The Collators' Den

Welcome to The Collators' Den! This collection holds works that were once archived at

The Collators' Den is open to new works. Please check the original submission rules below before submitting.

The import of this archive to the AO3 was approved by the OTW Open Doors Committee on 22 April 2017. The import was completed in October 2017.

(Open, Unmoderated)

About The Collators' Den (collatorsden)

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This collection contains works originally located at, which were imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project.



If you still have access to the email you used to post your works to The Collators' Den, you should have received an email with the option to claim your works at the time they were imported. If you do not have access to that email account, or did not receive the notification, please contact the moderator at the contact email address listed above.

All unclaimed works are imported as restricted to logged-in AO3 users only and were made publicly viewable after a 30-day transition period. If you claimed your works before that period ended, you will need to change the restriction setting.

For questions about using the AO3, please contact AO3 Support. For questions about submitting works to Collators' Den, please contact the moderator at the email address listed above.



Original archive rules:

  • All submissions must be about either Life on Mars or Ashes to Ashes. Crossovers of those two or with other fandoms are fine.
  • All submissions must be submitted with a title. Titles such as "Untitled," "Fic Fragment," or "Vignette" are unacceptable. If your fic doesn't have a title, the admins will make one up for you.
  • All submissions must be spell-checked.
  • All submissions should be in English. If you want to submit fanfic in another language, please contact us.
  • All ratings and themes are accepted, except bestiality and adults having sex with minors (minor: person under the age of 18).
  • Real Person Fiction of any kind is not accepted.
  • Chapters cannot be shorter than 100 words.
  • No plagiarism. We define plagiarism as taking a story, poem, or other writing that doesn't belong to you and claiming it as your own. This is a zero tolerance offense and will result in immediate banning when discovered.
  • No abuse. Absolutely no flaming, no spamming, no trolling, and no bashing. Use the review and comment features only to leave feedback and/or constructive criticism.
  • Stories may be removed from the site or reuploaded by the admins at their discretion. Admins also may edit your header information to bring it into conformance with site protocols, to aid readers in searching, or to remove profanity or spoilers.