- Genre Glossary - agent Jennifer Laughran
- Breaking Down Genres - author Janicy Hardy
- Where Does My Book Fit? - Hardy
- Genre Map - BookCountry
- Genre Fiction Rules - Writer's Relief
- Genrefluent - lists of kid's books by genre
- YA Genres 101 - Novel Novice
- Library Book Lists YA Index - by genre
- Understanding Children's Book Genres - Laura Backes
What is Young Adult? (And what is Middle Grade?)
- YA and MG are actually age groups, not genres. For more information, see our All About YA page.
What is New Adult?
- Does New Adult Exist? - Dancing Through YA
- Putting the A in YA: Why new adult isn't marketable - agent Sarah LaPolla
- Writing What You Know: New adult lacks perspective - LaPolla
- New Adult, or, "There Be Rough Waters Ahead" - Shelvers Anonymous
- NA Alley (site) - Group blog of NA authors
What is magical realism?
- Magical Realism versus Paranormal Fantasy - author Nova Ren Suma
- Magic Realism: What it is and why it matters - author Peta Jinnath Andersen
- What is Magical Realism?
What is literary and/or commercial fiction?
- Literary versus Commercial Fiction
- Literary vs Commercial - agent Sarah LaPolla
- On Genre and Literary Fiction - author Anne Heron
- What Makes Literary Fiction Literary? - author/former agent Nathan Bransford
What is dystopian, apocalyptic, and/or post-apocalyptic?
- Defining: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic - author Phoebe North
- Dystopian and The Apocalypse: What's the difference?
- The Problem With "Dystopian Romance" - author Phoebe North
- Is It Dystopia? (with chart) - Erin Bowman
- The Dystopian Timeline to The Hunger Games (infographic) - Goodreads
What is science fiction?
- Defining: Science Fiction - author Phoebe North
- Defining: Space Opera - author Phoebe North
- Young Adult Science Fiction: A reading guide - Tor
- Children's and YA science fiction novels - author Cynthia Leitich Smith
What is historical?
- The challenges of writing historical YA - author Dianne K. Salerni
- What makes historical YA stand out - agent Sarah LaPolla
What are some other genres?
- Fairy Tale Retellings
- Epistolary Novels
- YA Non-Fiction
- YA Graphic Novel
- Fantasy - author Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Gothic, horror, paranormal, and urban fantasy - Smith
- Writing mysteries - author Lisa and Laura Roecker
- Suspense - Smith
- Writing genre fiction - author Julia Karr
- Picaresque - author William Giraldi
Can I write more than one?
- Genre-Jumping: Because It's Not As Fun To Stick With One!
- Genre Hopping - agent Jessica Faust
- On writing adult and YA - author Melissa Marr
Which is the most popular?
- YA Book Deals by the Numbers - author Kate Hart
What is "high concept"?
- Explanation of high concept - author Lori Wilde
- Explanation of high concept - author/former agent Nathan Bransford
- Want To Get High Concept? - author Roni Loren
- What is High Concept? - screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff