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Everfree Northwest is Seattle's premier My Little Pony fan convention! We hope you'll join us for our eighth annual convention, taking place May 17-19th 2019.

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  • 102 weeks
    Scribblefest 2018 Winner's announcement!

    After much deliberation, reading, rereading, and judging we finally have our winners for the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest 2018!

    I want to first congratulate all of you who submitted your hard written stories!  We had a field of 30 contestants, and that’s amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work that you do!  Now, without further ado, our finalist and their respective categories!

    Twilight Sparkle Award
    Admiral Biscuit with “Spring Comes to Snow Hill”
    https://www.fimfiction.net/story/402773/spring-comes-to-snow-hill

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    26 comments · 3,316 views
  • 154 weeks
    Announcing EFNW Scribblefest 2017 Winners!

    After much deliberation, reading, rereading, and judging we finally have our winners for the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest 2017!

    I want to first congratulate all of you who submitted your hard written stories! We had a field of 36 contestants, and that’s amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work that you do! Now, without further ado, our finalist and their respective categories!

    Twilight Sparkle Award
    Ebon Quill with “Slouching Towards Canterlot”
    https://www.fimfiction.net/story/366340/slouching-towards-canterlot

    Twilight was a tough fight, and it got down to the wire in the end between the final four stories! Excellent job, Ebon Quill, writing a story that showed you did the research and made sure everything was picture perfect! Just like Twilight herself would love!

    Rarity Award
    Loganberry with “The Book of Ended Lives”

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    19 comments · 2,141 views
  • 165 weeks
    Everfree NW Scribblefest 2017!

    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 (now called "Scribblefest") every year. Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    Like last year, we’re giving out six special awards, each of which comes with a $20 Amazon gift code!

    This year’s prompt is: Growing up wild and forever free

    Awards

    The Jaw-Dropper Award ("The Dash")

    We all know the type, the stories that make us go "Holy cow, THAT just happened!" This would go to the story with the best twist, surprise, or simple moment of hoof-pumping awesomeness!

    The D'aww Award ("The Fluttershy")

    A staple of ponyfic... the story with the sweetest, most touching moment that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    The Nasally Ejected Beverage Award ("The Pinkie")

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    28 comments · 4,443 views
  • 217 weeks
    Everfree Northwest presents Scribblefest 2016!

    EDIT: Contest is now closed! Thank you to all the entrants. We'll begin judging tomorrow, and will soon list all the entries so you can read through them as well. Stay tuned!

    Everfree Northwest presents Scribblefest 2016!

    Art by Dark Flame http://darkflame75.deviantart.com/

    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 (now called "Scribblefest") every year. Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    This year, we're changing things up a bit. Instead of ranking stories in simple order, we're giving out six special awards, each of which comes with a $20 Amazon gift code!

    Awards

    The Jaw-Dropper Award ("The Dash")

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    43 comments · 3,441 views
  • 265 weeks
    EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest, Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #26

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    EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest
    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #26


    The Everfree Northwest Convention, known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom, is back with another great writing contest! Last year’s EFNW writing contest had over 75 entries with a combined total of 30,000 views in their first month, which we're pretty proud of. We gave away some great prizes too.

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    18 comments · 2,452 views
  • 271 weeks
    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon, Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20

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    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon
    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20


    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon
    Hit the Books With G.M. Berrow at BABSCon! "Can you get enough of the very best in pony-based literature? We thought not…’cuz neither can we! There’s a very good reason Hasbro chose the amazing G.M. Berrow to write the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic novels, and it’s because she’s just plain awesome.

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    1 comments · 2,367 views
  • 281 weeks
    New MLP Convention News Service Launches

    New MLP Convention News Service Launches

    We're excited to announce that Everfree Northwest has become the official site blogger for MLP convention news here on FIMFiction. We will be providing regular site blogs aggregating convention news not just for our own convention, but for any and all MLP conventions that wish to participate. Our goal is to be a central hub for fanfiction and writing-related convention news for the FIMFiction community. By extension, we want to help bring a strong fanfiction presence to MLP conventions around the world, and encourage inter-convention cooperation and outreach.

    What this means for you, the reader and potential con-goer.

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    22 comments · 4,945 views
  • 292 weeks
    BUCK 2014 Write Up

    BUCK is over for another year (and maybe forever? Who knows…) so of course I have to do a little write up on the weekend. It’s not going to be too long because I don’t have a ton to say this time compared to last time really but that’s fine by me!

    I quite literally begged Blueshift to go, and it ended up that he was a panel member along with me which was excellent. I’ve been desperately wanting to meet him forever so BUCK was a great excuse to do so. Along with my friend Grandiose, Arcainum, his girlfriend Eevee, Zeeraw and Ruby (horse news person) we spent most of the time together drinking quite a lot on the Friday and just generally hanging out during the course of the convention. It was nice to spend time with them all because they’re all good fellas and ladies.

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    44 comments · 4,112 views
  • 293 weeks
    BUCK 2014 Fanfiction Panel

    Some of you Fimfic fans (or as I call them, FIMfans) may already know this, but Saturday 23rd August is the UK pony convention BUCK, and I will be present to host the fanfiction panel. This is something I have taken very seriously and done lots of preparation for......

    I'm not saying this panel will literally be the event of the year, but let's be fair, unless man walks on Mars by December 31st, it probably will be. If you're going to BUCK, make sure you are there at the fanfiction panel. You can meet me and the following amazing writers (and Blueshift):

    Arcanium
    Blueshift
    Greatodyer
    Metaphor
    Obabscribbler

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    78 comments · 2,537 views
  • 298 weeks
    Weird Al has a message for Fimfiction, Galacon & BUCK

    To save spamming more site posts I thought I'd wrap these up together.

    Using my amazing last minute planning skills (because I'm an idiot and should have decided on this ages ago) I'll be going to Galacon this year. So, say hi if you see me or something. I'll most likely be wearing my fimfic shirt as usual.

    Also I'll be doing BUCK again this year in Manchester, and I'll be hosting a panel with Blueshift so make sure you come along if you can and say hi

    146 comments · 7,303 views
Apr
4th
2015

Conventions » Pick the Community Choice Award for the EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest · 8:57pm Apr 4th, 2015

EDIT: Contest voting is now closed! Thank you all for participating and, hopefully, having a good time. Remember, if you haven't already, go leave comments and feedback for the stories you read. Authors love that sort of thing! We'll have an announcement of winners later this week.

Good day folks,

As many of you know we here on the Everfree Northwest Writing Track recently held a little writing contest. Well, we’ve completed the first round and vetted all the entries. But now that we know which fics can win, we need the Fan Fiction community to vote on their favorites for the Community Choice Award. Below you will find a semi-randomized list of the 73 accepted entries. If you are so inclined please select some at random to read (Please use random.org to randomly select a fic, just set the range on the right from 1 - 73). If you read something you like, post the number of the entry below. If you find multiple fics that you like, feel free to edit your post with the additional numbers. At the end of April 20th we will tabulate all the results and declare the winner of the Community Choice Award. Unless the judges agree with the community, in which case they will receive one of our 1st-3rd place awards and the runner up for the Community Choice Award will win instead.

All fics are related to the topic of “Making New Friends” in some way (which seems apt considering the Season 5 Premiere). All fics are between 1,000 and 3,000 words according to Google docs so they won’t take up much of your time either. All fics are either on FIMFiction or in Google Docs format.

Lastly please be kind to the entrants. They are all brave for putting themselves forward like this. So if you liked a story, let them know and/or give them a thumbs up and remember to be friendly in the spirit of Season 5.

Entry 1
Entry 2
Entry 3
Entry 4
Entry 5
Entry 6
Entry 7
Entry 8
Entry 9
Entry 10
Entry 11
Entry 12
Entry 13
Entry 14
Entry 15
--dq--
Entry 17
Entry 18
Entry 19
Entry 20
Entry 21
Entry 22
Entry 23
Entry 24
Entry 25
Entry 26
Entry 27
Entry 28
Entry 29
Entry 30
Entry 31
Entry 32
Entry 33
Entry 34
Entry 35
Entry 36
Entry 37
Entry 38
Entry 39
Entry 40
Entry 41
Entry 42
Entry 43
Entry 44
Entry 45
Entry 46
Entry 47
Entry 48
Entry 49
Entry 50
Entry 51
Entry 52
Entry 53
Entry 54
Entry 55
Entry 56
Entry 57
Entry 58
Entry 59
Entry 60
Entry 61
Entry 62
Entry 63
Entry 64
Entry 65
Entry 66
Entry 67
Entry 68
Entry 69
Entry 70
Entry 71
Entry 72
Entry 73


As always, keep up-to-date on the latest Everfree Northwest news by visiting our website, viewing our FIMFiction account and group, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Tumblr.

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Comments ( 144 )

I loved #61! I read it before i knew it was entered in the contest and it rocked!
P.S. i almost entered the contest but didn't finish my story in time. I will enter next year! :pinkiehappy:

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2945888
Looking forward to it. We will also have a contest at the convention.

Order 66! I mean entry 66!

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2945974

Some people just want to watch the Jedi burn.

Are entrants allowed to vote?

51!oh, and 61.

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2946008
Yes.

Course, it won't help you to vote for yourself.

2946048 In that case, #38

EDIT: Crap! Almost forgot #70

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

...At risk for my personal sanity, what was the word limit? ._.

Entry 66 and 21

Entries I liked: 21, 64, 26

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

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FFFFFFFFFFFFFF

2946451 Intending to read them all, are we?

Well some were as low as 1k.

38 is brilliant. Well proofed, feels like a great show-style story, and not only fits the show's plausible canon but also my own headcanon.
:heart:

Entries 5, 73, 33, and 45

(I'll be a good sport and not vote for myself. :scootangel: )

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

2946596
Some people have asked me to.

And I have the time now.

But ehhhhhh.

Is there a list of entries with actual NAMES? Because I may have already read some of these.

2947389
If you pick one at random and you've already read it, that's fine. Post the number here if you liked it the first time, go on to read a different one if you didn't.

We don't want people specifically looking for stories they already read, though, because that would give a huge advantage to stories that already have lots of readers, regardless of actual quality.

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2947389

There is but we didn't want people to pick things just based off the name. We will likely do a non-site post with the list with names closer to the end of the contest.

2947186
What you should do is what I should do, namely knock off a bunch of stories by good writers you haven't read yet instead of drinking from the hose :V If there are any good writers with stories you haven't read. Which there probably are. Or good stories you've been putting off reading.

Then again, I'm a hypocrite as I keep randomly reading new stories instead of Off the Edge of the Map.

I like 37.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

2947756
Weeeeell...

The total wordcount by my calculation is 185,320. That's under the expected total of 210k, but at the same time...

It's not that far under. And it's mostly Slice of Life. And that's a lot of goddamn stories.

I ain't doin' it. <.< Some of these can languish on my RIL.

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2948089

In the future if you want to review all them ahead of time we could just make you a judge and you could do this while helping judge.

I mean, it's not like a site blogger who does dozens of reviews isn't qualified.

-Piquo

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

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I'm still smarting from MMDGC. It's funner doing event reviews when they're under 50 stories, otherwise it feels like work. :B But at least I'll read some of these someday.

I'm going to go with 71, although 7 and 54 were pretty close competitors there.

EverfreeNorthwest
Official EFNW

2948456

You can list all them if you want.

2948745
Well I'll do that then! :twilightsmile:

Entry 1!

Go Hazred!

Entry #53 and entry #73 both pleased me greatly!

Entry #67, The Mirror Left Blank.

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2947659
The problem with your approach is that it is likely to just end up with people making blog posts advertising their contest entries and asking folks to vote for them; a list of numbered stories isn't very appealing. :ajsleepy:

I've already seen at least one blog post along those lines, to go vote for their story, which was number whatever.

Entry 64.

2950613
Disqualified!

Not really. I fear we don't have a rule against that yet. At any rate, it's very poor sportsmanship, and I'd hope that anyone reading such a blog post would pointedly not vote for the one being promoted.

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