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  • 3 weeks
    The My Little Pony Renaissance Contest


    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to one of the final grand acts of My Little Pony Generation 4. Generation 5 Is scheduled to be released this coming September 2021 and in order to get ready I (Dezmo) have decided to host a major writing contest in the spirit of the upcoming change in the show.


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  • 6 weeks
    May 2021 Pairing Contest

    It's May! You know what that means, right?

    Welcome to the May 2021 Pairing Contest!

    The May Pairing Contest? What's that?

    If you've been on fimfiction for more than two days, you've probably noticed that the characters you see used in stories are typically only used with each other (for instance, the mane 6 plus Anon, Vinyl Scratch x Octavia, Derpy Hooves and Dr. Hooves, etc.) The May Pairing Contest is a competition to see who can write the best content by using two characters who we rarely see interact with each other. It's basically a fun way to get your creativity out and discover what would happen if two ponies who never get stories with each other (such as Princess Cadence and Fleur De Lis) just happened to be involved in the same plot!

    So what are the rules?

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  • 11 weeks
    Friendship is Optimal Writing Contest

    Contest By: GaPJaxie, Cold in Gardez, and Skywriter

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  • 41 weeks
    A Most Delightful Ponidox

    Contest by: FanOfMostEverything

    Ever since Equestria Girls established that parallel universes are very much a thing in this setting, I’ve loved having different versions of the same person interact. There are only a few hundred stories out of more than a hundred thousand on the site devoted to that. Those are, in the words of Mark Hanna, rookie numbers. Let’s go bump those numbers up.

    The prompt for this one is simple: Two or more distinct instances of the same person have to interact. Whether it’s double Rainbows racing like Superman and the Flash, two Sombras going to war against one another, or just a blessing of Sunsets in the Isekai.

    Word limit: 15,000 or fewer.
    Rating limit: Everyone or Teen

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  • 45 weeks
    AppleDash Warm and Fuzzy Feelings Event

    A lot of us have been stuck inside for the better part of the year, and might need a little bit of a pick-me-up. That's why this event has one, simple mission:

    Bring a little warmth and happiness to someone's day!

    During the month of August, each person who writes an AppleDash (romance or friendshipping) story full of the warm-and-fuzzies and publishes it to FIMFiction will receive $15! It's that simple! This is not a contest and there’s no judging involved!

    Beyond that, there's no prompt, so feel free to write a grand adventure, cute romance, captivating mystery, or whatever else your heart desires!

    In a nutshell: someone should be able to read your story and walk away feeling better about their day.

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  • 45 weeks
    Cozy Glow Short Story Contest

    The time has come to celebrate our favorite filly! The Cozy Glow group is delighted to host its first short story contest. Cash prizes in the form of amazon gift codes will be awarded to the top finishers. In addition, the first place entry will receive a work of visual art depicting a (SFW) scene of the author’s choice. Why not enter and express your devotion to the true Empress of Friendship?


    All stories must:

    -Adhere to the site rules

    -Be between 5k and 10k words in length

    -Contain Cozy Glow as a central character

    -Not endorse or feature any specific sexual theme beyond the existing categories and tags on Fimfiction

    -Be written in English

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  • 59 weeks
    The May 2020 Pairing Contest

    It's May! You know what that means, right?

    Welcome to the May 2020 Pairing Contest!

    We had such a great turnout last year, so I've been waiting for months to announce that we're going to be bringing it back this year as well! If you competed last year, the rules are going to be basically the same. If this is your first time, welcome to the contest! Let's get started.

    The May Pairing Contest? What's that?

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    155 comments · 7,024 views
  • 65 weeks
    The Halloween in April Horror Contest

    It’s coming up on April, and the world is a very scary place right now. What better way to distract ourselves than to frighten everyone around us with horror stories?! Fimfiction doesn’t feature as many good, scary horror stories as ‘Slice of Life’ or ‘Comedy,’ and we here at the Barcast think it's time to change all that!

    Announcing: The Halloween in April Horror Contest!

    That’s right, we want YOU to write a genuinely scary horror story or two to help spooky up this difficult time. You can have your story featured prominently by the Barcast, and win fabulous prizes!

    What you’ll be judged on:
    -Is it error-free?

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  • 73 weeks
    Anon Filly Contest - Pony Transformation General

    Hello Everyone!

    Today we have a contest centered around Anonfilly to share with you. As a reminder, unless otherwise stated, this and all other contests featured are neither officially run by any staff members of Fimfiction nor officially affiliated with us; they are entirely run by the community. If you have an event or contest of your own you think may qualify for a social site post like this, you can find the criteria here.

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    21 comments · 4,060 views
  • 73 weeks
    Jake The Army Guy's Horse Word Extravaganza

    Hello Everyone!

    We have the pleasure of sharing with you info for a contest featuring different species from Friendship is Magic. Below is a brief summary with a link to the full contest info. As a reminder, unless otherwise stated, this and all other contests featured are neither officially run by any staff members of Fimfiction nor officially affiliated with us; they are entirely run by the community. If you have an event or contest of your own you think may qualify for a social site post like this, you can find the criteria here.

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Competition » RIGHT BACK AT IT AGAIN!  2020 SHIPPING COMPETITION · 1:25am Jun 3rd, 2020

Hey everyone!

So it's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to host a contest, but you know what they say: There's no time like the present! That being said, I think it's high time I host another one... and an interesting one at that!


If you've been around as long as I have, you probably remember the old days of FimFiction. Drama around every corner, groups were bustling and live and it seemed you could always count on your favorite author dropping an awesome OctaScratch or LyraBon fic when you needed it most. It's definitely true that some things have changed since then. New ships with new characters, an expanded universe, and plenty of new plot points to write about. I'd say a lot of these changes have been good, but I'm in the mood for something a little old-school.

That, my friends, is what this contest will be about: bringing back old-school ships in a big way! For this contest, I want to see you all write about ships that were popular back in the earlier days, ships that my have fallen out of favor recently for one reason or another. Whether that reason be canon ruining it or maybe we've all just moved on to other interests in the shipping world, I think it's time we take a step back and have some fun with this one!

Here be the rules:

1. Your story must tackle some kind of important moment in a relationship. Whether that be the first date, marriage, first kiss, etc., it's really up to you. So long as it's an important relationship moment, it will pass. If you have questions, you can always reach out to me or one of the other judges that will be listed below via PM.

2.  The story should feature a ship from back in the earlier days of the fandom. Now, that's a broad topic, so to make it simple: Your story must feature a ship that consists of characters that were in the show prior to Season 4.

3. Your story can take place in any time period of canon, so just because your ship might be an older one, you can still write it in today's canon if you wish. The Alt. Universe tag is allowed, so feel free to get creative!

4. Any rating is allowed, but if you're writing an erotic story, please make sure it has an actual story to it as opposed to just sex.

5. There is no minimum word count, but please don't let your entry exceed 15k words. I feel that's enough to write a multitude of engaging stories.

6. It must be a new story, published on or after 5/18. 

7. The contest will run from 5/18-6/30. So any story submitted after 6/30 will not be accepted.

8. You may enter as many entries as you wish.

9. All entries must be added to this group: Right Back At It Again Group!

Pretty simple, right? Well, I know that having a list of ships to choose from may be restrictive, but I have full faith that we can come up with tons of great ideas for them and it's a chance from some of us to step out of our comfort zone a bit. In fact, I think this could open us all up creatively and flood this site with some really fresh ideas!

Now, as far as judges go, I selected four in addition to myself. I like to have more judges than necessary at times because that ensures once the contest is over, we can drill through the review process and announce the winners within a week. Also, the five I selected all have different opinions, interests, and viewpoints so every story has a fair shot. They are: ChappedPenguinLips, Freedom, Lucky Seven, and Note Pad

Well, there's only one more thing to talk about and we all know what that is... PRIZES!




Well, I suppose that's it then! Enter if you can, tell your friends and let's make this a fun time! I can't wait to read all the fantastic stories that you guys can come up with!

Good luck!
- FamousLastWords

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Comments ( 71 )

Thanks! I cant wait to see what kind of entries roll in!

This is the second contest announcement in a row that doesn’t make it very clear right away who’s actually running the thing; I saw at least two people, I think, posting entries to “Wanderer D’s May 2020 Pairing Contest,” recently, which makes me suspect there’s some occasional confusion. Which doesn’t surprise me, given the first-person language of the blog. That feels like something that should maybe be made more explicit upfront? I know there’ve been times when a particular author being on the judging panel made a contest more enticing for me than it would’ve been otherwise.

I'm thinking there's a 1k words minimum for entries?

I write 150 word stories pretty often, so might want to specify...

--Sweetie Belle

Yeah, thousand word minimum. Thanks for the heads up!

Twidash time?

Twidash time.


No problem! I participate in the Flashfic competition pretty often, with a 150 work maximum, so word length is on my mind. This month, I got to pick the prompt, too!

--Sweetie Belle

Wanderer D

5274552 Did they? Well, I added 5274547 as a signature at the end. I hope that helps.

Darn you, WD! Here I am, finally getting into the stories I need to be working on, and you go and announce this!

...I shall try to resist, but I'm sure the ideas will be running like water for the next few days. If I can think of something quick, then maybe.

Is it through midnight on 6/30? If so, what time zone?

Not that I intend to be last minute, but it be like that sometimes.

Wanderer D

5274611 Don't blame it on me! Blame it on 5274547 I'm just the messenger

What's they common phrase? Shoot the messenger?

Except I don't have a gun on me. Maybe I can find a convenient bottomless pit to kick you into while screaming "This is RARIJACK!"

Ha ha I like when there’s a contest because then the people I follow put out awesome new stories for me to read.

Cloud Chaser/Stormwalker and Flitter is legit right? Long as it's pre-Alicorn Twilight era, I'm guessing?
I'll have CherriMac, LyraBon and Wild Fire/Clover stories in as well to make sure (they were a couple shown in Canterlot Wedding and Wild Fire's a diamond in the rough in terms of storytelling), but I wanna be sure I'm in the right wheelhouse.

And since you mentioned A.U.s are accepted, half of em'll be part of the Carnation-verse I've been dying to start up myself.

Possibly dumb question but I want to make sure I’m reading this right...When you say ‘prior to season 4’, does that include characters introduced in season 4? Or are we only doing characters from season 1-3, stopping at The Magical Mystery Cure where Twilight becomes an alicorn?

Oh boy, here I go shippin' again...

Old school, huh?


Luckily I have just the ship that would work for this. Now I just need to find the first part of it I wrote a long time ago now.

They have to have been introduced prior to the beginning of season 4, so yes, only seasons 1-3. Sorry about any confusion.

Thanks for clearing that up, just wanted to be sure

Bon bon x lyra and octavia x vinyl ♥


And, presumably, EQG? Or are we sticking to Equestrian origin?

Gallus x silverstream

So, somebody else asked about EqG, too. The first movie did come out before Season 4 started, so characters for the first movie do count based on the rules.

Would flashlight be acceptable

Nifty, perhaps someone will take a stab at Applecore, that one has been neglected for far too long.

This feels like a perfect excuse for me to write Twidash again.

... :rainbowkiss::twilightblush:

Thorax x Twilight Sparkle is my choice. Because, it has been my nine years My Little Pony ship.

Comment posted by mokaevans deleted Jun 4th, 2020

Ох я в предвкушении, они будут ЕБАТЬСЯ, ЕБАТЬСЯ В ПИЗДУ, В ЖОПУ. БЛЯ Я МЕРЗКИЙ. Ну да ладно. Ахх пойду просвещать мир о том, что нужно стать без эмоциональными андроидами во благо человечества!

What's that? An excuse to write up some more Rarijack hijinks?


1k is barely a scene though...

That's why it's just the minimum word count. The maximum is 15k.

Another post said that Sunset counts as third season so I'm assuming Flash would too.

Can I just post a story and not get the rewards? Because, I just want to have fun.



It’s legit. Go for it.

time to rewatch the earlier seasons i guess

I assume Equestria Girls is allowed since that came out before season 4.

Season 4.

I literally searched up when Discord was introduced to see if I could do Fluttercord and since he is in season two, I'm gonna make another attempt at a Fluttercord story!

New pairing contest in May and old pairing contest in June? Seem like no ship falls through the crack huh?

Comment posted by mokaevans deleted Jun 4th, 2020

Applejack/Zecora. The rhyming puts folks off.

I think you may have started an old-school war, this should be entertaining.

It wouldn't be a shipping competition without you in it, now would it?

Oooh, maybe I can write a good Royal SunLight. SciSet banished that one to the aether before I'd even gotten into the fandom, but with a bit of work I'm sure I can-

Your story must feature a ship that consists of characters that were in the show prior to Season 4.


I have an idea on a shipping that has never been attempted before, but I need two questions asked first.

1. The two characters appeared as early as season 1, but the setting for the story wasn't constructed until season 5. Will this be alright?

2. It doesn't need to be a romantic relationship, right? Because I don't think I can make a filly and a bunny anything more than friends.

So, the characters and setting are fine since the characters started in season 1.

However, it has to be about an important phase of a relationship. If you can make your story fit that description, you're in the clear.

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