Submission Guides

Guides for how to write summaries, loglines, and more.

Additional Reference: Guide to Genre Classification

This is an additional reference to help guide you when selecting a GENRE for the story. We want our genre to help a user learn about the story "type" in one glance. - sci fi - fairy tales - queer ...


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How to Add Stories to the Writing Atlas

We're creating a large catalogue of short stories for movie producers, screenwriters, academics, readers and ourselves. We believe this can be a great resource, and will help connect writers to new a...


How to Write Loglines

There is an art in Hollywood of writing a slightly teasing, but not spolier-y 1-2 sentence summary of a movie known as a “logline” (around 30-60 words). We are stealing that art for short stories, ...


How to Write Coverage (aka summary)

Write a short summary of the story in third-person omniscient present tense. Think Wikipedia-style plot summaries with more flair. 1-5 paragraphs is fine. So far the summaries have been around 250-30...


How to Write Tags

We are developing a system of tags that allow people to browse for the types of topics/structures/etc they like, as tags are the main discovery surfaces for Writing Atlas. Here is our “formal” syst...