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  • Friday
    The Shining Armor is a Terrible Dad 2024 Competition

    Do you love Shining Armor? Do you hate Shining Armor? If your answer is yes to either/both of these, then this is the place for you! Shining Armor is a Terrible Dad is a sequel to Cadance is a Terrible Mom. The original contest was a success, and I've been itching to host another like it ever since. The premise is the same, only the roles are reversed: Write a story about Shining Armor being an awful parent.

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    20 comments · 3,135 views
  • 17 weeks
    Imposing Sovereigns IV

    An esteemed pedigree of Fimfic contests has entered its next generation. That’s right, Imposing Sovereigns IV… has actually been going for a while now. Apologies there. :twilightsheepish:

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    7 comments · 6,668 views
  • 20 weeks
    The M/M Shipping Contest III: 2023 Sep 24 - Dec 03

    commissioned from: daOtterGuy

    Here we go again!

    It is, indeed, the subsequent year after the M/M Shipping Contest 2022 and I, Bicyclette (who is NOT Wanderer D if you are reading this from the site post, please do NOT message them about this contest) am still alive! Therefore, this contest is happening!

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    24 comments · 6,528 views
  • 30 weeks
    Cozy Glow Short Story Contest #4

    ⬇⬇⬇THIS COULD BE YOU!!⬇⬇⬇

    They said* it couldn’t be done. They said* the child was dealt with, problem solved, nothing more to see here. Rendered completely harmless as a statue. A grotesque chunk of frieze in the old gothic style, fallen from the ramparts of Canterlot Castle. A lawn gnome set in ambush to bemuse wanderers in Celestia and Luna’s precious hedge maze. No way could she inspire a single expression of overwhelming support, let alone three.

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    31 comments · 9,186 views
  • 35 weeks
    The "New Blood" Contest

    [EDIT]: After some debating among the judges, we decided the minimum account age allowed will be 2020 instead of 2021. Makes more sense this way.

    At Bean’s Writing Group, we have always done our best to help authors, be they seasoned or novice, struggling or not, take their writing to the next level. But now we want to put the spotlight on the smaller, more recent authors – those who had joined way after the end of G4, and who might find normal contests daunting because of the competition of established, more experienced authors.

    This is a chance for you guys to shine and show what the new generation can bring to the table!

    For this contest, entries won't be confined to a specific set of characters, a genre, or any other narrow set of requirements. Instead, we will employ the system BWG is most known for: prompts.

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    76 comments · 10,993 views
  • 43 weeks
    May Pairing Contest 2023


    It's once again May, and you know what that means: it's time to crackship!

    What is the May Pairings Contest?

    If you don’t know, the May Pairings contest is all about original, rare, or unique ships that aren’t afraid to explore unique dynamics between characters. This means that stories about Lyra and Bon Bon, Vinyl and Octavia, or Rarity and Twilight wouldn’t qualify. Rather, we want to see stories about Autumn Blaze and Lemon Hearts! Daring Do and Treehugger! Octavia and Applejack! You get the picture.


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    55 comments · 9,686 views
  • 49 weeks
    The EqG Anniversary Spring Fling Contest

    Hey, hey, everybody! We've got something to say!

    The changing of the seasons is upon us, and love is in the air! And it’s up to you to choose who’s getting together!

    Yes, it’s time for a good old-fashioned shipping contest, just in time for us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movie and the Equestria Girls series as a whole. For this contest, your assignment is to take a character introduced in the first EqG movie – including Sunset Shimmer, the Humane Five, Flash Sentry, and even background characters like Micro Chips or Cherry Crash – and write a romance about them.

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    53 comments · 9,488 views
  • 52 weeks
    Arboreal Yearnings Contest I: "I'd like to be a tree..."

    The most up to date version of this contest's rules is at https://www.fimfiction.net/group/216891/arboreal-yearnings-id-like-to-be-a-tree-fluttershy-said/forum. Please ask your questions there.

    Welcome to the Contest

    In my extremely UNscientific survey, stories about Fluttershy wanting to be a tree receive more than a hundred likes each, 'on average.' (I took the average over all the stories in the "Arboreal Yearnings" group.)

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    12 comments · 8,646 views
  • 52 weeks
    Science Fiction Contest II (2023 Feb 05 - Apr 02)

    commissioned from: cereal

    It's happening again!

    About a year ago, a certain Science Fiction Contest transpired on this website. So many amazing stories were written for it that even the extensive results post was not enough to recognize them all.

    Let's see if we can do it again!

    From the moment you personally read this post, until 2023 Apr 02, the Science Fiction Contest II is officially open for submissions!

    What is Science Fiction?

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    66 comments · 7,805 views
  • 70 weeks
    Choices: A Species Change Contest [November 2022]

    Greetings, Fimfiction! You can call me Nitro Indigo, and you may recognise me from the roleswap contests I ran in 2020 and 2021. This year, I’ve decided to do something a little different: a species change contest. But first, you might be wondering:

    What is a species change?
    A species change is an alternate universe where characters have been different species for their whole lives (that is, not transformed). They can range from just one character being different, to the entire cast. This also includes ponies being changed to different tribes.

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    64 comments · 10,776 views

Competition » Portal Transformations Contest I · 9:19pm January 6th

Announcement and Rules (3 January 2024 to 7 March 2024)

The most up to date version of this contest's rules is at https://www.fimfiction.net/group/217156/portal-transformations/thread/529551/portal-transformations-contest-announcement-and-rules. Please ask your questions there.

Welcome to the Contest

"When Spike goes through the Mirror Portal from Equestria to CHS, he turns into a dog. What does X turn into when X goes through the Mirror Portal (or a similar portal)? You can pick X and the direction."

Myself (Mockingbirb), I'm especially interested in changes that are less usual, not so commonplace (although I suppose very unsual treatments of the 'usual' changes can be interesting too.)

You can see some examples of different portal transformations HERE (group's front page and folders) and HERE.

If you want a new story idea, something that no one has ever written before, 'portal transformations' can provide a practically infinite number of them.

Stories should qualify under the group description on the group's front page, as either an unusual portal transformation, or at least doing something interesting and unusual with a portal transformation.

Please show off your ability to write a meaningful, funny, thought-provoking, or even just startlingly original story.

May the transformation magic be with you!


Put your contest entries in THE APPROPRIATE CONTEST FOLDER: Portal Transformations Contest I. You'll have to join the group for at least long enough to do that.

There is no limit to how many stories you can enter, or how long your story can be...but if a story bores me (or any other judge), your judge might not finish reading it.

Contest closes at the end of March 7, 2024: midnight Pacific Time (US). This time zone is used in California, Oregon, and Washington state.

If this is your first story ever on fimfiction.net and you can't get it to pass fimfiction moderation before the contest deadline, you can send me (Mockingbirb) and my fellow group admin GaPJaxie a link and password to read your story. You should do that significantly BEFORE the contest deadline, though.

I have no idea how many prizes will be awarded, or if there will be any judges other than myself.

So far as I know, the only things given to the winners might be 'honor and glory' and a bit of promotion, like being featured in the group and in my fimfiction.net blog.

No porn, please. Writing a story to NOT be M rated is its own art, and will make judging easier.

Please have fun, and good luck! :twilightsmile:

Even More Details

It would be nice if your story's "long description" links to the group's contest announcement / rules.

The story's first publication, whether on fimfiction.net or elsewhere, should be during the contest period beginning 3 January 2024 and ending at the 'contest closes' date and time listed above. (We have not so far made arrangements to accept entries not posted as stories on fimfiction.net.)

Authors may freely edit their stories until the 'contest closes' date and time listed above. At or after that point, any edits should be minor and should be clearly listed in the story's Author's Note or Long Description.

Authors are also welcome to list any edits made during the contest period, in case that helps reduce confusion for anyone such as judges, who might already have read your story and might not know about your improvements.


Author's Note:

A Note to Contest Judges...

On 23 February 2024, in Chapter 3, I changed "Princess Cardadfkiew flew from the parapet into a clear bluesyhy" to "Princess Cadance flew from the parapet into a clear blue sky".

Clarifications and Edits

Edit 1: Your story should qualify as a story under fimfiction.net rules. For this contest, at least one side of the portal should be an MLP or Equestria Girls world, whether canon or AU or VERY AU.

Edit 2: The only MLP properties that I can pretty much guarantee judges being relatively familiar with are MLP:FiM and Equestria Girls.

Please contact the organizer of the event for any clarifications. Wanderer D is not the person you should ask for details of the contest.

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Comments ( 9 )

Ooh. How interesting. I've got a background bit of lore that spawned from the comments an older fic that I could spin into a whole narrative for this. We'll see if the muse strikes.

That oddly reminds me of...

"So... Where did this occur?"
"Within a portal on the inside of a giant;s eye."
"A giant? What manner of giant?"
"Unspecified. Amorphous; A serious horror. ENORMOUS eye, though"

Like if you get that reference! :twilightsmile:

Hmm...I have contemplated a few ideas over the years that could apply for this...might have to review a few of them and see if they seem like good fits for this (time permitting).

Cardadfkiew is my favorite alicorn

You're tea chair, pincers Dyslexia.

I might actually make the deadline for this one.

...I'm very much intrigued, but the premise of the contest is something I never really considered. Gonna have to ponder that one to see if my brain can even come up with an idea. Good thing the deadline seems generous enough...

I'm very much intrigued

Fudge. I need to check the news more frequently. Have a good idea but don't know if I'll make it now.

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