Tolkien Fan Fiction Archive

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Archive
Name: Tolkien Fan Fiction
Date(s): 2004-present
Archivist: Brenda Evans
Founder: Mike Kellner et al.
Type: Fanfiction
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and other works by J.R.R. Tolkien
URL: http://www.tolkienfanfiction.com
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Tolkien Fan Fiction is an archive for all Tolkien fanfiction. It was founded in 2004 by Mike Kellner and others as an archive for the Henneth Annûn mailing list, and list membership remains a requirement for authors archiving there.[1] It opened on July 10, 2004.[2] Site design is by Hope Hoover. The current editor is Brenda Evans.

Fiction, poetry and essays associated with all Tolkien works are archived. The archive allows adult content, both het and slash. It does not accept RPF, lists or MSTs. Unfinished works are not permitted (except as an unpublished draft).

Reasons for Creation

In a July 10, 2004 post to the Henneth Annûn mailing list, archive founder Mike Kellner expressed the need for an archive without a review system (compared to the Henneth Annûn Story Archive) but with minimal standards for quality, such as correct spelling and grammar (compared to Fanfiction.net) that accepted all genres of Tolkien-based fanfiction.[2] It was normal at this time in Tolkien fanfiction history for sites to either focus on niche interests (specializing in a character or group of characters, such as Hobbits, or a specific genre such as slash) or to disallow certain genres or content, such as adult-rated material or slash. TFF purported to provide a place for Henneth Annûn list members to post their work without such restrictions.

Statistics

In September 2011 the archive housed around 950 works from over a hundred authors. As of January 2014, it is still updating several times a month, with a total of 1030 works from around 110 authors.

References

  1. Tolkien Fan Fiction: Site Rules and Policies (accessed 30 September 2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henneth Annûn message #43043 (accessed 2 December 2017)