Licensing and Image Use Guidelines

The Wanderers' Library is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 (CC-BY-SA 3.0). See this page for a full explanation, but a general overview is that all works published on this wiki, or made as a derivative1 of the content of this wiki, even if posted elsewhere, will fall under this license. This license means that anyone has the right to make something that takes ideas, concepts, or anything else from your work as long as it's published under the same license and they attribute credit to you. Additionally, no other restrictions can be placed on the media. As of this post, you cannot change the license on your work to anything else, and any work that attempts to fall under a different license will be deleted by staff.

Please note that once you release your works under Creative Commons, you can not revoke that license. Make sure you are totally okay with releasing your works under the license before posting here.

So, you want to make a work set in/based off of the Wanderers' Library? That's awesome! Whether it's a piece of artwork, short story, film, or anything else, we always welcome people who want to contribute to the Library's universe.

The Wanderers' Library uses a specific Creative Commons license - CC BY-SA 3.0. If you want to make a work based in the Wanderers' Library universe, this means you need to follow the rules of this license. CC BY-SA 3.0 has two key components: attribution and share-alike. Let's talk about attribution first.


The first requirement under Creative Commons is "attribution." Any derivative works (A derivative being something that is based on another source, so in this case, stuff you create that is based on the Wanderers' Library or specific content within the Library) must attribute back to the original source, the Wanderers' Library wiki. If you use a specific WL gallery or tale, you must attribute the individual article as well as the wiki. If you are using a general Wanderers' Library idea (like a character, Group of Interest, or the concept of the Library as a whole) you only need to attribute the wiki in general.

If you are posting to the Wanderers' Library website itself and you reference another story, it's general practice to include a link to that story, or to mention it in your author post2, as well as the author who wrote it. You do not need to fully attribute the individual article and/or the wiki, since you are posting to the wiki itself. If you are referencing another art piece posted onto the wiki, follow the steps mentioned in the following tab, images and supplementary material.


Any content based on the Wanderers' Library is itself going to be under Creative Commons. So anything you make, you agree to share as well under these same rules. While there are other versions of the Creative Commons license, you MUST release your work under CC-BY-SA 3.0. You simply can't change the license to something else.

This also means that anyone making stuff derived from your work has to attribute you as one of the creators, and that any work made from your stuff is under the same license as well. You can't stop people from doing derivatives, but you can ask them to attribute you in the way you see fit, such as linking back to your web page or project page.

In short, this means that your derived work must be released under the CC-BY-SA 3.0, so that other people can use the same license, so you will need to state as such. It is not enough to simply attribute the Wanderers' Library.

Again, if posting to the site itself, this is not needed, as the release statement is included on the site itself.

What can I do under this license?

So if you agree to these two things, what can you do?

  • Share: You can share or repost anything from this site. You can copy-paste entire stories and articles in their entirety and repost them to your website. You can include them in any sort of compilations of fantasy worldbuilding or stories.
  • Remix: You can make derivative works. You can make fanfiction, fanart, fan movies, fan mods, anything that fans can do. You could write up a TV show or movie. You can make posters or T-shirts. You can even…
  • Sell: You can sell the remixes you make based on the Wanderers' Library. However, keep in mind that you probably will not get rich off of them, because under Share-Alike, anyone can freely copy, use, or download your stuff, and you will have no legal recourse provided they also follow the terms of the license.

If you find content that is not licensed under CC or doesn't say if it is licensed - please contact staff. We'll take care of it. If you have any questions, please also contact staff and we'll be happy to help you. Active staff, as well as their preferred contact methods, can be found here under the Meet the Staff tab.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License