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USA :: Alaska :: Elsewhere consists of all the Alaska areas not covered in an existing region. It is currently the largest region in Alaska. Before the 2014 season, it was the only region in Alaska; since then, Anchorage and Fairbanks have become their own regions with their own Municipal Liaisons.

Welcome to another year of Nano in the land of the midnight sun! Or....mid-day where is the sun? ...In November at least. It's perfectly timed, really. When it's cold outside, the fire (or space heater) beckons you to cozy up and write! -Region's "About Us"


  • In 2013, the region wrote 11,101,501 words.
  • 2014: 278 novelists; 4,883,909 words written; 17,568 average wordcount
  • 2015: 240 novelists; 4,558,252 words written; 18,992 average wordcount
  • 2016: 204 novelists; 3,665,611 words written; 17,968 average wordcount
  • 2017: 188 novelists; 3,336,158 words written; 17,745 average wordcount
  • 2018: 180 novelists; 3,664,067 words written; 20,355 average wordcount
  • 2019: 191 novelists; 53 winners; 4,199,429 words written[1]
  • 2020: 113 novelists; 1,965,130 words written; 17,391 average wordcount[2]

Municipal Liaisons


no ML (2020)



  1. Totals from the NaNo Stats Generator, using the 2019 non-public Word Count API. This data includes everyone who has joined the region (not necessarily homed) but excludes projects not associated with the NaNoWriMo 2019 event, including word counts across multiple projects.
  2. Sent from NaNoWriMo HQ, February 2021. Consists of active homed participants who created a NaNoWriMo 2020 project.

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