Is there any Stack Exchange site where the main topic is literature?

I have tried the English Language site, but it seems that it is not the appropriate site.

Perhaps the writers site would work? But, then again, the main point is different than the one I am searching for.

  • Please clarify what main point you are after. – Deer Hunter Jul 11 '15 at 11:01
  • Literature in general, criticism of novels, poems, etc. – Mikey Spivak Jul 11 '15 at 11:03
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    This is not objectively answerable (hence, not fit for Stack Exchange). You can try reddit and its clones (voat.co etc.), though. – Deer Hunter Jul 11 '15 at 11:08
  • Sir, I cannot find reddit, what is it? – Mikey Spivak Jul 11 '15 at 11:15
  • Reddit. – Deer Hunter Jul 11 '15 at 11:19
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    They should create Literature Stack Exchange. – Mikey Spivak Jul 11 '15 at 11:20
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    @user135395 - Well volunteered! You can submit your proposal on SE Area51. Good luck! :-) – Greenonline Jul 11 '15 at 12:38
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    @user135395 We used to have a Literature site. It unfortunately didn't work out well and was closed. – Adam Lear Jul 11 '15 at 17:01
  • Questions about literary criticism are off-topic on Writers. – Monica Cellio Jul 12 '15 at 4:51
  • @user135395 They did :-) – Rand al'Thor Mar 26 '17 at 19:43


Literature is currently in public beta - anyone can participate, and the site is thriving. Come along and join us in asking and answering all manner of questions about literature!


There is a literature proposal on Area 51. It's now in Public Beta so anyone can participate.


Currently on Area 51, there is a proposal literally called Literature.

So the site is not made yet, but it is currently trying to reach the commitment stage and finally the beta stage, where the site will be launched to see whether the site can graduate and be an official site. If you want to help make the site successful, follow the proposal here after making an account on Area 51.

You can try making a new proposal for Literature on Area 51 if you want. Good luck on the Literature proposal, if you make the proposal or follow the current proposal...


In addition to the suggestion for supporting the Literature proposal on Area51, I would also like to point out to you that questions about literature in the fantasy and science fiction genre are well on-topic in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange site.

  • This is true but criticism, which the OP requests, is off-topic on SF&F.SE. – Chenmunka Dec 7 '15 at 10:28
  • I tend to agree with this answer, but in my experience the main way SF&F literature gets referenced on the SF&F SE is via: A question about a TV show or movie gets asked, and a site member with reference to a novel or book get’s referenced in an answer. This is not to say there aren’t SF&F pure bookish questions on that site, but it is not the dominant medium discussed there: It’s mainly TV, movies and comics with only a small slice of traditional literature. – JakeGould Jan 3 '16 at 6:06

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