A fan-created, fan-run, nonprofit, noncommercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic
more than 52,860 fandoms | 5,044,000 users | 9,928,000 works
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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Thanks to everyone who participated in the festivities for the OTW’s 15th anniversary! We’re so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. We’d also like to recognize that the Archive of Our Own reached five million registered users on September 15th, which is a wonderful milestone to occur during a month celebrating the fan-made achievement that is the OTW.
This month the Organization for Transformative Works turns 15! As part of the celebrations, we're publishing a special 5 Things post with one of our founders, Francesca Coppa. In this post, you can read Francesca's memories about the early days of the OTW, and the challenges that the organization has faced since then. We're also hosting a trivia contest (available only in English) and a fanworks challenge. If you'd like to know more, please visit the English version of the OTW's anniversary post.
In August, Open Doors announced two updates to its Fan Culture Preservation Project, which seeks to preserve physical fanworks such as fanzines. While continuing its partnership with the University of Iowa, Open Doors added several additional partners as part of an overhaul of its website, which now lists contact information for multiple institutions that donors can choose from when deciding where to donate their fannish memorabilia. Open Doors also announced a new subproject, the AO3 Fanzine Scan Hosting Project, which will involve importing scanned or transcribed zines to the AO3 with the permission of creators and/or zine publishers.