OTW is Recruiting AO3 Docs Editors & Tag Wranglers and TWC Proofreaders & Copyeditors

Are you a writer with an eye for technical details? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Spanish to English? Do you have experience copyediting or proofreading academic journals? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: AO3 Documentation Editor – closing 12 October 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 12 October 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 115 applications Tag Wrangling (Spanish) Volunteer – closing 12 October 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications TWC Proofreaders – closing 12 October 2022 at… Read more

OTW Signal, October 2022

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News Just in time for OTW’s celebration of its 15th anniversary came a retrospective on the organization at The Verge. Interviews with a number of early volunteers, board members and project founders revealed a variety of perspectives on what the OTW was needed for. One part discussed the importance of the legal aspects of fanfiction’s status, and how educating fans about their rights was a… Read more

The Bureau of Time and Space is Moving to the AO3

The Bureau of Time and Space, a Flint the Time Detective fanwork archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who had work(s) on The Bureau of Time and Space And what to do if you still have questions

OTW Trivia Answers and a Milestone

Thanks to everyone who participated in the festivities for the OTW’s 15th anniversary! We’re so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. We’d also like to recognize that the Archive of Our Own reached five million registered users on September 15th, which is a wonderful milestone to occur during a month celebrating the fan-made achievement that is the OTW.

OTW Guest Post: Constance Penley

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Constance Penley (she/her) is a film and media studies professor at UC Santa Barbara who is a fan of fandom (and Escapade’s No. 1 fan). Two of her proudest affiliations are the Transformative Works and Cultures Editorial Board and the Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors. Today, Constance talks about her affiliation with slash fandom and fandom’s endurance. How did… Read more