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  • 1 week
    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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    48 comments · 2,365 views
  • 4 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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  • 5 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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    63 comments · 4,432 views
  • 23 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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  • 23 weeks
    M/M Shipping Contest II: 2022 Oct 09 - Dec 11

    commissioned from: daOtterGuy

    Guess who's back?

    It's us! About a year ago, we had an site contest for stories about stallions (species-neutral term) kissing other stallions (species-neutral term). And it was a great success! We received so many amazing stories that, winner or not, all contributed to the wonderful experience of reading them.

    So of course we're doing it again this year!

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    29 comments · 6,693 views
  • 29 weeks
    Ancestral Tribute Contest

    Ancestral Tribute

    As the saying goes, everyone is someone’s child. Unfortunately, sometimes that means the parents don’t get much time in the spotlight. The latest contest from FanOfMostEverything (that’s me!) aims to correct that.

    The prompt is fairly straightforward: Write a story starring one or more parents without their children. Now, this isn’t license to just write Pinkie because Li’l Cheese exists. “Parents” is here defined as those whose primary narrative role in pony canon was raising one or more other characters. (Note that biological parenthood is not required. If you have a Lofty and Holiday idea that missed the deadline for Bicyclette’s contest a few months ago, now’s your second chance for glory. Though the judging will be all the harsher given the longer prep time.)

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  • 36 weeks
    3rd Annual Cozy Glow Short Story Contest

    As we all know, no filly was as determined; as steadfast; as laser-focused on achieving her goals as Cozy Glow. Undeterred by Tartarus, brutal physical and magical assaults, avalanches, and universal contempt, she battled on to fall only to the combined might of all of Equestria.

    We can do no better than to emulate her fortitude. Through two years of global pandemic we uplifted her, and in these times of economic uncertainty we will uplift her again. The Cozy Glow group is delighted to present the third annual short story contest!


    All stories must:

    -Adhere to the site rules

    -Be between 2.5k and 15k words in length.

    -Contain Cozy Glow as a central character and be classifiable under one of the prompts.

    -Be written in English.

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    36 comments · 7,854 views
  • 48 weeks
    May Pairings Contest 2022!

    Hello everyone!

    May is nearly upon us, and with its return comes a celebrated tradition. That’s right: once again, it is time for May Pairings. 

    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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    64 comments · 11,216 views
  • 62 weeks
    Story contest: Who Crossed Over My Little Pony? (1/19/22 -- 4/1/22)

    There's a lot of ways we could describe MLP. A passion. A casual interest. The reason why most of us are here and yes, I said most. But ultimately, it's a cartoon. Animation. Still images which change slightly from frame to frame, creating the illusion of movement. And in that, it's one among many. One more example of an art that's been around for over a century. And some of the writers on this site like to take that cartoon and cross it over with other properties.

    All I'm doing is giving you a direction. If you want to enter this contest, then you'll have an extensive choice of IPs to cross over with. Extensive, and... if you do it right, if you're trying to win -- maybe just a little... looney.

    Who Crossed Over My Little Pony? story contest

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    89 comments · 16,462 views
  • 71 weeks
    Science Fiction Contest! 11 Nov 2021 - 06 Jan 2022

    source: commission from daOtterGuy


    Hello friends!

    I've been doing some thinking. Wouldn't it be nice if there were more works exploring the ramifications of scientific ideas and technological innovations through stories about pastel-colored magic horses?

    Well, that is what this contest is for! Over the next eight weeks, until 2022 January 06, let's write some great science fiction!


    Note that all prize amounts will be sent by PayPal. If you are unable to receive money by PayPal, I, Bicyclette, will try my very best to arrange an alternative that works for you, but please be aware that it may not work out.

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    47 comments · 7,104 views

Competition » Crackship Contest: 2022 Jan 06 - Mar 03 · 4:12am Jan 11th, 2022

commission from the amazing Shaslan


Hello friends!

Have you ever read a fic that romantically paired two characters you couldn't imagine ever interacting, much less dating? And then were blown away by how well the author made it work? Well, that is crackships, baby! And that is what this contest will be about, until 2022 March 03.

Of course, picking two random characters, declaring that they're in love for no discernible reason, and then calling it a day isn't quite what we are looking for!


Entries will be considered and rated based on a few metrics, including the creativity of every ship, how the ship itself is handled, and the dynamic and characterization.

Creativity of the Ship

For this contest, consider a crackship to be one a ship that is between two or more characters who do not naturally cross paths during the show, and are brought together in a way that feels natural with the characters (either currently or previously!) in a romantic relationship. Remember that this is a general guideline and fringe cases like, say, Pinkie Pie and Moondancer may violate this but still be accepted. If you aren't sure, please feel free to ask!

How the Ship is Handled

As stated, characters should have good chemistry with the other. The ship should be presented as a believable one!

Dynamic and Characterization

Do the canon characters act like the canon characters? If a background pony with little to no characterization is used in the show, how well-developed and rich is this background pony? Do they feel like an actual character or more of a prop? Each entry will be considered alongside the following factors. We're looking for the most creative and most dynamic ships!


Note that all prize amounts will be sent by PayPal. If you are unable to receive money by PayPal, I, Bicyclette, will try my very best to arrange an alternative that works for you, but please be aware that it may not work out.

Thanks to me, Bicyclette, we have a total prize pool of $250!

The top four winners will gain the following in American Dollars:

  • First Place: $80
  • Second Place: $55
  • Third Place: $40
  • Fourth Place: $25

In addition, each judge will bestow a Judge Prize of $10 on any entry of their choosing.


Please keep in mind that judges are not allowed to preread, edit, or discuss any entries with the author before the contest results are released! In addition, judges are asked to withhold commenting on entries until after the release of contest results.


The group Original Pairings will be hosting the contest. Please join the group to have contest updates in your feed as well as to submit your entry into the contest folder, which is an official requirement. You are also welcome to join the Discord to talk with the judges and other writers!


  1. Stories can be of any genre, not necessarily "romance" stories, as long as they center around a ship. It must also be a ship, not a friend-ship!
  2. Stories can be any rating or content, with the following restrictions: T-rated stories cannot have the Fetish tag, and M-rated stories cannot have the Fetish, Porn, or Sex tags. Sex and violence can be themes, but pornography, erotica, and gorefests are not allowed.
  3. Stories based on Equestria Girls, Pony Life, and MLP:ANG (G5) are allowed.
  4. AUs, crossovers, sequels, and side stories are allowed as long as they can be understood without having read their source material.
  5. OCs and crossover characters are not allowed as a part of the ship, but you may use background ponies, keeping in mind the judging criteria above.
  6. The deadline is 1900 03/03/2022 UTC-5:00 (7:00PM of March 03, 2022, EST). Stories must be published and completed, and placed in the Crackship Contest Submissions folder by this time in order to qualify. There will be no extensions or exceptions.
  7. The one exception to the above is if a fic is stuck in the moderation queue (because you are a new writer, for example). In this case, you must PM me, Bicyclette, with a password before the contest deadline in order to qualify.
  8. There is no minimum wordcount, but the maximum is 20kw. If you feel this is too restrictive, please contact me, Bicyclette, to discuss a possible exception.
  9. Authors may submit only one entry into the contest, but in the case of people who write multiple fics, they may change their mind on which to submit up until the contest deadline.
  10. Collaborations between authors are allowed, but count as the only eligible entry for all authors involved.
  11. If you feel like your idea, despite technically meeting all these rules, might go against what we might reasonably expect from a good-faith entry, or if you have any questions or want to clarify anything, please don't be afraid to discuss it with me, Bicyclette! The last thing we want is for you to spend a lot of time working on an entry and then have it not qualify at the end. We understand there will always be corner cases to consider.
  12. For legal and job reasons of myself, any submission under the same account as fics that would be illegal to publish in the nation of Australia (a certain subset of pornographic material) are disqualified. This is the only requirement based on factors outside of the actual submission itself.

Other Contests

If this contest is not enough for you, try:

That's it!

Good luck!

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Comments ( 51 )

Here I am, all primed and ready to start working on new chapters to my older, neglected fics...
and then in walks this blog, tempting me away with tantalizing ideas of absurd pairings.
Oh what a terrible, dreadful decision... what to cut from my vibrant social life such that there's time to write both.
Alas, such is the fate of a writer.

This feels somehow appropriate:

I mean, I got entirely too many Flash Sentry/Carrot Top stories to work with here. But that's just me being a pretentious ass. Per the usual.

Still trying to decide between Tempest Shadow x Soarin or Big Macintosh x Daring Do.
For my competition entry

im personally hoping for another one of your last-minute contest maresterpieces:

TOh God Oh Frick I’m Back on My Bullshit, and Just in Time for the May Pairing Contest. Huh, This Title Doesn’t Feel Long Enough. Haha That’s What She Said. Though We as a Society Really Ought To Stop Shaming People for Their Pool Noodle Size.
Pinkie & Tempest Blow [yay] up in the desert. Written for the May Pairing Contest, which is unfortunate for whoever has to judge this story. I'm so sorry, contest judge; you don't deserve this. I hope you find a quarter on the ground to make it up.
Super Trampoline · 1.3k words  ·  19  23 · 553 views

if being pretentious means more Flash Sentry/Carrot Top stories then please be so!
either of those would be great!

as contest host my official position is that you should not deprive yourself of life experiences to write for a fanfiction contest, no matter how awesome it would be for me to see that absurd pairing!

I just finished the G5 Bingo. Why you doin' this to me?
I gots other things to write.

Now all I can think about is Sprout meeting that beatnik unicorn from the Crystal Tea Room...

I don't wanna wind dollars, I don't even have a bank account and we are in different countries

Hey so I blocked Wanderer D but still got this notification, what gives?

Oh dear im absolutely horrid at writing romance

This is a site notification I think you have to go to settings to turn those off. And also because I'm a saucy bitch who loves drama, why the fuck would you block wanderer d?

Because I don't want notifications about these contests and whatever

Quick rules question: Do stories about Ex-s meeting again count? Relationships that failed? What if, though focused on their present ex-couple state, it includes repeated flashbacks to earlier, happier times when they were dating?

Why was this posted in HIE?

After raising the sun, Celestia was sitting in her garden with her morning tea, contemplating
a 'statuesque' Discord, when Maude ambled by with Boulder.

............................ that's it, that's all I got...................

A while ago, just for funsies, I made a computer program that would pick two MLP characters at random, then print out, "One's a [description]. The other's a [description]. They fight crime!" Maud and Lyra, for instance: "One's an emotionless geologist who wouldn't have a reaction if the apocalypse was nigh. The other's a musician with an unusual fixation on impossible cryptids. They fight crime!" I guess I can change that last sentence to, "They kiss!" That Tempest x Sunburst fic I was planning would be too long, anyway.

I haven't written any horse words for a while, but my brain's pinged me with a potential pairing that doesn't seem to have any stories yet, and now I'm considering it...

I haven't written MLP fanfiction for a while now, but I kinda want to write something for this.

...that is, if I can think of a crackship.

Alright! *cracks knuckles* Time for some good ol' Kerfuffle x Hoity Toity!

I haven't written fanfic in a pretty long while now, but a friend (Thanks, SaddlesoapOpera!) mentioned this in a chat, and a flash of inspiration hit me.

... guess I'm doing this? Maybe? I definitely have my ship and their setup in mind, at least.

answered elsewhere but yes, stories about exes are definitely shipping stories. the winner of the SunFlower Shipping Contest was exactly that, and an amazing entry (and much better than my own)

TTending to the Heart's Forgotten Garden
Wallflower Blush comes to terms with the end of her relationship. Twenty years ago, Wallflower Blush and Sunset Shimmer fall in love.
Botched Lobotomy · 8k words  ·  34  0 · 552 views

very pog
hope you do!
now that's a crackship

Due to a current living situation, I would not be able to recieve money via Paypal or any other alternatives. Can I still enter the contest just for the sake of writing pony? It sounds fun!

(Had to edit a few times, apologies)

I look forward to copious amounts of MordiTwi.

Funny, I was just about to try my hand at running a contest, with the plan for Applejack crackshipping...:applejackunsure:

Bad timing, but at least this happened before I posted anything definite.

I'll subvert expectations by finishing the story this week but don't worry it will still suck

suck on Trixie's worm ayelmfao

I wrote a story of this type a while back, would I be allowed to enter that or would I need to write something new?

Same, this sounds fun! :yay:

Comment posted by Runic Script deleted Jan 12th, 2022

I can't think of a more crack ship than the Trixie/Smeargle pairing I pulled for a contest like this years back.

...maybe Ivory Cedar/Jormungandr or something like that.
........ah horseapples, that's practically canonical the more I think about it.

ooh, best of luck! very happy to see this little contest inspiring people to get back in the saddle
of course! and if you are unable or unwilling to receive money, i can also direct any winnings to an agreed-upon charity of your choice, or have it redistributed back into the prize pool to other writers
i personally love the MordeTwi ship, but crossover ships are sadly disqualified by the rules, as tempting as the single-ship exception is
oof, really sorry about that! i think that the more contests there are, the better, and encourage double submissions to any applicable concurrent ones, but i understand it's awkward to do when one prompt is a subset of the other. but i hope you get to run that one at some point, so i can enter it myself!
good luck! also, i can't read text that's been crossed out so i have no idea what the rest of your message says
it would have to be published between the listed start and end dates of the contest, so any story published before 2022 Jan 06 is not allowed. you are the third person to ask this, haha

sadly, for this one we are restricting to ships between characters canon to the IP, and not crossovers, as fun as those are

Figured, just wanted to be sure.

Well, my only other idea was Tempest Shadow and Argyle, but I'm not good at writing serious romance without injecting a hectoliter of crack into the ship so I'd have to figure out a decent comedic twist.

that's a good one, good luck with it!

You accidentally put a Maudlestia pic up for your crackship contest.

Does the fic have to come out in a single installment, or is it okay to release it in chapters (with a combined total of less than the 20k limit) if they're all out by the limit date?

yes, if you need a contrived situation to get two characters together, it counts!
it's exactly like the second, publishing in chapters is perfectly fine as long as it's Complete by the end date!

When you say "collaborations between authors", does that count for editing as well as cowriting? Or only for cowritten entries?

editing does not count as cowriting, so you can edit for an entry and write one yourself, for example

As a supporter of Crackship I’m writing a short one for Tempest x Soarin but writing is making me want to go back to a story idea/Crackship I long since abandoned.

So thanks competition creators.

Just bringing this up to help others who may see it and get confused, the link to the contest folder says (within the folder) "Deadline March 17". Is that a copy-paste error or was the deadline moved?

the deadline was moved but they can't edited here

Made it in under the wire on the expanded deadline, yeehaw! Best of luck, everypony!

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