Although the majority of its content has consisted of original works, various Atlantean publications, notably Monomyth, have included a few pieces of fan fiction down the years – here we use the term to mean works intended as, more or less, a serious spin-off from a franchise, rather than a parody as you may also see in Garbaj. The appearance of fan fiction declined as circulation grew and the potential for getting into trouble over trademarks grew with it.
Examples of fan fiction in Atlantean publications include:
- Numerous Doctor Who fictions, including stories in Monomyth's Who-themed subsection The Vortex, and the A Universal Tapestry and Out Of The Vortex anthologies – plus the Doctor Who/X Files crossover Doctor X serial (including a Doctor Who/X Files/Ken Longman three-way crossover!), which is not quite as serious as many other examples.
- Discworld, in the form of The Keh-la-la-la-la-la-lee-lee Trilogy and its sequel "Bel-Shamharoth Ate My Husband!".
- The three connected stories Publication Date, Magick.net and Silver Screen could be classified as fanfiction, although they are more fiction about fiction. Has anyone connected the dots?
- The King In Yellow anthology owes a direct debt of inspiration to the Victorian short-story collection by Robert W. Chambers, the fictional play referred to within it, and the malevolent supernatural/alien entity associated with the latter, all of which share the same name as the anthology – not to mention to the wider canon that has grown up around the Yellow Mythos.
- Examples of Lovecraft-inspired Mythos Fiction and Poetry (the Cthulhu Mythos), and even The Grail Series, could be seen as fanfiction of a sort.