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Policies & Practices > What does "self-published" means in the context of fanfiction?

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message 1: by Sataniel (new)

Sataniel | 8 comments Specifically, are fanfics published only on platforms such as or Archive of Our Own considered self-published?

message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45495 comments Mod
Novel-length fanfics which are complete (not WIPs) and posted on sites that do not require membership to access stories are considered published by Goodreads. The publisher would be, or AO3, or whatever site the story was made available through.

However, please note that fanfic listings will be removed from the site if the author requests.

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