It's National Novel Writing Month!

November is Novel Writing Month, and many of our members are plugging away at works both fanfiction and original. Want to join in the fun? Come visit the Loony Lounge in our forums! During NaNoWriMo, we like to remind all our members that our validating staff is not only your go-to for all things archive, we're also authors ourselves. Many of our staff are participating in NaNoWriMo this month in addition to their validating duties, so we ask you to have patience with all of us until November ends and we've all achieved NaNoWriMo glory. Good luck, and may the word count be ever in your favor!

WeasleyTwinMom on 2013.11.09 - 12:07AM

Email issues.

It seems a lot of people are having trouble receiving emails from us when signing up with a hotmail account. If you use a hotmail account to register and have not received a message within a few hours, please send a mail to with your penname and the email you used, and we will manually send a password to you.

We apologise for any problems caused, but our mailing system is working fine, this would seem to be a Hotmail issue.

Staff on 2013.09.16 - 07:19PM

The Dobbys 2013 Are Now Underway!

It's that time of year again. The Dobbys -- our annual story awards -- are now underway! Drop by the forums to post your nominations.

Arithmancy_wiz on 2013.08.11 - 10:14AM

Congratulations Hufflepuff!

A big round of applause to Hufflepuff, our 2013 House Cup champions! The Houses all played very well this year - it was a tough competition - and Hufflepuff came out on top for their first win since 2006! Congratulations to all the Puffs, and well done to all our members. First place champions: Hufflepuff Second place: Ravenclaw Third place: Gryffindor Fourth place: Slytherin

WeasleyTwinMom on 2013.07.24 - 05:09PM

2013 House Cup & Queue Re-opens

The queue is now open to all submissions. While you're on site, come visit the forums and check out the 2013 House Cup - cheer for your team and help them win!

WeasleyTwinMom on 2013.07.07 - 10:27PM

Queue Closure - Summer Break

The queue will be closed to all non-Trusted Authors from July 1st through July 7th for the staff's summer break. It will re-open on July 8th. Please visit the forums if you have questions or would like to spend the week participating in the annual House Cup.

WeasleyTwinMom on 2013.06.26 - 06:36PM

Kindle to pay for Fanfiction Stories

If you've yet to hear about this, get ready to go wtf!

'Kindle worlds' is a new publishing venture from Amazon that paves the way for fanfiction writers to get royalties from their stories.

Remember all those people that said fanfiction was a waste of time, the ones that said "why bother", well now you know why you bothered!!

Visit our forums for the full story.

From Cnet:

Unveiled Wednesday, Kindle Worlds is a new publishing venture from Amazon that promises to reward both writers and the original rights holders for new fiction based on existing stories and characters. Authors who create works of at least 10,000 words in length will receive 35 percent of the net revenue based on the actual sales price, with royalties paid each month. Those who write shorter pieces between 5,000 and 10,000 words will receive a digital royalty of 20 percent of the sales price.

HPFF Staff on 2013.05.22 - 01:00PM

Shipless Fanfiction

Dear HPFF community,

Due to all the arguing around the site, in addition to the massive amounts of inappropriate content posted in the queue lately, we have decided to eliminate ships completely from the archive and forums.

That means NO MORE discussion about ships, pairings, romance, sexual activities, or any other type of romantic interaction. No more blogs, no more status updates. Doing so will result in disciplinary action.

We at Harry Potter Fan Fiction try to create an environment that is accommodating to everyone.

The site rules have been updated to reflect the new changes. The archive rules will be updated in the next few days.

Please continue to enjoy this site free from any romantic drama or debate.

Thank you,

HPFF staff

Edit: Happy Birthday, Fred and George. See you all again next April 1st!

HPFF Staff on 2013.03.31 - 08:15PM

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