|Abbreviation(s):||YW, SYWTBAW (So You Want To Be A Wizard), DW (Deep Wizardry), HW (High Wizardry), AWA/AWAb (A Wizard Abroad), TWD (The Wizard's Dilemma, sometimes misabbreviated as AWD), AWA/AWAl (A Wizard Alone), WH (Wizards' Holiday), WAW/W@W (Wizards at War), WoM (Wizard of Mars), GWP (Games Wizards Play), IE (Interim Errantry)|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||Young Wizards homepage|
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In Life's name and for Life's sake, I assert that I will employ the Art which is its gift in Life's service alone, rejecting all other usages. I will guard growth and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what grows and lives well in its own way; and I will change no object or creature unless its growth and life, or that of the system of which it is part, are threatened. To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside fear for courage, and death for life, when it is right to do so -- till Universe's end.
The Young Wizards is a Young Adult fantasy series by Diane Duane. A ninth book (Wizard of Mars) was published in March 2009. The tenth book, Games Wizards Play, came out on February 2, 2016. She is also publishing Interim Errantry novellas. The first set of three is available both in ebook and print. The second set is in the middle of publication as ebooks.
Over the past few years, DD (as Diane Duane is affectionally known on Tumblr) updated the series to correct timeline issues, bring the technology up to 2009-2010, and altered the original ending of A Wizard Alone so Darryl remains autistic.  The New Millenium Editions (NMEs) are currently only available as ebooks through her personal ebook store. Games Wizards Play is explicitly set in the NME timeline. 
DD is sporadically writing Nita/Kit for the 30-day OTP challenge on Tumblr. Individual stories may or may not be canonical.
Diane Duane's Presence
The Young Wizards has a small but enduring fan following, bolstered and in some ways hindered (examples?), by Duane's active presence within the fandom. She often responds to people's Asks on her Tumblr about the Young Wizards universe.
Fandoms have different levels of involvement with the creators of their source texts. This involvement varies in intensity, takes on several forms, and has differing end results. For more, see TPTB's Involvement and Interference. (Do we need this paragraph?)
The symbol for the fandom is the Wizard's Knot.
(More needed about Tumblr fandom-- the tags, etc.)
Much of the fanfiction is gen and thematically and stylistically true to canon. Pairings tend to be those implied in canon - main characters Kit and Nita, with Nita's sister Dairine usually paired with Roshaun. Their mentors Tom and Carl are the main slash pairing. Due to privacy reasons, they are not a confirmed couple in canon , although Duane is rumoured to have stated they are a couple at a book reading.
DD's policy on fanfic basically amounts to "write what you want as long as it doesn't involve underage sex; I will never look at it." (However, she has clarified that Adult-rated fic with the younger characters is fine as long as they are aged up. )
Fanfiction can be found in the following places:
- Lips to the Vessels, Throats to the Heavens by yuletidefairy. A New Years Resolution story. Kit and the Lone Power.
- Aschesis by Aria. Written for Yuletide 2010, post Wizards At War, before A Wizard of Mars. Ronan Nolan and Darryl McAllister.
- On Life's Terms by rare_fandom, podficced by kalakirya. Tom/Carl.
- Deductive Wizardry by Riza. A Sherlock fusion.
- Only a Mere Florist by AtypicalOwl. Harry Callahan character study post The Wizard's Dilemma.
- In the Practice of My Art by Colourofsaying. Joanne Virella character study set vaguely after Wizard's Holiday.
- Stars, Rain, Sun, Moon by adiva_calandia. Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover series. (Steve Rogers/Nita Callahan)
- Chocolate Kisses and Potshots at Gods by AtypicalOwl. Side story for Stars, Rain, Sun, Moon; Carmella/Darcy Lewis
- Bats and Wizards by oniongirl. Batman crossover series.
- Journey's Dawn by ameretrifle. Doctor Who crossover. Link is to the last part, which has links to the earlier chapters on LiveJournal.
- NitaCallahan's gifs and edits using quotes from the series.
- Jenna Fowler's art of Betty Callahan
- Ladyofthewhitetree's Ponch drawing