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Malory Beazley Guest Post

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Malory Beazley (Editor, FAN/FIC Magazine) is a writer, editor, and university instructor. She’s written about fan culture for FAN/FIC Magazine, published a Master’s thesis on the political potential of Harry Potter fanfiction, and taught a feminism and popular culture course at Acadia University. Today, Malory talks about how she came to run a magazine and what she’d like to publish more of.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 22

The Hugo Awards announced its winners this weekend, and it was bad news for the asinine ‘Puppy’ movement, which encourages Hugo voters to select works that do not feature progressive messages and that are not written by women or people of colour. The coveted Best Novel prize was awarded to N.K. Jemisin, a Black woman, for The Fifth Season. The book takes place on a planet plagued by an occasional season of nightmarish climate change and is available on Amazon and through other book retailers. Add it to your reading list and let us know what you think!

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OTW Elections 2016: Are You Ready?

It’s almost election time! The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), the nonprofit behind the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Transformative Works and Cultures and other projects, will hold elections for its Board of Directors on September 23–26, 2016.

In order to vote, you need to be a member of the OTW by August 23, 2016. That means that you have to have made a donation of US$10 or more since September 23, 2015 AND have chosen the “membership” option. If you’re unsure whether this applies to your donation, please contact our Development & Membership team.

If you participate in this Voter Registration Drive, we are offering a special thank-you gift: everyone who donates US$15 or more can receive a three-pack of special OTW election stickers. Don’t miss your chance to vote in this election. Donate today!