The Organization for Transformative Works has celebrated major milestones in the past weeks. Fanlore passed 500,000 edits, the Archive of Our Own passed 1 million fanworks, and our Journal Committee editors produced The Fan Fiction Studies Reader. In March, we hosted a series of discussions on “The Future of Fanworks” with academic, fan, legal, and entertainment industry guests to celebrate these achievements.
Now it’s time to focus on the path ahead! Every milestone we’ve reached has been a direct result of the cumulative generosity and effort of OTW members and volunteers. By making a donation, you can help create the path to the OTW’s future, and help us reach all the milestones yet to come.
During our membership drive from now through April 9, we invite you to become an OTW member by making a donation of US$10 or more. Your contribution will help to sustain the Archive of Our Own, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, Fanlore, Fanhackers, and our legal advocacy work. If you donate US$50 or more, you can opt to receive a thank-you gift to proudly show off your support.
Donations to OTW are tax deductible in the United States. If you have questions about donating, please visit our membership FAQ (located at the bottom of the donation page) or contact the Development & Membership committee.
Your donation is a stepping stone to the OTW’s future. Help us forge the path to preserving and fostering more fanworks and fannish history, achieving more legal victories, and encouraging more high-quality fannish scholarship. Please donate today!