I searched long and hard for the perfect subscription box for creatives and, when I finally found Scribbler, I canceled all my other subs. Here’s why.
I’m two boxes into the subscription, and I’ve loved everything about them. Here’s why.
What Exactly Is the Scribbler Box?
The Scribbler box is a monthly subscription box for people who like to write. While it’s mainly geared toward fiction and book writing, as someone who writes non-fiction for a living, I’m still finding the tools within the box useful.
When you first visit the website, you’re greeted as though you’re looking to write a best-selling novel, and that’s the kind of stuff you can expect to find within your monthly Scribbler box. They want to offer you tools to help you find success and find your writing muse.
What You Get in a Scribbler Box
So, what do you actually get for the $29.99 a month subscription fee? My first Scribbler box came in February and was filled with goodies that I have since put to use (some are even all used up). One of the main things that come in every box is a book, which usually sets the theme for what you’ll learn from that month’s Scribbler box.
The focus of my first box was “Author Career.” It included a book by Greg Olsson (which I am currently reading), his autograph, a chance to chat online with a literary agent (something that is common in the monthly collection), and a passport that teaches about being a career author. One of my favorite “general” parts of the box is the “Publishing Process Inside Look” pamphlet that goes over what it’s like going through the editing process. All of these items come in every box (a different book and different lessons each month).
Aside from the basic items, the February box contained a delicious bag of whole bean coffee, a coaster to put my cup of coffee on, an iron-on patch/sticker geared toward writers, and a sweet door hanger to get people to stay out of my office when I’m working.
The March box, the last box I got before their shipments went on a temporary hiatus because of the pandemic, contained two books and passports because it was the company’s anniversary. Scribbler wanted to do something special for their subscribers—overall it has a very small-company hands-on sort of feel and it shows. The themes this time were humor and openings.
Aside from the books and other usual stuff, this box was filled with even more fun. It included a candle I will cry about when it’s all burned out (it’s called “drafting” and smells like coffee and lemon), green-apple hard candies, and a poster with tips on building characters in your stories.
The subscription box is both geared toward readers and writers (because reading widely is a fantastic way to grow as a writer, of course). If that sounds like something you’d find rewarding and interesting, it is well worth the $29.99 a month fee and is sure to bring you joy and inspiration.