Organization for Transformative Works/Communications

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Name: Communications Committee of Organization for Transformative Works (OTW)
Profit/Nonprofit: Nonprofit
Country based in: USA; international volunteers
Focus: Handles press releases, newsletters, blog posts, media contacts, and other tasks related to promoting our various projects.
External Links: OTW News Outlets: Official Blog, Dreamwidth, Facebook, Google+, Livejournal, LinkedIn, Pinboard, Twitter, Tumblr, Vimeo, YouTube
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The Communications Committee is one of the committees involved in the Organization for Transformative Works.

The OTW website describes its role:

Communications is responsible for press releases, newsletters, link roundups, blog posts, media contacts, interviews, and other tasks related to promoting our various projects. We receive e-mail inquiries from the general public and respond to them or forward them to the appropriate committees. We liaise with the media to help arrange things like the LJ community where Lev Grossman interviewed fans for his TIME article on fanfiction [1]. We prepare the non-financial portions of the OTW annual report. Additionally, we promote communication within the OTW itself, keeping information flowing between the various committees.[2]

The Communications Committee is also responsible for creating and promoting events to mark milestones by the OTW or its projects. These include celebrations of International Fanworks Day and the promotion of AO3's 1 millionth fanwork, which fell on the same day as Fanlore passed 500,000 edits. This event included a monthlong series of chats on "The Future of Fanworks" with fourteen guests.

History of Chairs

  • 2007-2008: Femmequixotic
  • 2010-2011: Francesca Coppa
  • 2012: Lucy Pearson & Claudia Rebaza
  • 2013: Curtis Jefferson & Claudia Rebaza
  • 2014-2015: Claudia Rebaza & Kiri Van Santen
  • 2016: Janita Burgess & Kiri Van Santen
  • 2017: Janita Burgess & Lauren Hanna
  • 2018: Janita Burgess
  • 2019: Janita Burgess & Angelique Jurd & Jess Hindes
  • 2020: Jess Hindes


  1. ^ The Boy Who Lived Forever, TIME, 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ Committee Descriptions for 2012