What are the best fanfiction websites?

Finding good fanfiction sites can be quite tiresome given the number of stories published every day but surely, there's a place where most of the well-written fanfics are. Here are the best fanfiction sites on the internet for your daily dose of canon-compliant, totally new, and fan-written stories!

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    Commaful is a site where users can discover different kinds of Fanfiction. Some of the fan stories you can find are about the fandoms Harry Potter, DC Universe, BTS, Stranger Things, Crazy Rich Asians, and many more.



    Joanna Smith
    Written on December 17, 2018
    "So lovely! The writing, the photography and images...together just purely wonderful. I have read everything on the trending feed twice, each time losing myself in the lines of the writers and emotions. A gem!"
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    #2Archive of Our Own

    Archive of Our Own

    Archive Of Our Own or AO3 is a non-profit top fanfiction site with over five million fanworks from 33,000+ fandoms. Through the site, you can read fanfiction across different genres and post your own stories as well.



    Coco Jin
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "Most of the fanfics in ao3 seem like they are written by published and reputable authors. Although writing fanfic is free and they don't earn anything from it, the stories I read on this site never fails to strike me. Many times I cry, I laugh, and I feel so much simply reading the fics. Not all the fics here are sfw but you just have to be wary and filter the tags you want well!"
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    FanFiction.Net is one of the popular free fanfiction websites on the Internet. Users can browse different fanfics according to their categories such as Anime/Manga, Books, Cartoons, Comics, TV, Games, Movies, and more.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Christian Jones
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "I don't tell anyone because they might laugh at me but I read a lot of Anime fanfiction on ff.net because sometimes they're even more interesting than the actual anime and i like getting perspectives from other fans through their stories. Honestly reading fanfics shouldn't be stigmatized, especially to men."


Fanfiction or Fanfic for short is a form of writing which modifies, or rewrites the work of another. Fanfic writers can add new storylines, characters, alternate endings or beginnings, and more. Fanfic also involves when writers take characters from one fictional content and put them in another. This process is called a cross over.


Did you know that the author of The Sandman series, Neil Gaiman wrote his fair share of fan fiction? Yes, you read that right! The award-winning novelist wrote a bunch of fanfics. Some of his fan fiction involved the Chronicles of Narnia, H.P. Lovecraft, and even Sherlock Holmes. Gaiman himself described his work "A Study in Emerald" as "Lovecraft/Holmes fan fiction." A Study in Emerald even won a Hugo Award for Best Short Story! Gaiman is one of many authors who created stories based on fictional or real people. Other famous authors you might've heard of also wrote fan fiction. These novelists include Meg Cabot, Cassandra Clare, and E.L. James, among many others. As you can see, even the most critically acclaimed authors wrote fanfic. Writing fanfiction is a way to enhance your writing skills. Whether you're an avid reader or writer, there are top fanfiction sites you can try. What sets fanfic apart from contemporary fiction is that there is already a tightly-knit community. Fanfiction is a way for members of fandoms to engage with each other. It could be by sharing your slash fic to your followers or leaving a comment on the story. There's an interaction that comes with writing fanfiction on fanfiction websites. Fanfiction brings upon an instant rapport between the writer and reader. If you loved reading a paperback, it's not as easy to let the author know about it. But once you're done reading fanfiction, you can let the author know how you feel right away!

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    Wattpad is a story sharing and fanfiction website where readers can find stories from their fandoms and share their own written works to fellow Wattpad users. Wattpad allows users to read published stories offline.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Sandra Cole
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "If ever I want to feel soft and loved, I read fluff fanfics on wattpad because they're so cute and endearing and sometimes I feel like i'm a leading lady in a rom com whenever i read the stories on there. Some of the stories are straight up cringey but honestly i don't feel like i'm wasting my time reading on."
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    Asianfanfics is a fanfiction website with over 200,000 fanfics that are available to be read online. Readers and writers can publish romance, fantasy, angst, comedy, and more genres that embody Asian culture.



    Laura Medina
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "This is the website that introduced me to the winding world (or shall i say universe) of fanfiction. Even though I read more fics on ao3 now, i still come back to aff because the stories here are really good and moving."
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    Quotev is an open source and community wherein users can share their stories, quizzes, polls, surveys, and other content. The website offers 15 Stories categories and the most popular category is Fanfiction. 



    Maria Day
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "Although new fics rarely come to quotev nowadays due to other fic sites, I still read fics here because they always feel liek a new experience. Plus, i can take random polls and quizzes just to pass time! It's great."
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    DeviantArt is the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. These works available to download and offer multiple resolution options depending on the artists.


    Andy Zhu
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "As a budding graphic artist and literary writer, I pride in sharing my works on deviantart because I feel like no matter what i make or write, i'll always get the support and criticism i need in order to better myself as a creative. you would normally think that deviantart is only for, design but it also has great fan stories if you search it up!"
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    Tumblr is a platform for everyone that allows users to publish any type of content depending on what they want to share to the world. Blogging, image gallery, gif archives, and many more can be found in this content platform.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Anna Soto
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "You have to be specific on the tags on which fandom and fanfiction you want to read because there is just so much content on tumblr. I personally prefer getting tumblr fic recs from other users because in that way the fics are compiled and i don't have to spend so much time searching for new fics to read."
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    Goodreads is a social networking website made for book reader fans and book recommendations. First launched in 2007 by Otis Chandler, CEO and Co-Founder, Goodreads is now one of the biggest reading-material sharing platforms in the industry.



    Heather Kennedy
    Written on August 7, 2018
    "Goodreads is more of a place where you can find published fan fiction like the After series that was heavily inspired by Harry Styles. I want new, unpublished as a book fics so this is not really what i had in mind although you can find great novels and reviews here!"


Best What are the best fanfiction websites
1CommafulWebsites 27 Free
2Archive of Our OwnWebsites 23 Free
3FanFictionApps 14 Free
4WattpadApps 12 Free
5AsianfanficsWebsites 10 Free
6QuotevWebsites 8 Free
7DeviantArtWebsites 6 Free
8TumblrApps 5 Free
9GoodreadsWebsites 1 Free

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