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AO3 Celebrates 13 Million Fanworks

The numbers on our homepage might have given it away, but it is time to celebrate an amazing milestone for the Archive of Our Own! We at the OTW are excited to announce that we have now passed 13 million works published in the archive! It’s only been half a year since we reached 12 million works; you guys have been busy! We are extremely thankful for the time, effort and love each and every creator and reader dedicates to the AO3. Discover AO3 Dark Mode One of the best things about AO3 is that all 13 million works are always accessible for you to… Read more

2024 OTW Election Timeline and Membership Deadline

The OTW Elections committee is pleased to announce that the timeline for the 2024 election for new members of the Board of Directors has been posted! This year’s election will be held August 16-19. This means that the deadline for volunteers to declare their candidacy is June 21. As usual, the election membership deadline is June 30. If you’re interested in voting, please make sure your membership is active as of that date. Please note that your donation receipt will be dated in US Eastern Time, so if your donation is listed after 19:59 on June 30, 2024 on the receipt, you won’t be eligible… Read more

April 2024 Membership Drive: Thanks for your Support

The Organization for Transformative Works’s April membership drive is over and we are delighted to say that we are finishing with a total of $207,088.91 raised, far exceeding our goal of $50,000. These donations came from 6073 people in 70 countries: thank you to every single one of you, as well as to all of you who posted and shared the news about the drive! We are particularly pleased that 5206 donors chose to either take up or renew OTW membership with their donation. The OTW would not exist without its users all around the world, and your continued support for us is our absolute… Read more

April 2024 Membership Drive: Keeping Fanworks Safe

The OTW has recently completed two surveys with our project users to find out more about what they know about our work. In our 16th Anniversary Survey, 87% of the 67,474 fans who responded said that they had never heard of OTW’s Open Doors. However, in our International Fanworks Day (IFD) 10th Anniversary Survey, over 60% of survey takers said they did know that the OTW preserves fandom archives, although only 28% knew that we help preserve physical fanworks as well. So we’d like to put a spotlight on the important work that this OTW project does. Open Doors began in 2009 by facilitating donations… Read more

Thanks for Participating in #IFD2024

International Fanworks Day is a celebration of so many things we love about fandom. Whether you contributed on AO3, Fanlore, social media, or Discord, we’re delighted that you’ve joined in for the 10th year of this special day. Be sure to check out everyone’s contributions in the International Fanworks Day 2024 tag on AO3 and using the tag #IFD2024 on social media. We have also had over 120 contributions to Feedback Fest on AO3 and at the OTW website, so stop by and add your own. Our OTW Tumblr mod has also been keeping up with many rec lists posted there. So far over 55,000… Read more