The Rec Center: A weekly digest of fandom articles, fanart, and fanfiction recs, sent to your inbox every Friday.
About the newsletter
Launched in 2016, The Rec Center is a weekly newsletter about fan culture written and curated by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Elizabeth Minkel. Each week we share a selection of fandom-related journalism and creative projects, along with fanfic recommendations and fanart. In 2020, we were finalists for a Hugo Award (!).
If you want to submit a fanfic rec, please get in touch through this form. We also publish fandom explainers and fic rec lists from guest writers, and we’re always open to new suggestions! Email us at elizabethandgav at gmail dot com.
Gavia (twitter/tumblr) is a journalist and film critic, currently writing for the Daily Dot. She hosts Behind the Seams, a YouTube series about costume design on film, and co-hosts the movie review podcast Overinvested.
Elizabeth (twitter/tumblr) is a writer, editor, and consultant who’s covered fandom for the New Statesman, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and more. She co-hosts a biweekly podcast about fan culture called Fansplaining.