FAN/FIC Magazine

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Name: FAN/FIC Magazine
Owner/Maintainer: Susan Pi, then Malory Beazley
URL: FAN/FIC Magazine – An online magazine for fanfic readers and writers., Archived version
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FAN/FIC Magazine is an online magazine focusing on fandom and fans.

It was started by Susan Pi, and is now edited by Malory Beazley.


"FAN/FIC is an online magazine for fanfiction readers and writers. We publish compelling articles and personal essays about fan culture, practical advice on how to improve your craft, and interviews with people in the community. We’ll also spotlight the best fanfics we find along the way, because great writing should always be celebrated."

Founder: Susan Pi. "FAN/FIC was founded in October 2015 by Susan Pi. Susan’s background in publishing and freelance writing sparked the idea for an online magazine that features thought-provoking, well-informed articles about fan culture. FAN/FIC Magazine was born."

Editor: Malory Beazley. "In July 2016, FAN/FIC was passed on to Malory Beazley, one of the magazine’s regular contributors. A fangirl since the Backstreet Boys came on the scene, Malory took her interest in fan culture to the academy, penning a Master’s thesis on Harry Potter Genderswap Fanfiction before abdicating the ivory tower to write Drarry fic. She has big plans to grow this nonprofit passion project into a thriving, influential, and sustainable online publication."

From OTW Guest Post: Malory Beazley (2016):

How did FAN/FIC Magazine get started and what has your role been?

FAN/FIC Magazine was founded in September 2015 by a seriously awesome person named Susan Pi, who had always been drawn to thought-provoking, well-informed articles about fan culture. Susan’s background is in publishing and freelance writing, so she cleverly identified the need for an online publication that celebrates brilliant fanworks.

I stumbled upon the site shortly after that. I pitched Susan a series of articles based on my thesis research and became a regular writer for the site. I was immediately drawn to the site’s mission to celebrate great fan writing and, I must admit, to the name “FAN/FIC,” which I thought was rather clever. Then, in June 2016, Susan reached out to the regular contributors and asked if anyone was interested in taking over the site.

I’ve been owner and editor of the publication ever since. I have big plans to expand this little nonprofit project into a thriving, influential, sustainable publication.