Posts in Fanfiction

OTW Guest Post: Fans & Fictions

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. Fans & Fictions is a team of four: Océane [she/her], Maxine [she/her], Jonathan [he/him] and Clarisse [she/her]) in Information and Library Sciences. They created a Twitter account for one of their courses and decided to focus on fanfiction and writing activities. They don’t all have the same experience regarding fandom and fanfiction, which allows them to have several points of… Read more

The Pony Fiction Archive is Moving to the AO3

Pony Fiction Archive, a My Little Pony fanfiction 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 have work on the Pony Fiction Archive And what to do if you still have questions

WWFSML is Moving to the AO3

WWFSML, a pro wrestling slash fanfiction 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 on WWFSML And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation WWFSML was a mailing list that closed in 2020 with the shutdown of Yahoo Groups. The moderator, Missy, reached out to Open Doors to preserve the fanfiction posted to the group. The purpose of the Open Doors Committee’s Online Archive Rescue Project is to assist moderators of archives to incorporate the fanworks from those archives into the Archive of… Read more

Animators Inc. is Moving to the AO3

Animators Inc., an Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter fanfiction 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 have work(s) on Animators Inc. And what to do if you still have questions

OTW Signal, March 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 Kristina Busse, co-editor of the OTW’s academic journal Transformative Works and Cultures, was interviewed about the history of fanfiction, and discussed how the “fan” community part is as important as the “fiction.”