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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Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today's post is with Mirissa, who volunteers as a Translation volunteer for Team Kyrgyz.
The Harry Potter FanFic Archive, a Harry Potter fanfiction archive run by Chad (CazBandit), is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).
In these recent releases, we added the ability to freeze comment threads on works and news posts; added a limit to the number of tags on works; and prepared the site for localization, starting with our email notifications. As usual, there are also bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements. A special thank you to our first-time contributors Chantal, Daroc Alden, Gareth Bedford, Jonathan Means, Julia Feitosa, Kate Boyd, katzenfabrik, NightGlyde, Rudolf M. Schreier (ThePadawan), and Sharra Neely!