All Genres


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.