"If information wants to
be free, slash *really* wants to be free"
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Slash: fan fiction featuring a sexual relationship between two
characters of the same gender. Anglophone slash began with stories about
Captain Kirk and Mister Spock, c. 1976. Sexual stories were labelled K/S
to distinguish them from (ostensibly non-erotic) friendship stories, which
were labelled Kirk/Spock. In time, K/S -- and similar works about other
pairings -- were just called "slash".
The Foresmutters Project is an anarchic effort to put material from the
earliest days of slash online. The Foresmutters
Manifesto declares our intentions to do so with respect for the writers
and their copyrights.
Some of our Foresmutters are now online:
is writing fanfic again!
Gerry Downes' zines have been reprinted and you can order them online:
has a web page!
Anyone can work with the FSP; we have no official membership or organization.
The drive to get any particular work online has to come from a reader who
likes it. We can help you contact the original author or hir heirs, type
it in, proofread, and post. If you wrote slash or commentary on slash early
in its history and would like to see your work online -- or want to ensure
that your work is *not* online -- please email
me. We'll archive Letters of Comment and essays as well as stories,
provided that we can get permission from the writers. We do not currently
intend to archive fan art.
FSP materials so far are all K/S, but we are strongly interested in other
pairings and other fandoms, especially from 1980 or before.