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  • 1 week
    The Shining Armor is a Terrible Dad 2024 Competition

    Do you love Shining Armor? Do you hate Shining Armor? If your answer is yes to either/both of these, then this is the place for you! Shining Armor is a Terrible Dad is a sequel to Cadance is a Terrible Mom. The original contest was a success, and I've been itching to host another like it ever since. The premise is the same, only the roles are reversed: Write a story about Shining Armor being an awful parent.

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    21 comments · 3,431 views
  • 7 weeks
    Portal Transformations Contest I

    Announcement and Rules (3 January 2024 to 7 March 2024)

    The most up to date version of this contest's rules is at https://www.fimfiction.net/group/217156/portal-transformations/thread/529551/portal-transformations-contest-announcement-and-rules. Please ask your questions there.

    Welcome to the Contest

    "When Spike goes through the Mirror Portal from Equestria to CHS, he turns into a dog. What does X turn into when X goes through the Mirror Portal (or a similar portal)? You can pick X and the direction."

    Myself (Mockingbirb), I'm especially interested in changes that are less usual, not so commonplace (although I suppose very unsual treatments of the 'usual' changes can be interesting too.)

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  • 17 weeks
    Imposing Sovereigns IV

    An esteemed pedigree of Fimfic contests has entered its next generation. That’s right, Imposing Sovereigns IV… has actually been going for a while now. Apologies there. :twilightsheepish:

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    7 comments · 6,728 views
  • 20 weeks
    The M/M Shipping Contest III: 2023 Sep 24 - Dec 03

    commissioned from: daOtterGuy

    Here we go again!

    It is, indeed, the subsequent year after the M/M Shipping Contest 2022 and I, Bicyclette (who is NOT Wanderer D if you are reading this from the site post, please do NOT message them about this contest) am still alive! Therefore, this contest is happening!

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    24 comments · 6,586 views
  • 30 weeks
    Cozy Glow Short Story Contest #4

    ⬇⬇⬇THIS COULD BE YOU!!⬇⬇⬇

    They said* it couldn’t be done. They said* the child was dealt with, problem solved, nothing more to see here. Rendered completely harmless as a statue. A grotesque chunk of frieze in the old gothic style, fallen from the ramparts of Canterlot Castle. A lawn gnome set in ambush to bemuse wanderers in Celestia and Luna’s precious hedge maze. No way could she inspire a single expression of overwhelming support, let alone three.

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    31 comments · 9,242 views
  • 36 weeks
    The "New Blood" Contest

    [EDIT]: After some debating among the judges, we decided the minimum account age allowed will be 2020 instead of 2021. Makes more sense this way.

    At Bean’s Writing Group, we have always done our best to help authors, be they seasoned or novice, struggling or not, take their writing to the next level. But now we want to put the spotlight on the smaller, more recent authors – those who had joined way after the end of G4, and who might find normal contests daunting because of the competition of established, more experienced authors.

    This is a chance for you guys to shine and show what the new generation can bring to the table!

    For this contest, entries won't be confined to a specific set of characters, a genre, or any other narrow set of requirements. Instead, we will employ the system BWG is most known for: prompts.

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    76 comments · 11,001 views
  • 43 weeks
    May Pairing Contest 2023


    It's once again May, and you know what that means: it's time to crackship!

    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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    55 comments · 9,692 views
  • 49 weeks
    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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    53 comments · 9,490 views
  • 52 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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    12 comments · 8,648 views
  • 53 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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    66 comments · 7,809 views

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

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!


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.


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.


  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 ( 30 )

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!
very excited!
yes, it was amazing work! love his art
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 · Oct 20th, 2022 · · 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”.

yes, that would work great!
yay, so glad to have you!
maybe! who knows?
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

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!

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! ^.^


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.

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

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

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.


thanks for your concern!

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

Posh #24 · Oct 21st, 2022 · · 6 ·

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.

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

Comment posted by TheCrystalRing deleted Oct 27th, 2022

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:

Oh hey anothercontest I would have really liked to participate in, such a shame I wasn't allowed to. And not because I missed the deadline.

The one with rainbow dashes dad and fluttershy's brother reminds me of danny gonzalazs Homecoming vine, And im all here for it!

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