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Celebrating OTW's 10th Anniversary
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The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fen to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.

Click here for details on how to be a supporter.
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The due South Archive is being imported to AO3! Click here for details!

TYK, Organization for Transformative Works!
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WHAT IT SAYS IN THE SUBJECT LINE! For details on how to participate in the May 1 - 6 Membership Drive Click This Link.
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The OTW (amongst a number of other entities) is currently promoting Fair Use Week 2015. Check out their posts :

OTW Supports Fair Use Week

Ten Fair Use Misconceptions
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The OTW is holding a drabble challenge (and also including other short-form formats). Posting day is February 15, International Fanworks Day. Check out the details here : The OTW's International Fanworks Day Drabble Challenge.
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(For those who didn't see this helpful info from [personal profile] raine in the comments:)

The full list of the OTW's social networking accounts is here: http://transformativeworks.org/about/where-find-us
and the short answer to the question about DW is http://otw-news.dreamwidth.org/
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It's come to my attention that a number of my flisties don't know there's news comm on LJ for the OTW : http://otw-news.livejournal.com/

And if there is a similar site on DW, please comment here to let me and all know.
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Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is now part of the Amazon Smile Program!

Amazon Smile is a program set up by Amazon that allows you to donate to a charitable organization every time you shop, AT NO COST TO YOU. There are currently nearly one million organizations participating, and now the OTW is one of them!

How to use Amazon Smile: go to http://smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. The site has the same products and services as the usual Amazon domain, many of which will be marked “Eligible for Amazon Smile donation” on their product detail pages. (Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.) The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charity of your choice. If you have an existing Amazon.com account, all details will remain the same including your shopping cart, Wish List, and registry. On your first visit to Amazon Smile you will be asked to select a charitable organization. Enter "The Organization For Transformative Works Inc" in the search field. That's it!

(At this time, Amazon Smile is only available to users of the U.S. site, and Amazon Smile is the only retail program through which the OTW receives donations. If you have suggestions of other programs, please let the OTW know.You can also donate directly to the OTW at any time of year through their donation page.)

To see this page and a direct link to Amazon Smile, go to the OTW webpage at https://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/1988
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What it says in the subject line! Details at : http://otw-news.livejournal.com/329017.html
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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms.


Promoting an organization for all fandoms -- The Organization for Transformative Works : http://transformativeworks.org/

Promoting a writer's support comm for all fandoms -- U Should Be Writing : http://ushobwri.livejournal.com/

Promoting a fanvid for all fandoms -- I Ship It by Not Literally Productions :


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 Fandom Is Love: Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 3-9

There's this awesome fanfiction archive that gazillions of fen use, and it just keeps getting bigger. There's also this open source journal that was free and online since before everybody was talking about open source academia. There's this legal team that's weighed in on many issues relevant to fen and this amazing wiki which has huge amounts of information. There's just seriously a lot of good stuff happening in, around, and through the OTW. And while the people work for free, the tools and the space and the servers and the bandwidth cost money, so if you like or use this stuff, please please donate.

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