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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.

Someone left this here. :ekud:

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.

RAoK Fan Fiction Contest

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:16 AM by SingingFlames:iconsingingflames:




RAoK - Random Acts of Kindness.


Once, when I was just received my driver's license and still hadn't learned to keep track of my various gauges - like, say, the gas gauge - my car sat in a parking lot and refused to start. My poor car was empty, as was my wallet. A generous stranger was kind enough to purchase a tank of gas for me. When I asked how could I repay him, penniless as I was, he merely asked me, one day, to help someone else out. That RAoK experience has stayed with me throughout the years.

A RAoK can take many forms. It can be helping out without being asked or an unexpected gift. For this month's contest, let's show the love to our fellow deviants and dear ones. Write a gift fic for someone close to you. It can be another deviant (there's so many wonderful people here!) or someone offline (spread the love!). Write your fan fiction specifically for your chosen recipient.

Rules


  • You entry must be written for this contest and submitted after July 30th and before the cut off date of Aug. 21st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Please list out who your gift fan fiction is for somewhere in your deviation - the artist's comments or in the deviation itself.
  • You may ask your recipient for a request, if you would like, but it is not required. You may write a prompt of your own choosing, if you'd prefer.
  • One entry per deviant.
  • All entries must be fan fiction. All fandoms are welcome.
  • All entries must follow DeviantArt submission guidelines (no porn).
  • Both prose and poetry are acceptable.
  • Maximum word count: 1,000 words. No minimum word count.
  • Original characters/fan characters are acceptable, but the franchise must be recognizable.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, proper grammar use and how entertaining/engaging they are.
  • Please note Note me a link to your entry with the subject line "RAoK Fanfic Contest" before the deadline.
  • Link this contest journal somewhere in your deviation, either the deviation itself or in the artist's comments.

Prizes


  • 1st Place - 1,000 Points
  • 2nd Place - 500 Points
  • 3rd Place - 250 Points
  • All entries will be featured in the winners' announcement journal!

If you have any questions, please ask!



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SirRunOn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Just sniffing around. How good should a fic be before we suggest posting it on here?
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I've replied to your note. Please let us know if you have any more questions. :)
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leoboiko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Hello,

I'm new to DeviantArt, and I think I made a mistake and submitted my fanfic to the wrong folder.  Is there any way I can cancel the submission, and try again in the proper folder?
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to deviantART! :hug:

I was checking the submissions, and you submitted to the "Fandoms P, Q, R" which works for a Pokémon story. :) Since it is a Monster Hunter crossover, if you feel it has stronger elements of Monster Hunter than Pokémon, than it could be submitted to the "Fandoms M, N, O" if you'd like. However, it is fine where it is.
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leoboiko Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thanks for the answer! I had originally submitted to the "A, B, C" folder by mistake, but I eventually noticed the "withdraw" button so I withdrew it and re-submitted to the proper one :)
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, gotcha! :)
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also, the fanfiction I'm writing is still in the works.  It was on semi-hiatus, however, after June, it will be off that status for good.  I am working on the 2nd chapter as of now, and the full plot has been worked already and so I know how it'll end, how I'll include character developments and which characters will be in focus and out of focus, things such as this...  

The intro, prologue, an interlude, and 1st chapter are already submitted, and I'm hoping to have the 2nd chapter finished before I go on a long trip in June.  Is this okay?  Or should I just go ahead and withdraw my intro and prologue submissions and at least wait until several chapters are written before trying to submit? 

It's just, I realize that some people need to read a couple of chapters in order to decide if a fanfic is good enough to be considered 'quality'.  However, I was hoping that perhaps the intro and prologue might be enough to show that the plot will be interesting enough to consider accepting into this group.  I can understand, though, if you're wanting proof that the story will be written and not just abandoned, so just let me know if I should just withdraw and wait.
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IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh no..  I skipped a rule when I submitted.  I have a quick question, does submitting an intro and  prologue... can that count as a single chapter?  I haven't submitted a chapter yet.  I saw the 2 submission a week limit and thought that I could possibly give a better idea for where my plot is going by submitting the intro  (not very long)  and the prologue (also fairly short).

Should I quickly withdraw the prologue anyways just in case?
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TheMuffinyMuffins Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  New member Professional Artist
i have a question,
in the rules it says your story must have a plot. now don't get me wrong! stories do need plot but my fan fiction (well our but that would take a bit to explain) is three crazy girls living a well... crazy life, with random things happening while they go about it. i don't exactly think there is a plot so i wanted to ask before joined the group. thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question 
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The existence of a plot is what makes a story and a vignette, and is generally the source of the artistic merit in a piece. Of course, we don't mean a plot in the sense that events must happen in an outward way. Our notions of plot from from the literary nothing of conflict. Books generally have a single conflict that builds to a climax and then resolves, and that conflict can occasionally be an internal one, even as other conflicts and subplots come and go. 

That said, with a few exceptions, we require stories to have a central conflict that is either resolved, or whose resolution is averted in a way that provides closure. The exceptions we take to that are generally designed to enrich the conflict in official works without necessarily containing it, or are poetic pieces whose format prevent them from being bound by narrative rules. 

So in short, our definition of a plot might be loose enough to allow a story like yours. The question is, does one central character deal with and resolve, or make a significant step toward resolving, a single conflict? Is each individual chapter or piece a plot of its own? We would have to see your story to say. Fortunately, there is no penalty for submitting a story that doesn't meet our standards except the one about respect. You're already hitting that one home. 

Thank you for asking such an insightful question! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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