Welcome to /fic/, the board for pony fanfiction and all things related to it! If you need help from other members or have a question, feel free to drop by the #fic IRC
Posting Guidelines (or: the /fic/ Readme)
● #Tag your threads as appropriately as you can. You can make up your own tags, but try to make them descriptive of your thread or fic. Make a tag by typing "[#Your tag here]" in the text box.
● Use the Recommendation/Request General at >>79 if you want to recommend a story you haven't written or if you're looking for genre suggestions, a fic you can't remember the name of, etc.
● Instead of double posting to correct errors, edit your post with the Edit button, bottom right of the page. You can use this to update collections and open/close threads, too.
● If you want to show off a story you wrote, include a story title, a description, story tags, and a link to the story (where applicable).
● If you have multiple stories, consider using one thread for all of your stories instead of making a thread for each story.
● If you're looking for help with your story, there's a directory of readily available reviewers here: >>159. If you need feedback on your story, you are strongly advised to post in one of them.
● If somepony thinks your story isn't great, they might let you know. That might hurt your feelings, but that's a risk you take when you open your fic to feedback. FIMFiction has a dislike button for a reason.
● If you submit a story to a review thread, please tell that reviewer what reviews you've requested or received before, be it from other reviewers, Equestria Daily pre-readers, your dog, etc.
● Reviews take time, so please be patient if you're waiting for one.
● Try to get to your reviews in a timely manner. If you can't, consider closing your thread to submissions.
● If your review is really long, consider [hide]ing your review, which puts it in a collapsible spoiler.
● Be polite. You don't have to sugarcoat feedback, but you don't have to be caustic about it, either.
● This board accepts review of mature-themed stories, under the following conditions:
—― You must enable mature content in your settings (the top right corner - select "Show mature content threads").
—― You must tag any threads created with the "Mature" checkbox or with [#Mature] at the beginning of your thread.
● You are highly
encouraged to first make use of an existing review thread accepting mature-themed fics before making a thread.
—― These review threads can be found in the Directory below this post with (Mature) after their titles.
Tags are what you use to show what your thread is about or what genre your story is. For example, a review thread can have a #Reviewer tag, while a fic thread can have a #Story tag. There aren't official tags, so you can use any tag you want, like #Mystery or #Drama. To make a tag, put #Your tag between [ ]s. [#Your Tag] becomes #Your Tag. No need for [/#Your Tag] or anything.
For your convenience, here's a list of common thread tags:
And here are some standardized story tags:
● Slice of Life
For more, you can see Wikipedia's list of literary genres. Alternatively, you can get creative.
For stories or threads with mature content, we have a #Mature tag. You can see >>/site/3678 for details on that. The short of it is, this tag denotes adult content like clop or gore in thread, be it discussion of that content or stories with that content. You can turn on and off the ability to view these stories in the settings menu.
Places to read fics:
● Equestria Daily Archive
● Pony Fiction Archives
● Pony Fiction Vault
● Ezn's Guide
● The Editor's Omnibus
● Cereal Velocity's Pony Writing Guide
Failure to adhere to the guidelines above may result in mod discretionary action.
Sticky to be edited as things develop. Last updated on the date below this line.