My husband and I are working together on a new journalism endeavor started by three enthusiastic men in New York. The focus is 'all things nerdy.' One of the things that I am most nerdy about is my fanworks (fanfiction / fanart, etc). You all who know me know that it's a huge portion of my life. And, through it, I have met many of you. So, here's the deal. If you are as involved with fanworks and the community that surrounds them as I am, and want to speak out about your experiences, the process, or how you see it affecting the world, I have a proposal for you.
Nerdnalist.com is a small blog at the moment, aiming for great things. What I would like to do is invite you as creators and consumers of fanworks to contribute to the conversation about them. I am soliciting single meta pieces anywhere from 500 to 3000 words in length (preferring to the longer than the shorter end of that spectrum) that discuss a subject of your choosing about fanworks. Maybe you're a strong voice in your genre. Maybe you've researched why the genre does some of the things it does. Maybe you've seen fanservice or gotten blocked by an original creator. This is not a place to promote your individual works, in fact, we'll ask that you sign the piece either with your real name, or a separate pseud from any you've published works under. We are not attempting to avoid giving credit to individual writers, but we want this to be a separate safe place to discuss the issues and trends of the fanwork community.
If this is something that you're interested in, please contact me through any means you know: comment here, PM me here, email me if you have it, send me a DM on twitter, or an IM or however you choose. Thank you.