The first time I ever read fan fiction, I was an undergrad in college doing research for a paper on professional wrestling. I started reading fan stories about WWE characters, and I got sucked into a big black hole of WTF for about a day. After that, I didn't really think about or read fan fiction. Then, 50 Shades of Grey happened and oh my god, so many people began discussing fan fiction.
In the December issue of RT, Features Editor Mala Bhattacharjee wrote a piece on the profitability of fan fiction, and authors take that discussion even further in Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World by Anne Jamison. Many authors, including Rachel Caine, Amber Benson, Christina Lauren, Tiffany Reisz, Andrew Shaffer and fan fiction creators (identified in Fic by both their names and fanfic handles), explore everything from fan fiction 101 to the ethics of fan fiction to how it's influencing the literary world.
Whether you've got a strong opinion on this hot button issue or just want to know what the big deal is, we're giving away three paperback copies of Fic. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. See below for instructions on how to enter and our full terms and conditions. Good luck!