Kumoricon 2013 - Aug. 31 - Sep. 2 - Labor Day Weekend - The Anime Convention on the Columbia River - Hilton Vancouver Washington & Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay
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Kumoricon Fanfiction Contest


  • Stories must be based on characters and settings from any anime, manga, Japanese video game, or Japanese musical group.
  • Crossovers are allowed.
  • Original characters are allowed, but must be within the setting of the chosen series/game/band and interacting with other fandom characters. (Please, no Mary Sues!)
  • No completely original fiction will be accepted. Entries must be fanfiction.
  • Entries must be written by the person submitting them. No submissions will be accepted by proxy. All instances of plagiarism will result in disqualification from the contest and any future fanfiction contests by Kumoricon.
  • Please have someone else proofread your entry. Judges may disqualify stories with extensive grammar and spelling errors.
  • Kumoricon is a family friendly convention. Only stories rated K through M on the fiction rating system will be allowed. http://www.fictionratings.com/ Materials that are not correctly rated will be disqualified.
  • Entries previously entered in any Kumoricon Fanfiction contests are not eligible.
  • Only completed works are allowed to be entered.


Entries will be judged in the following categories:

  • Drama
  • Action
  • Humor
  • Romance
  • One-shot
  • Multi-chapter
  • Drabbles

Judges reserve the right to combine or create more categories as they see fit, depending on number of entries received.

Winners will be announced during Closing Ceremonies.


  • Hard copies will be accepted at the convention, in the Programming Office on the 3rd floor, until midnight Saturday, August 31st.
  • Entries should be single-spaced, with a line break between each paragraph.
  • Entrants must be present at Kumoricon 2013 to win.

Submissions should be attached to an email with the following information in the body of the email:

  • Your real name
  • Your pen name (optional)
  • Your email address
  • The title of your entry
  • Rating
  • Word count
  • A brief summary of your entry
  • The title(s) of the Japanese anime/manga/etc. your entry is based on

Send submissions to fanfiction@kumoricon.org.


All novella entries (greater than 10,000 words) must be received by midnight on August 21st.

All other entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, August 31st.

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