We were recently contacted by a well respected British publication about appearing in an article supporting Fan Fiction since we are one of the largest Fan Fiction communities out there. The following is his email to us:
I was wondering if you could help me. I'm a British journalist interested in writing an article on your site and fan fiction in general. I want to get across how fan fiction is a legitimate art form, how much imagination and meaning there is on sites like yours. I think it's been maligned in the past but now, and want to write something celebrating the communities and creativity AdultFanFiction.com fosters.
Is there anyone from your team I can interview - be it over the phone, Skype, email, whatever - over the next few days? It can be anonymous if they'd prefer. I'd also be really interested in speaking to some of your regular writers, if you could recommend anyone in particular who's particularly prolific or active on the site?
It'd be great exposure for the site and hopefully will do a lot to right the perception many people have of fan fiction as tacky and sordid.
I would love to have some of our more established, long term, articulate Fan Fiction Authors who are currently active (Perhaps even an Originals author as we don't JUST do fan fic) speak with him. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know via a forum PM. Alternatively, if you have not signed up for the forums, you can always send me an email at email@example.com with your pen name/link to your profile and contact information that you would like to be provided. I'd appreciate, but not require, a brief statement as to why you would like to represent the site.
I'm expecting a large response (I mean who doesn't want to be quoted in an article!) so please understand that so he is not overwhelmed, I'll be sorting through the responses and sending only a handful on to him. I will be looking for someone who, as I mentioned above, is currently active in the archive, well versed and well spoken and has been with the site for a decent amount of time.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm so excited for the recent popularity and acceptance of fan fiction! If you have a chance, make sure you check out PBS's Idea Channel episode on YouTube talking about it! They'd love for our users to sound off in the comments!