All Genres on Writing Atlas

Listing 693 genres.

1157 stories
Contemporary fiction consists of fictional stories placed in the present or very recent past, oftentimes taking into account the social, cultural, and other notable identifiers of the state of society and commenting on them through the use of the narrative as a whole.
1154 stories
Historical fiction consists of narratives that look backward, assessing our memories of the past from the present, while using research and imagination to recreate the world as it (maybe) once was.
1127 stories
Historical fiction consists of narratives that look backward, assessing our memories of the past from the present, while using research and imagination to recreate the world as it (maybe) once was.
970 stories
Narratives from authors of today who are tackling issues of our times—from globalization to COVID-19. Many literary journalists, curated anthologies, and celebrated prizes focus on contemporary literature.
853 stories
Science Fiction consists of fiction stories that incorporate futuristic and or advanced science and technology in order to enhance the narrative. Common story elements of Science Fiction include space, artificial intelligence, scientific breakthroughs, aliens, and much more.
700 stories
Literary realism consists of short stories that relentlessly pursue the world as it is, holding up a mirror to our realities and beautifully writing down what’s there.
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Speculative Fiction consists of fictional stories that stray away from realism and what is considered normal in the real world, instead leaning on supernatural and fantastical elements and the characters' interactions with those elements to play defining parts within the narrative.
210 stories
Comedy consists of stories that heavily utilize humor and jokes for the audience to laugh at whilst enjoying the overall plot or narrative.
162 stories
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