FanWorks Zine

Submit Your Art, Fic, Podfic, and more!

We will soon be accepting submissions of fanfic, fanart, and more for our second annual FanWorks digital zine. Every FanWorks virtual con membership comes with access to our zine – it’s a great way to get to know the work of other fans and share your own creations!

Zine submissions will open September 13th

General Submission Rules
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  • All submissions for the FanWorks zine are due on or before October 4th, 2020.
  • We’d like your submitted work to debut for the first time in the FanWorks con zine – so all works must be previously unpublished!
  • We also ask that you do not post or share your submitted work(s) online until 2 weeks after the con. This will give FanWorks virtual con attendees a chance to enjoy your work before the rest of the world gets to see!
  • We welcome ALL fanfic, fanart, podfic, and other fan creations, regardless of fandom, pairing, style, or skill level.
  • You can submit up to 3 pieces in each category (fanart, fanfic, etc.). If for any reason we find we cannot accommodate every submission, we will contact you to ask which of your submissions should take priority.

Medium Specifications & Rules


  • Your fanart can be any fandom and any medium. (High-quality photographs of three-dimensional art will be accepted.)
  • Fanart must be submitted in a digital image file (.jpg preferred) of at least 300 ppi.


  • Your fanfic can be any fandom, form, pairing, or rating.
  • Fanfic submissions must not exceed 10,000 words (per submission). There is no minimum word count – shorter pieces such as drabbles, poems, etc., are all welcome, but each piece is still counted as a separate submission.

Podfic and Audio Works

  • Your podfic (or other audio submission) can be any fandom, form, pairing, or rating.
  • Submissions must not exceed 60 minutes (per submission). There is no minimum time required -- poems, songs, and other shorter audio creations are welcome -- but regardless of length, each piece is still counted as a separate submission.
  • In addition, if you're submitting a work using a fanfic or other material written by someone else, please obtain author permission or ensure that that the author has provided blanket permission for their work to be used in other fanworks.

Collaborations and Other Media

  • We welcome collaborations! If a work is intended to be published alongside another -- i.e. fic with accompanying fanart, or a pair of works by different artists/authors -- please email us and let us know. Please note that works submitted as a part of a collaboration still count as one of the three submissions in a given category from the submitting creator.
  • We also welcome premiering vids created in combination/collaboration with another work in the zine! Vids intended for publication in the digital zine will be provided in streaming format only (clearly linked to the accompanying work) and will not be included in any FanWorks streaming vidshows. If you wish for your vid to be shown at the virtual con in one of the vidshows, we recommend submitting it as a premiering vid.

Though we have no expectation we will need to refuse a work, FanWorks does reserve the right not to publish a work for any reason.

Content Notes

All fanworks submitted to the con zine and vidshows will be required to be submitted either with standard content notes provided or the option to "choose not to give content notes."

The con's standard content notes are:

  • Choose not to give content notes
  • No standard content notes apply
  • Physical triggers
  • Audio triggers
  • Major character death
  • Sexual content
  • Underage sex
  • Graphic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Slavery
  • Animal harm
  • Child harm
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Self harm
  • Suicide
  • Depictions of bigotry, hate crimes, and systemic oppression
  • Other
  • I am submitting for someone else and no content notes are available
  • Read more about these content notes and how to use them.