This is the group from FamousLastWords' 2020 competition. Please submit your stories in the appropriate folder.

Hey everyone!

So it's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to host a contest, but you know what they say: There's no time like the present! That being said, I think it's high time I host another one... and an interesting one at that!


If you've been around as long as I have, you probably remember the old days of FimFiction. Drama around every corner, groups were bustling and live and it seemed you could always count on your favorite author dropping an awesome OctaScratch or LyraBon fic when you needed it most. It's definitely true that some things have changed since then. New ships with new characters, an expanded universe, and plenty of new plot points to write about. I'd say a lot of these changes have been good, but I'm in the mood for something a little old-school.

That, my friends, is what this contest will be about: bringing back old-school ships in a big way! For this contest, I want to see you all write about ships that were popular back in the earlier days, ships that my have fallen out of favor recently for one reason or another. Whether that reason be canon ruining it or maybe we've all just moved on to other interests in the shipping world, I think it's time we take a step back and have some fun with this one!

Here be the rules:

1. Your story must tackle some kind of important moment in a relationship. Whether that be the first date, marriage, first kiss, etc., it's really up to you. So long as it's an important relationship moment, it will pass. If you have questions, you can always reach out to me or one of the other judges that will be listed below via PM.

2. The story must feature a ship that was popular back in the earlier days of the fandom. Now, that's a broad topic, so to make it simple: Your story must feature a ship that consists of characters that were in the show prior to Season 4.

3. Your story can take place in any time period of canon, so just because your ship might be an older one, you can still write it in today's canon if you wish. The Alt. Universe tag is allowed, so feel free to get creative!

4. Any rating is allowed, but if you're writing an erotic story, please make sure it has an actual story to it as opposed to just sex.

5. There is no minimum word count, but please don't let your entry exceed 15k words. I feel that's enough to write a multitude of engaging stories.

6. It must be a new story, published on or after 5/18.

7. The contest will run from 5/18-6/30. So any story submitted after 6/30 or before 5/18 will not be accepted.

8. You may enter as many entries as you wish.

9. All entries must be added to this group: Right Back At It Again Group!

Pretty simple, right? Well, I know that having a list of ships to choose from may be restrictive, but I have full faith that we can come up with tons of great ideas for them and it's a chance from some of us to step out of our comfort zone a bit. In fact, I think this could open us all up creatively and flood this site with some really fresh ideas!

Now, as far as judges go, I selected four in addition to myself. I like to have more judges than necessary at times because that ensures once the contest is over, we can drill through the review process and announce the winners within a week. Also, the five I selected all have different opinions, interests, and viewpoints so every story has a fair shot. They are: ChappedPenguinLips, Freedom, Lucky Seven, and Note Pad.

Well, there's only one more thing to talk about and we all know what that is... PRIZES!






Well, I suppose that's it then! Enter if you can, tell your friends and let's make this a fun time! I can't wait to read all the fantastic stories that you guys can come up with!

Good luck!

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Hey, quick question. Any word on when the winners are actually announced?

Ok, I'll be honest. I had no idea how posting things worked so my story is going through moderation as we speak. Pretty cool, right?

Aww man. Would have loved to join this. Don’t think I can get something done in the time limit. Hope there’s another competition like this in the future.

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