A fan-created, fan-run, nonprofit, noncommercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic
more than 49,840 fandoms | 4,686,000 users | 9,314,000 works
The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.
With an AO3 account, you can:
- Share your own fanworks
- Get notified when your favorite works, series, or users update
- Participate in challenges
- Keep track of works you've visited and works you want to check out later
You can join by getting an invitation from our automated invite queue. All fans and fanworks are welcome!
Find your favorites
Since May 3rd, the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) — the nonprofit behind AO3, Fanlore, and other projects — has been dealing with malicious attacks aimed at the organization and its volunteers. We wanted to share with you some of what's been happening, as well as what we're doing to contain it, and how it may affect our response times to your inquiries and our workload in general. Above all, we need to ask for your patience, because these are complicated times for all of us at the OTW.
The Organization for Transformative Works' Elections committee is pleased to announce that the timeline for the 2022 election for new members of the Board of Directors has been posted!
From mid-February through mid-April, we did a whole bunch of necessary but largely unnoticeable work like updating Rails, reducing the number of unhelpful errors in Resque, and tweaking our automated tests and GitHub workflow. We also included a few bug fixes and one (1) performance improvement, because what's an update without those?