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Writing membership includes:

  • Free entry into novel, short story, and poetry contests and challenges including the current Humour Short Story Competition. More
  • Guaranteed feedback on your writing.
  • Access to a vibrant community of fellow writers. More
  • The opportunity to read, review, and learn from the work-in-progress of other aspiring and professional writers.
  • Password protection to safeguard the rights to your work.
  • A dynamic site rank that will help you chart the progress of your writing.More
  • A Fan system to allow you to accumulate fans and keep track of your favorite authors.

Special Offer for New Members

My Writing Life - 10 Tales of Writing Passion

Become a member and receive a free PDF eBook of My Writing Life - 10 Tales of Writing Passion published by TheNextBigWriter Press. The book explores the reasons why people write told via 10 award winning stories and essays from members of TheNextBigWriter.

Plus you get:

  • Password protection to safeguard the rights to your work.
  • A Fan system to allow you to accumulate fans and keep track of your favorite authors.
  • Access to detailed review stats and rankings.
  • Total flexibility to post and participate whenever you have the time and based on a schedule that suits you.

Writers retain all rights to their work


Choose from several membership plans that allow you to post an unlimited number of novels, short stories, and poems.

  • Yearly Plan: Only $49.95 per year (less than $4.50 per month).
  • Quarterly Plan : $14.95 per quarter (less than $5.00 per month). Cancel or switch to a yearly plan at any time.
  • Monthly Plan : $7.95 per month. Cancel or switch to a different plan at any time.

Fees for United States members may be tax deductible. Please check with an accountant.

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About theNextBigWriter:

TheNextBigWriter is a dynamic online writing community that provides short story, novel, and poetry writers of all levels with an opportunity to get read, to receive feedback, and to get recognized and rewarded. The site uses a state-of-the-art system to ensure that all writers receive substantive, detailed feedback to help them achieve their writing goals. In addition, the site frequently runs writing contests and challenges to motivate and inspire the community. More


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Member Testimonials:

I am so grateful for the help I’ve gotten from other writers here, the feedback has been excellent. I have to give a lot of credit to my reviewers for helping me get my novel ready for publication. It’s been a learning experience and I’ve made many friends along the way. I highly recommend this website. - Caroline (The Coffee Lady

Caroline's book The Coffee Diary was published by Mac Adam/Cage.

As you know, TINSEL WILDERNESS: Lessons on Survival as a Creative Person in Hollywood and Other Extreme Climates went through the process at The Next Big Writer is now out as an ebook and trade paperback. I am currently recording the audio podcast, and plan to have it in the market before the end of the year. The initial reaction is terrific...I've already got great commentary and quotes from famous directors, stars and one studio head. Thank you and your members for all the help they have given me over the past two years!
- John Klawitter

I have been a member for a month or so, and have uploaded 42 chapters of my novel-Tozai "finger licking good". I think this site is fantastic! I have learned more about writing than I thought would be possible.
- Dur Shacho


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