Fanfiction Writers! Want To Be Interviewed for Time?

Lev Grossman of Time Magazine (himself a novelist whose most recent novel has been compared both to Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia) has been working on a feature story for Time about the cultural and legal issues surrounding fanfiction. Members of the OTW’s Communications and Legal staff have already talked with him, but now he’d like to talk to some fanfiction writers directly. So we’ve set up a LiveJournal community for the purpose: lg_interview.

If you write fanfiction and would be interested in talking about it (using either your pseud or your legal name; we’ve explained that fan pseudonyms aren’t “sockpuppets,” but have a history and accountability within fandom), please join lg_interview. (Basic LiveJournal accounts are still free if you haven’t got one, or if you’d be willing to talk but don’t want to join the community, you can leave a signed or unsigned comment on Lev Grossman’s LiveJournal or blog.)

  1. Scribbler commented:

    Is there a mirror somewhere? Cause I don’t know what’s going on, but LJ is refusing to keep me signed in, which makes signing up for the comm a teeensy bit difficult.

    • fcoppa commented:

      I’m sorry, sadly there isn’t! We went with LJ for the broadest access (and for flockability) but you could also leave a comment on Lev’s own LJ or blog with your contact information and maybe he’ll send you his questions directly.

      • Scribbler commented:

        Nevermind, LJ was a bit kinder to me today, so I managed to get in!

  2. Fluffy commented:

    Oh, honey. You’re gonna get the rundown on Miscribe and Cassie Claire before you even know it. Gird yourselves.

    Can anyone else see Fandom Wank and stupid_free leaning over their keyboards with huge saucer-eyes already?

  3. Liz commented:

    As of right now, it’s not possible to leave him a comment on his LJ because he has no entries posted or no public entries.

    • fcoppa commented:

      I saw! He said he would; I think he just got a bit overwhelmed. Will send him a reminder email.