Fan Fic Archives
A Fan Fic Archive is a site specifically set up to house fanfiction.
As Livejournal and Fanfiction.net have been the major sites for creative works in the Supernatural fandom, they have acted as defacto archives for the bulk of Supernatural fan fic. Fanfiction.net is set up to be searchable by key terms, however on Livejournal, there is no way to search for a fanfiction, unless it is posted to a community that keeps some form of index. For example Supernatural fic which is the largest single fanfiction community and has a comprehensive tagging system, that means that the stories are searchable by author, rating, genre, pairing, as well as those relating to specific episodes.
The Supernatural Fic Link Archive tags all the stories listed in the spnnewsletter producing a searchable archive of links of fan fiction at delicious as of December 2009. Fics are searchable by author, category, rating and pairing. Almost 40,000 stories have been tagged as of January 2011.
Specific fan fic archives sites have been set up, but none have significant numbers of fics
- Archive Of Our Own run by the Organisation of Transformative Works and is a multifandom archive. Currently in beta testing it has over 9,000 Supernatural stories as of June 2011.
- Sam/Dean - An archive which focuses on Sam/Dean and is Wincest friendly. Over 2,900 fics (June 2011)
- Sinful Desire - A fanfic archive (Wincest-centric). Over 3600 stories (June 2011)
- SPN Nightcrawler - more a fic link archive than a rec list, but a good palce to go to find fic featuring certain types of creaures eg werewolves, vampires etc
- A Library of Links for hurt!Sam and hurt!Jared stories
- Rock Salt And Feathers Fan fiction archive for the pairing Dean/Castiel. Over 500 fics (March 2010); site was offline as of February 2011.
- Ghost Hunters - An auto-fanfic archive
- Winchester Journal - A fic archive and gallery
- Just Like The Rifle - A het and gen fanfiction archive; site was offline as of February 2011.
- Supernaturalville: Unscripted Genius - A general fanfic archive and home of the Supernatural Virtual Season. Over 3000 stories (Feb 2011)
- Hunters Stop Archive - a panfandom archive that includes Supernatural fics
- Ghost Stories no longer exists
- Urban Legends - no longer exists