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Old January 9 2013, 10:13 PM   #18
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Re: Fan Fic for sale on Amazon and B&N

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True story: Somebody once submitted a Janeway/Seven slash novel to Tor, but explained in their cover letter that it was okay because they had (slightly) changed the names.

And don't get me started about the submission that began with the "Klargon" battle cruiser activating its "stealthing" field . . . . I rejected that one right away!

Then again, given that "Fifty Shades of Grey" started out as a sexy "Twilight" fan fic, maybe I should have given that slash novel a closer look!
I was just reading the other day, about a Chakotay/Paris AU slashfic which was stolen and illegally published under someone else's name.

Then there's Killing Time author Della Van Hise's K/S novel with the serial numbers filed off.

I shudder to think how many more are out there! From what I've read at fanlore.org, filing off the serial numbers is a fairly common if dubious practice for amateurs trying to go pro.
And why not? Some of the Trek authors started out writing fanfics. Jean Lorrah had a series based on Sarek and Amanda, while Peter David was just as prolific with his fanfic as he was once he went pro.
It's the idea of only making the most superficial changes to a fanfic (i.e. change the copyrighted words) and selling it that I'm not thrilled with. Fanfic itself and fanfic writers going pro I'm 100% behind!
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