The Writeoff Association 917 members · 621 stories

The Writeoffs are writing challenges held every few weeks — alternating between My Little Pony fanfiction, original fiction, and other genres put forth by user-created groups — in which writers create stories inspired by a collaboratively chosen prompt. The stories are submitted to the website, which posts them anonymously. Voting is open to the public, with judging rounds that allow readers to choose winners based solely on the quality of the stories, without knowing any of the authors' identities.

During the judging period, the event thread on the Writeoff website becomes a centralized discussion point for the stories, with a strong tradition of participants trading story reviews and constructive criticism. Many participants feel that this feedback is the best part of the Writeoffs. The event is concluded when voting results are posted and the authors are revealed.

Although the Writeoffs are hosted offsite, their community is drawn from a strong core of FIMFiction authors and many of its stories end up here. We welcome all authors and readers, whether new or experienced — so come one, come all to the Writeoff Association!

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RogerDodger - website coding, contest administration
(Contact if you have an issue with the Writeoff itself.)

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CoffeeMinion - Fimfiction group admin
(Contact for issues related to Writeoff discussion and Fimfic group administration.)

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The website has information on how to enter the competitions.

We've moved the contest to a different server (but we do post fixed-up entries here). Click on the website link, above.

Question. Why in the world is the main page stuck in July?

do i enter my story here or on the website linked?

404786 I've done a bit more thinking, and unless I'm told not to, I'm going to give this another shot.

I have a question.

A few weeks ago, I had a freakout about my conduct in one of the Write-Off competitions, and left the group. Recently, though, after some calming down, some reassurance and some practice, I've been desiring to try my hand at it again, this time with a clearer, more mature mindset. Would that be acceptable?

403787 Oooh! I can answer that one! :pinkiehappy:

To enter a contest you'll need an account on the Writeoff site. Then, wait until the event starts and the prompt is announced (again, over on that site, though the corresponding thread in this group'll probably have the info within a few minutes of the event starting). Write your story and submit it through that site, which hosts the stories during the contest. Just remember to check out the FAQ and the generic contest rules (here are the ones from the last contest, though they rarely change from event to event).

Hope that helps, and if you have any further questions feel free to ask away!

How do you submit stories to competitions? I'd like to participate in the MLP short story event.

All of the current Writeoff events are specifically MLP-themed, but 400890 has discussed holding new/alternate competitions for other fandoms or for original fiction. I remember reading a forum thread talking about those plans, but I don't recall which one off the top of my head.

A little over 24 hours.

When will the next contest be?

391781 You have a very cute profile image...What is it?

This looks like an interesting group. I guess I can have a go with this.

This group hasn't had any comments on here in a while. That's kind of weird, considering that this is a fairly active group.

Next Writeoff Begins: Sunday, January 5th


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Cool. I'm not sure if I'll manage it in a day or not, but I've got a couple ideas to marinate overnight.


Totally. You've got 24 hours, though—think fast!

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Sorry if this is covered elsewhere -- can anyone join in at any point? I.e., could I submit a fic to this round, even though I just joined the group?

Yes. A full ranking of stories and scores will be made visible after voting closes. First, second, and third place will all receive prizes and ribbons, and non-placing fics will also have the opportunity to receive "Judges' Choice" awards, such as "Most Original" and "Best Worldbuilding."

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