The Dobbys are a well-known tradition around here, but for those who may be newer to the site, here is how they work. The Dobbys are a set of yearly awards given to outstanding stories in various categories. Each year, members are presented with a variety of categories for which they can nominate stories/members they think are they most deserving of the title. Some of the categories are carryovers from previous years. Some are totally new. After nominations are closed, the staff review each story to assure it complies with the Site Rules. Those that do move on to the voting round. Members vote first. Then Prefects. Then the Staff. The story with the most votes wins that category. For more info and to nominate your favorites, visit the forums by clicking the link in the navigation bar. Nominations will be open September 15th-September 22nd!
HPFF Staff on 2014.09.14 - 06:13PM
The queue will be closed to all non-Trusted Authors from August 10th to August 16th for the staff's summer break. If you are not a TA, please plan your posting schedule accordingly!
WeasleyTwinMom on 2014.07.29 - 10:26PM
There are two big updates to the warning system that you all need to be aware of.
The first and smaller change is the renaming of the Substance Use/Abuse to Substance Abuse. This will be a new focus for this warning, in that it should be used for Abuse rather than Use as well. Please read the tutorial here for details on how to use this warning.
The second and larger change is a reclassification of the profanity ratings. The Mild Language and Strong Language warnings are now combined into one, Contains Profanity. This warning can be used at any rating - 12+, 15+, or Mature - and a separate list of profanity allowable at each rating is in the new combined Contains Profanity staff tutorial here.
We have also changed the ratings on several curse words. Several words were removed and will no longer need a warning and several others were downgraded in rating.
For your existing stories: You'll notice you can still see the old Mild Language and Strong Language on your story shells. If you leave them alone, they'll stay like that (which is perfectly okay, and you will not be in trouble for leaving them). As soon as you click "edit" on your story shell, you will need to make sure the new warning is applied.
You may update your stories' ratings to reflect the new profanity lists, or keep them at the higher ratings they are now. Remember you will never be rejected for having too high of rating/warnings on your story. None of the words were upgraded in rating, only downgraded, so you will not need to bump your story to a higher rating, only a lower one if you choose.
WeasleyTwinMom on 2014.04.26 - 07:44PM
HarryPotterFanFiction.com is partnering with HalloweenCostumes.com to bring you this exclusive Harry Potter-themed giveaway! Next week begins our two-week Easter holiday Egg Hunt, with riddles, quote hunts, and an egg hunt. Signups and details will be on the forums this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled! The winner of this event will receive, courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com, a $30 gift certificate to be used on any of their Harry Potter-themed accessories - and believe me, they have a lot of great stuff! You can check out the offerings here. This prize is for US members only! Get ready to find some eggs and win that prize!
WeasleyTwinMom on 2014.04.04 - 10:53PM
At the end of March, fanfictionaudiobooks.com will be opening. A website for audio books of all fandoms, it will cater to all tastes and will hold as many types of story as you want to listen to. If you have a story you want the team to make into an audio book or you already have a fanfiction audiobook and are looking for a home, then FFAB is the place for you. If you want further info while waiting for the site to open, please visit the (still being worked on) forums at fanfictionaudiobooks.com/forums.
FFAB Staff on 2014.03.23 - 03:34PM
We're happy to announce the winners of our Speed Dating competition. We were completely overwhelmed and delighted at the number of you who entered or attempted the competition. Hopefully you all had fun doing it and made some new friends to boot. First Place MissesWeasley123 & ElysiumJayne Red Silk Chapter 1 & 2 (M) Second Place Singularity & writeyourheartout Yhprum's Law (15+) & Murphy's Law (12+) Third Place Debra20 & tabula_rasa A New Life (15+) & A Poem for Petunia (M) Congratulations to all the winners and participants! The winning stories will be featured on the archive homepage.
WeasleyTwinMom on 2014.03.19 - 09:10AM
'Tis the season to be jolly - here at HPFF we're getting into the festive season by holding a brand new Writer's Duel! We're encouraging you to get into the spirit of winter celebrations by writing a one-shot on the theme of winter and winter traditions. The staff have created three prompts for you to choose from. Each member who wishes to participate in the duel must select ONE prompt around which to craft their story. Authors may only compete in ONE category, so select your prompt carefully. See the Staff Messages section of the forums for the prompts and more information!
Gryffin_Duck on 2013.12.08 - 07:12PM
This year's staff Christmas vacation will be held in a small Swiss ski chalet from December 20th to January 3rd. The queue will be closed to all non-Trusted Authors during that time.
All the staff at HPFF wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
HPFF Staff on 2013.12.04 - 11:10AM
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