The best subscription boxes for writers in 2024

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Different subscription boxes are getting increasingly popular and it’s easy to find a unique box for pretty much any type of person. You like coffee? There’s a box for that. Spicy food? They’ve got you covered. You want to learn a new crafty skill each month? There are more boxes for you than I can count. But what are the best subscription boxes for writers?

I looked through CrateJoy to find you the best bookish subscription boxes for writers and authors of all kinds, and all of these boxes are great for birthdays and other gifting occasions. Buying a recurring subscription is a great way to get multiple gifts with just a couple of clicks, but generally, all subscriptions let you purchase just one box at a time, too.

(We have also written about the best subscription boxes for creative people and we have a huge gift guide for writers and readers.)

PLEASE NOTE: Not all subscription boxes ship worldwide, so do make sure that what you have your eye on can actually be delivered where you want it. Some sellers include the shipping in the price and others calculate it based on your location.

The best writer subscription boxes

Scribbler Box for writers

Scribbler Box is THE writing subscription box. According to them, “Scribbler is a monthly delivery of writing gifts and tips from bestselling authors. Because it’s time to write YOUR bestseller!” If you’re curious about what the box contents look like, there are plenty of unboxing videos on Youtube and Instagram simply because Scribbler is so popular among writers. In short, you will get curated writing gifts, a teaching booklet from a best-selling author, a novel with a signed bookplate, an inside look into the publishing process and access to a live chat with editors and literary agents in each box.

Writer’s Block Box is a new creative writing subscription box for writers who are looking for monthly inspiration and enjoy fun writerly things. Each month you get five items that are sure to jumpstart your writing.

Subscription boxes for a quiet night in (perfect for writing)

Introvert's retreat - Best subscription boxes for writers by Protagonist Crafts

Introvert’s Retreat is a subscription box for all of us who prefer a quiet night in. In every box, you get a new paperback, a handmade soy candle and some delicious surprise snacks. It’s perfect for a writer who needs to shut in for a while (or forever) to work on their next bestselling novel – it’s important to take little breaks and read someone else’s books, too.

Book subscription boxes for writers and readers

There are countless book boxes out there and I bet any writer would enjoy most of them. Here are a couple options to choose from, and you can find more in our gift guide.

Books & More is one of those rare subscription boxes that gets me immediately excited about ordering. Every month you get one or two books tailored to your tastes and at least three fun novelty items, though if you’d just prefer the books, you can also opt out of the extras.

Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box is for readers who love the darker side of fiction. Each box includes a dark book, custom playlist, bookmark and a combination of 4-6 gifts related to the book.

Writer subscription boxes with stationery

What writer doesn’t need things to write with? Check out these stationery subscription boxes that fulfill all your handwriting and note-taking needs.

SCRIBEdelivery is a fantastic option for anyone who enjoys writing by hand, and it is a “monthly stationery club that sends pens, notebooks, pencils, and other great stationery items. Each month we curate a new selection of wonderful items to help keep you writing.”

Penspiration brings you rare and unique writing instruments every month to make your writing even more awesome. You also receive a prompt card, a pen pouch and an exclusive digital download. As someone who writes stories, letters and journal pages by hand, I would adore this subscription box, especially since I also have a bad habit of losing my pens.

Desk Stash brings you fun office supplies and desk accessories for anyone who wants to make their time at the writing desk a little more fun. According to them, everything you get in the boxes is both useful AND whimsical, so no more yellow sticky notes for you! If you’re looking for a writer subscription box for someone who spends a lot of time hustling at their desk, this one is a good choice.

The Monthly Journal Box by The Pencil Case Place might be made for journaling and isn’t a fiction writer subscription box, but who’s to say you can use the stationery for planning your future bestselling novels? Each month you receive pens, high quality stationery and beautiful workspace accessories that make your journaling dreams come true.


Which one of these writer subscription boxes is your favourite? Was there something we forgot to include? Let us know in the comments!


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