The beauty of such a large and diverse BTS fandom is that there are so many talented ARMY authors in our fanfic communities. As I mentioned in my post about how whitewashed BTS fanfics can be, I get especially happy when I come across fellow POC writers. Thanks to my own reading and networks of BTS friends and writers, I’ve compiled a list of BTS fanfic writers of color as a jumping off point to explore more POC authors and content creators.
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Now, before I continue, I want to emphasize that by no means is this list all inclusive of every BTS fanfic writer of color in our fandom. I completely cop to preferring tumblr and AO3 platforms — and while I’m sure there are good writers on Wattpad and FanFiction.net or Asian Fics, I don’t use those platforms so I have no clue who those would be. Also, all the stories are in English and I do not include fanfics written primarily in other languages. If I (or anyone in my networks) have read enough of their work to feel comfortable recommending a fic, I will try to do that, too!
If you are a writer of color and I did not include you (or didn’t rec a fic of yours), it’s nothing personal. Sometimes, I don’t know if writers identify as POC or I just haven’t come across your fics yet. Feel free to comment with your handles and a fic to check out and I will try to add you or update when I get a chance (and if I don’t, at least it will be in the comments once the comment itself is approved or moderated).
If you are listed below and wish to be removed from the list, just email me or DM me and I will be happy to remove your name.
BTS fanfic POC authors
Here, then, in reverse alphabetical order, are at least 60 BTS fanfic writers of color to check out! (Please remember to read the tags on any fic recs.)
vyduan: tumblr | AO3
Full disclosure: IT ME!!!
Fic rec: The “Her (AO3)” series (an on-going reboot series that features the same reader x BTS member); idol AU, canon compliant, explicit
Bonus fic: My “Things That Go Boom (AO3)” series is an epically stupid spy vs. spy AU featuring Spy!JHS x reader, Spy!MYG x Spy!KSJ told in chapters of exactly 250 words.
sahmfanficbts: tumblr | AO3
Fic rec: “Unbroken (AO3)” is a beautiful fic about grief with Idol!KNJ x reader, explicit
Bonus rec: “Lucky Ducky (AO3)” is the funniest crack fic I’ve read in awhile. Idol!KNJ x ducky floatie reader (yes, you read that right); humor
Fic rec: “One Wish” is a reverse harem (of sorts) idol!OT7 x named reader and is so detailed and brilliant, canon compliant. Fun fact – this fic gave me permission to write a fanfic in the BTS fandom because mine was also set in the idolverse and canon compliant.
justasparkwritings: tumblr | justasparkwriting: AO3
Fic rec: In “Be the One (AO3),” reader is going for Hot Girl Summer and dating around with KSJ, KNJ, PJM, KTH, and JJK. Who will she choose and will she listen to besties MYG x JHS? explicit
Bonus rec: “The Worst Guys (AO3)” has OT7 as Greek gods and PJM is the naughtiest of them all. PJM x reader, explicit. Fun fact – this fic features a cameo by yours truly.
inkbluelily: tumblr | SUNN7DAYs: AO3
Fic rec: “Faithless Constellations (AO3)” is a KSJ x JJK spy vs. spy exes AU with current JJK x MYG just to make it spicy. The action is amazing and the banter is exquisite.
Bonus rec: “Rewrite the Stars (AO3)” is a haunting idol!JJK x guardian reader that is sweet, sexy, and full of heartache.
bonvoyagenoona: tumblr | bonvoyage_noona: AO3
Fic rec: “Countermelody (AO3)” is a sexy producer MYG x singer reader fic that is full of joy, life, and growth, and so, so beautiful, explicit
Bonus fic: “Project Dream Girl (AO3)” is a JHS x reader high school friends to lovers fic holiday fic that is sweet, smutty, and funny, explicit
Fic rec: “sonámbulo” is an “Inception” AU featuring KTH x JJK and is just heartbreakingly achy, full of yearning, and stunningly executed. Fun fact – after I read this, I went through a severe crisis and wanted to throw away all my writing because I could never write as amazingly as batman. It did, however, inspire me to try a new style.
Fic rec: “The Fall Was a Trip” is a hilarious idol AU MYG x reader and classic fish out of water story but with a Black reader and set in Seoul. The dialog is crackling and the topics discussed are so real. Fun fact – bangtanbeforebitches is my main beta reader and she is the reason my fics sound so good.