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September 2017 Newsletter, Volume 117

I. OTW’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

On September 5th, the OTW celebrated ten years of successfully achieving our mission to support the creation and distribution of fanworks and preserve their past. During the month of September, our Communications Committee hosted online chats with authors Lev Grossman, Martha Wells, Seanan McGuire, Christina Lauren, and Tessa Gratton, along with Young Adult Library Services Association board member Kate McNair, and romance writer and professor of cultural and gender studies, Catherine Roach. We also hosted several open house chats with OTW volunteers, a trivia contest with prizes donated by author Tamora Pierce and First Second Books, a guest post from media scholar Henry Jenkins, and a retrospective post by OTW co-founder and author Naomi Novik.

A big thank you to all of our wonderful guests, staff, and volunteers who helped make our celebration (and the last decade) a success! We hope everyone enjoyed the events and posts this month. If you missed any of September’s events, we have links and transcripts to many of the posts and chats available.

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OTW Recruitment banner by Erin

The OTW is Recruiting Graphic Designers and Translators

Do you have graphic design skills and enjoy creating social media content? Or would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts?

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Abuse Staff, Communications Staff, Systems Staff and Tag Wrangler Volunteers.

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

  • Fanlore Graphics Designer Volunteers – closing 11 October 2017
  • Translation Committee News Translation Volunteers – closing 11 October 2017

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 volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org 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.

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