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  • 7 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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    75 comments · 6,850 views
  • 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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  • 46 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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  • 54 weeks

    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!


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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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    109 comments · 5,190 views
  • 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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  • 74 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 » The My Little Pony Renaissance Contest · 1:51am May 29th


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.


The My Little Pony Renaissance, or rebirth, will be among us soon whether we like it or not. The goal of this contest is to bridge the gap between the two generations. To give one final farewell to generation 4, and a warm welcome to generation 5. The theme of this contest is change. Change in a characters life that will shape who they will become, for better or worse.

Contest Rules

The story must be written during and submitted starting Tuesday, June 01, 2021 00:00 Central Time and ending Saturday, July 31, 2021 23:59 Central Time.

Must follow the set theme of "Change". This can be as small as Pinkie Pie deciding to dye her hair, to as dramatic as Princess Twilight embracing the dark side.

Minimum word count of 4,000 - Maximum word count of 15,000.

Maximum one story submission.

UUPDATED Rated E or T with family-friendly themes preferred. You are allowed some wiggle room but please try to stick to family-friendly themes and topics.

OCs, Anthro, Humanized, and all Races shown in the show are allowed in the story so long as it takes place in an official MLP Universe.

Crossovers will not be allowed. Alternate Universes are allowed, but no mixing of other established universes.

Click here for the FAQ.


Submit your story in the contest group folder named: Renaissance Contest Submission


Judges: Wanderer D, ROBCakeran53, Scampy, PRINCESS CADENCE, and Dezmo
Stories will be judged by five different authors. Each hand picked from different parts of the community with very different points of views.
Judges will rate using personal opinion and list all stories from best to worst.
Judges will not consult each other during this process.
Higher rated stories (by each judge) are given a better chance than lower rated stories when they are compared between the judges.
The top three stories that receive the most praise between all judges will be the winners.
Because of this utilitarian grading process each judge is given a personal prize that they may reward to a story of their choosing.


Winners of the contest will receive these prizes via Paypal.

First place: $500
Second place: $400
Third place: $300
Judge's personal prize: $150 ($750 total)


Dust off your notepads, stockpile your snacks, crack your knuckles, and play lo fi chill beats to write to, because it is time to...

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Comments ( 51 )

The links are giving me a forbbiden error?

Scampy #2 · 3 weeks ago · · 8 ·

It's happening y'all \o/

Super excited and honored to be asked to judge! Looking forward to some great stories 🙏🙏🙏

Dezmo #3 · 3 weeks ago · · ·

Sorry! I just made the group public.

EDIT: This has been updated multiple times! Please look here for the most updated post for this contest!

Holy crap. Sounds like I should try and think of something to write... that kind of money could buy like ... five hundred McChickens :pinkiegasp:

Interesting, but I don't see Gen 4 work going away anytime soon (and thus hardly needs a "goodbye"). But it will be nice to see if Gen 5 can build up its own following. I'm optimistic, at least! :pinkiesmile:

Judges will rate using personal opinion and list all stories from best to worst.

The contest sounds dope, but this worries me. Especially given the prizes, there could be a ridiculously large number of entries. Requiring each judge to read and rank every single one of them might prove exhausting for such a small collection of judges. It might be worth having a backup plan on hand in case things go poorly and you have too many entries to reasonably judge them in the given manner (or would that be things going extremely well?).

My only issue with Gen5, is that its set in Gen4, but in a future where everything has collapsed. I'm really afraid its going to be a lot like other reboots. Where the creators of the reboot intentionally trash the original and claim its not for you when you complain. Just so they can claim they "diversified" it.

Do we know whos doing the scripts? Cause Gen5 will either live or die by those writers.

Higher rated stories are given a better chance than lower rated stories when they are compared between the judges.

... Why?

I do have more judges in reserve for this exact situation. If we do reach a ridiculous amount of stories, we will cross that bridge when we get there.

Just remember to treat the whole thing as an alternate timeline, albeit an "official" one.

I'm a trash writer and not may never really do contests like this. Sorry.

But good luck to those who are

According to the G5 staff comments revealing G5 would be in the same universe as G4, the whole reason that's the case was precisely because the G5 staff loathed the idea of just throwing away everything G4 had done and created so to start from scratch. So if they can claim that, I highly doubt the connection exists just so G5 can trash G4. Indeed, I would expect the opposite.

In any case, I, for one, am optimistic that G5 will be able to continue what G4 started. :twilightsmile:

I'm not sure if I will join or not, but can people put in more than one entry, as long as someone doesn't get awards from two or more of them? Also, if I were to win one of the prizes, could I perhaps offer the prize to another Fimfiction user? Thank you!

Corejo #15 · 3 weeks ago · · ·

To give one final farewell to generation 4,

Gen 5 is coming, and I welcome it gladly, but this quote is wrong.

I'll brainstorm and see what ideas I can come up with.

I’m having trouble resolving what seems to be a contradictory set of requirements. On the one hand is the directive . . .

Rated E or T only. [Italics added.]

Then the very next passage is . . .

This contest is meant to remember the show and its messages, so we will only accept stories that can be told to children. You are allowed some very minor wiggle room but please stick to child friendly themes and topics on the surface and keep adult themes underneath.

I can’t square these. It’s my understanding T by definition means the story goes beyond “child-friendly themes and topics”. If the latter truly is supposed to be the spirit of the contest, shouldn’t that require an E rating only?

Alas, the child-friendly requirement completely torpedoes the only idea I had that possibly would fit the prompt.

I agree. Its a bit contradicting

It's a friendship lesson.

Well, this is a new concept.
I'm thinking a mix of industrial revolution, sociotal progressive, and a crud ton of industrialization.
Alongside a healthy dose of OOC Twilight.

Yeah, let's do this

Higher rated stories are given a better chance than lower rated stories when they are compared between the judges.

Meaning ratings being enabled is mandatory, yes? If you're writing around a big twist reveal and don't want comments spoiling it, you're fresh out of luck? Or if you're writing around a theme or episode the show covered, but which had/has a rabid anti-base that might downvote out of spite, then you're also automatically at a disadvantage you cannot cancel?

Just making sure, doubtful if I'll toss anything in myself with all the other stuff in the pipeline, but keeping an open mind about it, so kinda want to settle on the parameters first.

Intriguing. Though as has been noted, a few of the requirements seem to contradict one another, and that's a terribly vague prompt. Still, I'll see what I can come up with.

It doesn't seem very complicated to me. It's just the kind of story you would see on a Saturday morning cartoon.

Oh! I see the confusion in this one now.

"Higher rated stories" meaning the rating between each judge, not the website rating. I'll see if I can get this post edited.

My bad on the confusion guys it made sense in my head when I wrote it. Try reading the FAQ if you haven't already as that answers your question already.

But when I added in the bit "We will only accept stories that can be told to children" part I was mostly rambling why rated M stories aren't allowed. The rule is E or T, with some slight nudging on more of the E side but it is still available to you, the writer, to go into T territory.

And for those of you confused on the difference between E,T and M use this.

It's funny. I've watched eight seasons out of nine, but I went a little sour on the show toward the end there. Now, I like the concept for this competition, but I don't know. We'll see. It's still fun to compete, but I don't know. Does a person like me really have the right spirit to compete in this? No, maybe not, but still.

Comment posted by SunTwi06 deleted May 29th

Awesome, thanks for clarifying that. It's an easy thing to miss, just wanted to be sure.

Thank you for asking! It didn't cross my mind at all when I was typing this up. Contest doesn't start for another couple of days so I'm glad to get all of these inputs. I'm going to lessen the restrictions on the story rating since it is too complex than I intend.

For anyone reading in the future please visit Here for the most up to date rules.

The theme song for this contest:

Okay, if T is allowed, even if not preferred, I’ll give it a shot. What I have in mind is nowhere near M territory, but neither is it near E. Still, I try to remain true to characters and ethos even when treating with more adult themes.

Also, you can turn off comments separately from ratings.

What an amazing (digital) painting.

Princess Twilight embracing the dark side.

I can’t see this staying in E or T territory. Her turning to the dark side either results in porn or a LOT of blood/death

Now how can I turn down a purse like that?

I'm in.

Posh #35 · 3 weeks ago · · ·

Terribly missed opportunity. Should have called it Poneissance.

Or Reneighssance.

Considering all of my options here...

Can the fic be set in the same universe as a past fic we have already written, so long as it still doesn't crossover with anything outside of MLP?

Can't wait to see what stories will pop up. I'm gonna give it my all as well:heart:

Kind of a giveaway theme. I mean, what kind of story that's worth anything doesn't involve change of some kind?

I don't know anything about what's going on with the next gen except that they're in 3D... I guess I can make a story about that?

You can twist it and make a comedy about twilight embracing 'the dark side' that will have nothing to do with dark magic stuff

Voyna #43 · 3 weeks ago · · 3 ·

To give one final farewell to generation 4

This is fimfiction.net
You want Gen5fiction.org

You could simply write a did about twilight not organising things

I think i'll stick to gen 4, but you're all welcome to "bid farewell" to it

Or she tries to be evil but keeps screwing things up or doing things that she THINKS are evil but are really just minor annoyances ok yeah I get the idea now

If I may be a bit semantic here: The definiton for renaissance you're using here is "a revival of or renewed interest in something".

One would argue that G4 was a renaissance for the mlp franchise. However, G5, as it stands right now, is a clear and simple reboot. Whether is becomes a second renaissance like it's predecessor remains to be seen.

What happens if people don't have PayPal?

I know a story that did that really well, but telling you which one would be a spoiler. I know another that is still teen, but to dark for this contest, and again, spoilers.

Twilight decides to go a little evil to avoid becoming very evil later. She gets Spike and the others of the main six except Applejack to join her. I don't remember the name, which is too bad since now I want to reread it.

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