Adventure - Stories centering on scenes of action and physical danger, frequently involving violent conflict.
Bisexual - Stories in which one or more of the primary characters identifies as bisexual, regardless of with whom they have sex within the story.
Classics - Stories based in the classics of English literature.
Comedy - Stories using significant elements of humor, intended to amuse the reader, usually with a cheerful ending.
Contemporary - Stories set in the present world, within the last twenty years or so.
Drama - Stories centering on the personal, emotional development of one or more central characters.
Fairy Tale - Stories inspired by and using themes and sometimes characters from classic tales from folklore, not limited to those collected by the brothers Grimm.
Fantasy - Stories using magic and other supernatural phenomena as primary plot elements, themes, or settings
Gay - Stories in which one or more of the male-identified primary characters identify as homosexual.
GLBT - Stories dealing with real-wold GLBT issues, or close analogs thereof.
Gothic - Stories, usually at least somewhat melodramatic, evoking feelings of suspense or dread.
Heterosexual - Stories in which one or more of the primary characters identifies as heterosexual.
Historical - Stores set in a recognizable place and time in real-world history.
Horror - Stories intended to evoke feelings of dread, horror, or fear in the reader.
Lesbian - Stories in which one or more of the female-identified primary characters identify as homosexual.
Mystery - Stories focused on the uncovering of some secret, usually the investigation of a crime.
Paranormal - Stories, most often romances, in which one or more of the primary characters is a superhuman or supernatural creature.
Religion - Stories exploring the ideas, images, or themes of real-world religions.
Romance - Stories focused on overcoming obstacles to a romantic relationship between primary characters, with a satisfying and optimistic conclusion.
Science Fiction - Stories using extrapolated or fictional technology and other scientific speculations as primary plot elements, themes, or settings
Sports - Stories in which sports or athletic competition are major elements of the plot.
Supernatural - Stories in realistic settings, often contemporary or historical, but including fantastic or magical elements.
Thriller - Stories using suspense, tension, and excitement as their main elements
Transgender - Stories in which one or more primary characters identify as a gender other than that which they were assigned at birth.
Western - Stories set in the western American frontier, during westward expansion, usually from the 1840s through the 1890s.