Lord of the Rings Fanfiction

Welcome to Lord of the Rings Fanfiction! This collection is for fanfiction about the Lord of the Rings series.

Lord of the Rings Fanfiction is closed to new works.

The import of this archive to the AO3 was approved by the OTW Open Doors Committee on 1 August 2020, and began in May 2021.

(Open, Moderated)

About Lord of the Rings Fanfiction (lotrfanfictionarchive)

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This collection contains works originally located at Lord Of the Rings Fanfiction, which were imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project. Lord of the Rings Fanfiction is no longer online, but its moderators and the OTW will be preserving all of these amazing works!



If you still have access to the email you used to post your works to Lord of the Rings Fanfiction, you should have received an email with the option to claim your works at the time they were imported. If you do not have access to that email account, or did not receive the notification, please contact the moderator at the contact email address listed above.

All unclaimed works are imported as restricted to logged-in AO3 users only, and will be made publicly viewable after a 30-day transition period. If you claimed your works before that period ended, you will need to change the restriction setting.

For questions about using the AO3, please contact Support.



Submission guidelines from the original site (some details may no longer be accurate and links may no longer work)

Submission rules:

As our submission guidelines have recently changed, please read both the terms of service on the left menu bar and the rules listed below before posting any new stories.

1.) Just to be clear, this site is and always has been a place to primarily post your Lord of the Rings stories, poetry and fanfiction. We have allowed a good amount of off-topic material, but this system has been abused in recent times.

What this site is: a place for fictional stories, essays and poetry, both LotR-related and off-topic
What this place is NOT: a place to post details about your personal life, messages to your friends, the dream you had last night, your bad day or anything else that would be more suited to a personal blog or an e-mail. We will remove these things as soon as we see them, as it's not what the system was intended for.

1. No Netspeak: Please use proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting. None of us are perfect and the occasional error is perfectly fine. But please do your best to submit stories that are as well-written and legible as possible. Please do not abuse the system with stories and reviews that contain excessive, repetitive character use. It's extremely hard on the database when people feel the need to use 30 exclamation points in a row for example and well, it's pretty obnoxious anyway. Remember, moderation is a good thing. :)

2. Be sure to rate your story properly and add any warnings (i.e. graphic sex, excessive violence, drug use) to an author's note at the beginning of your story. Though you are welcome to post stories of any rating, please keep your summaries reasonably clean as a courtesy to other members. As these are the story descriptions that show up on the front page and everywhere else on the site, it's nice to be considerate and keep in mind those who may not be interested in accessing more adult oriented materials.

3. Flaming will not be tolerated on this site under ANY circumstances. If you don't like a story, please offer polite, helpful constructive criticism designed to help the author improve their work. And authors, please show respect for the people reviewing your stories and have the consideration not to attack them simply because they may not have liked something.