Fanfiction Site List (2023)

I've been dabbling in writing for several years and can vouch for these websites being great places to self-publish fanfiction.

Why Publish on a Fanfiction Site?

Posting your creation to a fanfiction archive is a much better option than keeping it on your own webpage or blog. First of all, it's free, and you won't have to worry about web hosting costs or buying your own domain. Second, you'll get tons of people eagerly reading your story and posting reviews (just make sure to properly categorize and tag your fic to maximize your chances of getting readers). Finally, these sites are designed to make readers' experience as good as possible by presenting the text in an easy-to-read way on both desktop PCs and mobile devices, as well as offering ratings or reviews for each chapter.

Whether you enjoy reading fanfiction and are looking for a good story, or wrote one of your own and are looking to publish it online, this list of fanfiction sites should come in handy.

General Sites

These websites host fan fiction based on many different sources.

  • FanFiction.net: The largest fanfic archive in the world, FanFiction.net offers a modern publishing platform for writers, and thousands of stories based on anything from anime and comics, to movies and plays for readers. The HP fanfiction section is especially large. However, as a reader, you should keep in mind that stories on this site can be posted without approval, so many of them are of poor quality.
  • Archive of Our Own: AO3 is a multi-fandom site that was created to address the shortcomings of FanFiction.net. They boast robust search capabilities, character and pairing tags, integration with other fanfiction communities like LJ, and more. The site has no ads and is ran by Organization for Transformative Works. It is known for saving fics from smaller sites that are shutting down.
  • FictionPad: A new site for posting and reading stories from all fandoms, FictionPad is remarkably easy to navigate thanks to their modern, responsive UI. Twilight, Naruto, and Harry Potter categories are currently the most popular.
  • Lunaescence Archives: A moderated creative writing community that accepts fan fiction based on various media such as anime, books, games, etc. There is also a section for original works. However, their Anime & Manga category is by far the most popular.
  • FicWad: FicWad hosts a solid number of fics from various categories, with "Celebrities" and "Anime" being the two most popular ones. They also allow original works to be published in addition to fanfiction.
  • Quotev: Quotev is more than a fanfiction archive: they allow you to post your original stories, quizzes, and surveys as well. However, fan fiction seems to be one of their most popular categories, so you will be in good company if you go there specifically to read or write fan works.
  • Wattpad: Wattpad is a community for writers and readers built from the ground up with the age of smartphones in mind. It is easy to read on mobile devices, boasts a sleek modern interface, and supports cool features like inline commenting. Fanfiction is just a small part of Wattpad's content, as more stories tend to be original works.
  • Adult-Fanfiction.org: A site for posting 18+ fanfiction that wouldn't be accepted at most other archives. Multi-fandom, but Harry Potter appears to be the most popular category.

Harry Potter Archives

The following sites are for HP fics only. Some might have specific requirements for story length, type, pairings, etc.

  • FanficAuthors.net: A small invitation-only archive ran by fanfic writer Jeconais, FanficAuthors.net offers some of the best and most interesting Harry Potter fics ever written. If you're looking for good stories to read and don't have the time to wade through the junk, this website is probably your best bet. In addition, they provide links to download the stories in ePub and other formats.
  • HarryPotterFanFiction.com: Claiming to be the best and oldest Harry Potter fanfiction site on the web, this archive currently contains over 78,000 stories categorized by genre, pairing, and format. All submitted stories have to be validated first, which usually happens within 72 hours. They have yearly awards for various types of stories.
  • MuggleNet: The popular Harry Potter fansite, MuggleNet, has a section dedicated to fan fiction as well. Their archive isn't that large (over 10k fics), but the average quality should be relatively good as all stories are moderated by the staff. MuggleNet is stricter than some other archives as they do not allow crossovers, excessive Out of Character, and fics which are not canon-compliant.
  • Portkey: An older site with an outdated design and layout that still hosts quite a number of great stories. Now preserved as a read-only archive: stories may still be read, but no new works may be submitted.
  • SIYE: Sink Into Your Eyes, a site dedicated specifically to stories centered around Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. They have some strict submission rules in regards to that, so fans of the H/G pairing will definitely enjoy the stories hosted there.
  • SycophantHex: A generic HP fanfiction archive that aims to provide only quality stories to the readers. Every submission is first reviewed by the staff of the site.
  • The Sugar Quill: A selective HP fanfiction archive that only accepts stories with good, canon-compliant characterization and does not allow crossovers. Harry / Ginny pairing seems to be the most popular here, and most fics follow this direction.

Twilight Fanfic Sites

Sites for hosting stories based on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight universe.

  • Twilighted.net: A moderated Twilight fanfic archive where stories are categorized depending on when they take place, as well as other characteristics. A good number of fics in this archive.
  • TwilightArchives: Modern look, easy story sorting by various aspects, and over 5,000 archived works. Image upload for stories supported.

Asian Sites

  • AsianFanFiction.com: As its name suggests, this website is dedicated to high-quality fanfics featuring various Asian celebrities. Original fiction with Asian characters is also accepted. The archive is moderated to maintain quality.
  • AsianFanfics.com: Asianfanfics is a fast-growing site that features Asian fanfiction from many genres and ethnicities. As one of the most feature-filled fanfiction sites, it includes a tagging system, automatic update alerts, automatic backups, chat, videos, galleries, weekly featured stories, and an automatic import utility for Winglin stories.

Other Specific Archives

These sites are dedicated to fics based on a single source.

  • Fimfiction: A popular site for fics based on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon.
  • TONFA: The Original Naruto Fanfic Archive, or TONFA, is the oldest and largest archive for hosting stories based in the Naruto universe.
  • Rockfic: A site for bandfics, and fics about rock bands in particular.
  • TrekFanFiction: Stories based on the various Star Trek incarnations.

What Is Fanfiction?

Definition of fan fiction and the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Fan fiction (commonly known as fanfiction) is a loosely defined term for fiction about characters or settings, written by admirers of the original work. Fanfics are not commissioned by the owner and creator and are very rarely published professionally. Most fan fiction writers assume that their readers have knowledge of the canon (original) universe in which their works are based. More on Wikipedia...

According to some sources, fanfiction existed as far back as the 17th century, but it's becoming particularly popular these days when we have so many forms of entertainment. The Harry Potter fanfiction phenomenon is especially impressive. There are so many fics written by the fans of the series, that you could say J. K. Rowling awakened the generation of children not only to reading but creative writing as well!

Why Write Fanfiction?

A few things to consider

Why would you even write a fanfic? Some might say "it's not like you are getting paid for it." It's true that you won't make any money from your fanfiction (and if you do, that's probably illegal) but there are many other benefits, such as improving your writing skills, stimulating your fantasy and giving your favorite story a "better" ending or a spin-off you always wanted to see in the original work.

Let's not forgot the social aspect, too. The Internet lets you publish your story instantly, getting a lot of readers to post reviews and comments that will help you improve. Plus, it feels great to get positive reviews from people saying that they loved your work. Of course, then there's always the pressure from your fans to release the next chapter sooner. If this happens to you, just remember that you are writing the story for yourself first, and take as much time as you think is needed (don't release half-baked chapters just because your readers demand it). See it this way: if people are begging you to write faster, that means your story is really good!

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Tips For Writing Your First One

Some basic advice for newbie fanfiction writers

  • Spelling and grammar are important. If you think those are your weak points, get someone to proof-read your story if possible ("beta" in fanfiction slang), or at least run a spell-checker. Finding a beta and letting him to read your story before releasing each chapter is always a good idea even if your spelling is great.
  • Try to understand the feelings and motives of the characters in the original work. Explain the changes they experience in your fic. A person can't go from a wuss to a badass in one day, simply speaking. There's nothing stopping your fantasy and getting crazy with the characters, but in that case, people usually tag their stories as AU (Alternate Universe).
  • It's an excellent idea to have a rough draft of the whole fic, or at least an outline, before starting to post chapters online.
  • Do not give in to the pressure of readers. Don't get discouraged by the negative comments, but pay attention to constructive criticism. Your readers might give you good ideas for improving the story, but always remember that you are the author.
  • Your story should make sense. Yes, you can write whatever you want - however, it's usually a good idea to think of a nice plot, not to have any perfect characters just taking revenge on everyone during the whole fic. That being said, a well-written crackfic can be quite fun!
  • Finally, the specifics of fanfiction aside, it's really like writing any other kind of story. You still need to have some writing skills (and there are tons of information online on how to improve them). Fanfiction is actually a good way to start writing and should be much easier than creating an original work from scratch, because you already have characters and world created for you. All you have to do is play around with them.

Read Fanfic on Your Kindle

Many of the websites listed here offer an improved reading experience by allowing you to choose the font, reduce the column width, or darken the background. Yet nothing beats reading fanfiction on an e-ink screen of your Kindle or other ebook device. Here are some tools to help you do that:

  • FanFictionDownLoader supports a large number of sites. You can use it straight from your browser (Google login required), or download a calibre plugin. It can save fics in ePub, HTML, Mobi, and text formats. A list of most popular downloaded works lets you see what stories other people are enjoying.
  • FicSave is a website for downloading stories from FanFiction.net, FictionPress.com, and a couple others. One of its best features is sending the story straight to your Kindle via email. This way, if you have WiFi enabled, you don't need to bother connecting your device via USB to transfer the file.
  • FanFictionDownloader is a similarly-called, yet different software which is available as a standalone Windows program as well as a web-based version for Kindle only. The Windows application is my personal favorite; it can output in 14 different formats, monitors your clipboard for copied story links, and can download only the chapters you selected instead of the whole thing. Then all you have to do is connect your e-reader via USB and upload the story.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Can I write on a fanfiction site without an account?

Answer: Not on any fanfic site that I know of, I'm afraid.

Question: Do any fan fic sites enable you to download your work easily as opposed to retyping it all again into their sites?

Answer: ArchiveOfOurOwn lets you do that in MOBI, EPUB, PDF, and HTML formats easily.

In fanfiction.net it's a little trickier, but if you press Manage Stories, select a story and go to Content/Chapters, and press Download, the individual chapter will open in a new page, and you can save it in HTML format.

I'm not familiar with other sites, sorry!

Question: Are there any websites that allow you to publish stories about real person fiction, in particular singers, and to post song lyrics if you credit them, so if you write the title of the song and the author? I would like to publish some Demi Lovato stories, but I can't find a website. I published them on Archive of our Own, but are there other websites?

Answer: I believe LiveJournal has some RPF communities. I'm not aware of any others, and in any case Archive of Our Own is the largest site to allow them, so you're doing well to post there.

Question: How do I request a specific fanfiction story?

Answer: You could post a prompt on reddit.com/r/FanFiction or another community.

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Tohiko on February 21, 2019:

My question is where can i find fma and hp crossover fanfic

Janice from Florida on September 24, 2018:

I use commaful a lot at school because it's one of the only ones that's not banned and has the nicest people.

Ao3 i use more of at home because it's better for longer ones. but for people who do have ao3 and ffn banned, i think commaful is the best

Ana on May 20, 2018:

My school basically banned it all. All i want to do is read

lii on April 28, 2018:

its because the school thinks its innapropate

Regina on April 05, 2018:

For U.F.O (Gerry Andersons fan fiction.net or shadolibrary.org and authors own sites. I'm looking at this page to find out more about sites that post fan fic as a newbie fan fic writer so thanks for the article found on a search.

KAWAII_QUEEN14 on February 22, 2018:

I'd have to say my favorite one is Fanfiction.net, but EVERYONE SINGLE ONE IS BLOCKED AT SCHOOL. WHY? I DON'T KNOW WHEN ALL YOU'RE DOING IS READING!!!

Anyway I like them all, but Fanfiction.net is 1st place then Quotev 2nd lastly Wattpad 3rd.

Ally on February 17, 2018:

Wattpad is my favorite one!

mia on February 07, 2018:

I'm having problems with Wattpad right now so i'd have to go with Quotev.

she_who_shall_not_be_named on February 07, 2018:

(Video) how to read fanfiction

wattpad is my favorite but my school blocked it

theonethestoriesforgot#00 on February 01, 2018:

Fanfiction.net is my favorite one... but they are ALL BLOCKED AT SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL OF THEM!

Kim Beaulieu on December 18, 2017:

my favorite fan fiction website is wattpad

Hetalockian on December 05, 2017:

Every single one is blocked at school. Every. Single. One. (; ;)

gryffindoristhebest on November 03, 2017:

wattpad

FanFiction.net

Hannah on September 26, 2017:

I'd have to say Wattpad. :) (Other)

sofi on September 05, 2017:

you forgot wattpad!

Ally on May 25, 2017:

Hi,

I'm a french author of fanfictions in Mentalist especially and to post them on Fanfiction.net. I would like to know if there are others sites that allow the stories in french as Fanfictions.net?

Thanks.

Z on May 07, 2017:

It really depends, but Tumblr can be a great place to find fanfic if you know what you're looking for. The grammar and overall content is much better than some of the stuff I've seen on Fanfiction.net or Wattpad.

SV on March 17, 2017:

Wattpad i have to say is very good for people as a starting fanfic website. It is really easy to use and you can use it for more than just fan fiction. It is also a great way to get recongized and you can even win money for submitting a story, right now they are having a horror competttion and the prize is 20,000 dollars.

Jec_014 on January 26, 2017:

Fanfiction.net is the largest for fanfiction, Wattpad is the easiest website to write on, and Quotev has extra thing you can do (like make quizzes) that you can't do on Wattpad or Fanfiction.

Little bit on December 28, 2016:

Wattpad and quotev

G on October 20, 2016:

I am familiar with both fanfiction.net and AO3 (a.k.a. Archive of Our Own); and contrary to some of the other comments, I'd have to say fanfiction.net is better in two distinctive ways:

1: Using a mobile device with the search function of AO3 is a relative nightmare. Sure, you get to use more terms at once; but their accessibility (and slight railroading) ensures you need a larger screen just to sort through what you don't want.

2: Fanfiction.net just has more content as of posting this. I don't know if that will ever truly change but so far that's how things are.

And for anyone who wants to argue about quality: fanfiction.net and AO3 are about equal. That's right, both sites have people who don't know the first thing about writing (including myself). It's just that fanfiction.net has more content overall, so it looks worse. And while fanfiction.net is supposed to not allow adult content, I'd argue at least a third of the stories contain lemons or other explicit adult content.

So there you have it, try both and form your own opinion. Just know this: For most authors on these sites, fan fiction is a phase lasting a few years at best. You will, at some point, find stories you like that won't ever be finished. You have been warned.

Oh, and I'll check some of those other mentioned websites: a big thanks to you, author of this article.

Soquilii on October 17, 2016:

Fanfiction-dot-net's quality is divebombing with their frequent glitches. I never thought I'd say this but AO3 is surpassing FFnet, both in quality of content and ease of posting/editing. I've been with FFnet many years but I prefer AO3 these days.

Madison on October 09, 2016:

Wattpad may not be the most popular website, but it is useful. A lot of writers even admit that they used to have an account it helps build writer character. More common people use the app or website and its great to meet writers. You can use this app/website all over the world, from what I've seen. They have meet and greets with famous writers. I'm sure some of you have heard of the fan fiction Louder the author has become very famous. Her story has gone way past the website and has been shared a lot. I love it personally because the app/website is not only used for fan fiction its used for regular stories too. It doesn't cost any money what so ever. They have competitions for recognitions of the stories you've written. I could say so much more, but I have to stop XD All around Wattpad is also a great fan fiction website you should check it out. Look me up too XD username:Madilove23

Yanna21uk on October 07, 2016:

wattpad is a good place to read and post stories there are a lot of people and some authors today used to use wattpad so if u want to check it out then u can go to my account or go to the search bar and search a story topic or a story title (my account name is Yanna21uk)

Jonathon Morris on September 26, 2016:

Wattpad is a good website

Robin- Beaker67 on September 20, 2016:

Absolutely visit Squidge's WWOMB [Wonderful World of Makebelieve]! This site never gets listed and damn well SHOULD be. Is it kid-friendly? No, it is for adults who want to read the writing of other adults. Authors at WWOMB do not have to 'dumb down' their stories to suit anybody.

I have posted my work there for 10 years and never have had any of my works censored. I encourage folks to visit and discover whole, new world of fanfic.

Amy on August 22, 2016:

Twisting the Hellmouth is missing. Also Skyhawke, Ficwad, Slashfanfiction & WWOMB. Especially WWOMB.

Khaos on August 10, 2016:

In terms of how easy you can navigate the websit wattpad trumps fanfiction.net and AO3 (I use all 3 so I can say this) but in terms of content fanfiction.net and AO3 are better because they have content that is specifically what the reader is looking for not fifty tonne of random story's like in wattpad and in terms of mature content AO3 is by far the best place to get it

So in some cases yes wattpad is a better place then the other two (not always and it's better if you want your story to be discovered by other more often ) but it often lacks a substantial amount of results (and that's why I'm looking for a new fanfic website)

Soquilii on November 13, 2015:

Fanfiction.net is the best. I've been writing for 20+ years and never saw anything better. AO3 is ok but don't look for a lot of feedback; those folks barely post kudos much less comments. Quotev is similar. Ficme and Ficwad are jokes. The others are not worth mentioning. Stick to Fanfiction.net for excellent statistics, a wide base of readers and people who have the courtesy to comment on your hard work.

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Wavie on August 04, 2015:

Wattpad is NOT the most popular fan fiction site. The most popular one is fanfiction.net. And Wattpad is not a fan fiction site as it allows original fiction as well.

Rothos1 on June 25, 2015:

I prefer posting on Twisting the Hellmouth, rather than other sites. However, I've written mostly Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction.

hello on February 23, 2015:

WATTPAD i like this site

Charlie H on February 18, 2015:

Wattpad is the best fanfic site and app for fanfiction reading

Crystal from USA on February 17, 2015:

Nice article, I'll give the other sites a try some time.

Girl From Hong Kong on December 27, 2014:

Thanks for the information, I have just started learning about fanfiction, and this has really halpee me understand better. Thank you! :)

Tc on November 13, 2014:

http://writefanfics.com/

I visit this site quite often, as its not only flooded with kpop fics but other asia fics too

Scottf13 on March 22, 2014:

Thank you for providing this list! I knew about several of these, but most of them were unknown to me.

IloveCasandDean on January 05, 2014:

@anonymous: I find that the best site for fanfiction is Ao3 or archiveofourown. While it has a lot of new authors just like all the other websites, in my experience and compared to fanfiction.net, the writers take constructive criticism much better and tend to have a wider more detailed arrange of stories. I find a lot of Supernatural fics there, it's highly likely you'll find the crossover you're looking for.

RANADEEP on September 03, 2013:

Great information andrew,I love the way you present it here,thank you very much for discovering and sharing a great thing here!!

socialcx1 on July 18, 2013:

Never heard of these sites before so thanks for sharing.

seodress on July 02, 2013:

Very informative. Thanks

DrLibby on June 18, 2013:

never heard of fanfiction before - thanks for informing me.

Automatic365 on June 11, 2013:

You've uncovered a lot of good sites here. Thanks!

anonymous on April 03, 2013:

i like reading buffy / supernatural crossover fics..can anyone pls tell me if there is some other website for such fanfics..

Michelllle on March 12, 2013:

I didn't even know these sites existed. Cool.

Fiorenza from UK on March 03, 2013:

In the pre Internet days, a lot of fan fiction was typed and printed. It started off with classic Trek in the years after it was cancelled and there was no Trek being made. In the late 70s, Doctor Who fandom started in the UK and there's been lots of other fandoms since. I used to write it in the pre Internet days myself. Interesting to see how much things have changed!

anonymous on February 24, 2013:

What about wattpad its like the most popular fan fiction site!

Spirality on February 16, 2013:

I love fanfiction. Sometimes the fan-made stories are better than the original. Thanks for the great lens.

wispythewolf on January 23, 2013:

I write fan fic for a group on Yahoo. I have a lot of doing it as it helps me keep my writing skills in practice! Great Lens!

Golfman7 on January 18, 2013:

I'm just learning about fanfiction. Very interesting lens.

jillian22 on January 14, 2013:

First time that I have heard of fanfiction.

anonymous on January 07, 2013:

There's no adultfanfiction.net.... one of t he best fan fiction portals ever!

Digory LM on December 27, 2012:

this is definitely new for me. I appreciate the information.

fitsofrage on December 11, 2012:

@anonymous: Have you read anything written or recced by Robin the Crossover Junkie. She's as old school as me and excellent. Her website, well one of them lol can be found here angelfire.com/home/thecrossoverjunkie

Also, twisting the hellmouth is excellent.

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anonymous on December 08, 2012:

You didn't have Quotev on there!!

fitsofrage on November 09, 2012:

You forgot Freedom of Speech Fanfiction Archive and Slashfanfiction.com Along with Snarry.com and potionandsnitches.com Why are all the slash sites being left out?

anonymous on November 01, 2012:

@LaPikas: Try fiction.net

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

a wonderful lens... :-)

LaPikas on October 23, 2012:

Great lens! Really very informative, I didn't even know there was a huge base of fanfiction.

Anyway, Can anyone tell me a good Fiction site where my kid can post his first fiction book? It is good because teachers are encouraging to publish it.

Any thoughts? Thanks and Congratulations

rooshoo on October 22, 2012:

Really great lists. I didn't know about most of the sites on here. Thanks!

anonymous on October 21, 2012:

Awesome lis! Love it! Thanks.

yogendrachavda on October 17, 2012:

thanks for the list

anonymous on October 12, 2012:

great list of fan fiction sites thanks for sharing

anonymous on October 10, 2012:

fanfiction isn't unmoderated, stories which someone reports get taken down eventually.

anonymous on September 28, 2012:

This is a great list! I love ff.net, however,like you said, it is unmoderated and the a whole load of crap stories because of it. I was curious, do you think you could possibly find a website that is dedicated to writing crossovers please? There are some very good crossovers out there and it is a very difficult to write a good one.

Sorceress13 LM on September 25, 2012:

Great lens! Check out the fantasy message board on my lens as well and share some of this with other fantasy fans!

BarrettCoffen on September 14, 2012:

Great lens; I love fan fiction :)

JospehLau on September 09, 2012:

Awesome lens!

moneyrat on September 04, 2012:

MangaRaiders forum should be there too I think. It's a Manga Artists and writer forum but it's writer section is bigger than some of the sites listed here.

Ann Hinds from So Cal on September 01, 2012:

Someone told me about Fan Fiction today and I thought I would check it out. I am delighted to find this lens so I am not defeated before I start. Thanks

FreddieHanger on August 31, 2012:

I love me some fan fiction. Great lens! :)

boa11kfh on August 30, 2012:

Really good lens. This is really good advice for first time fanfictioners. I personally use fanfiction.net because it has such a huge number of fanfictions and also so many to read from. The search system is really good too. I've written 8 stories I think for Harry Potter and a cute one for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I love fanfictioners.

TwistedWiseman on August 16, 2012:

I read a lot of fiction, HP lovecraft was a good choice and I read a lot of Feist.

WawanSetyawan on August 14, 2012:

I am one of the fan fiction too. love to read your lens

oakstreet on August 13, 2012:

This len really open my eyes and i have learned something new in here. Great len and I "like" it.

anonymous on August 12, 2012:

yea i read a lot of fanfic on ff.net but its kind of confusing for when you're trying to make an account...I would like to write but there waiting periods are really weird.

Vilja from Helsinki on August 07, 2012:

@SororPeregrina: I used to have a couple of stories up on ff.net and I learned to take the comments with laugh, especially the negative ones that were obviously trolling for attention. But yeah, the worst part of ff.net are the commenters. I actually had one person comment with "yay I love this fic because I love this pairing, now I'm going to read it" and then comment with "I didn't like it after all". XD Don't say you like it if you haven't read it yet! Another person commented with "I hate this!" and then came back the following day to say "I don't know if you got my first comment but I still hate this!" Could they be more obvious about their trolling?

By contrast, I've never been trolled on anything I posted on AO3.

SororPeregrina on August 03, 2012:

One thing I learned: cliques run rampant on these sites. Particularly on FF.Net, NEVER post a fanfic story to a fandom where one person believes she owns a particular character and has a huge following that thinks the same. No matter how good your story is, they will come down on you like a ten-ton boulder and tear you to bloody shreds. I found this out the hard way, and it's worse than being reamed by the critics for the New York Times. Consequently, while I'll certainly read on fanfic sites (guilty pleasure!), for my own extremely occasional forays into it, I'd rather post on my own blog.

KPopAnimeFanatic on August 01, 2012:

(Video) the infamous fanfic that changed AO3 forever

Great list; this gives me more opportunities to write!

Nice description of each one and gives you the basic idea.

Thanks for providing us with such a variety of sites!

anonymous on July 31, 2012:

check out wattpad.com awesome fanfiction site

poorwendy lm on July 19, 2012:

There seem to be plenty of Harry Potter fan fiction out there. I tend to read the ones from InsaneJournal.

steph-naylor on July 17, 2012:

Great Lens! thanks for sharing!

anonymous on July 16, 2012:

FanFiction.net is my favorite i recommend it to everyone ;D

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anonymous on July 02, 2012:

Fanfiction.net is my favorite.

anonymous on June 27, 2012:

thehexfiles.net <3

anonymous on June 23, 2012:

Fanfic.net is the only way to go, and it's easy.

Nicole Pellegrini from New Jersey on June 07, 2012:

Nice collection of links and good basic information on fanfiction.

anonymous on June 06, 2012:

@Gypzeerose: I think you're right. I've developed a taste for romance.

anonymous on June 05, 2012:

Here's another website that is awesome:

www.wattpad.com

anonymous on June 03, 2012:

Also Here's a link to a great Jayonce Fanfiction Site. Enjoy http://shortstoriesbehindthelove.wordpress.com/

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anonymous on June 01, 2012:

nice list... I like it!

anonymous on May 22, 2012:

Nice lens to read. Yeah I love fan fiction

looniestlove lm on May 21, 2012:

I enjoy reading a fanfiction and I'm currently writing one on my own and fanfiction.net is really a good way to express the ideas and views of the writers and I always enjoy reading a fanfiction, and every time i visit my own account it gives me a good feeling knowing that somebody or someone around the world likes my story....hope you could also read my story, it is not done yet it is entitled "Sailor Moon Sailor Star: A Twist in Time" hehehe great write uo two thumbs up!!!

Jereme Causing from Philippines on May 21, 2012:

I also enjoy fan fiction. And making some stories too that happened in the same universe of the original story

anonymous on May 14, 2012:

The actual fanfiction area of harrypotterfanfiction is really nice, but the staff on the forum site are incredibly rude.

MitchAllan on April 29, 2012:

This was a great list of resources, thank you!

As a note: I would definitely recommend Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet that you linked to in your Amazon widget. I read it for an essay at uni, and even though it's a little dated, it was incredibly informative and a lot of fun!

JoyfulReviewer on April 27, 2012:

Very nice compilation of resources and tips. ~~Blessed~~

anonymous on April 01, 2012:

Great lens!!!!

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

I believe that True Blood it is not regular vampire story like the ones that we are already used to watchâ¦with the impossible love and the human girl that falls for the vampire and has to go through a lot of obstacles to be togetherâ¦. This is much more than that!!! It is an exciting vampire story with strong personality, which makes you believe in the real existence of these evil creatures. It is a refreshing new view of the vampires show.

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FAQs

What is the oldest fanfiction site? ›

In October of 1998, the first site dedicated to all facets of fan fiction, fanfiction.net, went live. With this new way to share fanfiction — complete with archives, genre organization and a search function — the medium exploded.

Are fanfiction sites legal? ›

Short answer: yes. "Fans own copyright in their own original contributions to a fanwork — they don't own anything about the underlying work it's based on, but they do own what they have made," Rosenblatt says.

What is the most popular fanfiction fandom? ›

Excluding crossovers, the top fandoms on the site are Harry Potter, Naruto, and Twilight.

What is the biggest fanfic website? ›

Fanfiction.net is the world's largest fanfiction archive and forum. The site is split into ten main categories: anime/manga, books, cartoons, miscellaneous, games, comics, movies, plays/musicals, TV shows, and crossover.

What is the longest fanfic ever? ›

The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest is a Super Smash Brothers fanfiction that is over 4,100,000 words long and contained in a current 221 chapters. For the record that's more than 6.25 Les Miserables!

Who has the most fanfiction written about them? ›

  • - Tony Stark (177,303)
  • - Sam Winchester (153,508)
  • - Harry Potter (136,171)
  • - James "Bucky" Barnes (125,934)
  • - Natasha Romanov (Marvel) (110,636)
  • - Sherlock Holmes (106,539)
  • - Jeon Jungkook (101,458)
  • - Park Jimin (BTS) (98,918)
10 Jun 2021

What is the most popular fanfic on AO3? ›

In the 2021 edition of centreoftheselights's annual report on AO3 Ship Stats, which tracks all-time data, the top 10 are:
  • Castiel/Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sherlock Holmes/John Watson (Sherlock – TV)
  • Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
  • James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers (Captain America – Movies)
6 Jan 2022

Is AO3 only for fanfiction? ›

Features and Highlights of AO3

It's open to all kinds of fandoms, including Real Person Fiction. It's open to all ratings of fanfiction, from general audiences to adult. Other policies are in place to disallow harassment or threats against real people, whether other users or people named in fictional stories.

What does J.K. Rowling think of fanfiction? ›

Another notable author who supports fanfiction is J.K. Rowling, who has said that she is “very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her "Harry Potter" series and that people take the time to write their own stories.” However, she is also on the side of the authors who are hesitant to support fanfiction ...

Can authors Sue fanfiction writers? ›

In the case where a copyright owner chooses to exercise their exclusive right to prepare derivative works against a work of fanfiction, they can sue the fanfiction writer for copyright infringement.

Is Archiveofourown legal? ›

Archive of Our Own allows writers to publish any content, so long as it is legal.

Which fanbase is biggest? ›

1. ARMY. K-Pop boy band BTS has the biggest fan following in the world currently. Their fandom is known as the ARMY and has millions of followers.

What is the best fanfiction ever written? ›

8 Fanfics That Are Even Better Than the Original Stories
  • “What You Don't Know” – Airplane. ...
  • “Three of Hearts” – MissHoneywell. ...
  • “Housebroken” – MissHoneywell. ...
  • “Crush” – ATetheredMind. ...
  • “The Blessing and the Curse” – The Black Arrow. ...
  • “Bound for Glory” – WTVOC. ...
  • “The Feint” – ATetheredMind. ...
  • “Inmate” – MissHoneywell.
15 Dec 2021

What was the first fanfiction? ›

In 1952, the world's first book of fanfic about fans appeared. The Enchanted Duplicator by Walt Willis and Bob Shaw was a metafiction based on Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, but which described a world populated with sci-fi fans. It chronicles the adventures of hero Jophan in "the land of Mundane".

Why is fanfiction popular? ›

Fanfiction appeals to fans because it affords us the ability to transiently reinterpret characters or explore different aspects of books, video games, and other works that we love. In this way, we re-invigorate and extend the life of the source material.

How do I find my old fanfiction? ›

A good way to find this is using the " " function in a Google search. Put any words you know were used in a specific fiction on a single page(even the tiniest thing), along with the name of the archive, and if you keep trying different combinations, it'll eventually show up.

Where can I read FF of BTS? ›

Read Bts Fanfiction Stories - Webnovel.

Does ao3 have a word limit? ›

This tag belongs to the Additional Tags Category.

What is the longest story in the world? ›

The Guinness Book of World Records gives the honor to Marcel Proust's elephantine Remembrance of Things Past, weighing in at 9,609,000 characters (including spaces).

What is the longest piece of writing in the world? ›

Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest is the longest piece of literature that you can read according in terms of word count.

What is the biggest ship on AO3? ›

Top 20 in 2021
No.PairingTotal
1Dream/GeorgeNotFound13472
2Castiel/Dean Winchester96616
3Lan Zhan/Wei Ying23825
4Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter49245
16 more rows
3 Aug 2022

Do people make money writing fanfic? ›

Fan fiction writers can only get 35% of royalties for longer works (over 10,000 words) and 20% for short stories. Amazon's price for short stories usually go for $0.99, novellas for $1.99, and novels for $3.99. At those prices, that's about $0.20 per short story, $0.70 per novella, and $1.40 per novel sold.

What is the most popular fanfiction on Wattpad? ›

Best fanfiction stories
  • Stall 2. 27.7M 585K 94. ...
  • How to Unlove. 159K 13.5K 94. ...
  • Box of Secrets. 105K 8.2K 44. ...
  • Everywhere: Book 3 of the Nowhere Trilogy. 208K 15.8K 71. ...
  • Stall. 63.7M 1.4M 119. ...
  • Final Act. 5.7K 380 6. ...
  • Appeal Denied. 419K 18.7K 54. ...
  • Nowhere USA: Book 1 of the Nowhere Trilogy. 110K 5.6K 24.

Why is it called AO3? ›

The acronym "AO3" comes from the initials of the English site title Archive of Our Own–an A and three O's.

What is the most Kudoed fic on AO3? ›

Fanworks with the Most Kudos

As of 8 June 2014, the fanwork with the most kudos on the AO3 was DILF by twentysomething, with 11777 kudos. However, by 29 August 2014, it had been dethroned by I Am Groot, with 12867 kudos. As of 2020, I Am Groot is still in the lead, with over 80 thousand kudos.

Does Wattpad allow fanfiction? ›

Fanfiction is an interesting and enjoyable category on Wattpad. After reading a few, you may become interested in writing your own. This article will help you to produce a good piece of fanfiction that will be loved by many Wattpad readers.

What does AO3 mean BTS? ›

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

Can I post non fanfiction on AO3? ›

You can post any noncommercial, non-ephemeral fanwork.

Is it OK to read fanfiction? ›

Fanfiction does count as reading. Even though it is a work of a fan gushing on the original work of an author, you can still count this as reading. As long as you enjoy reading the book, fanfiction or not, it shouldn't matter if it counts.

Does fanfiction count as reading? ›

No matter what you read—a novel, a poem, a fanfiction piece—it's still reading, so when you read fanfiction, you get all the benefits of reading, plus all the things I've mentioned above.

Is JK Rowling against fanfiction? ›

J.K. Rowling's approval of fanfiction comes with conditions

The Harry Potter franchise is magical, and it all began with the best-selling book series. It will come as no surprise that J. K. Rowling's much-loved novels have inspired hundreds of thousands of fanfics over the years.

What should you not do when writing a fanfiction? ›

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Fan Fiction
  1. Characterization. There is a truth in fan fiction – it's written by fans. ...
  2. The Mary Sue. Fan fiction writers often create original characters that interact with the characters of the universe they are writing about. ...
  3. Point of view. ...
  4. Not using beta readers. ...
  5. Not having a plot.

Can authors read fanfiction of their own work? ›

Most authors are fine with fanfiction of their work, as long as they are not sold commercially. Some authors are even flattered by the thought of having fanfics written about their works. However, due to legal reasons, original authors might not be able to read or acknowledge fanfictions.

What does Rick Riordan think fanfiction? ›

No, never. I am aware of fanfic, but I go out of my way to avoid it. For one thing, it's legally tricky ground. I can't actively endorse anyone else using my copyrighted material.

How old is AO3? ›

Its Beginnings. AO3 was first proposed in May 2007 by Astolat. Her post, An Archive Of One's Own, was one of many in LiveJournal fandom reacting to the commercial startup FanLib, which had tried to recruit some fanfic writers for its new fic archive.

How old do you need to be to use AO3? ›

While the general minimum age to create an AO3 account remains at 13 years old, there are specific requirements for those who reside in the EU.

What is a03 app? ›

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

What is the best fanfiction ever written? ›

8 Fanfics That Are Even Better Than the Original Stories
  • “What You Don't Know” – Airplane. ...
  • “Three of Hearts” – MissHoneywell. ...
  • “Housebroken” – MissHoneywell. ...
  • “Crush” – ATetheredMind. ...
  • “The Blessing and the Curse” – The Black Arrow. ...
  • “Bound for Glory” – WTVOC. ...
  • “The Feint” – ATetheredMind. ...
  • “Inmate” – MissHoneywell.
15 Dec 2021

Is AO3 safe? ›

Conclusion. AO3 is a fantastic site perfect for fanfiction and other creative writing. However, the writing genres vary a lot, and kids may be exposed to harmful content, making it essential to monitor kids' online activity to ensure their physical and mental safety.

How do I find a specific fanfiction? ›

A good way to find this is using the " " function in a Google search. Put any words you know were used in a specific fiction on a single page(even the tiniest thing), along with the name of the archive, and if you keep trying different combinations, it'll eventually show up.

Where can I read FF of BTS? ›

Read Bts Fanfiction Stories - Webnovel.

What does rating K+ mean? ›

K+: Some content may not be suitable for young children, usually those below nine years of age. There may be minor violence without serious injury, mild suggestive material, or minor coarse language that is justified by context. Equivalent to PG. T: Contains content not suitable for children.

What does BTS think about fanfiction? ›

So, when I write fanfictions now, even if its same sex, it's as subtle as can be. Right i write ff's (some with k-pop idols some not) but i won't even do anything or write what they would write. almost all my ff's are not sexual. they disrespecting k-pop idols they are human also.

Does J.K. Rowling read fanfiction? ›

Another notable author who supports fanfiction is J.K. Rowling, who has said that she is “very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her "Harry Potter" series and that people take the time to write their own stories.” However, she is also on the side of the authors who are hesitant to support fanfiction ...

What does AO3 mean BTS? ›

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

Why is it called AO3? ›

The acronym "AO3" comes from the initials of the English site title Archive of Our Own–an A and three O's.

How old is AO3? ›

Its Beginnings. AO3 was first proposed in May 2007 by Astolat. Her post, An Archive Of One's Own, was one of many in LiveJournal fandom reacting to the commercial startup FanLib, which had tried to recruit some fanfic writers for its new fic archive.

What is a03 app? ›

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

How do I find a fic on AO3? ›

The search box that you can see in the header at the top of the page is just a keyword search. It will search for your keyword in all titles, usernames, summaries, tags, and author's notes.

Who reads fanfiction? ›

Transformative fandom is still overwhelmingly dominated by women; Archive of Our Own found that more of its users identified as genderqueer (6 percent) than as male (4 percent). Men who are involved in fandom are more likely to participate in curative fandom.

What is the most famous BTS fanfic? ›

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  • Beautiful Nightmare (BTS;V) ...
  • The Boy Next Room (BTS JIMIN) ...
  • The BTS Gang [completed] ...
  • You Have Me (BTS fanfic/Jungkook fanfic) ...
  • Hating You Was My Mistake (Jimin BTS) [BOOK ONE] ...
  • Brainwashed | A Jungkook, from BTS, FanFic. ...
  • i was wrong {min yoongi}

Which is the most viewed BTS FF on Wattpad? ›

MUST READ BTS FF
  • kik ◇ bts | jungkook. 3.3M 144K 63. ...
  • invisible crush. 1.7M 113K 35. ...
  • Pulse. 287K 16.3K 38. ...
  • Wingman. 2.3M 132K 38. ...
  • RIVALS | jjk. ✓ ...
  • Honey Bunny. 13.1M 592K 41. ...
  • The Bad Blind Date. 11.4M 426K 36. ...
  • Blood Ink ✔️ 53.8M 2.1M 77. "That's my tattoo, Y/N, on your body.

Who invented BTS? ›

BTS was formed in 2010, after Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk wanted to form a hip hop group around RM (Kim Namjoon), an underground rapper who was well known on the music scene in Seoul.

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