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Flair for Fanfiction: Students See Their Work as an Art Form.
Mao Reynolds. The Loyola Phoenix March 27, 2024

Lots of People Make Money on Fanfic. Just Not the Authors.
Elizabeth Minkel. Wired February 28, 2024

Harry Potter online fanfiction lovers might not be too happy to see Manacled become a book.
Leora Hadas. The Conversation February 16, 2024

An early version of Mickey Mouse is now in the public domain.
Samantha Delouya. CNN January 2, 2024

Interested in fan fiction? Here’s what you need to know to start.
Bebe Hodges. USA Today January 2, 2024


The Yuletide Fanfiction Exchange Is a Holiday Marvel.
Elizabeth Minkel. Atlas Obscura December 19, 2023

The Sanctity of 2 AM Fic Time.
Syd González. Anthropology News November/December 2023

I love Reylo fanfiction — and so does publishing.
Belen Edwards. Mashable November 24, 2023.

Let the community work it out: Throwback to early internet days could fix social media’s crisis of legitimacy.
Ethan Zuckerman. Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci. The Conversation October 24, 2023.

Fearing AI, fanfiction writers lock their accounts.
Morgan Sung. TechCrunch October 11, 2023.

How fanfiction complicates rules about ownership, social norms.
Kira Deshler. Daily Dot October 8, 2023.

From Friends to Lovers: The Fanfic-to-Romance Pipeline Goes Mainstream.
Elizabeth Held. Vulture August 29, 2023.

Episode 254: Fanfiction and OTW.
Syosset Public Library. Turn The Page Podcast July 13, 2023.

The massive fanfic archive AO3 is back after a wave of DDoS attacks.
Jess Weatherbed. The Verge July 10, 2023.

Dr. Francesca Coppa on Fanfiction.
Sydney Allen and Emma Kiesling. UCL: Uncovering Publishing June 2, 2023.

Utah’s online porn law puts teens’ digital rights at risk.
Rebekah Robinson. Coda Story May 23, 2023.

The Fanfic Sex Trope That Caught a Plundering AI Red-Handed.
Rose Eveleth. Wired May 15, 2023.

Can AI actually write good fanfiction?
Jay Castello. Polygon May 11, 2023.

The Andy Warhol Copyright Case That Could Transform Generative AI.
Madeline Ashby. Wired April 25, 2023.

Someone keeps accusing fanfiction authors of writing their fic with AI, and nobody knows why.
Adi Robertson. The Verge April 8, 2023.

Applying Intellectual Property Law to AI: An Interview with Betsy Rosenblatt.
Katherine Klosek. ARL Views February 23, 2023.

An AO3 Algorithm Would be Horrible, Actually.
Kelly Martinez. Wired February 17, 2023.

Darth Vader, the problematic fanzine fave of 1977.
Jay Castello. Polygon February 12, 2023.

What Web3 Can Learn From Archive of Our Own.
Elizabeth Minkel. Wired February 11, 2023.

Explore and Transform: A Look into the World of Fanfiction.
Vikki Xu. 34th Street January 29, 2023.

Prüfstelle muss Indizierung von Fan-Fiction-Portal zurücknehmen.
Ingo Dachwitz. January 12, 2023.


Fanfiction Enthusiasts Are Digitally Preserving Decades Worth of Zines.
Claire Woodcock. Motherboard December 13, 2022.

The amateurs rewriting Hollywood’s script – and turning ‘fanfiction’ into gold.
Jake Kerridge. The Telegraph December 4, 2022.

Please Stop Begging A03 To Implement An Algorithm
Aisling O’Connor. Paste Magazine November 23, 2022.

The Race to Save Fanfiction History Before It’s Lost Forever
Jay Castello. Slate November 14, 2022.

People Say They’re Leaving Twitter: Are They Really?
Kaitlyn Tiffany. The Atlantic November 2, 2022.

Is It Time to Rethink the Rules of Fanfiction?
AJ McDougall. The Daily Beast October 23, 2022.

The Plight of the Former Fanfiction Author.
Casey Fiesler. Slate August 27, 2022.

Archive of Our Own’s 15-year journey from blog post to fanfiction powerhouse.
Jay Castello. The Verge August 15, 2022.

The Netflix v. ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ lawsuit, explained.
Deanna Schwartz. NPR August 4, 2022.

Netflix’s lawsuit against the ‘Bridgerton Musical’ could change online fandom.
Amanda Silberling. Tech Crunch August 2, 2022.

Fandom Relics and the Enthusiastic Past.
Allegra Rosenberg. Long NowJuly 18, 2022.

AO3: El que passa quan les fans prenen el control
Maria Domínguez Trijueque. Diari de Barcelona April 6, 2022.

Episode 64: Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works
Emily Einolander. Hybrid Pod Scout March 30, 2022.

What happens when you take fandoms into the wide world of open source?
Abbey Charles. Blog March 3, 2022.

Meaning of AO3 Tags Explained as TikTokers Highlight Its Importance.
Chaitra Krishnamurthy. HITC January 27, 2022.

Fan fiction has been around longer than you think.
Alice Bell. The Big Smoke January 16, 2022.

How a 557,000-word, ‘woke’ Harry Potter fanfic took on JK Rowling.
Harriet Marsden. The Telegraph January 1, 2022.


A Brief History of AO3, the Internet’s Award-Winning Fanfic Archive.
Marinel Mamac. A Little Bit Human December 28, 2021.

The Platform Weirdness Of The Succession Fandom.
Betsy Ladyzhets. Garbage Day Newsletter November 26, 2021.

The Perilous Business of Fanfiction.
Liza Bautista. Inverse October 27, 2021.

Inside Realms of Ruin, YA novelists’ failed NFT project.
Amanda Silberling. TechCrunch October 26, 2021.

How Fanfiction Can Inspire a Meaningful Cultural Activism and Challenge Social Stigmas.
Milena Popova. LitHub October 6, 2021.

Literary Fanfic.
Anthony Domestico. Commonweal October 5, 2021.

The Kirk/Spock Fanfiction Archive: How Open Doors Is Preserving Cultural History.
Elizabeth Carlie. SciFi Radio September 29, 2021.

The race to save Kirk and Spock’s fanfiction legacy.
Jay Castello. Polygon September 23, 2021.

The Art of Vidding.
Marian Caballo. The Science Survey June 14, 2021.

Fandom Flames: Ageism in fandom, or the youths need to stop.
Ruth Johnson. Comics Beat May 21, 2021.

Gift Logic: Labors of love flourish online under fandom’s social norms.
Casey Fiesler. The Knight Institute May 10, 2021.

Copyright Waffle – Episode 17 Caroline Ball.
Chris Morrison and Jane Secker. Copyright Waffle May 1, 2021.

The Era of and Wattpad Is Over — Long Live Archive of Our Own.
Karen Lu. Study Breaks April 30, 2021.

Living the Dream SMP.
Julia Alexander. The Verge March 19, 2021.

Making Fanfiction Beautiful Enough for a Bookshelf.
Julia Alexander. The Verge March 9, 2021.

Section 230: what changing it means for the internet.
Sharon Ross. Report Door February 26, 2021.

Fanfic Writer Put Entirety of ‘1984’ in the Tags of a Story.
Gita Jackson. Motherboard February 26, 2021.

Obi Wan living in Saltcoats? Fanfiction shines in spotlight.
Andrew Learmonth. The National February 14, 2021.

Why Fanfiction Does Romance Better Than Hollywood.
Shelly Jay. Nerdist February 12, 2021.

If you think fan culture is leading us into artistic poverty, you don’t know fan culture.
Lis Coburn. Blood Knife February 8, 2021.

Claims Tribunal, Music Rates Headline 2021 Copyright Issues.
Kyle Jahner. Bloomberg News January 11, 2021.

People Are Reading So Much Fanfiction It’s Crashing the Biggest Fanfic Website.
Gita Jackson. Motherboard January 8, 2021.

Twist in the tale: Pandemic-era fan fiction is a rather wild ride.
Paramita Ghosh. Hindustan Times January 8, 2021.


Online writing communities emerge as a space of solace during the pandemic.
Avantika Bhuyan. Mint Lounge India December 11, 2020.

Chinese Fanfiction is Entering Into (and Upsetting) the Mainstream.
Gladys Mac. RADII December 10, 2020.

Episode Eighteen: Thankfulness.
betheflame. Pod on the Suit November 22, 2020.

Episode #007: We Need To Talk About J.K Rowling: An Interview with Heidi Tandy.
Maggie and V. Arrow. I Met You On LJ October 13, 2020.

Dream Boy And The Poison Fans.
Emily Feng. Rough Translation – NPR September 16, 2020.

The Record Industry Is Going After Parody Songs Written By an Algorithm.
Kevin Truong. VICE July 22, 2020.

The Missing Stakeholder of DMCA 512: Non-Infringing Users.
Casey Fiesler and Corian Zacher. Author’s Alliance June 30, 2020.

Copyright Office Begins Period of Petitioning for Exemptions to Section 1201 of the DMCA .
Steve Brachmann. IP Watchdog June 29, 2020.

Conversations with OTW/Ao3.
Hillary Hencely. Silenced: Discussing Censorship in Fandom June 27, 2020.

On K-Pop Fans, Political Activism, and the Necessity of Nuance.
P. Claire Dodson. Teen Vogue June 24, 2020.

A Frontend of Our Own.
Elizabeth Minkel. Increment Magazine May 27, 2020.

A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question.
Alexandra Alter. New York Times May 23, 2020.

Where Harry Dates Hermione.
Bhavya Dore. Open May 22, 2020.

Online platforms want IP owners to talk and beware of bots.
Rani Mehta. Managing IP May 15, 2020.

Iron Man or Black Widow vs. the Coronavirus? Discuss.
James Hookway. Wall Street Journal May 10, 2020.

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan’s apology video goes viral following AO3 controversy.
Gong Qian. Global Times May 7, 2020.

Actor Xiao Zhan Finally Apologizes for Accidentally Getting Fanfiction Site AO3 Blocked.
Adan Kohnhorst. RADII May 6, 2020.

For a lot of book lovers, rereading old favorites is the only reading they can manage at the moment.
Sarah Wendell. The Washington Post May 2, 2020.

N.K. Jemisin Reminds Us of the First Rule of Fanfiction.
Kaila Hale-Stern. The Mary Sue April 23, 2020.

In A Lonely Lockdown, With Books Slow To Come, Fanfiction Booms.
Deniz Çam. Forbes April 21, 2020.

Wu Diedie, He Runxuan. 毒眸 April 10, 2020.

刷暴”肖战 超话时代的“乌合之战.
Sun Pengfei. IT Times April 2, 2020.

Meet the trans man who collected fan art of Kirk and Spock in love.
Kat Jercich. Xtra March 31, 2020.

Actor embroiled in an online fan fiction row.
Tan Weiyun. Shine March 27, 2020.

SHUT IN THEATER: Fanwork creators respond to being in lock down.
Ruth Johnson. ComicsBeat March 23, 2020.

Exclusive interview with Henry Jenkins: Where are the rights and boundaries of fans?
Chen Lu. Sanlian Lifeweek March 20, 2020.

Edan, Yukitake. Guokr March 19, 2020.

We Forgot About the Most Important Job on the Internet.
Annalee Newitz. New York Times March 13, 2020.

Xiao Zhan and AO3 Fans Clash, Sparking Social Media Firestorm.
Sunny Jiang. Pandaily March 10, 2020.

何畅. 新浪科技 March 9, 2020.

Chen Lu. Sanlian Lifeweek March 5, 2020.

AO3 事件:举报之后……谁赢了这场斗争?
邢梦妮 侯珺 彭惠钰. YiMagazine March 5, 2020.

Fan-Fiction Site Blocked in China After Celeb’s Stans Complain.
Cai Xuejiao. Sixth Tone March 3, 2020.

Xiao Zhan fans “cause trouble”; business endorsements have not been affected.
Liu Shuangshuang. Caixin March 3, 2020.

Archive of Our Own, one of the internet’s biggest fanfiction sites, blocked in China amid new censorship rules.

Iris Deng. South China Morning Post March 3, 2020.

A03 Fanfiction Drama Sparks High-Stakes War of Boys’ Love Fandom.
Elsbeth Van Paridon. Radii March 2, 2020.

China cracks down on ‘sexual innuendo’ and ‘celebrity gossip’ in new censorship rules.

Lily Kuo. The Guardian March 2, 2020.

China has censored the Archive of Our Own, one of the internet’s largest fanfiction websites.
Aja Romano. Vox March 1, 2020.

Fans should be more tolerant of fan works featuring boys’ love.
Wu Yu. Global Times China March 1, 2020.

How to Murder Harry Potter.
Kaitlyn Tiffany. The Atlantic February 19, 2020.

Fan Fiction Was Just as Sexual in the 1700s as It Is Today.
Shannon Chamberlain. The Atlantic February 14, 2020.

Copyright could be the next way for Congress to take on Big Tech.
Adi Robertson. The Verge February 13, 2020.

Senate IP Subcommittee Kicks Off Year-Long Review of Digital Millennium Copyright Act .
Eileen McDermott. IP Watchdog February 13, 2020.

Reevaluating the DMCA 22 Years Later: Let’s Think of the Users.
Katharine Trendacosta. EFF Deep Links February 12, 2020.

Beyond the Book: New Publishing Models and Online Platforms Feed Gen Z’s Need for Free or Cheap Reads.
Marlene Harris. Library Journal February 3, 2020.

Researchers Uncover Evidence That Writing Fanfic Increases Happiness.
Tobias Carroll. Inside Hook January 22, 2020.

Authors describe losing thousands of dollars in monthly income when Amazon quietly shut down its fan-fiction service — and how they bounced back.
Travis Clark. Business Insider US January 14, 2020.

The Early Internet, Explained by One Weird Celine Dion Fan Site.
Kaitlyn Tiffany. The Atlantic January 10, 2020.



The Decade Fandom Went Corporate.
Katharine Trendacosta. Gizmodo December 20, 2019.

‘May the force be with you’ and other fan fiction favorites.
Uncredited. Penn Today December 18, 2019.

Why Podfics, the Audiobooks of Fanfiction, Deserve More Appreciation.
Kristina Manente. SyFy Wire December 11, 2019.

Internet Historians Mourn Loss Of Cultural Record As Yahoo Deletes Group Archives
Neda Ulaby. NPR: All Things Considered December 9, 2019.

Verizon reportedly blocks archivists from Yahoo Groups days before deletion.
Kate Cox. Ars Technica December 9, 2019.

All Hail The Fan!
Min Chen. A Magazine November 26, 2019.

The Organization for Transformative Works and the Legal Fight for Fandom: An Interview with Betsy Rosenblatt.
Clara Drew. The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal November 20, 2019.

How to Keep Fanfiction Legal and Avoid Trouble With Lawyers.
Kristina Manente. SyFy Wire November 12, 2019.

The 50 Most Important Websites of All Time.
Adam K. Raymond. Popular Mechanics October 29, 2019.

Finding Fandom: Stargate’s Fan-Created Content.
Jacqueline Purse. Gateworld October 24, 2019.

Yahoo is shuttering Yahoo Groups. Fandom will never be the same.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw. The Daily Dot October 17, 2019.

Shippers, Recs and OTPs: A History of Fan Fiction.
Rachel Rosenberg. Book Riot October 14, 2019.

The Power of Fandoms: A Conversation with OTW.
Juliana Vaccaro De Souza. MakeMuse October 12, 2019.

Why This Fanfiction Site’s Prestigious Literary Honor Is a Win for LGBTQ Representation.
Archana Apte. NewNowNext October 7, 2019.

After the End.
Ram Sarangan. The Indian Express September 22, 2019.

McDreamy, McSteamy, and McConnell.
Samuel Ashworth. Longreads September 15, 2019.

The Enduring Legacy of ‘Amok Time’.
Lauren Coates. Star Trek News September 13, 2019.

Hu-Go, Girl! Francesca Coppa discusses AO3 and her role in its creation.
Melissa Reph. The Muhlenberg Weekly September 12, 2019.

How Desire Built One of the Best Information Archives Online.
Thursday Bram. Lady Science September 10, 2019.

YouTuber and Hugo Nominee Lindsay Ellis Makes Her Fiction Debut with Upcoming Novel ‘AXIOM’S END’.
Matt Keeley. Newsweek September 7, 2019.

Fan Fiction Site “Archive Of Our Own” Wins a Coveted Hugo Award.
Kristine Yahna Todaro. Muhlenberg College News August 22, 2019.

Archives in the News: ‘Archive of Our Own’ Wins Hugo Award.
Samantha Cross. Pop Archives August 20, 2019.

What’s Next for this Year’s Hugo Award Winners.
Stubby the Rocket. August 20, 2019.

Nouvelle reconnaissance pour la fanfiction, distinguée par un prix Hugo.
Laura Dulieu. Radio France: France Culture August 20, 2019.

同人作品のプラットフォームにSF最高賞——ヒューゴー賞を受賞した AO3 が築いたものとは.
VG & Editorial Department. Virtual Gorilla August 20, 2019.

L’un des plus célèbres sites de fanfictions a gagné un prestigieux prix littéraire.
Marie Turcan. Numerama August 19, 2019.

Why Archive Of Our Own’s Hugo win is so important for fandom.
Samantha Puc. Comics Beat August 19, 2019.

The Archive of Our Own just won a Hugo. That’s huge for fanfiction.
Aja Romano. Vox August 19, 2019.

Congratulations, Nerds! The 2019 Hugo Award Winners Include Fan-Fiction, ‘The Good Place’ & Lady Astronauts.
Kayleigh Donaldson. Pajiba August 19, 2019.

Cheng Qianqian. Eastday August 19, 2019.

Women swept the Hugo Awards — again.
Chaim Gartenberg. The Verge August 19, 2019.

Into the Spider Verse, The Calculating Stars, and Fanfiction Lead 2019 Hugo Award Winners.
Matthew Jackson. SyFy Wire August 19, 2019.

Le site de fanfictions AO3 récompensé par un Hugo Award, prestigieux prix littéraire.
Uncredited. Le Monde August 19, 2019.

Nonprofit fanfiction database Archive of Our Own wins a Hugo.
Michelle Jaworski. The Daily Dot August 19, 2019.

Everyone Who Contributed to Fanfiction Site “Archive of Our Own” Is Now a Hugo Award Winner.
Kaila Hale-Stern. The Mary Sue August 19, 2019.

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners.
James Whitbrook. Gizmodo August 19, 2019.

Public Knowledge Congratulates Archive of Our Own On Hugo Award for Best Related Work.
Shiva Stella. Public Knowledge August 19, 2019.

AO3, la bibliothèque rebelle aux 5 millions de fanfictions.
Morgane Tual. Le Monde August 17, 2019.

‘Archive Of Our Own’ Fanfiction Website Is Up For A Hugo Award.
Neda Ulaby. NPR: All Things Considered August 16, 2019.

Talking with Claudia Rebaza of AO3: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.
Susan Maguire. Booklist August 12, 2019.

Archive of Our Own, site de fanfiction, est nommé aux Hugo Awards, prestigieux prix littéraire.
Mathilde Loire. 20 Minutes August 8, 2019.

When Fandom Is the Problem.
Katharine Trendacosta. Gizmodo June 27, 2019.

Banned From The Chinese Internet, LGBT Fanfiction Writers Find New Home On U.S. Website.
Gita Jackson. Kotaku June 24, 2019.

Fans Are Better Than Tech At Organizing Information Online.
Gretchen McCulloch. Wired June 11, 2019.

Killing Eve fan fiction: the TV assassin Villanelle is on the loose.
Stephen Armstrong. Sunday Times June 2, 2019.

Inside Science Fiction’s Compassionate Revolution.
Miles Schneiderman. Yes! Magazine April 23, 2019.

We Stan: Real Person Fan Fiction Comes To Life.
Joshua Johnson. NPR: 1A April 17, 2019.

Why a Hugo nomination for fan fiction website AO3 is a win for nerds of all stripes.
Brent Bambury. CBC: Day 6 April 12, 2019.

For AO3, the fanfiction haven, a Hugo nomination is a long time coming.
Petrana Radulovic. Polygon April 11, 2019.

Highlighting Hugo Finalists and Fandom Communities Quick Sip Reviews and A03.
Priya Sridhar. Book Riot April 9, 2019.

Loud and Clear: Seeing invisible writers.
Elena Stidham. Ball State Daily News April 9, 2019.

Why Archive of Our Own’s Surprise Hugo Nomination Is Such a Big Deal.
Casey Fiesler. Slate April 9, 2019.

Fansite voor het eerst bij finalisten prestigieuze literatuurprijs: Wat is Archive of Our Own?.
Els Bellens. Datanews April 4, 2019.

Fanfiction Just Got Nominated for a Hugo Award…In This Universe.
Elizabeth Rayne. SyFy Wire April 4, 2019.

Archive of Our Own’s Hugo Nomination is a win for marginalized fandom.
Michal Schick. Hypable April 3, 2019.

Fanfiction site Archive of Our Own nominated for 2019 Hugo Award.
Katie Majka. Fansided April 3, 2019.

An Internet Fan Fiction Archive Is Nominated for a Hugo.
Samantha Cole. Motherboard April 3, 2019.

How to find great books online.
Andrew Liptak. The Verge April 2, 2019.

Fanfiction Mothership Archive of Our Own Is Nominated for a Hugo Award
Kaila Hale-Stern. The Mary Sue April 2, 2019.

There’s fanfic at The Met and it’s all because of the Tale of Genji.
Eva Kis. March 5, 2019.

Episode 34: Enabling Fanworks to Flourish with Organization for Transformative Works staffer Claudia Rebaza.
Victoria Male & Kristen Chavez. Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast February 19, 2019.

An Archive of Our Own: How AO3 Built a Nonprofit Fanfiction Empire and Safe Haven.
Caitlin Busch. SyFyWire February 12, 2019.

Tumblr users are tagging their porn with the ‘citrus scale’.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw. The Daily Dot February 5, 2019.

English majors find freedom in online publishing.
Leah Goggins. The Crimson White January 31, 2019.

Episode 88A: OTW Legal Advocacy Interview.
Rebecca Katz. Three Patch Podcast January 15, 2019.

Episode 91: Casey Fiesler.
Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. Fansplaining January 9, 2019.

Freed From Copyright, These Classic Works Are Yours To Adapt.
Milton Guevara. NPR January 5, 2019.

6 Websites That’ll Help You Jump-Start Your Writing Career.
Cassie Rowett. Study Breaks January 5, 2019.



Despite the looming fear of social media exodus, many fandom Tumblr users will staunchly remain on the platform.
Petrana Radulovic. Polygon December 12, 2018.

Nerdy, written erotica doesn’t need Tumblr to survive
Jessica Conditt. Engadget December 12, 2018.

Tumblr’s Porn Ban Could Be Its Downfall — After All It Happened to LiveJournal.
Bijan Stephen. The Verge December 6, 2018.

Heidi Tandy on Fanworks & Intellectual Property.
Brian L. Frye. Ipse Dixit December 5, 2018.

If Tumblr doesn’t learn from history, it will be headed for the same fate as LiveJournal.
Casey Fiesler and Brianna Dym. Slate December 5, 2018.

How Tumblr’s adult content crackdown could alienate users
Heather Kelly. CNN December 4, 2018.

How erotic fanfiction lets women explore their sexuality without shame
Jess Joho. Mashable November 21, 2018.

How fanfiction is leading the way when it comes to conversations about consent
Stephanie Farnsworth. Just Geek Stuff November 10, 2018.

The Online Free Speech Debate Is Raging in Fanfiction, Too
Elizabeth Minkel. The Verge November 8, 2018.

Fantasy author Naomi Novik on dragons, fairytales and fans taking over her stories
Olivia Ho. The Straits Times August 13, 2018.

From Star Trek to Fifty Shades: how fanfiction went mainstream
Mikaella Clements. The Guardian August 8, 2018.

Female and queer fans challenge pop culture by taking control of their own stories
Alissa Smith. Colorado Springs Independent August 8, 2018.

Tumblr Imagines Aren’t “Wish Fulfillment” — They’re Proof That Female Desires And Emotions Still Aren’t Taken Seriously
Emma Lord. Bustle July 24, 2018.

All your old ‘Harry Potter’ fanfic is moving
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw. The Daily Dot July 20, 2018.

Episode Nine: The OTW, fans for fans
Chen Drachman & Shiri Y. Random Fandom July 7, 2018.

As Mexico Capitalizes On Her Image, Has Frida Kahlo Become Over-Commercialized?
Emily Green. Weekend Edition – Saturday June 2, 2018.

Hando: A brief history of Star Wars fanfic and a universe’s beloved, queer ’ship
Julia Alexander. Polygon May 24, 2018.

The Organization for Transformative Works: An Enthusiastic Community of Volunteers Preserves & Celebrates Fanworks
Amber Brooks. Dating Advice May 14, 2018.

Practicing the Art of the Remix
Shelley Drozd. Muhlenberg College News April 16, 2018.

Fascination and frustration: An analysis of fan fiction
Masha Zhdanova. SCAD Connector April 10, 2018.

If you can think it, there’s fanfiction of it
Tania Tavares-Pinto. The Overtake April 3, 2018.

Why Did Fans Flee LiveJournal, and Where Will They Go After Tumblr?
Heather Schwedel. Slate March 29, 2018.

Digital Rights Groups Urge Court To Reconsider Decision Against TVEyes
Wendy Davis. Digital News Daily March 28, 2018.

“Wish Upon a Star” at Insomnia Gallery’s Disney Fan Art Show
Natalie De La Garza. Houston Press March 7, 2018.

Things We Saw Today: It’s International Fanworks Day!
Kaila Hale-Stern. The Mary Sue February 15th, 2018

International Fanworks Day 2018
Crystal Headrick. Nerds and Beyond February 13, 2018.

MPAA, Netflix Support FX’s Defense Against Olivia de Havilland
Ashley Cullins. The Hollywood Reporter January 26, 2018.

The Dubious Ethics of “Real-Person Fiction”
Tonya Riley. Dark(ish) Web January 8, 2018.


Interview: Milena Popova
uses this October 5, 2017.

Bringing Fan Fiction Into the Classroom: An Interview with Francesca Coppa
Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca-Fan September 21, 2017.

The Business of Fandom: How Teenage Girls Predict the Future of Culture
Adrienne Gaffney. Billboard September 13, 2017.

The Promise and Potential of Fan Fiction
Stephen Burt. The New Yorker August 23, 2017.

The Secret History Of “Early Adopters” We Never Talk About
Rachel Selvin & Elisa Kreisinger. Refinery 29 August 7, 2017.

Copy This Podcast Episode 8: Cosplay, Copyright and Comic-Con
Re/Create Coalition. Copy This Podcast July 20, 2017

Crowdsourced definitions of ‘fan fiction’ hint at a sprawling, formless genre
Kaitlyn Tiffany. The Verge June 7, 2017.

Fans And Fan Fiction
Joshua Johnson. NPR: 1A April 5, 2017



Fellowship of the Fans: Connecting with teens through the magic of fan fiction
Anne Ford. American Libraries November 1, 2016

What Fans Need to Know about Transformative Use: A Conversation with Rebecca Tushnet
Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins September 27, 2016

The New Powers That Be: Harry Potter, the triumph of fandom, and the future of creativity
Laura Miller. Slate September 11, 2016

The Power of Fanworks In Sci Fi, Fantasy Is Now Undeniable
Megan Logan. Inverse September 1, 2016

Fan fiction booms but it’s not a free for all
Deborah Stone. Arts Hub August 29, 2016

Canon, fanon, shipping and more: a glossary of the tricky terminology that makes up fan culture
Aja Romano. Vox June 7, 2016

Rules of Aquisition: Will Studio-Sanctioned Guidelines Mark End of ‘Star Trek’ Fan Films, or a New Creative Era?
Marc Perton. Newsweek May 27, 2016

7 Authors Who Wrote Fanfiction
Catherine Kovach. Bustle May 20, 2016

The Importance Of Fanfiction For Queer Youth
Jane Hu. The Establishment May 16, 2016

Fame Is Other People
Elspeth Reeve. New Republic May 10, 2016

Georgia Tech Research Finds Fan Communities Are Reshaping the Social Web for the Better
Joshua Preston. Georgia Tech News Center May 9, 2016

Visit Mashup at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Ria Nevada. dutil April 26, 2016.

In Defense of Fanfiction
Jena Burne. Geek Dad April 10, 2016.

The History of Femslash, the Tiny Fandom That’s Taking Over the Universe
Alex Cranz . iO9 April 8, 2016.

Tisha Turk on vidding and fandom
Connie Meade. The Knox Student April 6, 2016.

The Why Factor March 27, 2016.

‘Det var det bedste blowjob, og det var det værste blowjob‘
Nicoline Larsen. Information March 11, 2016.

Avoiding Kamino’s Fate: Archives, Archivists, and the Preservation of Works of Fandom
Erin Lawrimore. The Learned Fangirl March 3, 2016.

February 15, 2016 marks the inaugural International Fanworks Day
Bekah Babble. Fanspeakfiles February 15, 2016.

Les « shippers », des fans qui rêvent de couples fictionnels, d’eau de rose et de porno
Morgane Tual. Le Monde February 14, 2016.

What is Fanfiction and Can I Write Some?
Kat Cantwell. Indies Unlimited January 19, 2016.



Why 2016 Is The Year We Need To Stop Pretending Women Aren’t Geeks
Victoria McNally. December 22, 2015.

Publicity Rights could give celebrities a veto over creative works
Cory Doctorow. Boing Boing November 6, 2015.

How Archive of Our Own Revolutionized Fandom
Lauren Seele. Fan/Fic Magazine November 1, 2015.

Welcome To The Sex-Positive Wonderland Of Erotic Fan Fiction
Claire Fallon. Huffington Post October 12, 2015.

10,000 zines and counting: a library’s quest to save the history of fandom
Adi Robertson. The Verge September 4, 2015.

Dispatches From the Future’s Past
Jacob Brogan. Slate September 22, 2015.

How To Find The Best Fanfiction On the Internet
Kaila Hale-Stern. Gizmodo August 18, 2015.

Fanspeak: The Brief Origins Of Fanfiction
J.E. Reich. Tech Times July 23, 2015.

Jenny Cee’s Top Five Favorite AO3 Hacks!
Gigi Kiersten & Jenny Cee. Fannishery May 15, 2015.

Is Fanfiction Influencing The Publishing World For Better or Worse?
Victoria McNally. Bookworks March 3, 2015.

With fan fiction, is publishing following in Hollywood’s unoriginal footsteps?
Chandra Johnson. Deseret News National March 3, 2015

Miss International Fanworks Day? Here’s How You Can Make Up For It.
Britta Lundin, Worship the Brand February 18, 2015.

Today Is the First International Fanworks Day, So Let’s Discuss the Very Best Of Fan Creation
Alanna Bennett. The Mary Sue February 15th 2015.

International Fanworks Day: Christina Lauren, Andrew Shaffer and Cecilia Tan Talk Fandom
Cyndy Aleo. Romance Times Book Reviews Roundtable February 14, 2015.

A Brief History of Fan Fiction
Alice Bell. How We Get to Next February 6, 2015.



Where Fandom Studies Came From: An Interview with Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson (Part One) (Part Two) (Part Three)
Henry Jenkins. Confessions of an Aca-Fan November 17, 2014.

We’re All In It Together: Cosplay With Us Over Labor Day Weekend
Dave Maass. Deep Links Blog August 29, 2014.

Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too
Jeff John Roberts. GigaOm August 17, 2014.

Girl Bilbo and Rewriting Classic Books
Michelle Nijhuis. Aeon July 18, 2014.

I Read a Book: The Fan Fiction Studies Reader
Keidra Chaney. The Learned Fangirl June 10, 2014.

OTW’s Tisha Turk On the Past, Present and Future of Fair Use, Digital Storytelling, Vidding and Remix Culture
Sarah Lai Stirland. DisCo June 10, 2014.

The Future of Fandoms
PBS Digital Studios. Idea Channel May 7, 2014.

How The “Trigger Warning” Took Over The Internet
Ali Vingiano. Buzzfeed News May 4, 2014.

Didn’t Read Those Terms of Service? Here’s What You Agreed to Give Up
Natasha Singer. New York Times Bits April 28, 2014.

‘Vampire Diaries’ Writer Bites Back
Alexandra Alter. Wall Street Journal April 17, 2014.

New from UI Press: ‘The Fan Fiction Studies Reader’
University Communication and Marketing. Iowa Now March 7, 2014.

From the Notebook of Kitty Riley
Emma Grant. Three Patch Podcast March 1, 2014.

This is What 1 Million Fanfics Looks Like
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw. The Daily Dot February 27, 2014.

Online creators might not know what ‘fair use’ really means – research
Terence Huynh. TechGeek February 20, 2014.

House Judiciary Subcommittee Considers Fair Use, David Lowery Testifies
Future of Music Coalition. Hypebot February 2, 2014.

IP Subcommittee Kicks Off New Year With Hearing on Fair Use Doctrine
Anandashankar Mazumdar. Bloomberg BNA January 29, 2014.

OVERNIGHT TECH: House panel to consider ‘fair use’
Kate Tummarello. Hillicon Valley, January 27, 2014



Ask a Law Professor Your Questions about Fan Fiction and Mash-ups
Ria Misrah and Rebecca Tushnet. io9, November 18, 2013

Amazon’s Foray into Fanfiction: A World of Their Own?
Iona Holloway, Airship Daily, August 12, 2013

Fan Fiction
Hosted by Nancy Redd, HuffPost Live, August 12, 2013

Amazon Steps Into the Cloistered World of Super-Fandom
Lily Rothman TIME June 27, 2013

How Amazon’s commercial fan fiction misses the point
Adi Robertson The Verge June 4, 2013

Amazon embraces fan fiction
Gill Deacon Q with Jian Ghomeshi May 30, 2013

Kindle Worlds: Do fan fiction writers want to make money?
Anna Bressanin BBC News May 27, 2013

‘Kindle Worlds’ Lets Authors Publish Fan Fiction — At Dubious Cost
Rachel Edidin, May 23, 2013

The Fifty Shades Factor: Amazon Gives Fanfic Authors a Shot at a Publishing Payday with Kindle Worlds
Chris Baker, Co.Create May 23, 2013

An Unforbidden Love: In fan fiction, your favorite characters can do … whatever you want them to
Beth Marlowe, Washington Post Reader Express May 17, 2013

50 Best Websites 2013 – Archive of Our Own
Lev Grossman, TIME Techland May 1, 2013

Fan Fiction and the Law
Bob Garfield On the Media March 8, 2013.

Surveying Recent Scholarship on Fair Use: A Conversation
Peter Decherney Cinema Journal 52.2 (Winter 2013): 138-150.

The power of pop culture: Can online fandoms drive civic participation?
AlJazeera The Stream February 12, 2013

Artistic License: fan fiction breaks into the publishing mainstream
Melissa Fich The Eye January 31, 2013

Fan fiction: A world where Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes could meet
Angela Hill Tri-Valley Times January 16, 2013



The top 10 most influential fans of 2012
Aja Romano The Daily Dot December 17, 2012

Choose Your Own Adventure
Kathleen Parrish American Way December 15, 2012

Turk Testifies on Behalf of Video Remix Artists
Jenna Ray Morris Campus News and Events, November 21, 2012

Essay: Why You Should Pay Attention to Fandoms
Katie Behrens Library as Incubator Project November 16, 2012

US Makes New Exemptions To Digital Millennium Copyright Act Provision
Maricel Estavillo Intellectual Property Watch November 1, 2012

Fanzine Archives
mediawestcon October 7, 2012

Why Justin Bieber Keeps Dying In Fan Fiction: Teen idols are regularly kicking the bucket in stories written by their fans. What gives?
Jessica Misener, Buzzfeed October 2012

EFF Wins Renewal of Smartphone Jailbreaking Rights
infoZine October 27, 2012

Q&A: Anna Zola Miller of the Open Doors Project
Geek Girl Con, August 22, 2012

Are fan fiction and fan art legal?
Lauren Davis, io9, August 12, 2012

Francesca Coppa and Tisha Turk – Hearsay Culture
David S. Levine, Show 167 KZSU-FM, August 10, 2012

Understanding The Legal Ramifications of Fan Fiction
Zachary Knight Tech Dirt | Culture July 27, 2012

Fan Fiction vs. Copyright – Q&A with Rebecca Tushnet
ReasonTV. July 20, 2012

The Weird World of Fan Fiction
Alexandra Alter, Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2012

50 Shades of Fanfic: E.L. James and Other Superstars of Fan Fiction
Lindsay Eanet, BlackBook May 11, 2012

Archive of Our Own, a Ziven Reccomendation!
straightzivens, D Saint Radio, April 24, 2012

Fifty Shades of Fanfiction: Writers and friends
Victoria Knobloch, The Daily Collegian, April 19, 2012

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ shines light on erotic fan fiction
Stephanie Goldberg, CNN, April 6, 2012.

Assignment 3 – Remix Culture: Tensions in Vidding
Barb Marcinkoski, New Media Narrative: Writing and Publishing in a Developing Field, April 5, 2012

From Young Adult Book Fans to Wizards of Change
Courtney E. Martin, New York Times Opinion Pages, March 21, 2012.

Q&A with Professor Rebecca Tushnet
Dear Author, March 21, 2012

Fan Fiction: Moral Rights v. Transformative Use
Brent Bell, Information in Social Context, February 28, 2012

5 Projects Helping Open Media Studies To The World
Sam Ford, Fast Company, February 21, 2012


Expanding Exemptions Won in Last Digital Millennium Copyright Act Rulemaking
infoZine, December 2, 2011

Fan Fiction Keeps ‘Harry Potter’ Alive; Sheds Light On Spock’s Evening Wear: A Discussion on the World Of Fandom With Lev Grossman and the OTW
Your Public Media: Colin McEnroe Show, July 19, 2011

The Boy Who Lived Forever
Lev Grossman. Time July 7, 2011

Pottermore Brings Harry Potter To The Digital World
Margot Adler, NPR: All Things Considered, June 23, 2011


The Lawbringer: The trouble with fan fiction
Mathew McCurley, WoW Insider, September 17, 2010

Naomi Novik says fanfic is part of literary history – and reveals what’s next for Temeraire
Annalee Newitz, io9, September 9, 2010

The Library of Congress’s DRM Exceptions: Not Just About Jailbreaking
Anjali Bhat, Public Knowledge, July 30, 2010

Worth the Wait
Peter Jaszi, ©ollectanea, July 30, 2010

Breaking Down the 2009 DMCA Rulemaking, Part 1: Victory for Vidders
Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation, July 29, 2010

You Have the Right to Make Documentary Films, Library of Congress Says
Hannibal Travis, Digital Mercury, July 27, 2010

Letting Us Rip: Our New Right to Fair Use of DVDs
ProfHacker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 27, 2010

Review Of US Digital Millennium Copyright Act Brings New Exemptions
Leslee Friedman, Intellectual Property Watch, July 27, 2010

New DMCA Exemptions Legalize Phone Jailbreaking & DVD Ripping for Fair Use
Geeks are Sexy, July 26, 2010

Jailbreaking iPhone apps is now legal (quotes OTW board member Rebecca Tushnet)
David Goldman,, July 26, 2010

GGG#017: Dragons! Fan Fiction! Copyright Law! (Guest: Naomi Novik)
John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley. April 26, 2010



Gay Geekery: The Organization for Transformative Works
Jack. The New Gay 7 October 2009

We Are Creators Too: Part 4
Art Brodsky interviews Francesca Coppa for Public Knowledge. October 2009.

Geek Feminism interviews the OTW’s Francesca Coppa
Skud, Geek Feminism Blog, September 23, 2009

In Focus: Fandom and Feminism, Gender and the Politics of Fan Production
Various. Cinema Journal Summer 2009.

Standing Out in the Crowd
Kirrily Robert, O’Reilly Open Source Convention, July 2009

Will E-Book Anti-Piracy Technology Hurt Readers?
Laura Sydell, NPR: All Things Considered, March 25, 2009

Vidders Talk Back To Their Pop-Culture Muses
Neda Ulaby, NPR: All Things Considered, February 25, 2009


Remixing Television: Francesca Coppa on the vidding underground
Jesse Walker, Reason: Free Minds and Free Markets, August/September 2008

Fan Fiction Writers Face Nonfiction Legal Hurdles
The Bryant Park Project. NPR July 16, 2008

Friction over Fan Fiction:
Is this burgeoning art form legal?

Grace Westcott, Literary Review of Canada, July 2008

Transformative Fans Transform Brands
Rebecca Lieb, ClickZ, March 28, 2008


What businesses learned in 2007 about the digital race: Web 2.0 can be a treasure trove and a minefield
Steve Cody and Sam Ford, Christian Science Monitor, December 28, 2007

Scholars and Pop-Culture Fans Create Nonprofit Group to Fight for Creative Rights
The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 18, 2007

Transforming how we think about fiction… and copyright
Ethan Zuckerman, December 12, 2007

The Vidder (profile of Luminosity)
New York Magazine, November 12, 2007

A Transformation of Our Own: Fanfiction Communities and the Organization for Transformative Works
Xiaochang Li, Convergence Culture Consortium, October 31, 2007


Press Releases

First International Fanworks Day to Be Held on February 15
January 15, 2015

Organization for Transformative Works Helps Secure DMCA Exemption from U.S. Copyright Office
October 26, 2012

Organization for Transformative Works Celebrates Fan Support
September 3, 2012

OTW helps secure DMCA exemption for remix vidding
July 26, 2010

Transformative Works and Cultures releases second issue (PDF)
March 15, 2009

First issue of fan studies journal Transformative Works and Cultures released (PDF)
September 10, 2008