Prompt Submission Guidelines

Submissions¬† for National Novel Writing Month 2018 will be accepted between the 1st and 15th of December. We are updating our prompts daily for the whole month. If you wish to submit your work based on a particular prompt, you can send it to, with the subject ‘NaNoWriMo Submission’. Please send your file as an attachment, titled with your ‘Name_WritingPrompt_NaNoWriMo’. Also mention the date of the prompt that inspired your story. You can check our Instagram page to access them.

  • The prompt will be displayed on the first of every month and submissions are open till the third last day of that same month.
  • The response to a prompt can either be a poem (upto 300 words), flash fiction (upto 500 words) or a short story (upto 3000 words)
  • The winning work will go up online on the last day of the month. Entries for prompts for previous months will not be considered at all.
  • First publication rights remain with onWriting, but you may publish it elsewhere by giving onWriting first publication credits, in case of an original work. We are currently also accepting work that has appeared not more than once before (includes all portals, digital and print).

For general queries read the General Submission Guidelines here.