When it comes to fannish creativity, the possibilities are endless. We push the boundaries of our favorite narratives. We fill in missing pieces and imagine alternatives. We worldbuild, ship, genderswap, and cross over. We transform our favorite characters into penguins or werewolves or baristas. We ask: what if?
The Organization for Transformative Works is a result of this boundless creativity. The OTW exists because fans asked: what if? What if fans took a more active role in legal debates that affect our rights? What if we had an archive that wasn’t subject to advertiser pressure? What if we created a space to share our fannish history in our own words? Thanks to the hard work and financial support of numerous fans, these possibilities have become reality.
The OTW’s work remains possible thanks to the ongoing support of our generous donors and volunteers. During our membership drive from now through October 7, we invite you to become an OTW member by making a donation of US$10 or more. Your donation 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.
The OTW and its projects are made possible by fans like you. Please donate today.