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Fan fiction is literature too, and this group is for authors who treat their stories seriously. This group gathers quality fan fiction together in one place, including the fanfic Daily Deviations. Our purpose is to be the place deviants come to when they want to find a well-written fanfic, post their own, and give and receive thoughtful comments and critiques.
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Rules and Guidelines

Welcome to LiteraryFanFiction!


We are the gathering place for quality fan fiction. Our goal is to raise awareness of quality fan fiction and to improve the community's overall opinion of it. Fan fiction suffers from a stigma that it is poorly written, plotted, full of poorly developed characters, and basically that it is "bad writing." We wish to show the community that we are serious writers and we take our fiction seriously. This is not to say "bad fan fiction" doesn't exist - it does - but there are numerous well written fanfics out there as well. We want the community to see how wonderful our chosen medium can be. We wish to share with the community the all great fanfics available.

Please feel free to look around and enjoy! :D

Come visit our new chat room! #LitFanFic




Rules & Guidelines


Since we are striving for quality fan fictions, we have strict guidelines for submissions.

:bulletgreen: Fan Fiction - This is a fan fiction group. Your submission must be fan fiction in the English language, as we are not qualified to judge literary standards in other languages.

:bulletgreen: Format - Please submit only pieces that are narrative prose (stories), poetry, or non-narrative prose about writing or fanfiction. Prose should not contain in-line citations, excessive footnotes, or "fill in the blank" passages.

:bulletgreen: Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation - Please make sure your fic is well-edited before submitting. A typo can be overlooked, but a fanfic that's full of errors is just sloppy. This includes punctuation of dialog.

:bulletgreen: Gallery Folders - Submit to the proper folder. Each folder has 'Fandoms' and then letters listed after it. Those letters are for the first letter of your fan fiction's series title. Do not use articles (a, an, the) when alphabetizing your series. (Ex. - The Dresden Files would go under D, for Dresden, not T.)

:bulletgreen: Crossovers - Crossovers are allowed, if the story premise is possible (please nothing wild, like humanized My Little Ponies traipsing around with sparkling vampires). Please submit crossovers under the fandom name the main POV character belongs to. Example: in a Superman/X-Men crossover, if the fanfic is told from Wolverine's POV, submit the story into the "Fandoms V, W, X, Y, Z" gallery because Wolverine is from the X-Men franchise.

:bulletgreen: Featured Folder - The Featured folder is reserved for the Fan Fiction Daily Deviations, and other DDs related to fan fiction. Remember, if you know any great fan fictions, feel free to recommend them to me, SingingFlames! :)

:bulletgreen: Canon - To avoid reader confusion, stories should remain canon or, at least, canonically possible (something that is conceivable in that fandom). :new: Stories that contradict canon are at risk of being declined. Be prepared to defend anything that isn't, or may not be, canon.

:bulletgreen: Romantic Relationships - Please keep all relations in your fanfic canon or canonically possible (i.e. the 'other' person in a romantic triangle). We accept all orientations, as long as it's canon. Don't change a character's sexual orientation to 'fit' your pairing.

:bulletgreen: Original Characters - OCs are allowed, but canon characters must also be present or be set in an immediately recognizable setting (i.e. having your OC wizard students attending Hogwarts is fine, however, an OC wizard with a wand and no recognizable locales or spells being used is not enough).

:bulletgreen: Continuity - please submit chapters in order. We reserve the right to decline chapters of a work if all previous chapters have not been accepted into our gallery.

:bulletgreen: Submission Limit - At the moment, submissions are limited to two a week. This may change as the group grows.

:bulletgreen: When posting a new story, please submit only the first chapter. After that one is approved, you may post new chapters at your leisure within the submission limits.

:new: Mature Content - While you are allowed to submit mature content and works with ideologically sensitive material, admins are not required to read or act on things that make them uncomfortable. We thank you for your patience.

:bulletgreen: Flash Fan Fiction Friday - If your Flash Fan Fiction Friday entry would put you over the week's limit, please tell us this in your comment on the entry when you link us the story, and hold off on submitting it to the group gallery.

Reasons Why a Submission Might Be Declined



:bulletred: Mary Sues - Mary Sues/Gary Stus are overly perfect characters with little to no flaws, and they outshine the main cast.

:bulletred: Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation - Please, please, please edit your stories. An occasional typo happens to everyone, but basic grammar rules need to be understood and followed. Fics with multiple errors will be declined, as will fics with "fill in the blank" sections.

:bulletred: dA Rules and Guidelines - No submission that breaks dA submission policies will be accepted. Please don't argue with me about the rules. It's dA's site, it's their rules. If it's mature, tag it. FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content? FAQ #251: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic literature'; what do you consider this to be? Repeated attempts to submit works that flagrantly violate dA's rules on pornographic content will result in being banned from the group. :(

:bulletred: Quality - 'Quality' is a very subjective term, but your fic should be well organized, interesting and easy to understand.

:bulletred: OC x Canon - All relationships should be canon, or at least conceivable in that fandom. For this reason, we don't accept OC x Canon fics if that Canon character is in an established relationship. Any OC x Canon relationship must be conceivable (i.e. it is believable, even expected, for Captain James T. Kirk to have numerous "flings" with pretty much any female around).

:bulletred: Wrong Gallery - Deviations submitted to the wrong gallery, or not labeled so we can tell what fandom they belong to, will be declined. We want our galleries easy to navigate.

:bulletred: Plot - Have one.

:bulletred: Implausible Crossovers - As mentioned in the crossover rule above, any crossovers have to make sense and be conceivable. No human!Ponies with sparkling vampires (I haven't seen that, but I'm sure it's out there).

:bulletred: Moderator Discretion - This is similar to the 'Quality' issue listed above. Sometimes - for varying reasons - a story may not quite fit inside our guidelines. For that reason, we rely on Moderator discretion. Our Moderators have to right to refuse any story as necessary.

:bulletred: "Submit and Run" Members - Please do not join our group long enough to submit, and then leave the group.




:bulletpurple: Special Note - There are so many fandoms out there, it's impossible to be familiar with each one. We will do our best to insure all the fanfics here are canon (or canonically possible), but if you find one that is not, please note the group so we can investigate it.

As we are still new, these rules are subject to change. Any major changes will be announced in a blog. If you have any questions, please send us a note.
Flash Fan Fiction Friday (4F)

Last week, we explored literary "Archetypes"! Please take a moment to read our entries.

4F Challenge - ArchetypeThe forest was in a scramble. Gigant Edge stood guard in a cleared out area, his oversized sword in hand, prepared to fend off the intruder. He knew as well as anyone that the fight would be futile, but they all had to do their part to try. No one here was going down without a fight. Though he couldn't help secretly hoping that a certain gold-armored knight would finally cease to be.
And speaking of the little devil, he had heard of the coming ruckus as well. A young Sir Kibble who simply went by the name “Kibble”. The knight's antics constantly put the lives of the inhabitants in danger, even without outside intervention. Gigant Edge couldn't help but think that the mere fact that they were now under attack was somehow Kibble's fault. He didn't know how, but it had to be Kibble's fault.
Arthur, a blade knight of enhanced potential, stood guard beyond Gigant. Although he had more potential than an average blade knight, he had no idea how to tap into the power. The plan was
Underworld (L.A. Noire 4F)The chamber of the Colt spun round as Cole loaded it. Backing up against the wall, he held it up against his shoulder.
"Give it up, Phelps!"
Biting the inside of his cheek, he spun on his heel, and fired at one of the two trench coated figures. The man collapsed to the ground with a gasp and a burst of blood from his chest. Cole dashed forward, swinging the Colt up as the fallen detective's comrade opened fire at him.
White hot pain ripped through his side as a bullet grazed him, causing him to stumble slightly in his steps. Whipping his arm about in the air, Cole fired. Stopping before the corpses of the two men, he panted hard.
He grimaced at the splotch of blood on his suit jacket. He felt the urge to kick one of the bodies as he did so, each of them still wearing their badges. Everyone knew who he was, fallen poster boy of the LAPD, but he couldn't say the same for the others, being too consumed by his work to be much of a socialite.
Cole snorted at that. As if he could seriously c
If It Weren't for Tidus...Disclaimer: I do not own Final Fantasy X. I make no profit from this work of fiction.
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“It never would have happened without you. It's all your fault, you know.” The voice stopped, letting him process the words. “Would you have changed it? Would you have saved Spira?”
His fault.  
That was the only thing his mind processed at first. It was all his fault. All of it. Spira would be a beautiful place if it weren't for him. And he still wasn't sure what could have been done to keep any of it from happening. It took several moments for the questions the fayth had asked him to finally register. “I would have, you know.”
He felt the spirit brush past his face. “I know.”
Tidus couldn't help the comfort that flowed through him with the spirit's understanding. Bahamut's spirit – one of the strongest of the aeons that Yuna summoned, the one that saved her from a loveless marriage
Taking One for the Team (Transformers Flash Fic)
Taking one for the Team
A Transformers Flash Fic
Prompt: Archetypes
Characters: Heatwave, Blades
Universe: Rescue Bots
Word Count: 330
Bullet; Red Bullet; Orange Bullet; Red 
    "Heatwave!"
    The firetruck Rescue Bot groaned and tried to ignore the sound of heavy footsteps running towards him. However, he couldn't ignore the waxing cloth being snatched out of his hand and flung across the room. "Blades!"
    "Heatwave!" Blades grabbed Heatwave’s face, and Heatwave grunted at the strong grip. "You have to help me. Now."
    Heatwave paused, holding back his initial growling response, and frowned. There had been many times that Blades had run to him in some state of hysteria. The helicopter always found something to worry about, and that had only increased since landing on Earth.
  
Innocent Guise (Transformers Flash Fic)
Innocent Guise
A Transformers Flash Fic
Prompt: Archetypes
Characters: Bluestreak, Prowl
Universe: G1
Word Count: 199
 Bullet; White Bullet; Blue Bullet; White 
    "—so I told Sides that he was completely nuts if he was thinking about actually going on that ramp, and he was all like, 'You've been hanging out with Prowl too much, Blue, because you've turned into such a fun sucker,' and I was like, 'But you still love me because I'm cute.' He just laughed and proceeded to take the ramp, and that was how me, Sides, and Sunny exploded the highway."
    Prowl's door-wings twitched, but Bluestreak's smile never wavered. "And that is how the entire situation happened?"
    "Yep!"
    "And you're not leaving anything out?"
    "Nope!"
    Prowl hummed and tapped


This week, let's revisit an old favorite of mine (and one that's very similar to last week's theme): "Tropes"! I will provide a (semi-)random page from TVtropes.org, and you pick one or more of the tropes to include in your 4F. Beware, the entire site is an incredible time sink.

Here's the trope link: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…

It's dialogue tropes! This should be fun. :evillaugh:

:star: Contests :star:

April Mini-Battle Special!Being the founder's Birthday Month, we are going to make April's Mini-Battle a special one!
Unlike the other battles, the prizes will be more!
First Place Prize: (min. of four to have battle) 
Mini-Battle Badge, and 3 month Premium Member subscription!
Second Place Prize: (if there are more then 8 entries) 
Mini Battle Badge 2nd Place, and 1 Month Premium subscription.
Third Place Prize: (if there are more then 12 entries) 
Mini Battle Badge 3rd Place, and 50 pts.This will be run like any other battle, so here is the challenge!
OC Challenge!
"Renew"

Theme Description:  Renew: Replace (something that is broken or worn out),  give fresh life or strength to, re-establish (a relationship), resume (an activity) after an interruption. These are just examples.
Use the given theme and write a short story with either your own or a
TMNT Caption Contest:iconTMNTContests: thinks the turtle fans here on DA could sure use a few laughs right about now, so....inspired by The New Yorker Magazine weekly caption contest, the TMNTContests sponsered community event for April is a funny caption challenge! Take a look at these two great cartoons by the incomparable Teratophelia. Each is in need of a funny, witty, sardonic or otherwise amusing caption.  Want to participate? It's easy! See below for all the challenge details including the prizes!
A.

B.



Description: This is first and foremost a community event so participating is fun, easy and open to all. To take part simply leave your caption in the comments below. You may caption one or both of the cartoons. Just be sure to label the caption A and/or B so we know which cartoon it applies to. Good


:bulletgreen: We now have a chat room! Come over to #LitFanFic and hang out a bit! SingingFlames tries to hop in there whenever she's on. :)

:typerhappy: Guidelines :typerhappy:

:bulletblue: 300 or 500 word count limit. If you really want to challenge yourself, try a 100 word 4F.

:bulletblue: You have until next Friday to submit your 4F.

:bulletblue: Include the theme in your 4F.

:bulletblue: Post a link to your 4F in the current Flash Fan Fiction Friday journal. When the next one is announced, I'll feature them. As of right now, there is no limit to how many you can submit (but I will only feature one per person).

:bulletblue: Submit your 4Fs to the gallery folder named "Flash Fan Fiction Friday," located at the bottom of the folder list. These submissions won't be as highly monitored as regular submissions, since you only have a week to work on them. However, grammar and spelling do still count.

:la: Did You Know? :la:

We recently had a "Did You Know" about titles and blurbs. I would like to add a side note to that. When creating a title, be aware of any associations that title may bring to mind. If your fan fiction is an action-filled horror, you should avoid titling it something like, The 50 Grey Shades. That example may be a bit forced, but it makes its point. People will read your title and make assumptions from it. If it strongly reminds them of something, they will automatically draw that connection.

You can use this to your advantage, as well, and draw your potential readers' attention with a title that is well suited for your story/genre.
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Inosab Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
4 day5 ??? ; )
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry. I'm not sure what "4 day5 ???" means.
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Inosab Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
what?
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm replying to your comment you left on my group's profile page. comments.deviantart.com/4/2371… I didn't understand it.
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aceman67 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Is anyone moderating at all? I've had two chapters sitting in moderation for 5 days.
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi!

My apologies for your wait. Due to my work schedule, I usually work on the submissions on the weekend. I should get to your submissions shortly. Please let me know if you have any further questions. :)
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systemcat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Before I dare try. and join this elite-type group. If I presented one or two pieces of mine in link. Could some one say if my work fits the bill to be welcomed here?
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1st-Hashirama-Senju Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015

Hello!


I have been joining quite a few fanfic related groups because I write fanfiction and would like to improve my writing.



I am wondering, do you accept Alternate Universe stories? I know you said things about canon stories but Naruto's canon is pretty flawed in Part 2, even more so towards the end. Even if AU stories are not allowed, I can just stick to Part 1 for the most part or even do events that were partly shown, or only mentioned in Naruto without having to worry about Part 2.


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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! :D

We do accept AUs, as long as they are at least somewhat canonically plausible (for instance, a future story where some key event has happened and changed the storyline). However, My Little Pony-ized versions of Star Wars characters wouldn't fall under any form of "plausible". If an author can justify how their AU could conceivably happen in their franchise's canon, and do it without relying on random acts of author intervention (i.e. they fell through a portal and "poof" things are different), then it should be fine.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions. :)
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1st-Hashirama-Senju Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015

Thanks, it helped!


And your examples are great too! :)


Just wondering, are you a fan of My Little Pony? And what is your reaction to seeing Pony-ized characters on this site? Just wondering since I just find that kind of stuff weird. Though I don't comment and be a jerk, that'd be plain rude.


I have only one true fanfic on this site so far. Here's the link to it-


1st-hashirama-senju.deviantart…


Would it be acceptable to submit it to the group? Basically, I made it due to my feelings about the War arc and ending of the second part of the Naruto series. And Neji Hyūga is in the story too.

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