WriMos for Worldbuilders!

Worldbuilders-Logo_Web-less-spaceWorldbuilders has an annual fundraiser for Heifer International. This year if you donate through Team WriMo, you can be entered into a lottery for prizes that would appeal to WriMos! Especially WriMos who have manuscripts that need some dusting off.

These WriMo Exclusvies include:

  • $500 raised: One Critique by Douglas Hulick. Douglas has been a member of a writer’s group (the Wyrdsmiths) for over 20 years, so he knows critiquing. He will offer a critique for up to 10,000 words, and will include both in-text comments as well as an overall discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the submission.
  • $1,000 raised: One critique by The Wyrdsmiths. 7 writers (all pros) will critique a manuscript and include a recorded audio critique session as well as a manuscript mark-up. More info to come on this one!
  • $1,5000 raised: One Critique by Téa Obreht. Author Téa Obreht will happily critique up to 15,000 words of fiction—either short stories or a novel-in-progress or a totally amazing combination of both—and provide written commentary within 90 days of submission.

In addition to these WriMo Exclusives, there are of course lots of other prizes your lottery tickets will qualify for through Worldbuilders!

For more information on how to donate and enter this lottery visit the WriMo’s for Worldbuilders fundraising page.

The last day to donate is December 15, 2014, so don’t wait too long!

NaNo Los Angeles Anthology Book Launch Party!

Believe Me Not - 3DYou read that right! Remember the submissions we asked for back in March? Yes? No? It doesn’t matter we’ll still celebrate anyway! Thanks to all our great submissions and with the help of some wonderful editors we finally have our final product!

To celebrate, NaNo Los Angeles is going to have our first ever BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

Since Los Angeles is the most fabulously glamorously awesome region on the planet, we’ve produced an awesome anthology! The book is gorgeous and it contains 46 stories from WriMos, including 12 stories from our Young Writers, age 10-17.

All the stories are told by an unreliable narrator. What will you believe?

So come join us at for the BELIEVE ME NOT, AN UNRELIABLE ANTHOLOGY Book Launch Party!

Date: October 11, 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (After 5:00 PM party will move to Bodega Wine Bar next door.)


El Cholo Café
260 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-5800

Details: El Cholo in Pasadena is on the second floor of the Paseo Colorado shopping mall. (Next to PF Chang’s and Bodega Wine Bar.) This is the same place as last year’s NaNoWriMo Kick-Off party in the bigger patio area of the restaurant. Look for NaNoWriMo signs. The party will move at 5pm, next door to Bodega Wine Bar. All ages are welcome, even in the wine bar.

At El Cholo, complimentary nacho and mini-chimichangas bar provided.

Books will be for sale at $12/book and all proceeds go to NaNo LA events, NaNoWriMo, and the Young Writer’s Program. Cash or check is preferred, just in case the ipad/credit card thing isn’t working.

Books will also be sold at write-ins throughout the month.

The book is also now available on Amazon for $17.99 or Kindle ebook for $3.99.