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Uh... Hello? Can I get an answer for this?

I heard Kkat, writer of Fallout Equestria, told Equestria Daily to never feature a Fallout story on their site unless it's a Fallout Equestria story, and they said yes. Is that true?

Maybe it is time I make an attempt on the Equestria Daily?
Who care if I fail to have it up there, I have no idea, but it could be hilarious.

The people of EQD rejected my story but didn't even say why They just recommended I read their #%*+ing omnibus for writers

That WAS a COMPLETE waste of time so I emailed them about my situation. They responded by asking me what my story was called so they could contact me further on how to improve it this made me somewhat happy

I submitted it again anyway in hopes that someone would give some decent feedback or accept it. BUT low and behold I got the response from the Same prereader reader 65.546 " may whoever this is be banished to the moon for all eternity" I then added to my email may I request a different prereader haven't heard back from them since.

Ps would any of you mind reading the story I would really appreciate it


Not sure if I should drop my story in here, but it WAS rejected. My story "Wonderbolts... Yeah, Right" was rejected by EqD because it had an in-line image that I feel is a nifty part of the story since it's one of two pieces of art that inspired the story (the other one being the cover art).

So, like, I'm not looking for critique or anything like that, I just wanted to share my frustration that something as simple as an in-line image could be used as a disqualifying mark for a story, ignoring all of the story's other merits and giving a strike just based upon that. :raritydespair:

I wonder if the pre-readers even know how difficult it is to write a good fanfic. I would really feel more comfortable if EQD had experienced writers to decide how good a story is. I mean, I seriously doubt they even write much.

Just sayin...

I sent in my story pretty sure I'd get rejected, but hoping to be told how to improve, but they didn't tell me a darn thing :applejackunsure:
All they said was can't recommend it be posted, can't say why. What on earth is that supposed to mean?

So, if you submitted (an incomplete) story to EQD a few months and never got a response, does that mean you have a strike against you?

I just got rejected from EQD. I think I did fairly well, provided this is my first fanfic ever and I barely edited it. :pinkiecrazy:

I hate editing though. But if I'm to resubmit it, I have to edit. :pinkiesick:

The stories I've just posted have no chance of making it to EqD, but I felt it was something I had to do anyway. I hope you guys enjoy them. :twilightsmile:

I got "So far from meeting our standards that it would need a complete rewrite. Therefore, we will not consider it again, even if edited." from them, so now I'm like ' the hell' and just kept on writing.

I'm going for my third strike. Wonder what bull crap excuse their going to give this time. One out of place comma. :rainbowlaugh:

The first story I send to EqD was Fun Bug. I wrote the reason why it was written and how hard it was to keep up since the story isn't 100% mine. In fact, the story was with the help of the Derpibooru community. About 18 people were in it. :unsuresweetie:

It got rejected without getting a strike, but I knew it was going to happen anyway. :trollestia:

Then I wrote another story called Book Of Time. I worked harder on this one because it's my first original story. After three chapters, I decided to send it to EqD in hopes to get better views and ratings. But they rejected me due to repititive sentence structure and comma issues. The thing is, I like adding lots of commas. It gives the reader the feeling to dramatically stop without ending the sentence. :ajbemused: The repititive was my fault, so I guess I can't blame anyone for that. :twilightsheepish:

But what hit me the most was that in my story, I wrote the line "Using her godlike abilities," and they mocked me because of it. They wrote (Seriously? You can't be serious.) and that insulted me so. They were playing with my story, and they didn't appreciate it. Criticism is something I can accept, but this is pure insult. :fluttercry:

I decided that I won't be using EqD anymore. I didn't like those who laugh at my stories like that. Criticism is acceptable, but insults are not to be fun with.

So, I haven't used EqD since then.

I've recently received a rejection e-mail about my most popular story on this site and was rejected for several reasons, most of them valid, but they also said that Discord felt 'out of character' as that confused me since in 'Keep Calm and Flutter On' he became (sort of friends) with Fluttershy and had no attempts at trying to kill the Mane Six or take over Equestria like past villains.

In fact, he seemed fun-loving to the point of not really understanding the damage he was causing to those around him and that was how he was portrayed in the fic which was written two weeks after the episode aired.

So I didn't really get that, but I didn't ask because I've heard a lot of horror stories about nasty backlashes for questions like that as 'challenging authority' and I don't like being yelled at. :unsuresweetie:

I don't HATE them, but I guess at the very least I'm a little intimidated by them to the point where I don't think it would be worthwhile to edit the story and try again.

It would feel too much like tempting fate...

It occurred to me that I might be able to help in my own little way. Please note the following URLs:
Or, if you are allergic to PonyChan:
Either one of these fabulous institutions has, at its disposal, a Training Grounds queue where you can submit your work for further editorial assistance. You also might find a reviewer on-hand who is willing to give your story personal attention.
Treat these resources like the gems they are.:raritystarry: These boards also host writing podcasts, contests, and even a place where you can present questions to the EQD Pre-Readers. We are happy to discuss, civilly, the content and tone of our reviews. Even those of us who sometimes lose our tempers. :twilightblush:

Hello! My name is Twilight Snarkle. Okay, it's not really, but that's the pen-name I utilize at this moment.
I noted your claim that pre-readers do not write stories. I would like to respectfully disagree. Please note the proof I provide below. Rest assured, these are only those pre-readers who were immediately available to reply. A great many more of our ilk have written similarly.
Love and kisses,

I only submitted as a joke. My story was understandably rejected, but not for the reasons I thought it would be (continuity errors, pacing issues).

It was rejected because, the pre-reader said, there was nothing that could validly challenge the interdimensional immortal supergod protagonist meaningfully. Because the prereader apparently only read less than half of chapter one; by the end of the chapter, the main character gets his ass handed to him by a normal unicorn, and a little later it becomes abundantly clear to him that something is amiss with his powers. And the story is a character drama and what little powers the protagonist can summon usually cause more trouble than they ameliorate. Spot on, EqD prereader.

Not sure I even wanna resubmit after the rambling, borderline incoherent response they sent me, to be honest.

My story got rejected because it 'touches on too much of questionable material not allowed under our content guidelines'. ^_^ I'm an EqD Reject.

Apparently mine was rejected before it even got to the pre-readers. The only reason I can think of is because I am Australian, and thus spell certain words differently.

I think that's just a little silly, and I don't have the time to go through 60k words just to correct every single 'honour/honor' and 'colour/color' for example.

Oh well, it did alright back here, so I can't complain too much. :twilightsmile:

I've been rejected twice without strikes for comma issues and repetitive sentence structure. I'm getting sick of EqD. I want to be featured on it. But it feels like I'm being belittled every time you get rejected. My story has gotten over 8,000 views and 117 likes and 5 dislikes and 126 favorites (I did not feel like writing out the numbers). I've run them through multiple spell checks, grammar checks and so forth. I've even went through it myself looking for errors.The repetitive sentence thing is fairly easy to correct, but it would still require at least two straight days of edits to go through twenty chapters to find any repetitive sentences.

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