Announcing #PonyFest13!

It’s finally here! #PonyFest13! For those of you who’ve been hanging around the blog for the past couple years, you know what this means: my blog is being taken over by My Little Ponies for the next month. All the rules and prizes for the contest are below, but first we have two very special customs by the PonyFest customizer: Kalavista. You see, this year was the thirtieth anniversary of My Little Pony, so Kal made two beautiful customs to celebrate.

30 Years of MLP, by Kalavista.
30 Years of MLP, by Kalavista.
MLP 2013, by Kalavista.
MLP 2013, by Kalavista.

Kal has graciously agreed to customize this year’s winning pony as well. And based on her beautiful work, I think you’ll be happy with the results (click through to go to her DA page and see all her beautiful customs).

And now for #PonyFest13!

The Rules:

-either draw your own pony or use a template or the pony creator to make a pony based on your novel. Choose colors for the body, mane/tail, and eyes, as well as a symbol. Ponies can be earthers, unicorns or pegasi (no alicorns/unipegs please).

-all ponies must come from a full-length, original work (no fanfics). Unpublished novels are OK. Feel free to plug your published novel in the post if you are that lucky!

-it can be a pony based on a character, setting, or theme from your novel. You can make more than one pony, but they must be voted on as a whole, from the same book, and only ONE of those ponies will be customized.

-write up a short description of your pony(s), and a one sentence tag-line for the book.

-post the pony(s) on your blog by Sunday September 29th and reply here with the link to that post (please don’t link to your home page, the contest runs for a long time and you don’t want to make people scroll).

-from October 5th through 12th visit the other blogs and vote for your favorite pony!

-winner will be announced on October 13th!

-previous winners can play, but they cannot win the grand prize. In the case of a previous winner getting the most votes, they will win the books that have been added for this year and the second place winner will get entire prize pack, including the custom pony.

The Prizes:

The winner (based on popular vote) will have their pony made into a real custom pony by Kalavista, plus receive a copy of her book, The Secret of Shadow! And this year the prize is even bigger, because the winner will also receive a copy of Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky, Angelfire by Courtney A Moulton, I’d Rather Not Be Dead and Pride, Prejudice and Curling Rocks by Andy Brokaw, SUPERPOWERED by Jamie Butterworth, and Ink by Amanda Sun (the first PonyFest winner!).

And for the first time, we’ll have a runner-up prize as well! The runner up will receive a copy of The Secret of Shadow by Kalavista, SUPERPOWERED by Jamie Butterworth, and I’d Rather Not Be Dead and Pride, Prejudice and Curling Rocks by Andy Brokaw.


The custom pony will not have clothes or accessories (no sculpty/clay will be used), so make a representation of the character, rather than a carbon-copy right down to their underwear. No Twice-As-Fancy symbols (symbols that cover the entire body), alicorns/unipegs, or sitting poses. Open to US/Canada residents only (you can still play, but only US/C residents can win the prize, sorry!).

Good luck everyone – I can’t wait to see all your beautiful designs!


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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. Her debut novel, SPEAK THE OCEAN, comes out with Reuts Pub in Fall 2018!

31 thoughts on “Announcing #PonyFest13!”

  1. Are entries for novellas allowed, or is it strictly novels only? ^^
    (If the latter, what if the character came from a whole series of novellas that, if combined, would totally amount to a novel-esque word-count? Would that change anything?)

    1. No one’s ever asked about a novella, but seeing as it’s not a short story and it’s not a fanfic (and especially that it’s a series) I say you’re good to go! Mostly that rule is there so people don’t enter fanfics or tiny little stories because if you win your book goes into the prize pack the next year 🙂

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