Our Projects

Archive of Our Own
The Archive of Our Own offers a noncommercial and nonprofit central hosting place for fanfiction and other transformative fanworks, using open-source archiving software.

Fanlore, a fandom wiki, is devoted to preserving the history of transformative fanworks and the fandoms from which they have arisen.

Legal Advocacy
OTW is committed to protecting and defending fanworks from commercial exploitation and legal challenge.

Open Doors
Open Doors offers shelter to at-risk fannish projects. Subprojects include the Fan Culture Preservation Project, which preserves fanzines and other non-digital forms of fan culture, and the GeoCities Rescue Project.

Transformative Works and Cultures
TWC is a peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to promote scholarship on fanworks and practices.


Other Fan Studies Projects

  • Fanhackers
    The OTW publishes a blog for the discussion of fannish meta topics and fannish perspectives on fan and media studies.
  • Fan Video and Multimedia
    Our multimedia projects currently include the Fan Video Roadmap, the Vidding History project including the Test Suite of Fair Use Vids, and a number of resource pages for fan video makers, including suggestions for where to host your video and directions for embedding fan videos at the Archive of Our Own.
  • Zotero Fan Studies Bibliography
    Comprehensive fan studies bibliography maintained by Nele and Karen from Transformative Works and Cultures.
  • OTW connected academic books