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  • The OTW is Recruiting for Tag Wranglers

    Published: Wed 01 Jul 2020 03:10PM EDT Comments: 26

    Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Russian to English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!


  • Become a Member of the OTW and Vote in the 2020 Elections!

    Published: Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:53PM EDT Comments: 75

    It's almost election time! Being a member of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) means being able to vote for its Board of Directors. This helps affect how projects such as the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Cultures are run now and going forward. This year, our election for the Board of Directors will be held from August 14 to August 17. (Access the full Elections Timeline for 2020.)


  • Statement from the OTW Board of Directors, Chairs, & Leads

    Published: Wed 24 Jun 2020 03:45PM EDT Comments: 458

    In recent weeks, there have been intense conversations about long-standing issues with racism in fandom, as well as the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) and Archive of Our Own (AO3)'s roles in this problem. We have received valid criticism for not showing our commitment earlier and numerous requests to clarify our position. We would therefore like to take a moment to address our users and fandom at large.