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Common Fiction Genres
•Classic – fiction that has become part of an accepted literary canon, widely taught in schools
•Crime/detective – fiction about a crime, how the criminal gets caught, and the repercussions
of the crime
•Erotic Fiction – deals with sex or sexual themes
•Fable – narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans;
legendary, supernatural tale
•Fairy tale – story about fairies or other magical creatures
•Fan fiction – fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series,
movie, or book
•Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension
•Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting
•Horror – fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread and sometimes fear in both
the characters and the reader
•Humor – Usually a fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement, meant to entertain and sometimes
cause intended laughter; but can be contained in all genres
•Legend – story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, that has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material
•Magical realism – story where magical or unreal elements play a natural part in an otherwise realistic environment
•Meta fiction – also known as romantic irony in the context of Romantic works of literature, uses self-reference to draw attention to itself as a work of art, while exposing the "truth" of a story
•Mystery – this is fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets
•Mythology – legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods
•Mythopoeia – fiction in which characters from religious mythology, traditional myths, folklore and/or history are recast into a re-imagined realm created by the author
•Picture book – picture storybook is a book with very little words and a lot of pictures, picture stories are usually for little kids
•Realistic fiction – story that is true to life
•Romance - primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people
•Science fiction – story based on the impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets
•Short story – fiction of such brevity that it supports no subplots
•Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm
•Tall tale – humorous story with blatant exaggerations, such as swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance
•Western – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century
Common Nonfiction Genres
•Biography/autobiography – narrative of a person's life; a true story about a real person
•Essay – a short literary composition that reflects the author's outlook or point.
•Memoir – factual story that focuses on a significant relationship between the writer and a person, place, or object; reads like a short novel
•Narrative nonfiction/personal narrative – factual information about a significant event presented in a format which tells a story
•Self-help book – information with the intention of instructing readers on solving personal problems.
•Textbook – authoritative and detailed factual description of a topic.
It is important for an author or submitting publisher to ensure they choose the correct common genre and/or subgenre for their novel. Genres are evolving all the time. If in doubt or if not represented in our list simply choose the nearest genre that reflects your book.
Please use the classifications below when submitting your titles.