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Title: ghost story
Post by: moya-stone on July 07, 2020, 11:46 AM
Hello, I have written a MG novel that is a ghost story and I wonder if that would go into the "Sci Fi & Fantasy" category. Otherwise, I'm not sure where it goes. Although it has a mystery element, it's not exactly that. Any thoughts? Thank you.
Title: Re: ghost story
Post by: David Wright on July 07, 2020, 12:34 PM
Usually ghost stories go under Paranormal (a subset of fantasy as a general heading, but not what most people think when they hear the word).  Have you found a comparative story yet?  If you can find a story like your own it might help you identify it.
Title: Re: ghost story
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on July 07, 2020, 06:15 PM
Paranormal is fantasy as David said. Some ghost stories might also fall under horror, but I bet you'd know if it were one of those.
Title: Re: ghost story
Post by: moya-stone on July 09, 2020, 01:55 PM
Thank you for the responses.