1. Who are you?
We're the Henneth Annûn Story Archive (better known as HASA), an enthusiastic group of JRRT fanfic lovers from all around the world. Many of us are writers, a large number are readers and reviewers. We have a growing and very active membership.
This site is a moderated fan fiction archive featuring stories set within the fantasy universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Henneth Annûn Story Archive's (HASA) purpose is to present well-written, imaginative, engaging JRRT fan fiction without encountering large amounts of frivolous material and distracting advertising found at commercial fiction posting sites.
HASA has grown and changed over time. It began as just a simple story repository of fanfics that the original members liked to being a more inviting place with additional functions and activities like Challenges, the Research Library and Playlists.
HASA is free to join and pays its hosting bills through donations from members and readers alike.
This site was created to provide a single location on the web to find a large amount of quality JRRT fan fiction writing. There are many small sites that have wonderful selections, but are unable to expand due to time and technology constraints. Other sites have sophisticated posting tools, but allow anyone to post anything, resulting in large amounts of postings that are not always of good quality.
We allow almost any type or genre of writing, as long as it is primarily concerned with the JRRT fantasy universe. We accept poetry, research articles and critical essays as well as the more usual fiction. All rating levels of stories are accepted, and stories are flagged as General or Adult depending upon content. Lists, Mystery Science Theater (MST), and Real Person Stories (RPS) are the only types we categorically will not accept.
HASA members can post anything at all, in any stage of completion. Only an author can post her own story. No third-party posting is allowed.
There aren't many. Members are expected to be considerate of other members in their use of the site, and to treat other members in a civil and courteous fashion. Impassioned discussion of questions and opinions is invigorating and encouraged, but should respect the other person's point of view.
It boils down to this: be polite and try to get along. If you make a nuisance of yourself, you'll be asked to leave.
There is no fee to join HASA. There are no writing tests to take. You don't need a sponsor. You don't have to be a member of a particular list or blog. You can write any kind of JRRT fanfiction you like, or not write anything at all. You do have to be at least 13 years old as of the day you join.
To remain a member of the site, you have to log in once every 90 days, about four times per year. If you don't log in, your membership gets deactivated and goes into hibernation mode. You aren't deleted and you can reactivate yourself any time you like by providing an email address and your date of birth.
We're really not into telling people what to do. The only thing we're firm about is the review process, where authors submit stories to a 9 member review panel who read it over and decide whether they think it is an outstanding story. The rules are more strict there. If you don't like them, you don't have to participate in reviews.
Sign up, read some stories, post some comments, make some friends.
Go to this page and sign up. You must be at lest 13 years of age to join HASA.
HASA runs on donations.
Time - The biggest donation is time. All of the administrators who take care of the site, from managing reviews, to creating Challenges, to monitoring forums to posting news announcements, do so in their spare time. Without them, the place would grind to a halt. Technical support is provided by the site programmer, Anglachel. No one has a lot of time to give, but enough people donate a few hours here and there to keep the site running.
Money - The only out of pocket expense is the hosting, which is $150/month. This is provided by donations from members and readers. Donations and hosting costs are accounted for publicly for complete transparency on who is getting what. Most donations to HASA are $10 or less and we are grateful for those who have some money to give when economic times are tough. Because of curent tough economic times, we're in a pilot to see if Google AdSense can supplement reader donations.
If you have either time or a few dollars to spare, please consider donating them to HASA. If you see an advertisement that interests you at all, each click provides a few cents to support the site.
Any HASA member can post a fandom event in the HASA Event Calendar.
We do ask that someone directly involved in running the event be an active HASA member and that the event be of general interest to JRRT fanfic enthusiasts.
Examples of fandom events:
- Award competitions
- Launch of a new fanfic site, whether personal, with limited membership, or open to all
- Launch of discussion lists, groups and forums
- Launch of new blogs and journals by fandom members
- Get-togethers and meet-ups
HASA members can also link sites they operate to their profiles which can be read by other members and (if flagged) by the public.
We are in a pilot to see if Google AdSense text ads will supplement regular donations.
Why not? We love Tolkien, we love writing, and we're having fun.