The latest purge from Fanfiction.Net has caused a huge range of emotions in the past week. For those of you that have not heard, FF.Net has purged all fanfics that they feel are in violation of their rating system. The exact number are still being debated, but was in the thousands. Whether you are in agreement with their actions or not, many authors in our fandom are being forced to move to other sites. We hope to be able to come together as a community and share information with all the readers and authors of our fandom.
All authors please don’t forget to let our Fandom’s directories know where you are posting your stories.
The SVM/TB Directory
And at the Sookieverse
Don’t forget the Fangreaders Library ~ all those that have already posted there, be sure to send your updated links. Any SVM/TB author are welcome to send a Word Doc (.doc) with all your stories, links and banners to Sephrenia at:
So what to do?
If you have not been affected , that’s great and hope your works remain safe.
For those whose works were just deleted without second thought or apology our hearts go out to you. Many of us are trying to get information out there and give support to all the writers. Fanfiction.net has been a place where many authors have developed their skills and have been able to gain confidence and constructive criticism through their reviews. To have had all of it wiped out without a shred of guilt from the administrators is a tragedy. I just hope that all the authors in all the fandoms find a place where their works are safe.
One way to go is to create your own blog to home your stories. Do not be afraid, there are many of us that will be happy to help you set up your blog where you are free to post what you like. There are many authors out there that have continued to gain success by creating their own site. We will be happy to help get the word out where you are located so that your readers will be able to find you. If you write it, THEY will come!!
There are also other sites where you can post your stories.
SVM Universe (new Grou.ps community)
SVM Universe (old Ning community)
Area Five - A SVM/TB Fanfiction Archive
the Giggle Snort Files
Want to be able to do something and have your say?!
There have been many reactions to this and one of them has been an organised boycott starting June 8th for 2 days. Many authors and readers from all fandoms have been writing to the administrators to no avail. This has been a great event to sign up to as it has turned more into a support group for all fandoms to help authors and readers spread information.
There is also a petition circulating around the fandoms:
Fanfiction.net: STOP the destruction of Fanfiction.net!
If you know of any sites that are giving out info for fanfic authors and readers of any fandom please be sure to send it to Fairy so we can post those.
Anyone that has an account with Archive of Our Own ( AO3) and has spare invites, could you please let Fairy know so we can help authors be able to get an account quickly so they can transfer their work over there. With AO3 you do not have to have an account to read any works. Thank you