hey so i found out that not a bunch of people knew about this handy thing
but you can post anonymously on AO3!!! here’s how it works:
- post it under this collection
- everyone sees this work under “Anonymous” but you see your own work as “Anonymous [Your Username]”
- the fic is STILL connected to your account, but nobody can trace it back to you + you still get comments in your inbox!
- “is it like “Orphan”?
- nope! it’s not! the difference is when you Orphan a work, it’s no longer connected to your account and you can’t get alerts/comments.
- “can I de-anon my work?”
- yes you can! you can de-anon your work any time you want. all you have to do is remove your work from the anonymous collection!
if you are shy about posting, or scared of having a work connected back to your account, or even participating in an anon fest, this is PERFECT!