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.
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
It's March, which Means B2MeIt’s the 2013 Back to Middle-earth Month!
If you want to take part, click on the link to the Live Journal post, where all is explained.
by Spiced Wine on March 01, 2013 12:21
MEFA 2012 NewsHello,
after some discussion about the changes to this year's MEFAs (Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards for those who have not encountered them before), it was just announced that there won't be any MEFAs at all anymore.
Meanwhile, the unofficial community mefa-ratings on LJ, where those changes were being discussed, has now turned into a group where proposals, discussions and planning for these awards, either under the same or a different name, currently takes place. Feel free to join the discussion there or offer your help! (Especially people with experience in coding would be very welcome!)
Furthermore, because diversity never hurts, there is also the new community tolkienawards on LJ, with more discussion, suggestions and volunteering!
If you are interested in a review-based, all-encompassing Tolkien fanfic awards programm, please feel free to join all discussion. :)
by Esteliel on July 03, 2012 22:38