FanWorks Zine

Submit your Fic, Art, Vids, Podfic and More

We’re now accepting submissions of fanfic, fanart, and more for our inaugural FanWorks con zine! Every attending and digital FanWorks membership comes with access to our digital zine – it’s a great way to get to know the work of new writers and artists and share your own creations!

You do not have to be registered for the con to submit to the zine.

To submit your work, create a FanWorks account and choose the option to submit a work from your dashboard.

General Submission Rules
(read these first)

  • All submissions for the FanWorks zine are due on or before June 30th, 2019.
  • We’d like your submitted work to debut for the first time in the FanWorks con zine – so all works must be previously unpublished!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 attendees and digital members a chance to enjoy your work before the rest of the world gets to see!
  • We welcome ALL fanfic and fanart, regardless of fandom, pairing, style, or skill level. If you’d like your work to appear in the zine, we want to publish it!
  • In each category (fanart, fanfic, etc.), you can submit up to 3 pieces, but we can only guarantee space in the zine for one piece per category. More may be published if space permits. Please indicate priority level (first priority, second priority, etc.) for each submission if you have a preference for which piece is published. If priority is not indicated, choice will fall to the zine’s editor.

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 5,000 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 30 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 and must be given a priority ranking.
  • 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 shows of premiering vids at the con itself. If you wish for your vid to be shown at the con in one of the vidshows, we recommend submitting it as a premiering vid. See our vid submission guidelines for more information.

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
  • Graphic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Self harm
  • Suicide
  • Other

We may add more standard content notes before submissions open. In any cases where vidshow curators/VJs include vids and other video content where the creators can't be reached (as is sometimes the case with VCR vids in particular), the vids will be labeled "no content note information provided."