Little Village vs. NaNoWriMo Hub Page



November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the annual, pseudo-masochistic event that challenges all-comers to write a 50,000 word (175 page) novel within 30 days.

Considering our unending references to Iowa City as a “City of Literature,” the Little Village crew decided it would be a great idea to, well, participate. Consider it our very special, unsolicited donation to Iowa City’s literary soup.

We’ve selected five writers within Little Village to write their own introductory paragraph(s) to a NaNoWriMo novel, but here comes the rub. Only one author’s submission will be expanded into a full novel throughout the month of November. What’s more, the remaining four writers will stick around to help co-author the Little Village NaNoWriMo project, and you’ll be able watch it all unfold right here. Call it literary chaos.


  1. There's a pretty active local NaNo group. I'd say two dozen folks came out to the midnight launch on Sunday at the Coralville Perkins.

    1. Will you be coming out to tonight’s end-of-the-month celebration? There’s a write-in scheduled for 6-8 pm (11/30) at the Capanna/Wedge, downtown.

  2. Little Village is a joke. I left a comment on another page of one of your columnists because it was a crappy column full of stereotypes and oversimplification. The comment was deleted and the page was locked. Some alternative voice LV is… if you can't take the criticism, you don't belong in the business.

  3. By all means, feel free to comment meaningfully on the content (as you

    have done here) but LV isn't obligated to allow nonsubstantive

    personal attacks on the writers to stand. Any questions, comments or

    complaints about that can be left here (or anywhere on the site) or

    sent directly to


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