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Publishing Houses — At Least Simon & Schuster — Not Avoiding Fan Fiction

Posted at 6:49AM Monday 09 Jun 2014

Fan fiction has been around forever. It's a fun way to write where you get to build on a world that is already alive.

Whether you agree with it is another topic, but some writers have found success publishing fan fiction. A recent big one was obviously 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, which was fan fiction based on Twilight. Now, One Direction fan fiction has gotten attention.


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