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  • 6 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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    63 comments · 5,959 views
  • 12 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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    47 comments · 6,616 views
  • 20 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!

    Guidelines

    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 · 6,961 views
  • 31 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 · 11,025 views
  • 45 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 · 16,234 views
  • 47 weeks
    Crackship Contest: 2022 Jan 06 - Mar 03


    commission from the amazing Shaslan

    Welcome!

    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!

    Criteria!

    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

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    51 comments · 10,616 views
  • 55 weeks
    Science Fiction Contest! 11 Nov 2021 - 06 Jan 2022


    source: commission from daOtterGuy

    Welcome!

    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!

    Prizes!

    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 · 6,954 views
  • 60 weeks
    M/M Shipping Contest! 16 Sep - 11 Nov 2021

    Welcome!

    Hello friends!

    It's time to show some love to the many wonderful male characters we have seen throughout the run of our beloved show, and the G5 movie! And what's the best way to do this? By getting them onboard the S.S. Romance, of course!

    So welcome, one and all, to the M/M Shipping Contest! Before November 11, 8PM EDT, your only duty is to take two (or more!) of your favorite stallions (or drakes, or dudes of any species!) to Shiptown. Maybe they're falling in love? Maybe they're saving the world together? Maybe they're facing a tragic separation? In all the forms a story about the love between stallions can take, we are here to celebrate it together.

    Oh, and there are a bunch of prizes, too!

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    30 comments · 7,151 views
  • 61 weeks
    Sunset Shimmer x Sunset Shimmer Contest (October 1, 2021 to October 28, 2021.)

    We have another contest down the barrel! And it’s some very curious shipping!


    (by nendo)

    Story Theme

    It is about time that Sunset Shimmer gets shipped with the most compelling and complex Equestria Girls villain of all: Sunset Shimmer! That’s right! This is a Sunset Shimmer x Sunset Shimmer Shipping Contest!

    What? But How Does That Work?

    In so many ways! Just off the top of my head:

    • Sunset’s originally-human counterpart!
    • Sunset’s demon form as a separate character from her, somehow!
    • Time travel!
    • Magic cloning!
    • Alternate timelines!
    • Changelings!

    Or think of your own, even better way!

    Additional Rules

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    41 comments · 13,407 views
  • 63 weeks
    Contest: Generation 5 Bingo Contest!

    As the new generation approaches, some things stay the same. Like contests. Check this one out!

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    49 comments · 6,624 views
Oct
19th
2022

Competition » M/M Shipping Contest II: 2022 Oct 09 - Dec 11 · 11:13pm October 19th


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!

The contest begins once you, whoever you are, reads this post, and lasts until 2022 Dec 11. You have until then to write and publish a story centered on a male/male ship. The story does not have to be a romance, or a happy one, as long as we can see the dynamics and chemistry that the stallions have or have once had!

Prizes!

Separate from any prizes, for every entry in the contest, $5 will be donated to OutRight International, an organization aiming to eradicate the persecution, inequality and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people face around the world.

Note that all prize amounts will be sent by PayPal. If you are unable or unwilling to receive money by PayPal, please contact me, Bicyclette, to try to arrange an alternative. (In the past they have included donations to mutually agreed-upon charities, and money being sent to other writers.)

The base prize pool will be $250, tentatively split this way:

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $65
  • Third Place: $40
  • Judge Prizes: $15 (x3)

However, this is just the minimum! Depending on the turnout, more prize money and prizes will likely be added.

And in recognition of the special reaction M/M stories tend to receive on this site, every comment downvote on anything related to the contest (stories, posts) will add $1 to the prize pool, as well as donate an additional $1 to OutRight International.

Judges!

Here we are!

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.

Rules!

  1. All entries must have their main/primary ship be an M/M pairing (or M/M/M polyship, or M/M/M love triangle, or what have you).
  2. Stories can be of any rating or content, though we ask you to stay away from extreme content (fetishes, extreme gore, etc.) and porn without plot.
  3. R63 of canon female characters, AUs, crossovers, and OCs are all allowed. But judges are not guaranteed to know anything outside of G4 and G5 canon material, so please keep this in mind!
  4. Stories must be published and complete between 2022 Oct 09 8PM ET and 2022 Dec 11 7PM EST to qualify.
  5. Authors may submit as many stories as they wish, though each author may only win one prize.
  6. There is a hard cap of 50kw total between all entries by a single author. However, we officially encourage quality over quantity!
  7. Submissions will be collected in the M/M Shipping Contest 2022 Submissions folder. Feel free to join the group and place it in yourself!
  8. If you have any questions about the contest not covered in this post, please feel free to PM me, Bicyclette.
  9. As I, Bicyclette, must interact with all entrants, please keep in mind my DNI policy.

That's it!

Please make sure to join the group if you are interested, since any updates to the contest, as well as the eventual results, will be posted there.

And if you crave more contests to enter, here are some that are currently running as of this writing:

Best of luck, and good shipping!


Note: Questions and clarifications should be directed to the organizers, not the staff of Fimfiction.

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Comments ( 28 )

Doodl3s is considering on joining :raritywink:

To daOtterGuy: very nice work you did there, keep it up.

looks like we already have a $3$10$17$31$59$84 donation to OutRight International and as much addition to the prize pool just from this post so far!
5693402
very excited!
5693408
yes, it was amazing work! love his art
5693410
hell yeah

This isnt really important, but, I find it very funny that Weird Al cannonically voices Cheese sandwich

Oooh ill def take a shot! Now what M/M pair... Also, would a poly m/m/f ship work? Like its m/f, and in the story they add another male? The focus would be on M/m ofc

Very excited to write for this! I loved the last contest I joined so I’m definitely joining this one!

bkc56 #9 · October 20th · · 1 ·

So the rules suggest that donations can be increased by downvoting everything, everywhere, as much as possible. I'm not sure that's the desired behavior for the story entries and the comments on them.

I understand the clause is to try and prevent subject-matter based downvotes, but...

Those downvoting based on content won't have read the rules (since they aren't interested in such a contest) so they won't know the side-effect their vote causes. And those who have read the rules and wish to help increase the size of the donation may vote for effect rather than opinion.

The fact that my idea for an entry went straight back to the Daymac-verse.:raritydespair::trollestia:

Edit: Well, “straight”.

5693459
yes, that would work great!
5693465
yay, so glad to have you!
5693471
maybe! who knows?
5693475
hehe "straight". and nothing wrong with that! looking forward to reading it if you do!

Any suggestions for this? I got the fic plot and such in place but essentially its Big Mac and Sugar Belle, and adding a stallion to their poly (takes place after TLP) Theres a few stallions that might work but id love to hear anyones suggestions

5693510
Well, I suppose it’s off to The Looney Tunes Show for my Baffy references (one eccentric and the other level-headed… besides the mention of them in the comment section of the Daymac fic, I suppose you’d be able to guess the ship based off of what you’ve gathered from the “Broverse” thus far :twilightsmile:)

(Insert evil Daffy cackle here:trollestia:)

I'm tremendously tempted to try my hoof at this. As far as I can tell, there aren't any Sky Beak / General Seaspray stories on FIMfiction (Why? Don't you people like hippogriff DILFs?) so I would be breaking whole new ground.

oh holy shit. I'm not into pony enough anymore to actually create anything of my own, but I do lurk on this site still- and damn. the pettiness in "every downvote gets another dollar added". I love it. cheers, my dude, I hope this is a resounding success

I'm pretty sure I missed out on the last iteration of this contest because of project indecision paralysis. So I might give this another shot!

5693471
I'd hope and assume that most decent folks here would just, I dunno, donate to charity directly instead of trying to game the system by literally spreading negativity. But yeah, risk of shortsighted behavior is always there.

Can the battleship Bismarck be part of the shipping contest? I mean he's a chonky boy but she has good personality!

There is a hard cap of 50kw total between all entries by a single author. However, we officially encourage quality over quantity!

Okay, 50 clopfics of exactly 1000 words each it is! ^.^

5693415

looks like we already have a $3$10$17$31 donation to OutRight International and as much addition to the prize pool just from this post so far!

Be honest... did you foresee the repercussions when you made that donation promise... or the flaw of the pledge's intention?

Stay with me for a moment.

Do you think the individuals that are downvoting everything would even give the time to listen to something they already disagree with, let alone, become aware of their punishment for being a hater? And do you think that those who are actually supporting this topic, wouldn't downvote everything just as a way to increase the donation/prize pool?

I wouldn't be surprised if you'll add over a hundred dollars for each pool by the time this is all over.

5693523
ehehe
5693528
break that new ground! later season characters especially have far too few fics for them
5693534
thanks, and me too!
5693536
would be excited if you do, so please do!
5693541
do it coward
5693561
hell yeah!
5693562
thanks for your concern!

5693512
there might be better places to ask this than the comments of this post! if you want to stay on this site i suggest the contest group or The Coltcuddlers, or if you have Discord i could PM you something

5693566
Alas, I am a coward...
I won't be able to write Bismarck 38-cm gun fire a 45.3 kg of shell into our heart.
I deeply apologize.

5693566

thanks for your concern!

... theres something going on here, isn't there?

Posh #24 · October 21st · · 5 ·

5693587 I believe it’s a polite way of saying “shut up.”

I would have just said “shut up,” personally, but I’ve never been good at PR.

5693415
I downvoted a random comment. Where do I send my dollar?

Comment posted by TheCrystalRing deleted October 27th

The folder doesn't allow stories to be added. Is this just a glitch or intentional? I know there are two stories for this year's contest in the "Intended" folder, and I was hoping to add my entry but it doesn't work.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's work! I'm nearly done drafting mine.:twilightsmile:

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