February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Fan Fiction Mentors Can Change Lives

Researchers who interviewed fan fiction writers revealed how mentorship in the fanfic community can improve young people’s writing—and their outlook.

Big Bang Press, a New Publisher for Fan Fiction Writers and Artists

Big Bang Press selects fan fiction writers and artists and invites them to create and professionally publish original work. The publisher’s debut title, A Hero at the End of the World, releases on November 11.

Teens Review Damico’s ‘Rogue’, Rowell’s ‘Fangirl’, and Douglas’s ‘After Eden’

Gina Damico wraps up her Croak series in “cracktastic” style with the fall release of ​Rogue. If you loved ​Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, it’s a good bet you’ll be smitten with ​Fangirl, “written by a writer writing about a writer writing.” The question posed in ​After Eden​, from Helen Douglas, circles around when it is or isn’t right to keep a secret, especially when a loyal friend and a whole planet depend on it.