Fanworks are unofficial (non-canon) creative works created by fans, generally intended for other fans.
Examples of fanworks include:
- fan films
- image manipulations
- and many more
Due to the popularity of slash and femslash ships (both canon and non-canon) in fanworks, they represent an enormous repository of LGBT literature, art, and other media, despite their unofficial nature. For example, the popular fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own hosts more than 1 million stories tagged as m/m slash and more than 150,000 stories tagged as femslash by itself.