It is the mark of a good fairy-story, of the higher or more complete kind, that however wild its events, however fantastic or terrible the adventures, it can give to child or man that hears it, when the “turn” comes, a catch of the breath, a beat and lifting of the heart, near to (or indeed accompanied by) tears, as keen as that given by any form of literary art, and having a peculiar quality.
J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories
Welcome to Faerie, an archive for Tolkien fanfiction. We welcome all sorts of stories, poetry and non-fiction writing, regardless of genre, rating or pairing.
Back To Middle-earth MonthAs many of you already know, March is the The Silmarillion Writers Guild Back to Middle-earth Month.
The prompts for this year are already up, and it looks like a very productive and exciting time.
Authors who take part are welcome to post their work here after it has been revealed on the SWG.
by Spiced Wine on January 13, 2014 9:27
The Fandom Snowflake ChallengeCome and join The Fandom Snowflake Challenge.
'Every day for the first 15 days of January, we're going to post a fannish challenge. It could be something as simple as reccing fanworks to talking about what you love about fandom. Follow the instructions to complete the challenge. Sometimes you'll be asked to post to your own journal and drop a link in the challenge post. Sometimes you'll just need to say "I did it!" in the comments of the challenge post.
Only do the challenges you're comfortable with. No one is keeping track, no one is going to give you grief if you don't complete a particular challenge. The point is to stretch your boundaries, but not at the expense of stressing you out...And even though the challenge is being hosted on DW, please feel free to comment anonymously and signing your name if you don't have a DW account, or signing in with OpenID, which let's you use your LJ (and other platform) credentials to comment. We'd love for everyone to participate regardless of what platform you use - DW or LJ or Tumblr or Twitter or dA or Mibba or FanFiction.net or archives or mailing lists or old-school BBS.
by Spiced Wine on December 30, 2013 22:17
Spambots and Spam ReviewsEvery so often we get spambots leaving long spam posts as reviews about things like watches and wedding dresses usually) When I see them I will delete them, so if you receive a review notification and then find you have no new review, that's because I have deleted it. Unfortunately I can't ban the spambot, but I can try and tidy up after it.
by Spiced Wine on November 07, 2013 10:28
Uploading of multiple storiesDear all,
I am just making the guidelines for multiple uploads clear.
If you have many stories to upload, please show courtesy to other members by not flooding the Most Recent with them. It is unfair on authors who may update only once a month or more, to post their new story/chapter only to find it pushed off the Most Recent list by a deluge of new stories from one author. Rule of thumb should be two stories by one author on the Most Recent, no more. Update these as often as you wish, but allow a few days to pass before uploading any new stories. The last time we had a problem with this I received several complaints from authors who spend weeks writing chapters, only for their update to be pushed off the Most Recent - where most visitors to the site look first. All I am asking is for some courtesy to be shown the other members. Thank-you.
by Spiced Wine on September 15, 2013 16:35