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OTW is Recruiting for Tag Wrangling & Graphics Volunteers

Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Russian to English? Can you read and translate from Filipino to English? Are you a digital artist interested in the OTW’s work? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 20 March 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 90 applications] Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Russian) – closing 20 March 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Filipino) – closing 20 March 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] Communications Graphics Volunteer – closing 20 March… Read more

OTW is Recruiting for Communications and Open Doors Volunteers

Do you have experience with personnel management and project management? Do you have experience in public relations or social media? Are you a frequent X (Twitter), Facebook, or LinkedIn user who enjoys helping others? Do you know MySQL and want to rescue at-risk fan archives? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Communications Chair-Track Volunteer – closing 31 January 2024 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received Communications Media Outreach – closing 31 January 2024 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received Communications Site Moderator – closing 31 January 2024 at 23:59… Read more

IFD2024: What is Your Fandom Doing?

We’re excited to announce that we’ve started working on the next International Fanworks Day (IFD) – an important occasion, since we’ll be celebrating its tenth year! We’re so happy to celebrate this milestone and this event with you, and we’d really like to hear about your community events. International Fanworks Day, celebrated on February 15, was created by the OTW in 2014 in honor of the one millionth published fanwork on AO3. It’s our way to remember and recognize the importance of fanworks – no matter what form they come in – for their impact on our culture, on our relationships within fandom, on how… Read more

Official Information About the OTW

As some readers know, 2023 had some unexpected events and the OTW needed to keep fans in the loop as to what was happening with our site stability and what steps we were taking to come back online. When this occurred, many fans did not realize that there were social media accounts they could follow to get more information. During that time, some bad actors decided to take advantage of fans by pretending to represent us while soliciting donations during the time when our actual donation form was not accessible. The best way to check whether a social media account is official is to visit… Read more

Celebrating the OTW’s 16th Anniversary

The Organization for Transformative Works turns 16 today! We are very happy to be able to celebrate another year with you all. The OTW was born to serve fans and protect fan history and culture in all its forms; it’s our mission in troubling times. Since its foundation, OTW has helped rescue hundreds of fanworks from at-risk archives and platforms, old and new, making them accessible to millions of users; it has advocated for fans in an ever-changing legal environment; it has preserved fan culture through a wiki that you can contribute to; it has published 39 issues of an international, peer-reviewed fan-studies journal; and… Read more