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Decided to update this as a bit of a reminder/help to everyone who gets stuck on where to submit~ ;w;/
There has also been some changes to the "Where does this go?" folder too due to an update DA has recently made.
-your mod, XKSilver

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This Guide should help everypony that has difficulty figuring out which folders to submit to!
Please also refer to our Rules & FAQ too for any other questions about submissions;
{ R U L E S + F A Q }Welcome! These are the general rules to the club! First-time members must read them, but will be accepted regardless.
.:{R U L E S}:.
1. No rudeness. If you are rude here, you will be withdrawn from the group immediately.
2. No main cast pictures here. If it's a main character with an original pony, then that's fine. But if it's only main characters, you will be asked to withdraw it from the group.
3. Crossover ponies do indeed count as original ponies since you made them up.
4. Please submit your images to the correct folders! If they are submitted to the incorrect folder (or to the AUTODELETE folder) they will be declined and you will be asked to resubmit them. Do not give us an attitude about where we ask you to resubmit them, there's a method to our madness!
5. Art theft is not tolerated and will result in an instant ban from the group and you will be reported.
6. You must credit all bases you use. It is considered theft if you don't, and any submi

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Featured
--Only moderators can move/submit images to this folder! These are images we believe deserve to be featured as they are fantastic quality and deserve recognition, as well as the top 3 winners of our contests!

Advertisements
-- Journals advertising things where you will gain something are allowed here! You must pay 10 :points: to :iconmlocp-opencanvas: to submit there! Basically, any journals advertising commissions, sales, contests or raffles go here and we will not allow them into the journals folder.

Journals
-- DO NOT SUBMIT COMMISSION JOURNAL HERE. They belong in the advertisements folder.
This folder is a free place to advertise things like trades, requests, general inquiries, etc.

Club Mascot
--This is where fanart and drawings of the group's mascot, Open Canvas, goes!

OC of the Month
-- Every month we run a nomination for new additions to this "Hall of Fame" of OCs that the group's members voted in! Wanna learn more? Check this journal!

Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasi, and Alicorn Folders
--Do not put your reference sheet here! Finished pictures of individual species fan characters! Commissions and drawings of other people's characters belong here, too!

Bat Ponies
--Bat ponies, lunar guards, regular ponies with bat wings, etc. Do not put your reference sheet here!

Other Canon Species
-- Dragons, griffons, changelings, you name it! So long as it is still a species from the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and it is still just an OC! Bat ponies have their own folder.Do not put your reference sheet here!

Collaborations
-- Images drawn with another person, or an image open for people to insert their own character, regardless of species. These images need to be collaborations, meaning 2 or more people worked on this one piece!

Non-Canon + Original Species
-- Any race of pony, or otherwise, that you created yourself, or which is otherwise not canon! Races that have only appeared in the comics, for example, belong here, because the comics are not considered Canon with the show. Do not put your reference sheet here unless they are a species guide!

Multiple Characters
--If there is more than one character present that vary in species, they go here! If your character is a mix of breeds, they will go in original species. The only exception for this is adoptables, which have their own folders.

OCs with Canon Characters
-- Your/OCs with any of the characters from the show! This can also amount to comics.

Humanized Anthro OCs
-- Images that depict humanized OCs, OCs in the style of Equestria Girls, and ponies comfortably standing on two feet, holding items, and/or generally acting more human-like belong here! Anthro DOES NOT automatically mean "furry," you guys! (And please stop getting offended when we ask you to move them here LOL)

Animations and Games
-- Anything moving or interactive, /including/ icons!

Comics and Memes
-- Things with multiple drawn frames ( non-animated ) or filled out memes of your characters. For it to be considered a comic, it MUST have multiple frames drawn on it! If you are submitting a comic with only one frame, please submit it into the respective Pony OC folder!

Crafts
-- Crafts, anything crafty~! This includes things such as sculpting, buttons, t-shirts, etc! MUST contain an OC!

Adoptables and YCH
-- Adoptable sheets, customs designed for other people; it is pretty simple! Sold or not, submit them here.

OC Crossovers
-- Images with ponies in, or from, another universe! This includes ponification of already made characters!

Reference Sheets
-- Everything depicting what others would need to know if they decided to draw your OC!
What do we consider a reference sheet?
Any one of these on an image makes it a reference sheet!
-2+ views of the character (One with/without accessories, more than one side, etc.)
-A separate cutie mark
-Information about the pony on the image
-A color palette separate from the pony(Unless it's an adoptable)
-If the title says REF it belongs here

EXAMPLES: NextGenA-Honey Gossip by mississippikite I MADE A PONE by SumCerealChips Ningo .:OC + More AU sneakpeaks???:. by LuckyJokerz


Cutie Marks
-- Vectors of nothing but the cutie mark! If there is a pony involved anywhere in the picture at all, it does not go here!

Sketches
--  WIPs, doodles, or sketches! As long as the image isn't too light, it's allowed! Images that are uncolored and in pencil/ feature sketchy lines/ are only busts and practice belong here.

Random Misc
-- WIPs that include color, doodle pages, page buttons (and stamps) belong here!

Ask My Pony
-- Images/Billboards for askblogs/questions answered by your OC in non-comic form, from wherever you answered them.

Group Contest Entries
--  Entries for OFFICIAL GROUP CONTESTS ONLY! Personal contest entries go in their original folders

Bases and Resources
--  Bases, backgrounds, linearts, etc! You don't need to have an OC present to submit here, it's just a place to put your resources! They need to be MLP-Based, though!

Literature
-- Fanfictions, backstories, and any other written works. The main character must be an OC, however.

OC NSFW
-- Anything sexual, excessively gorey, or needs a mature tag belongs here! However if it is explicit pornography and it is uncensored and/or links offsite to the uncensored image, you will be asked to censor the image and/or remove the link as per DeviantART's ToS:
FAQ #13: Does a Mature Content tag make it safe for me to submit whatever I want?
FAQ #305: Is posting 'Adult' oriented artwork alright if I censor it first?
FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

This folder has been closed since we are currently not able to move images. Sorry about that everyone!
"Where does this go?"
-- Not sure where something belongs? This folder is an automatically-accepted sorting folder, where we will place them in the right folder for you! Just be clear that if you dump more than 5 images into the folder we will deny them and tell you to read this guide, it's here for a reason!


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Edit Log:
01/21/17: Updated the names of the folders and the description of "Non-Canon + Original Species".
8/17/16: Added a folder and conditions for the Advertisements folder.
11/28/14: Added some needed edits and additions for people!
6/26/15: Added more definitions for some things, edited some titles to match the gallery.
1/20/17: Updated this as a reminder and edited the "Where does this go?" folder description and added a link to the "Rules & FAQ" -XKSilver
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:iconcelestinavigator:
Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Which folder family tree goes?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it should go into Random Misc!
However, you also need to make sure you credit everything!
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:iconcelestinavigator:
Celestinavigator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Thanks! Sure thing!
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:iconiminitelakes:
iMiniteLakes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Would a pegasus go into the pegasi folder even if the wings are hidden?
(Example: iminitelakes.deviantart.com/ar…)
Also, where would you put a picture of another person's OC?(Like, drawing their OC as a gift.)
(Example: Same as one above)
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. :>
You would put a gift image like that in the same folder you would put an image of your own OC. It's the content of the image, not the context it was drawn it. :0
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:iconiminitelakes:
iMiniteLakes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah Ok.
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:icontsubasathenightfury:
TsubasaTheNightFury Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If I have ocs based off of already made characters, do they go in the oc crossovers folder?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends. Are they images from media other people would know, like a show or a comic? If they're based on someone's characters (i.e. your OC or someone elses') they would just go in the other folders.
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:icontsubasathenightfury:
TsubasaTheNightFury Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
They're based on anime characters
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That would go in Crossovers, yes :>
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:icontsubasathenightfury:
TsubasaTheNightFury Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcakeissuperior:
CakeIsSuperior Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If I made an equestria girls collab, should it go in the Humanized anthro ocs or the collaborations folder?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Collaborations :>
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:iconcakeissuperior:
CakeIsSuperior Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okie :) thanks
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:iconbluerebelx:
BlueRebelX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Um noob question but how do you submit art to folders?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icondigimonlover101:
digimonlover101 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How do you submit a journal to the "advertisements" folder? I pushed the "contribute" button but it only lets me submit artwork.
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You go next to the journal you'd like to submit and there should be a widget next to it!
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:icondigimonlover101:
digimonlover101 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconstarbrightthepony:
StarBrightThePony Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
umm.... for the cutie marks folder, if i put the flank/wings on as well, will it still go in the folder?????
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have to see what you're talking about before making a decision. uvu
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:iconstarbrightthepony:
StarBrightThePony Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok.
ill post a link when im done.
:D
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:iconbloodmoon996:
Bloodmoon996 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Writer
New to...pretty much everything...you guys good with OCs created through general zoi?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We do accept them yea ouo
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:iconbloodmoon996:
Bloodmoon996 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Writer
thanks. I know the thing said anything goes I just double check stuff
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:iconmcsqueakers:
McSqueakers Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you all accept anthro?
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:iconbriarfaun:
BriarFaun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We have a Humanized Anthro OCs folder.
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:iconsenpaisky:
SenpaiSky Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Where would a pic of two+ characters that are all the same species go?
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:iconbritishmindslave:
BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They would go in the folder of their species. ouo
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:iconsenpaisky:
SenpaiSky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
mkay then
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:iconshawnthezoroark:
ShawnTheZoroark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok that sould help :)
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