• The Batpony Writeoff

    Seth: Alex. I need you to run a batpony fanfic contest.
    Me: What. Why?
    Seth: Because. They are underrepresented.

    We here at Equestria Daily love October. We love it so much that we're giving you not one, but two writing competitions in the same month! Crazy right? And, well, Seth told me to, and I have nothing better to do with my time. So for the first time ever, I present: The Batpony Writeoff! I hope you like wings and fangs, because that's what this one is all about.

    Find more details after the break.

    I think a lot of us can agree that batponies are pretty cool, and maybe even cute. The fanon surrounding them has evolved over time, and a lot of people lean towards the "vampire" thing, along with being part of Luna's night guard.

    Whichever fanon or ideas you have about them, I want them in a story! All you need to do is follow the rules below:

    1. Each entry must abide by Equestria Daily's rules. No gore, and no sexual content. If your story has either of those, it's out. Capisce?
    2. Please submit only one story.
    3. Entries must be submitted by October 31st, 11:59pm. So, Halloween!
    4. Your story must be written for this event. Don't try to submit something old. I'll know.
    5. Your story must be between 2500 and 10,000 words. There's some room for leeway, but don't go giving me something that's 2000 or 12000 words.
    6. Obviously, it has to be about batponies. Duh.
    7. You must submit a complete story. Multiple chapters are fine, but it has to be finished.
    8. Send any questions to [email protected].
    9. Have fun! (Seriously don't wrack your brain over this. It's batponies. Enjoy it.)

    And now, I cannot stress the following enough, so I'll put it caps, bold, and colored:


    Stories will be judged based on overall quality. There's no specific goal in mind, just make it about batponies and write it well. Depending on how many entries are received, either the top 10 or top 5 will be posted. Out of those a top 3 and winner will be declared! What do you win? I... I don't know. Maybe it'll get featured. We'll see what happens as time goes by.

    Good luck, and have fun!