A fan-created, fan-run, nonprofit, noncommercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic
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The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.
With an AO3 account, you can:
- Share your own fanworks
- Get notified when your favorite works, series, or users update
- Participate in challenges
- Keep track of works you've visited and works you want to check out later
You can join by getting an invitation from our automated invite queue. All fans and fanworks are welcome!
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The Organization for Transformative Works is a labor of love. It was created by fans, for fans. We are a nonprofit organization, and we rely 100% on donations: the donation of time from our volunteers, and the donation of funds from the community we serve. Today marks the beginning of our biannual membership drive, when we ask that those of you who are able to do so consider making a financial contribution to support our work. You can read about how we spend your money in our budget.
During 2021, the OTW Finance team has continued its work of ensuring that the organization's bills are paid, tax returns filed, and standard accounting procedures met. Preparation for the 2020 audit of financial statements continues!
From September 13 to September 26, Fanlore hosted its annual Stub September challenge, a two-week challenge in which editors create and expand short articles ("stubs") on Fanlore. 236 new pages were created, and 3,422 edits were carried out!