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Fan Fiction Owner Bans & Guidelines

Respecting artists



Hello all! You must be an author of fan fiction! As such an author, it's important for you to respect the boundaries and wishes of the original artist. Therefore, and to make your life easier, we have created a list of authors who do not approve of fan fiction or who have restrictions for fan fiction based on their works.

[!Disclaimer!] - By writing unapproved fan fiction you're taking the chance that you will receive harsh penalties and a stained reputation as an author. Furthermore, in some cases, the original author considers any and all fan fiction to be open for the taking. In other words...what you write can be used/rewritten by the original author, made into a "real" novel, and sold - while you get nothing.



No Fan Fiction

These authors DON'T allow fan fiction, so don't upload it here (or anywhere)!


Anne Rice: NO

As Anne states on her website www.annerice.com ,

"IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ANNE ON 'FAN FICTION'
Anne has posted the following message regarding fan fiction: "I do not allow fan fiction. The characters are copyrighted. It upsets me terribly to even think about fan fiction with my characters. I advise my readers to write your own original stories with your own characters. It is absolutely essential that you respect my wishes."

Mercedes Lackey: NO

As stated on her website http://www.mercedeslackey.com/am_writing.html ,

"Secondly, at this point, it is not legal nor permissible for you to publish any fiction based on my copyrighted works on the net. Nor is it legal for you to publish a novel-length work in ANY form. My agent reluctantly permits paper publication of short fiction in fanzines; he is inclined to go ballistic over anything longer than a short-story. He has not yet granted permission to anyone to publish net fan-fiction."

Archie comics
Dennis L. McKiernan
Irene Radford
J.R. Ward
Laurell K. Hamilton
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
P.N. Elrod
Raymond Feist
Robin Hobb
Robin McKinley
Terry Goodkind



Fan Fiction Within Limits

These authors allow fan fiction, but have certain guidelines.


Anne McCaffrey:YES, but complicated and probably not a good idea?

See her detailed guidelines: http://pernhome.com/aim/?page_id=20

JK Rowling: YES, PG-rated and non-commercial only

As stated in the BBC article, "Rowling backs Potter fan fiction," found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3753001.stm ,

"JK Rowling's reaction is that she is very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her Harry Potter series and that people take the time to write their own stories. [...] If young children were to stumble on Harry Potter in a an x-rated story, that would be a problem."

George Lucas: YES, but there cannot be any sex and minimal swearing in the fan-fiction.

Meg Cabot: YES, but you can only post them on her forum, so for the rest of the site it is a 'no.'

Fan Fiction for All

These authors allow fan fiction. Go for it!


Kristina Applegate
Kelly Armstrong


Unsure



VIZ Media: Finding out.
Includes Naruto, SHONEN JUMP, One Piece, Bleach, and Death Note, among many others. Check the list here http://www.viz.com/copyrights to see if the anime/manga you want to write fan fiction about is included.

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2011-03-11 [Ash]: These are not allowed at all (from Fanfiction.net):

Anne Rice
Archie comics
Dennis L. McKiernan
Irene Radford
J.R. Ward
Laurell K. Hamilton
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
P.N. Elrod
Raymond Feist
Robin Hobb
Robin McKinley
Terry Goodkind

Also, most VIZ/Shounen Jump Artists do not have a stance. I just checked out the internet for Naruto by Kishimoto, he has never released a statement on it so most of my FFs are safe :) (plus they would be booted off of fanfiction.net years ago)

2011-03-12 [Annie]: I made it so anyone can edit, feel free to make those additions to the list. :)

2011-03-14 [Ash]: Under the 'no' section I think you don't have to state why, if they say no then it's a no.

Here's a huge list you can put up slowly: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Professional_Author_Fanfic_Policies

2011-03-14 [Annie]: Thanks

2011-03-15 [Ash]: Yep, apparently Meg Cabot has recently updated her stance, make sure to check that out vigorously.

2011-12-17 Elliptical Trainers: Strongly suggest adding a "google+" button for the blog!

2012-07-30 Steve: THX that's a great anwser!

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