Welcome to Many Paths to Tread!

Welcome to Many Paths to Tread, your place for Tolkien related fanfic!  We are glad to welcome stories set in any Age of Arda, and featuring any of the Races!  If your fanfiction is based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and falls within our ratings guidelines, then it may find a home here.

We hope that you will not only post your stories with us, but that you will read the stories of many of the other fine writers we have among our number, and will leave comments for them!

Please feel free to let the mods know if you have any questions or concerns!

Meet the Moderators

Hey everyone, Cathleen here! I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the GFIC Group's brand new archive! We hope you'll find "Many Paths to Tread" an enjoyable place to hang out and archive your work. I've been writing Fanfic since 2004, coming in the back door, so to speak, by starting out in a non-mainstream genre, and via movie verse. I've had the pleasure of working with a number of incredible people in the fandom since that time, and I'm eternally grateful for each and every one of them and the things they have taught me. My heartfelt thanks to Dreamflower, Pearl Took, and Dawn Felagund, for without their committment and hard work, this archive would have continued to exist only in my dreams!

Hello, I'm Dreamflower, one of your mods. I've been in the Tolkien fandom since 1967, and have been writing LOTR fanfic since 2004. Cathleen asked me to co-mod the LOTR_Community_GFIC with her, and it has been a fun and enlightening experience. I am very excited to see us finally get our very own archive launched, and I hope that all of you will have a lot of fun reading and posting stories here! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Hi, I'm Pearl Took and I'm one of your Mods here at Many Paths to Tread. I have been a fan of LOTR since I was twelve years old back in 1966. I started writing fanfiction in 2002 and posted my first story in 2003. Since then I've written over 100 stories. Recently I have only been writing challenge stories for the LOTR Community Challenges.

I'm Dawn Felagund, and I'm honored to have been asked to be a part of this site as the webmaster and one of the moderators. The Lord of the Rings movies inspired me to read more about Tolkien's world, and I've been hooked ever since. I primarily play in the Silmarillion sandbox and adore the Elves best of all. I look forward to reading the stories on the archive and encourage any of you with questions or troubles with the site to contact me.

I'm Celeritas! I started writing Tolkien fan fiction in 2004, but didn't join the fandom online for another four years. I primarily work with hobbits, in order to explore daily life in the Shire; and the Fourth Age, in order to explore the relationship between the present and an increasingly legendary past. It's a real privilege involving myself further in the fandom this way. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Hi there, I am Rhapsody the Bard, one of the new mods. To many I am a familiar face since I have been around in the fandom since 2004 and have been active at other archives as a mod over the years. This bard writes and reads a lot, and likes to muse about a huge variety of ideas that firmly takes root in Tolkien's world. Foremost a Silmarillion writer, but I have a weakness for Dúnedain and once a while a hobbity story won’t go amiss. I have been a member of this group from the start and have watched it grow to such a fantastic group where so many feel at home. When asked to join the mod team to support them, I simply could not say no. If you have any questions, do ask! I am happy to help out no matter what kind of question you might have.

Site Info

Members: 241
Series: 143
Stories: 2607
Chapters: 6230
Word count: 11520744
Authors: 156
Reviews: 2596
Reviewers: 86
Newest Member: Garnet Took
Challenges: 5
Challengers: 5


Artwork [82]
Movies: Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings [84] Fiction based on The Lord of the Rings films produced and directed by Peter Jackson
Crossovers [51]


March/April News

March/April News

March/April News

Welcome to new members who have joined in March and April! We hope you are enjoying the archive!

The March Challenge

The March Challenge stories, with the theme of "Show Don't Tell" have now been posted. The theme was to write a story with no spoken dialogue, and the prompts were gestures which had to be included in the story. We’ve had 8 entries so far.

The March Show Don't Tell Challenge

Rounded Up in the Woods by Dreamflower Merry and Pippin set out to capture the last of the Ruffians in the Shire
Snow on the Mountain by Linaewen Boromir and Aragorn struggle to make a path through the snow on the Caradhras mountainside.
"More Than Meets the Eye" by Shirebound At Bag End, Thorin catches a glimpse of Bilbo’s potential.
Too Good to Share, by Jay of Lasgalen Elladan is searching for something - but Elrohir keeps quiet.
Snowdrops, by Himring Valacar, prince of Gondor, is sent to Rhovanion to learn the ways of his father’s allies and falls in love with Vidumavi, the daughter of his host.
The Ambush by Larner The dog fox finds his family's rest disturbed one evening.
In His Hands by Rhymer Sometimes the most important things of all can be conveyed without a word. A soldier of Gondor, serving under Captain Thorongil, is about to learn this lesson. He will never forget it, even as decades pass, and the world is changed.
Flight by Erulisse (one L) Galadriel crosses the Helcaraxë.

I hope you will check out the stories, and let the authors know how you liked them!
And authors, remember if you have not yet done so, to re-post your story here.

April 2014 Poetry Challenge

The April Challenge will have the theme "Laugh!"; in honor of the fact that April is National Poetry Month, we are asking the participants to try their hand at a humorous poem! Prompts will be a pair of rhyming words--you may use them in the poem or in the title or just use them as inspiration.

So try your hand at a bit of funny verse, be it a limerick, a filk, a parody, a clerihew or whatever you can come up with to give us a chuckle! This article about humor in poetry might give you a few ideas!

The April challenge poems will be due Monday April 21,and will be revealed on Wednesday, April 23. Please tag your story "challenge: funny poetry" and "2014 april". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.
To request your prompt, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com or virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our April challenge!

Back to Middle-earth Month was a huge success!

We have reached the end of March and another Back to Middle-earth Month. This year's event was huge, involving 44 different authors, 14 different artists, and many, many more readers and reviewers.

You can still find all the B2MeM stories and art here at the b2mem LiveJournal. A lot of them have been re-posted here at MPTT as well! If you created something for B2MeM and have yet to re-post it here we invite you to do so.

The Silmarillion (Re-)Reading Project 2014

The Silmarillion re-reading is underway! Summaries and discussions for chapters are posted twice a month. Remember, there are no deadlines for participation, so feel free to jump into the discussion at any time. Discussion posts can be found here at the Silmarillion Writers Guild LiveJournal

The Read LotR Aloud Project
The LiveJournal community read_lotr_aloud is a community project to read aloud The Lord of the Rings via LJ voice-post or other means of audio posting. Every other month a chapter is read, being divided up between the volunteers for reading. The community has already finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring, and is now up to Chapter X of The Two Towers. Please check out the Read LotR Aloud Project, listen to the readings, and consider participating!

It's a lot of fun! We'd love to have more readers!

The ToME Awards

The Tales of Middle Earth Awards will be a brand new review-based Tolkien-centric awards. The hopes are to launch the awards early next spring. If you are interested in taking part in these awards, you can join in the fun of building it from the ground up by joining the The Tales of Middle Earth Planning Community on LiveJournal.

Volunteer to take part in the planning, or in helping out with the awards when they are launched!


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