Crediting for Artists, Beta Readers, and Sensitivity Readers

Hi, EF! We’re excited to announce some brand-new features for the site. As of this writing, we’ve incorporated crediting systems for artists as well as beta and sensitivity readers for our members to better acknowledge all the hard work that goes into creating fanworks.

When a creator posts a fanwork to the site, there is now an option to select the names of any beta readers, sensitivity readers, or artists—whether they are Elysian Fields members or not—who have contributed to the work. For artists, this can be someone who makes banner art, story art such as illustrations, or both. You can credit yourself as an artist, as well.

In order to credit members, start typing their name into the input box (pictured below) until the name you want appears, then click it to add it. (And repeat for additional crediting!) For non-members, type their name(s) exactly as you wish to credit them. In both cases, you can credit multiple persons.

New Story Form with Beta Reader, Sensitivity Reader, and Artist Crediting

Once you’ve added appropriate credits to your work, they will display wherever members see your story on the site.

New Story Block with Beta Reader, Sensitivity Reader, and Artist Credits Showing

We're planning additional improvements to this feature over the next few weeks. If you have any comments, suggestions for improvement, or bug reports, please send them to us at or leave a comment on this news post.

--cawthraven, DarkVoid116, and the Mods on March 24, 2024 09:54pm 11 Comments

Ahh, that’s wonderful!

-- honeygirl51885 on March 24, 2024 10:05pm

I am unreasonably touched to be part of the sample image. *sniffles* This is a lovely idea! Thank you!

-- bewildered on March 24, 2024 10:12pm

Brilliant idea! applause

-- All4Spike on March 25, 2024 04:55am

Yay, I love that we have this option now! squee

-- mcgnagallsarmy on March 25, 2024 01:52pm

This is a great new feature! heart

-- Nightcandle on March 25, 2024 02:03pm

Excellent news!!

-- Geliot99 on March 26, 2024 06:42pm

I love this option- especially if it will work for artists not members or not listed as artists on EF. I have so many lovely banners for so many of my older fics, some of which may be on here, but probably without credit.

-- slaymesoftly on March 29, 2024 02:59pm

@slaymesoftly yes, you can add people as artists and beta/sensitivity readers even if they're not currently members on the site! We know that not every artist and beta is a member here but wanted to make sure that those folks would still get the acknowledgment they deserve for their work. If they are members, then we link to their profiles and you can see all of the works they have art or beta credits for from their profile in new art and beta credit tabs.

-- cawthraven on March 29, 2024 03:37pm

Oh, this pleases me so much!  

-- yellowb on March 31, 2024 10:45am

Oh, this pleases me so much!  

-- yellowb on March 31, 2024 10:45am

I love that this change not only includes lines for artists and beta/sensitivity readers in the work blurbs, but that the users who are credited that way now have a tab on their profile where we can see all the works they contributed their art or beta/sensitivity reader skills to! (as long as the new credit fields are used for those works)

Thank you for this update!

-- Nightcandle on March 31, 2024 11:12am