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The Sad Demise of Tolkien Archives

I was reading a post by Indy on Dreamwidth about her updating her list of Tolkien-specific archives and so many are dying. Only 3 are really active now: The Silmarillion Writers Guild, MPTT (Many Paths to Tread) and Faerie. I will link to Indy's Tumblr post which anyone can see.

I feel it's very important to keep these smaller Tolkien-specific archives going, and I do think there'll be an upsurge in fic once Amazon?s Lord of the Rings series is launched. So let's do all we can. If you know anyone who does not post on here, please encourage them to do so (or on one of the others). When I came into online fandom there were loads of Tolkien archives and they have just withered.

Here is Indy's Tumblr post:

http://independence1776.tumblr.com/listofTolkienfanficarchives


by Spiced Wine on February 21, 2018 19:53
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That makes me sad as I am fairly new to the fandom and wasn't aware of many of those other archives.

Of note: Teitho is still going. It's a little different format than most archives but they are still posting prompts and stories very month. They have recently revamped their criteria and are now accepting fic with any Tolkien characters, not just Aragorn and Legolas and they have opened it up to mild slash as well.
http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=Intern&file=rules

NelyafinweFeanorion @ February 25, 2018 21:24


I see Teitho on Tumblr, and am glad it is still going :) And that it’s now opened up a little.

Spiced Wine @ February 25, 2018 22:11


Stories of Arda and N&N both Genfic Tolkien archives are still going.


Linda Hoyland @ March 08, 2018 1:37


Sadly, everything seems to come to an end in this world. Even the lotrfanfiction.com which was my favourite (before the debacle with the ownership at any rate) seems quite dead. A bit sad realization, while returning for while to a once dear hobby. Fortunately this site still seems to be going. Got to check out Stories of Arda and N&N too.

Formegil @ May 03, 2018 11:24