draw a landscape every day in February.
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* [https://monthofloveart.com/about MonthOfLove]: The Month of love is a weekly art challenge created by Kristina Carroll the month of February for revolving around the subject of “Love”. (The [https://monthofloveart.com/Rules rules] and the [https://monthofloveart.com/challenges challenge lists] can be found on their page [https://monthofloveart.com/ here])
  
 
=== March ===
 
=== March ===
 
* [[National Novel Editing Month]] (NaNoEdMo): Edit for at least fifty hours in March.
 
* [[National Novel Editing Month]] (NaNoEdMo): Edit for at least fifty hours in March.
* [http://marchnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi March Novel Writing Month (MarNoWriMo)] : Set your own goal to write or rewrite in March.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com/index.cgi March Novel Writing Month (MarNoWriMo)] : Set your own goal to write or rewrite in March. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at [http://marchnowrimo.proboards.com/ MarchNoWriMo].
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* [https://marchofrobots.com/ March of Robots] : Create one robot drawing/illustration every day in March.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 AnimalMarch] : Draw animals every day throughout the month of March.
  
 
=== April ===
 
=== April ===
* [[Script Frenzy]]: Write 100 pages of script in April. Run by [[The Office of Letters and Light|the Office of Letters and Light]]
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* [[Camp NaNoWriMo]]: Write a 50,000 word (or other goal) project in a month. Run by National Novel Writing Month.
 
* [http://aprilfoolsnovels.com/forum/index.php April Fools]: Set your own goal to write in April. Any form of writing is accepted.
 
* [http://aprilfoolsnovels.com/forum/index.php April Fools]: Set your own goal to write in April. Any form of writing is accepted.
 
* [http://www.napowrimo.net/ National Poem Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)]: Write a poem a day for the month of April.
 
* [http://www.napowrimo.net/ National Poem Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)]: Write a poem a day for the month of April.
 
* [http://repowrimo.blogspot.com/ Refrigerator Poetry Writing Month (RePoWriMo)]: Write a poem using refrigerator magnets every day in April.
 
* [http://repowrimo.blogspot.com/ Refrigerator Poetry Writing Month (RePoWriMo)]: Write a poem using refrigerator magnets every day in April.
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*[http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ Blogging from A to Z Challenge]: Blog thematically through the alphabet posting every day in April except Sundays.
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* [https://mastodon.art/web/statuses/101810757533141093 AprilArtJourney]: Draw or choose a tarot card on 22 days of April to inspire a sketch, drawing or painting.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 BuildApril]: Create any structures and buildings of any type in any media throughout April.
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* [https://fanlore.org/wiki/April_Showers_of_Fannish_History AprilShower]: Draw pictures with the theme of rain during the month of April.
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* AstroApril: Make drawings of galactic and space themes during the days of April.
  
 
=== May ===
 
=== May ===
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* [http://storyaday.org/ Story-A-Day in May]: Write a short story every day in May.
 
* [http://storyaday.org/ Story-A-Day in May]: Write a short story every day in May.
 
* [http://noveldomandbeyond.proboards.com/ Noveldom and Beyond (No&Be)]: Read over 10,000 pages in 93 days; No&Be starts on May 1st and continues until July 31st.
 
* [http://noveldomandbeyond.proboards.com/ Noveldom and Beyond (No&Be)]: Read over 10,000 pages in 93 days; No&Be starts on May 1st and continues until July 31st.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com/ National May Writing Month (NaMayWriMo)]: Write a novel in May. Set your word count goal. Write a new novel or work on a WiP. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at [http://namaywrimo.proboards.com/ NaMayWriMo].
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* [http://www.animatorisland.com/what-is-mermay/ Mer-May]: Create one drawing/illustration of a mermaid every day in May.
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* [https://www.artstation.com/scholes/blog/PYPa/may-sketch-a-day-2020 MaySketchADay]: Draw a sketch per day in the month of May.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 MoveMay]: Create any form of transport or movement in any media throughout May.
  
 
=== June ===
 
=== June ===
* [[Camp NaNoWriMo]]: Write a 50,000-word novel in a month. Run by the Office of Letters and Light, Camp NaNoWriMo 2012's first session will occur in June. The first 2011 session happened in July.
 
* [http://kiwiwriters.org/content/southern-cross-novel-challenge Southern Cross Novel Challenge (SoCNoC)]: Write 50,000 words in June. A half-SoCNoC is also available.
 
 
* [http://community.livejournal.com/nanomango/ NaNoMangO]: Participants draw thirty pages of sequential art. The June challenge is for those who want the extra challenge or can't participate in November.
 
* [http://community.livejournal.com/nanomango/ NaNoMangO]: Participants draw thirty pages of sequential art. The June challenge is for those who want the extra challenge or can't participate in November.
* [http://wridanoju.forumotion.com/ Write a Damn Novel in June]: Write a 50,000-word novel in June.
 
 
* [http://www.sofobomo.org/tiki-index.php Solo Photo Book Month (SoFoBoMo)]: Take at least 35 photos and create a photo book in a "fuzzy month". SoFoBoMo 2010 goes into July, depending on when you begin.
 
* [http://www.sofobomo.org/tiki-index.php Solo Photo Book Month (SoFoBoMo)]: Take at least 35 photos and create a photo book in a "fuzzy month". SoFoBoMo 2010 goes into July, depending on when you begin.
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* [http://junowrimo.com/ JuNoWriMo]: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words in June.
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* [https://www.instagram.com/p/BUxPPFJhuXS/?taken-by=phileyrillips Kaijune]: Create one drawing/illustration of a monster every day in June. ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju Kaijū 怪獣])
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 GrowJune]: Create any natural forms of plants, trees & vegetables etc. throughout June.
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* [https://www.journeyjune.com/ JourneyJune]: Sketch or draw a Hero's Journey themed art challenge for the month of June!
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* [http://tesseraguild.com/tag/junefae/ JuneFae]: Draw all things Fae: Fairies, Pixies, Brownies, Hobgoblins, etc. during the days of June.
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* [http://tesseraguild.com/tag/junefae/ Junicorn]: Draw unicorns during the month of June.
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* [http://tesseraguild.com/tag/junefae/ JuneBug]: Draw bugs during the month of June.
  
 
=== July ===
 
=== July ===
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* [[Camp NaNoWriMo]]: Write a 50,000-word (or other goal) project in a month. Run by National Novel Writing Month.
 
* [http://wiki.frath.net/LoCoWriMo LoCoWriMo]: Write a sizable piece of original fiction in a conlang. LoCoWriMo started in October 2009, with the second and third LoCoWriMos taking place in July.
 
* [http://wiki.frath.net/LoCoWriMo LoCoWriMo]: Write a sizable piece of original fiction in a conlang. LoCoWriMo started in October 2009, with the second and third LoCoWriMos taking place in July.
 
* [http://julnowrimo.com/ July Novel Writing Month (JulNoWriMo)]: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words in July.
 
* [http://julnowrimo.com/ July Novel Writing Month (JulNoWriMo)]: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words in July.
* [http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/ The 50/90 Challenge]: Write fifty songs in 90 days. In 2010 this was between 4 July and 1 October.
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* [http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/ The 50/90 Challenge]: Write fifty songs in 90 days, usually between 4 July and 1 October.
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* [https://artfight.net/ Art Fight]: A month-long event in which you earn points for your team by drawing other peoples' characters.
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* [https://werewolf-news.com/2017/07/welcome-to-julycanthropy/ Julycanthropy]: Draw werewolves for an entire month.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 FigureJuly]: Create anything to do with the human figure using any media throughout July.
  
 
=== August ===
 
=== August ===
* [[Camp NaNoWriMo]]: Write a 50,000-word novel in a month. Run by the Office of Letters and Light.
 
 
* [http://augnowrimo.proboards.com/ August Novel Writing Month (AugNoWriMo)]: Set your own prose writing goal for August.
 
* [http://augnowrimo.proboards.com/ August Novel Writing Month (AugNoWriMo)]: Set your own prose writing goal for August.
 
* [http://z7.invisionfree.com/NaNoirWriMo/ National Noir Writing Month (NaNoirWriMo)]: Write a 50,000 word novel of dark fiction or in the mystery genre during August.
 
* [http://z7.invisionfree.com/NaNoirWriMo/ National Noir Writing Month (NaNoirWriMo)]: Write a 50,000 word novel of dark fiction or in the mystery genre during August.
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* [http://31plays31days.com/ 31 Plays 31 Days]: Write 31 plays in August.
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* [https://twitter.com/hashtag/smaugust?lang=en Smaugust]: Create one drawing/illustration of a dragon every day in August.
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* Fawngust: Draw fawns and other forest animals, ideally one per day.
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* Animaugust: Draw animals every day in August.
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* [https://stephaniesmithcreative.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/pawgust-is-coming/ Pawgust]: Draw anything with paws during the month of August.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 Drawingaugust]: A drawing or sketch a day or as many as you can manage throughtout August.
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* [https://labrujadelteatro.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/witchgust/ Witchgust]: It did not start as a drawing challenge, but as the title of a Spanish short story book by Celia Año aka @brujadelteatro, but it ended up being a drawing and writing challenge about witches during the month of August.
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* AugustAdipose: Draw overweight people during the month of August.
  
 
=== September ===
 
=== September ===
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* [http://www.scrivenerscreed.com/ 24 Hour Writing Contest]: Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available and publication on the site. Saturday, September 27th, noon, CST.
 
* [http://www.3daynovel.com/ Three-Day Novel Contest]: Write a novel in three days. Conducted on Labor Day weekend. There is an fee to enter officially and have a chance for publication because of the contest.
 
* [http://www.3daynovel.com/ Three-Day Novel Contest]: Write a novel in three days. Conducted on Labor Day weekend. There is an fee to enter officially and have a chance for publication because of the contest.
* [http://septno.tk/ September Novel Writing Month (SeptNoWriMo)]: Participants set their own writing or editing goal for September.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com September Novel Writing Month (SeptNoWriMo)]: An offshoot of the original SeptNoWriMo. Participants set their own planning, writing or editing goals for September. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at [http://september-wrimo.proboards.com/ September Novel Writing Month].
* [http://september-wrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi September Writing Month]: An offshoot of the original SeptNoWriMo. Participants set planning, writing or editing goals for September.
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* [https://www.instagram.com/p/BYgS8tVjUgR/?taken-by=impactbooks Sketchtember] : Create one digital or traditional sketch every day in September.
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* [https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmk6rEkFVpE/?taken-by=beebesterart/ Shiptember]: A recent challenge that started in 2016, it encourages participants to draw a ship per day through the whole month of September. Prompts were just included in 2018.
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* Septembird : Draw birds, ideally one per day.
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* SepteMeer: Make drawings related to the sea during the month of September.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 Paintseptember]: Painting of any kind in any painting media or digital throughout September.
  
 
=== October ===
 
=== October ===
* [http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/ 24 Hour Comics Day]: Create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 hours. 24 Hour Comics Day will take place on October 2, 2010.
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* [http://stevethewrimoforum.proboards.com/ Spectober!]: A mixed bag writing and NaNo prep challenge .'''SpecNoWriMo''' - Write any type of speculative fiction during October. Any goal. '''NaNoPrepMo''' - A whole bunch of fun activities and challenges to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo during October! Spectober 2014 is now up!
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* [http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/ 24 Hour Comics Day]: Create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 hours. 24 Hour Comics Day will take place on October 5, 2013.
 
* [http://gothnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi? Gothic Novel Writing Month (GothNoWriMo)]: Write a novel of the gothic literature genre in October. Participants set their own word count goal.
 
* [http://gothnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi? Gothic Novel Writing Month (GothNoWriMo)]: Write a novel of the gothic literature genre in October. Participants set their own word count goal.
* [http://scifiwrimo.lefora.com/ Science Fiction Writing Month (SciFiWriMo)]: A set-your-own-goal challenge for science fiction and fantasy writers.
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* [http://www.octpowrimo.com/ October Poetry Writing Month (OctPoWriMo)]: Write 31 poems in October.
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* [http://inktober.com/ Inktober]: Create one ink drawing every day in October.
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* [http://drawtober.deviantart.com/ Drawtober]: Create one digital or traditional drawing every day in October.
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* [http://drawlloween.blogspot.com/ Drawlloween]: Create one digital or traditional Halloween drawing every day in October.
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* [https://brushwarriors.com/what-is-goretober/ Goretober]: Create one digital or traditional gore themed drawing every day in October.
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* Whynoctober (Incomplete data)
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* [https://monthoffearart.com/about MonthOfFear]: The Month of Fear is a weekly art challenge created by Kristina Carroll an co-run by Jenna Kass for the month of October revolving around the subject of “Fear”. (The [https://monthoffearart.com/Rules rules] and the [https://monthoffearart.com/challenges challenge lists] can be found on their page [https://monthoffearart.com/ here])
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 PaintOctober]: Any sort of handmade print in any subject or media throughout October.
  
 
=== November ===
 
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* [http://www.naplwrimo.org/ National Playwriting Month (NaPlWriMo)]: Write a play of at least 75 pages in November.
 
* [http://www.naplwrimo.org/ National Playwriting Month (NaPlWriMo)]: Write a play of at least 75 pages in November.
 
* [http://www.nasoalmo.org/ National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo)]: Write, play, and record an album of at least 29:09, though participants can set their own goals.
 
* [http://www.nasoalmo.org/ National Solo Album Month (NaSoAlMo)]: Write, play, and record an album of at least 29:09, though participants can set their own goals.
* [http://community.livejournal.com/nanomango/ The original NaNoMangO challenge].
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* [http://community.livejournal.com/nanomango/ The original NaNoMangO challenge]: Draw 30 comic pages/strips/panels in 30 days
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/1219303@N25/ NaNoDrawMo]: Draw 50 pieces in a month.
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/1219303@N25/ NaNoDrawMo]: Draw 50 pieces in a month.
 
* [http://www.30characters.com/ 30 Characters Challenge]: Design 30 new characters in 30 days.
 
* [http://www.30characters.com/ 30 Characters Challenge]: Design 30 new characters in 30 days.
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* [http://www.blogher.com/blogher-topics/blogging-social-media/nablopomo National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)]: Publish one post on your personal website or blog every day.
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* [http://writenonfictioninnovember.com/ National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo)]: Complete a work of nonfiction in 30 days.
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* [http://www.copyblogger.com/ebook-challenge-1/ National eBook Writing Month (EBookWriMo)]: Write an eBook in 30 days.
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* Slowvember: Work on one piece of artwork over 30 days.
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* [http://miskasmaps.com/mapvember/ Mapvember]: Draw a fictional map ever day.
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* [https://dinovember.com/dinovember Dinovember]: Make a drawing each day of a dinosaur or a photo with toy dinosaurs recreating scenes with them in the month of November.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 PortraitNovember]: Portraits of various kinds in any media throughout November.
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* [https://brushwarriors.com/what-is-huevember/ Huevember]: Create one drawing a day with a main hue per day in November.
  
 
=== December ===
 
=== December ===
* [http://www.nanofimo.org/ National Novel Finishing Month (NaNoFiMo)]: Write at least 30,000 words and to finish a novel in progress in December.
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* [http://nanofimo.proboards.com/index.cgi National Novel Finishing Month (NaNoFiMo)]: Write at least 30,000 words and to finish a novel in progress in December.
 
* [http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/11/december-national-plot-writing-month_30.html International Plot Writing Month]: Participants write a plot in December.
 
* [http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/11/december-national-plot-writing-month_30.html International Plot Writing Month]: Participants write a plot in December.
 
* [http://isadg.com/ International Story a Day Group]: Participants write a story a day for the month of December.
 
* [http://isadg.com/ International Story a Day Group]: Participants write a story a day for the month of December.
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* [https://brushwarriors.com/what-is-drawcember/ Drawcember]: Create one drawing/sketch/illustration every day in December.
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* [https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqdk_I8F2mk/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1ikiapl2a3o7a dELFcember]: Create a drawing/illustration of an Elf every day in December.
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* Doodlecember : Create a doodle every day in December.
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* [https://twitter.com/antsgreentree/status/1084792682369765377 StillDecember]: Create any form of still life in any media throughout December.
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* [https://twitter.com/PennyNevilleLee/status/936344048604012549 Illo_Advent]: Create your own advent calendar illustrating each day a Christmas themed drawing until December 24.
  
== Defunct challenges ==
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== Defunct and retired challenges ==
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NaNoExMo/ National Novelists Exercising Month (NaNoExMo)]: Exercise for at least ten minutes a day in December. Appears to be defunct.
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NaNoExMo/ National Novelists Exercising Month (NaNoExMo)]: Exercise for at least ten minutes a day in December. Appears to be defunct.
 
* [http://www.wopowrimo.org/ World Poetry Writing Month]: Write a poem every day in February. Appears to be defunct (site no longer exists).
 
* [http://www.wopowrimo.org/ World Poetry Writing Month]: Write a poem every day in February. Appears to be defunct (site no longer exists).
 
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* [[Script Frenzy]]: Write 100 pages of script in April. Run by [[The Office of Letters and Light|the Office of Letters and Light]]. Retired after the 2012 event.
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* [http://www.nanocomo.org/ National Novel Continuing Month (NaNoCoMo)]: Continue a novel you've started. (site not found)
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* [http://kiwiwriters.org/content/southern-cross-novel-challenge Southern Cross Novel Challenge (SoCNoC)]: Write 50,000 words in June. Run by Kiwi Writers. Appears to be defunct.
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* [http://wridanoju.forumotion.com/ Write a Damn Novel in June]: Write a 50,000-word novel in June. Appears to be defunct.
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* [http://scifiwrimo.lefora.com/ Science Fiction Writing Month (SciFiWriMo)]: A set-your-own-goal challenge for science fiction and fantasy writers. Appears to be defunct. Site no longer exists.
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* Write Here Right Now: Write a novel in a month. This challenged happened with BBC Radio Scotland from 2006 to 2008.
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* [http://nanopubye.freeforums.org/portal.php National Novel Publishing Year (NaNoPubYe)]: Prepare and submit a novel for publication in a year. Appears to be defunct as of October 2015.
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* [http://milwordy.freeforums.org/ Milwordy]: The quest to write a million words in a year. Appears to be defunct. Site not found.
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* [http://stogawrimo.46.forumer.com/ Story-driven Game Writing Month (StoGaWriMo)]: Write 20,000 words of rules, worlds, and flavor text in a game in the month of January. Link leads to error page.
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* [[NaNoPlanMo]] [http://www.nanoplanmo.proboards.com] : Plan your NaNo Novel for 25 hours. September 1-October 20. Retired after the 2013 event.
 
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NaNoWriMo has inspired many timed challenges within and outside of writing. Except as noted, all challenges are unofficial and not sanctioned by National Novel Writing Month.

Active challenges

Community Jams

These jams and challenges are created and curated by the community, with different requirements for each jam.

  • W1K Writing Jams: List of community driven jams where you can live chat with other writers.

Year-round

These challenges happen throughout the year and are not a year in length.

  • A Round of Words in 80 Days: Write to your own goal, update your blog with your goal and progress and update the community on Twitter using #ROW80. Each 'round' is 80 days, and there are four per year, but you can join at any time.
  • 24 Hour Writing Contest: Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available, and publication on the site. Note: link expired.
  • 48 Hour Film Project: Make a film in 48 hours. The 48 Hour Film Project team tours different cities year-round. There is a fee to enter officially.
  • Book in a Week: Participants write a book during the first full week of each month.
  • National Novel Writing Day: Write a novel in a day. Self-organized, but people have done it.
  • National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo): Post in your blog every day for a month. Originally in November, but now you can participate year-round. Note: link expired.
  • Album-a-Day: Write, perform, and record a musical album in a single day.
  • Script Race: Write a script in a month. This happens every month. Note: link expired.
  • SongFight!: Write a song with the given title. Listeners vote, the winner gets bragging rights. New title posted every ten days or so.
  • SongFu: Write a song based on monthly prompt. The deadline is two weeks from the prompt posting.
  • Steve The WriMo Forum: Do a NaNo-style challenge every month for writing, planning, plotting, editing, etc., and hangout/have fun with fellow writers. The *new home* of FebNoWriMo, MarchNoWriMo, National May Writing Month (NaMayWriMo), SeptNoWriMo, and NaNoPlotMo. Note: potentially a retired forum.
  • Write-a-book-in-a-day: Write, edit, illustrate, and bind a children's book in 12 hours. There is a fee to enter officially.
  • National Journal Writing Month: Write a journal entry every day for a month with optional extra challenges. Takes place in January, April, July, and October.
  • Draw 100 Somethings : Create a series of 100 different concept drawings/illustrations of one subject (boats, planes, robots, aliens, etc.).
  • FaunaFocus: Create artwork inspired by the featured animal of the month. Includes a competition; entries are judged live on Twitch.
  • Drawn & Quarantined: Spend up to one hour drawing online from a prompt. Two prompts are given daily.

Year-long

These challenges start at various times throughout the year and last for a full year.

  • WriYe: Write several novels in a year, often involving setting your own goals.
  • 6 Months, 6 Novels: Write a novel every other month, starting in January.
  • The 365 Project: Take a photo every day for a year.

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • NaNoMangO: Participants draw thirty pages of sequential art. The June challenge is for those who want the extra challenge or can't participate in November.
  • Solo Photo Book Month (SoFoBoMo): Take at least 35 photos and create a photo book in a "fuzzy month". SoFoBoMo 2010 goes into July, depending on when you begin.
  • JuNoWriMo: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words in June.
  • Kaijune: Create one drawing/illustration of a monster every day in June. (Kaijū 怪獣)
  • GrowJune: Create any natural forms of plants, trees & vegetables etc. throughout June.
  • JourneyJune: Sketch or draw a Hero's Journey themed art challenge for the month of June!
  • JuneFae: Draw all things Fae: Fairies, Pixies, Brownies, Hobgoblins, etc. during the days of June.
  • Junicorn: Draw unicorns during the month of June.
  • JuneBug: Draw bugs during the month of June.

July

  • Camp NaNoWriMo: Write a 50,000-word (or other goal) project in a month. Run by National Novel Writing Month.
  • LoCoWriMo: Write a sizable piece of original fiction in a conlang. LoCoWriMo started in October 2009, with the second and third LoCoWriMos taking place in July.
  • July Novel Writing Month (JulNoWriMo): Write a novel of at least 50,000 words in July.
  • The 50/90 Challenge: Write fifty songs in 90 days, usually between 4 July and 1 October.
  • Art Fight: A month-long event in which you earn points for your team by drawing other peoples' characters.
  • Julycanthropy: Draw werewolves for an entire month.
  • FigureJuly: Create anything to do with the human figure using any media throughout July.

August

  • August Novel Writing Month (AugNoWriMo): Set your own prose writing goal for August.
  • National Noir Writing Month (NaNoirWriMo): Write a 50,000 word novel of dark fiction or in the mystery genre during August.
  • 31 Plays 31 Days: Write 31 plays in August.
  • Smaugust: Create one drawing/illustration of a dragon every day in August.
  • Fawngust: Draw fawns and other forest animals, ideally one per day.
  • Animaugust: Draw animals every day in August.
  • Pawgust: Draw anything with paws during the month of August.
  • Drawingaugust: A drawing or sketch a day or as many as you can manage throughtout August.
  • Witchgust: It did not start as a drawing challenge, but as the title of a Spanish short story book by Celia Año aka @brujadelteatro, but it ended up being a drawing and writing challenge about witches during the month of August.
  • AugustAdipose: Draw overweight people during the month of August.

September

  • 24 Hour Writing Contest: Compose a short story associated with the given prompt and within the word count. $5 entry, token cash prizes available and publication on the site. Saturday, September 27th, noon, CST.
  • Three-Day Novel Contest: Write a novel in three days. Conducted on Labor Day weekend. There is an fee to enter officially and have a chance for publication because of the contest.
  • September Novel Writing Month (SeptNoWriMo): An offshoot of the original SeptNoWriMo. Participants set their own planning, writing or editing goals for September. Challenge has moved to Steve The WriMo Forum, but old data is still accessible at September Novel Writing Month.
  • Sketchtember : Create one digital or traditional sketch every day in September.
  • Shiptember: A recent challenge that started in 2016, it encourages participants to draw a ship per day through the whole month of September. Prompts were just included in 2018.
  • Septembird : Draw birds, ideally one per day.
  • SepteMeer: Make drawings related to the sea during the month of September.
  • Paintseptember: Painting of any kind in any painting media or digital throughout September.

October

  • Spectober!: A mixed bag writing and NaNo prep challenge .SpecNoWriMo - Write any type of speculative fiction during October. Any goal. NaNoPrepMo - A whole bunch of fun activities and challenges to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo during October! Spectober 2014 is now up!
  • 24 Hour Comics Day: Create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 hours. 24 Hour Comics Day will take place on October 5, 2013.
  • Gothic Novel Writing Month (GothNoWriMo): Write a novel of the gothic literature genre in October. Participants set their own word count goal.
  • October Poetry Writing Month (OctPoWriMo): Write 31 poems in October.
  • Inktober: Create one ink drawing every day in October.
  • Drawtober: Create one digital or traditional drawing every day in October.
  • Drawlloween: Create one digital or traditional Halloween drawing every day in October.
  • Goretober: Create one digital or traditional gore themed drawing every day in October.
  • Whynoctober (Incomplete data)
  • MonthOfFear: The Month of Fear is a weekly art challenge created by Kristina Carroll an co-run by Jenna Kass for the month of October revolving around the subject of “Fear”. (The rules and the challenge lists can be found on their page here)
  • PaintOctober: Any sort of handmade print in any subject or media throughout October.

November

December

Defunct and retired challenges