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  • 30 weeks
    Minor Rules and Reporting Update

    Hope everyone is enjoying the new year.

    Some small changes have been made to our rules as well as to the reporting process.


    "No attacks directed at individuals or groups due to race, gender, gender identity, religion or sexual identity."

    This better clarifies our previously ill-defined hate speech rule and includes groups as well as individual attacks.

    "No celebration, glorification or encouragement of real life criminal activity."

    This includes past, present and potential future crimes.

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  • 32 weeks
    Jinglemas 2019

    There's truly no time like the holidays. What's better than copious amounts of food, quality time with family and friends, hearing the sweet sound of Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat, and unmanagble financial stress from our capitalist overlords?

    Gift exchanges of course!

    Our Own Little Way of bringing Hearth's Warming to Fimfiction

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  • 52 weeks
    "Ponyfic: There Can Be Only One" wrap-up [Royal Canterlot Library]

    We're still recovering this week from the fandom's final Bronycon.  (In some cases literally — a con-crud-ridden Horizon is dragging himself out of bed to write this.)  So in lieu of a Bronycon-week feature, we'd like to talk a little bit about the panel we hosted to find THE FANDOM'S BEST FANFIC™.

    We've got a full writeup on our royalcanterlotlibrary.net website — including the complete bracket of 16 fics in contention for the title; shout-outs to great fics which we couldn't fit on the shortlist; and the full results of audience and curator voting.

    Our hearty congratulations to Monochromatic's "The Enchanted Library" for taking the BEST FANFIC title in an upset victory over our #1 seed!  We'll be running an interview with Monochromatic as soon as possible.

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  • 53 weeks
    Come See Us at Bronycon! [Royal Canterlot Library]

    The run-up to Bronycon has been a mad whirlwind of RCL activity!  Five curators are attending (two for the first time!), and one of us is an official community guest. Several of us are participating in the Golden Oaks Bookstore (as author, author and publisher).  And we're even running a panel!

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  • 84 weeks
    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a great Christmas full of lots of food and fun times. Also ponies

    ~From everyone on staff

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  • 106 weeks

    I will be at galacon this weekend so if you see me feel to say hi!

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  • 110 weeks
    MLP BOX T-Shirt Contest

    Hey guys, MLP BOX are doing a competition for a t-shirt design to be included in one of their boxes, and since I know we have a mix of people here including artists, we thought it'd be a good idea to promote them so you guys can get in on it too. Below you can find more information about the contest:

    Brony.com and MLP BOX have launched the first in a series of "Design a MLP T-shirt" contests over on Brony.com.  The winning design, voted on by site visitors,  will not only be featured on a shirt but the winning designer will also win $1000 dollars pending approval of their design by Hasbro.   Second and Third Place will also receive a cash prize.  All winning designs will be printed and be made available in t-shirt form for sale through the Brony website.

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  • 116 weeks
    Patreon & Survey Follow Up

    First of all, reminder that we have a Patreon you can find at https://www.fimfiction.net/patreon . Apparently a lot of people didn't know we had one so there it is. $5 will remove ads on the site for you. I'll be making the Patreon page more prominent in relevant areas of the site soon to make sure people actually know it exists.

    Thanks everyone for filling in the survey last night. We had over 5,000 responses and I did in fact read every single comment left as they were coming in and finished reading them this morning. It seems there are a few features which we would potentially be interested in making premium features (part of the $5+ patreon rewards).

    • Custom emoticons you can upload
    • Custom titles / colours
    • Animated avatars
    • Avatar border frames
    • Extra themes
    • Custom CSS
    • Higher tier patreon rewards that let you “gift” premium?
    • Mass story download
    • Banners
    • Automatic day/night theme selector
    • Free advertising slots?

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  • 131 weeks
    Announcing the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest Official Start!

    Greetings Aspiring Writers!

    Everfree Northwest, Seattle's premier pony convention is known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom. As part of that, we run an online writing contest every year: The Everfree NW Scribblefest! Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    This year, we’re offering the winners a $10 Amazon gift code, as well as mentions across a bunch of sources of media that Everfree NW utilizes to tell people about your awesome story!

    This year’s prompt is: Family Trees: Roots, Branches, and Leaves


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  • 135 weeks
    Happy New Year

    Have a good 2018.

    - From everyone on the team.

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Site Post » How To Use the "Groups Search" to find Editors and Proof-Readers · 8:49pm May 1st, 2012

Hello again, fellow readers/authors! Welcome back to the wonderful and enriching world of My Little Pony Fan Fiction.

It used to be that people all over the world would scorn Fan Fics as being beneath them; the work of amateurs pulled out of the pits of hell.

Today, we know better. Places like Equestria Daily and Fimfiction.net have brought out pieces of literature that the likes of Tolstoy and Wilde would never have imagined possible. And I am humbled to be a part of this and to be able to help you get a little bit closer to the Charles Dickens inside of you.

Having read my last guide on How to Get Approved on Fimfiction, I am sure that you’ve had little trouble churning up those stories that-




I don’t have time, since I have a lot to do and the time it took for me to decipher what you wrote I’m never getting back. I'm sure there are others, out there, who might be interested in helping you. But, for argument’s sake, let’s see first what we’re dealing with here...

Oh hell no. Nope. You’re barking up the wrong tree. I'm not even that good with grammer. <--- See? Can you ask someone else?


I think you have yet to realize how Fimfiction.net can help you become a better writer. Have you considered checking out the “Groups” to find someone willing to... do you a favor and destroy it edit?

But... how can I use them? Where are these “groups” you speak of?

It’s simple:

Go to the tab that has your name and click on it. (Note: In this instance it has my name. Do not get confused if you don’t see “Wanderer D” in your page. It’s fine. Unless it's your user page and you don't see me in your 'following' list. You can be confused and horrified then. Thankfully that is easily fixed.)

Now, follow these 3 steps to success:

1) Look for “Groups”

2) When you get to the Groups Page write what you are looking for...

2.5) Click on “Find Group” and...

3) Profit!

But... I just need proofreaders because my story-telling is perfect! How do I find them, Wanderer D?! HOW!?

Just as an experiment let’s try again with the word “Proof!”

We write it in the search space... we click  “Find Group” aaand...


Success! You have found a place where people are willing to subject themselves to torture help you format and edit and re-word your story so that the people that accidentally click on it can actually read it!

Well done!

At this rate you’ll get that coveted Fimfiction.net Publishing Expert Diploma you’ve coveted and hang it on top of your Rainbow Dash shrine!

Now, go ahead and write those 100k + stories that we all want to read and send them to the pre-readers and editors for a wonderful experience with thoughtful, friendly and most importantly, creative support.

So use the keywords to get what you want: Author, Editor, Proof, Help, Fem!Shepard

And remember good ol' Benjamin Franklin’s famous words:

“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”


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Comments ( 91 )

What story was that with the little to no spaces?


Might as well ad for the Author Support group here as well.

Raven Metalclaw Bloodscar was the most...

I dunno how to even say it.

The comments covered it pretty well.

I can back this up and say that the groups (either of those that Wanderer D pinpointed) are really helpful and full of nice people. Trust me. Their bark is worse than their bite!

Good advice. Now if they would just stop printing warning labels that should be obvious, we'd have so many fewer fools polluting the internet. And the earth.

Oh god, now THIS is probably my favorite blog on the website. :rainbowwild:

93473 Good times, really. <3


Raven just turns his swag on, then all the villains are redeemed


seriously, I've been looking for an editor and proofreaders forever. i dont know how to thank you for this post. my god your just the greatest. i freaking love you man.:pinkiehappy:

in a platonic way of coarse:trixieshiftright:

I think I see the problem here. The sarcasm is being laid on a little too thick; the people it's being targeted at might not understand.
Then again, maybe it is for the best that they don't realize you're mocking them.

This Ecnecselesbo guy sounds like a devilishly handsome dude.

Yes! Thank you so much for plugging this stuff on the front page. Anything to connect our editors with our authors. There are so many stories out there that could have been great if they'd had a little cleanup before they were posted.

Wanderer D

93490 I hear he's quite the hit with the fillies. Just sayin' :ajsmug:

93472 Ah! Yes...


It's cool. I know you're a busy person.

Good stuff.
Less information I didn't know this time though.


No love for me? Cmon man...

You're really bringing back the memories of my cliche depressing childhood.

Suddenly, I can only imagine the death of my parents and my sister's marriage to a goat.

93499 She's MINE!


Neato. Hopefully some of the authors use it.

Best blog ever!!



Time to self-immolate

Wanderer D

93499 UoK you need more love? So the mares piling up at your door are not enough? Damnit man, I thought we could leave it unsaid! :pinkiehappy:
Here: :heart::heart::heart:

That last picture... It is amazing, simply put. And now I wait for someone to write about Raven Metalclaw Bloodscar.


So many mares, but none of them speak english...

Well... One says "Mushroom", but I dunno why. What'd you do?


Click on Obs' account and read "Punctuation Ponies save the world."

Nice post, very helpful.

Problem is, I can't seem to find the Wanderer D drop tab, I only have a thewookie1 one. :derpyderp2: :rainbowlaugh:

That is the best story ever and I demand to read more of it.

"Oh hell no. Nope. You’re barking up the wrong tree. I'm not even that good with grammer. <--- See? Can you ask someone else? "

As one of D's editor's, I can personally attest to this fact.

Wanderer D

93609 As one of your editors I can attest to your testament. :pinkiehappy:


I'd call it "testa-ception", but I'm afraid of the incorrect, yet understandable, implications

I didn't know groups worked like that, nice. :twilightsmile: Thanks for the tip.

However, the truth is I'm very shy, and I seriously doubt I could ask for help from stangers :twilightblush: Luckily I'm not as terrible as the stuff up there.

93627 Nope, it's just Chuck Testa. :eeyup:

Dis guy knows what he's talking about.

Any suggestions in regards to finding pre-readers?

I think Wanderer is a pretty cool guy eh makes posts and doesn't afraid of anything.

WD, these blogs are not only helpful but damn funny. Your humor is quite a ....(wait for it)....rarity(I hear the boos now).

This was amazing.

I posted in Looking for Editors and got jackshit.

I love this so much.



Wow... *I* typed that, and I my eyes bleed reading it...

Wanderer D, even though I don't really need more proof readers or editors, this guide made me laugh and enjoy reading it. :trollestia:

I was translating the horrible story into something with decent grammar right up until it got inappropriate.

Those comments in that google doc pic made my day.....:moustache:

That 'Raven Metalclaw Bloodscar' fic, was that legit, or one of Wanderer D's glorious examples of bad fiction writing?

Either way, I'd like to read it, just for shits 'n giggles.

Wanderer D is best blogger.

This is truth.


I dunno... those stories there looked pretty good :pinkiecrazy:

Wanderer D

93859 We don't control the response time since that is up to the members of the group. You can try looking for the keyword 'author' I hear the Author Support group is active.

93997 Alright, thank you.

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