International Fanworks Day celebration, featuring fandom-themed emoji and representations of fanworks around the globe

What We’re Doing for #IFD2019

This February 15th will mark the 5th annual International Fanworks Day. Wherever you are across the globe, we invite you to celebrate with us!

In honour of IFD, the OTW will be hosting several events, but we’d love for you to tell us what you’ll be doing for #IFD2019 so we can signal boost other celebrations.

So what’s the OTW doing? Lots of things!

1. What Fanworks Mean to Me: A couple of weeks ago, we sent out a call for essay contributions about what fanworks mean to you. Tomorrow, we’ll be posting selected essays from the submissions. If you missed your chance to send us an essay, don’t worry! You can always post on social media with the tag #IFD2019. Let people know how you feel and help spread the International Fanworks Day festivities. (more…)

Banner by caitie of a newspaper with the name and logos of the OTW and its projects on the pages.

January 2019 Newsletter, Volume 131


During January, Accessibility, Design & Technology made several updates to AO3, one of which was a change in how tags are sorted for wrangling. This change will mean more efficient wrangling and less strain on the servers going forward. However, Tag Wrangling would like to remind folks that, for the next little while, it may take up to a month for new tags to be wrangled, rather than the usual goal of two weeks. Thanks to everybody for your patience and understanding while we get everything sorted. (more…)

OTW Recruitment banner by Erin

The OTW is Recruiting Translators, Policy & Abuse Staff, and Fanhackers Staff

Do you love meta and research on fans? Or would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Or are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting for new personnel in several roles!

Today we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff: Fanhackers Staffer – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Translation Volunteer – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ. (more…)