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This template should be added to articles about individual fanfiction stories, novels, or epics that are not zines (see Help:Zines). The template will automatically include the page in the Fanfiction category unless you put a different category in the category= field.

Some fandom- and pairing-specific fanfic templates are also available: see below.

To embed this template on a page, copy & paste the code below to the top of the new page:



  • title = title of the story
  • author = fan writer
  • dates = when was it posted/published?
  • length = word count, page count, or file size
  • genre = gen, het, slash, adult, yaoi, crack, casefile, etc. (whatever is considered a genre in that fandom)
  • fandom = name of the fandom
  • externallinks = link to the story, if available online
  • image = if a suitable image is available, place file name here and format like so: [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|center|caption text]]
  • category = this will default to Category:Fanfiction and should be left blank unless the fanfiction belongs in a fandom-specific subcategory, for example Category:Harry Potter Fanfiction. Only fandom-specific subcategories should be listed in this field. Subcategories that aren't fandom-specific, like Category:Crossover Fanfiction belong at the bottom of the page.

Other Templates To Use

Some fandom-specific fanfic templates are available for fandoms with a lot of coverage on Fanlore. You can always create more. Note that these cannot be used for crossovers.

For articles about fannish original fiction, use Template:OriginalFiction or Template:OriginalSlash.

The Template

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