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Transfic is a term used to denote fan fiction about transgender characters, usually characters who are not stated as transgender/transsexual in canon. The genre is relatively new, with the earliest story on record being Jane Sehrn-Ta's Star Wars fic, Changes, first posted to the Master and Apprentice mailing list in 2004.
Since then the number of transfics has been steadily growing, especially in bandom, Harry Potter, and Stargate: Atlantis. The majority of the authors are trans or genderqueer themselves, many of whom are dissatisfied with traditional genderswap. Homestuck also has a notable portion of its fanbase that produce transfic or artworks with trans characters, with a blog named Transstuck that compiles a suitable majority of the works on Tumblr and AO3. Much like its fellow fandoms, most of these works are produced by trans authors and artists.
Kyuuketsukirui maintains a multi-fandom transfic master list, formerly on Delicious, but now on Pinboard . As of January 2013, the Pinboard masterlist contains over 500 fics in over 100 fandoms.
Some fans take issue with certain types of transfic, usually the ones written by cis authors whose fics they feel are formulaic, cliché, and an overly narrow view of the trans community. One major point of contention is how many of these fics have a trans character forcibly outed via a "shocking discovery" rather than having them come out on their own.
- The Word of Your Body and Your Body Is Not An Apology by Poetry. Companion pieces to each other, wherein all the Animorphs are transgender or intersex.
- a man had a dream about a woman and then he met her, a Arthur/Eames fic, where Arthur is trans.
- I'll paint a mural of your smile by magelesbian, a marauders Coffee Shop AU, where Remus and Sirius are trans.
- Paper Birds by nevermindgrantaire, a Wolfstar fic where Remus is trans.
- Succession of Halos, a Wolfstar Bookshop AU, where Remus is a trans man and Sirius is genderfluid.
- Miki is Miki is Miki, where Miki Kaoru is a trans girl.
- Too Many Tequila, or, Doreen Green and Nancy Whitehead Do the Authentic College Experience, a get together fic where Nancy is trans.
- Chain of Surprises, set in the canon universe; Yuuri and Victor and Yuri are all trans
- Red by sebastianL, set Post Captain America: Civil War, a fic told through the POV of Red(Wanda Maximoff) a trans male character.
- SPECTRUM, a zine "composed of art and fics centering around the theme of living transgender", predominantly by trans creators.
- Transfic, and why I have given up reading it. by pitseleh (Apr 2011)
- Transfic: A History (Feb 2016)
- Fan Activism: Trans Interventions in Fandom and Beyond (Mar 2016) details the impetus which led to the distinction between transfic and genderswap fics. References the following meta posts by fans:
- Jane Sehrn-Ta, Changes, September 30, 2004 (Accessed 2 October 2008)
- thepurpleswitch, put your hand between an aching head and an aching wound., May 10, 2007 (Accessed 2 October 2008)