Posts in Fanfiction

OTW Guest Post: within_a_dream

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. Within_a_dream, one of the moderators of the Femslash Exchange, is a fic writer and exchange mod who spends far too much time picking up new canons to obsess over. She’s been modding exchanges since college and writing fic for as long as she can remember, although it took her some time to discover that she could post it online. Today,… Read more

Elysejský klíč is Moving to the AO3

Elysejský klíč, a Harry Potter fanfiction and fanart 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 Elysejský klíč And what to do if you still have questions

OTW Guest Post: Peizhen Wu

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. Peizhen Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literary Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a Chinese citizen living abroad, she thinks critically about boundaries, identities, and trans-cultural influences. She writes about fan fiction, queerness, science fiction, and Digital Humanities. Today, Peizhen talks about her article in Transformative Works and Cultures. How did you first find out about fandom… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Fanboundbooks and robins-egg-bindery

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. Fanboundbooks and robins-egg-bindery are two members of Renegade Publishing, a community of fanbinders, folks who make fanfiction into physical books. They both have been binding for a few years now. Today they are happy to share a bit about their fandom history and the binding community they love being a part of. How did you first find out about fandom… Read more

Smoochies is Moving to the AO3

Smoochies, a multi-fandom fanfiction and fanart 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 Smoochies And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation Smoochies was a site dedicated to bishounen, shounen-ai and yaoi fanworks. It ran from late 1997 to early 2003. During its life, it hosted some amazing works that its moderator, Melanie, would hate to see lost. They need to be preserved and enjoyed by new fans, instead of living on an old submissions cd-r in the back of a… Read more