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Also known as "webfiction" or the "online novel", web serial novels are the prose equivalent of Webcomics which happen to have distinct Story Arcs. An author, usually an amateur, publishes a novel in many short installments (often daily or weekly) on a website.

Quite often, the work in question is some sort of Fanfic, but also included in this category are completely original works. Most long-form fanfic is posted on places like FanFiction.Net in installments, and thus would qualify as this trope.

Web serials are the Spiritual Successors to the Serial Novels which Charles Dickens (and many other authors of that time) originally published in serial form in newspapers and in Dime Novel form.

See Muses Success for a incomplete listings of serial novels, among other forms of online prose fiction. Top Web Fiction keeps a list of active/popular English-language web serials, employing a weekly voting system in order to stay consistently current.

In the years leading up to The New '10s, Japanese-language "web novels" began to attract attention from publishers. Recuts of these stories now make up a significant chunk of the Light Novel market, and in turn a number of these have gone on to become mainstream hits with anime and manga adaptations. Shousetsuka ni Narou ("Let's Become a Novelist") is one of the most popular hubs for this in Japan, with over a hundred of the works on the site having been adopted for publication.

Please note that these works go in the Literature/ namespace, and not Web Original. Their Media Category (the folder/header name to place them under in trope lists) is also Literature.


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  • Caelum Lex, is a sci-fi web serial about a woman who boards a space pirate vessel called the Dionysian and the ramshackle crew that mans it.
  • Canticle, a web novel series about a demon assassin who is banished to futuristic Earth after refusing to kill an innocent girl. Due to this, he's now hunted by his former comrades while he searches to uncover a sinister plot.
  • Can You Spare a Quarter?, a web novel about a 12-year old boy who has run away from Abusive Parents and eventually meets a kind man who takes him in.
  • Cardboard Chronicles, a collaborative chat-based narrative that spawned out of a number of running gags on the Spinnerette comment board in October of 2012. It has since spread to DeviantArt, where it has its own group page.
  • Card Force Infection is a Yu-Gi-Oh! inspired story about a trading card game powered by magic, cursed cards, and a plot to summon the devil.
  • Card Rood Rebirth, about a university professor who ends up in a Deadly Game.
  • The Case Files of Ibrahim Helsing is an ongoing serial about the black sheep of the van Helsing family, Ibrahim Helsing, and his adventures in defending the innocent, whether they be humans or monsters.
  • Cave King
  • The Champions (2011) is a superhero serial about a team of superheroes in both their public and private lives. is a web serial novel about a group of superheroes. The story follows these heroes as they struggle to defeat villains and their personal problems. The story is being published on a web site called Fiction Press one chapter at a time. A chapter is added to the story every Saturday. It has over 100 chapters.
  • Chaos Fighters, a serial novel series with extreme amounts of fighting scenes.
  • Chaos Timeline, an Alternate History 'verse beginning with the premature death of Genghis Khan and exploring the Point of Divergence down the centuries that results from it.
  • Chatoyant College is an Urban Fantasy series about a group of friends of are studying at the only university in America that teaches magic.
  • Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Cheat Powers
  • Chillin' in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army
  • The Chronicles of Steve Stollberg is a satirical web serial novel about 3 young boys (Steve, James, and Harrison) who hang out together at Northville Middle School.
  • The Chronicles of Taras is a regularly updated Horror/Science-Fiction Diesel Punk Web Serial by N. Somniack involving a teenage girl sent to an alleged Summer Camp called 'Camp Moric' that has some shady staff and hardened "Campers". Though, unfortunately, the worst of it is probably The Rake and the other horrible entities lurking about Camp Moric.
  • Chrono Crown is the true (but sadly displaced) Prequel of In Another World with My Smartphone as it takes place before Chapter 276 (or Volume 10), where Reverse World/Western Continent is firstly introduced.
  • Chrysalis:
    • Chrysalis (Beaver Fur) follows a consciousness known as the Terran who seeks to avenge the scouring of the Earth at the hands of an alien empire.
    • Chrysalis (RinoZ): LitRPG following a teenager who is reincarnated in another world as an ant monster.
  • Chum is a superhero story about a 14-year old girl named Samantha Small who gets shark powers after a near-death experience and becomes a hero-in-training in an alternate 2023 Philadelphia.
  • Cirno & Purple Steve is the story of Cirno Excalibur, who found a pole in his back yard, got struck by weird lightning, and went with his new talking pole to go fight the demons. It's an experimental adventure story published weekly.
  • Citadel follows a class of trainees through a brutally pragmatic Superhero School.
  • City of Angles is a serial about a perpetually changing urban world of Alien Geometries and the people who end up trapped there, trying to eke out a living amidst the weirdness. The ongoing mystery about the origin of the City and its true nature forms the backbone of the series.
  • City on the Edge of Nowhere, a multi-part multimedia recap of the alien monster invasion depicted in the author's novel, Eden Green.
  • Claw (2024): A crime procedural by Wildbow.
  • The Clockwork Raven [3] is a Miyazaki-inspired Clock Punk saga about two teens, Action Girl Karla and Badass Bookworm Kio, who fight to survive on the floating castle where they've been trapped alone for ten years. Magical twists abound as their world gradually becomes more expansive and terrifying.
  • Codex Nekromantia [4]: Life, love, necromancy, the fragile human condition when caught between the jaws of a very robust human condition, and wholesale zombie slaughter.
  • The Cockroach Metamorphosis is the transformation of people from having just suffered into becoming genuinely happy with themselves again, but not before they've had to deal with Lovecraftian monsters and worlds that cannot make sense.
  • Cocofolk And The Mushroom Hourglass is a 2025 folklore-based series focusing on a wilderness girl's adventures through a wondrous wonderland to find the titular mushroom hourglass to please the desires of a mysterious shadow man to stop corrupting the sleep of her hometown's residents.
  • Coiling Dragon follows Linley Baruch as he goes to the Ernst Institute to master magic, and then moves on reclaim his clan's legacy, find revenge for his parents, and seek a place among the gods. This 800+ chapter story is described as a mix of wuxia and Daoist fantasy.
  • Cold Obsidian is a story of a young man who becomes an apprentice of the creators of his world.
  • Color Shock is a tale of two cities. One is an unmappable, black and white maze called the city of all cities where street addresses are replaced with dates that mysteriously stop right before the millennium and musicians play the only color in the world into existence. The other is a high-tech metropolis where three teenage gangs (the Reds, the Blues, and the Greens) fight with colored solid light they can throw from their fingertips. In both cities, a mysterious force seeks to blot out all the color in the world forever.
  • The Comfortable Courtesan by L A Hall is a novel, originally published as a Dreamwidth blog, about a Regency High-Class Call Girl and her circle.
  • The Conqueror from a Dying Kingdom follows the story of a Japanese man dying and reincarnating into an alternative European Nordic area. His people are basically elves, but they have been under attack for centuries by Crusaders who will stop at nothing to wipe them from existence. Follow his story as he strives to at first run away from his problems, then take them on head on.
  • Conquerors Of Providence: Post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy series following the lives of the reincarnations of four powerful men (and their weird significant others) who destroyed the world three hundred years ago and their oftentimes hilarious exchanges as they apparently plan on fixing things.
  • The Cool Kids Chronicles is an ongoing Coming of Age Story about a group of superpowered kids and their friends that slowly gets darker as the narrative becomes more unified.
  • Correspondence From the Goddess is an ongoing Epistolary Novel from Lydia Devin, a normal woman who was mysteriously raised to the level of divinity, and her sister Elana. Through a series of flashbacks, Lydia tries to understand the events that lead to her destroying the universe and putting it back together.
  • The Countryship Yoors [5] follows the adventures of an oddly Genre Savvy protagonist who, without explanation, ended up in space, aboard a ship the size of a country.
  • The Court Of Tales is a fantasy story about the last human on the Land of Faerie and what goes on in the courts of these lands.
  • The Crusaders is a serial following the adventures of Kon Dui, a young, wealthy, alien immigrant struggling to fulfill his life-long aspirations to superheroism instilled in him by the first Age of Superheroes, and the team of inexperienced psychological train-wrecks he was assigned to lead.
  • The Crush, a discontinued serial set in an Alternate History with Elemental Powers. It centers around two friends on a Redemption Quest to make things right after a devastating defeat.
  • Cryptocracy Novel is a scifi drama/comedy serial by Dan Sabato which follows the exploits of a group of former space marines who defect to a band of pirates and unravel a government conspiracy
  • Curse Words is a magical boarding school fantasy about teenagers uncovering political conspiracies, mucking about with magic, and generally making poor decisions.
  • Curveball is Super Hero fiction about a mysterious conspiracy surrounding the murder of Liberty, America's Greatest Hero.
  • Cupid Able is a romantic comedy about an Otaku who has a hopeless crush on his neighbor until Cupid is delivered to his house one morning.

  • The Daily Grind is the story of a tech-support guy and his infinite office-space dungeon. At least at first.
  • The Daily Life of the Immortal King.
  • Damn Reincarnation, the story of Eugene Lionehart, the reincarnation of the hero Hamel Dynas who suddenly finds himself as the descendant of his friend and The Hero, Vermouth. He uses his second life to figure out what happened to his friends in the centuries after his death and figure out why they chose to make peace with the demons instead of killing them as they'd planned.
  • Dandere General And His Lord is the story of Cheng Qianye, a modern woman who transmigrates into the body of a noblewoman who commited suicide. Learning that the woman’s twin brother was the ruler of a city poisoned by a rival claimant and the besieging army of said claimant is about to take the city, Cheng Qiayne passes herself off as the brother and defeats the invaders, then rides off to one of the never-ending wars she is summoned to. After meeting Mo Qiao Sheng, a slave on the verge of death, she saves him and sets about abolishing slavery and unifying the country.
  • Dantes Infanzia is the story of Dante Willis who, after dying on his 18th birthday, winds up in Limbo where he will be treated like a baby for all of eternity.
  • DarkWatch [6] follows a team of agents who protect the world from supernatural threats. Relatively new, but updated frequently.
  • Dear Nemesis: A Peggy Sue story of an arguably successful villainess suddenly finding herself flung 20 years into the past and betrothed to her original political enemy. After realizing how much she was actually manipulated in her first life, and still unwilling to give up on her political ambitions, she formulates a plan how to succeed on her own using what tools she has at her disposal.
  • The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time: Follows a reincarnator, who after being killed as a teenager in a terrorist attack on Earth and then spending his second life as an illegal human test subject in a Magitek world, is out to do everything in his power to not lose his latest life as an orphan half-vampire death mage in a High Fantasy world and have to find out just how much worse a fourth reincarnation could get.
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody follows a 30 something programmer who finds himself trapped in a fantasy world after some particularly bad crunch time / "death marching" to finish a mobile game, and decides to go on a sight-seeing tour vacation.
  • Decembersville tells the tale of a young girl who is sucked into a world of freaks, murder, and mystery.
  • ‘’Deeper Up the Tower’’ is a queer fantasy serial about a mysterious knight named Florian who enters the titular Tower and finds a world of strange magic and disco dreams. Each floor of the Tower is a new adventure for Florian where they may make a new friend or meet their end.
  • Defection is the story about Alecia, and Jessica. One knows too much, the other is caught in middle of a web of lies. Everything is progressing towards a collision of tectonic proportions and there is going to be collateral.
  • Delve, a Iseka Adventure novel that follows Rain Stroudwater as he navigates a RPG Mechanics 'Verse full of dangers and mystery.
  • Demon Lord, Retry!
  • The Descendants is a Super Hero story formatted in such a way that it's a comic book without pictures.
  • Desolate Era is the wuxia story of Ji Ning, an Earth teenager that is killed and reincarnated on a world of immortal wielding fantastic supernatural abilities. The story follows him as he develops his powers to first protect his family and then to avenge them.
  • Deucalion Chronicles is a Fantasy Kitchen Sink Space Opera, with time travelers, mages, androids, werewolves and more all rubbing elbows and often as not beating the crap out of one another.
  • Deviant is a story about the rise of superhumans with the destruction of Seattle. A teenager gets involved in a world of violent vigilantes and seedy gangs, struggling to hold onto their morality in a world that seems to be lacking it.
  • Devil Venerable Also Wants To Know is a Chinese cultivation fantasy novel with a meta plot about its Noble Demon protagonist obtaining a book that reveals to him that he's a doomed love interest in a trashy romance focused on two other characters' masochistic relationship. The novel follows his efforts to change the book's plot into something more favorable for him and the comedic and dramatic actions of the quirky ensemble cast helping to throw the plot even further off track from the book's.
  • Diaclone VS. Gridman, a four-chapter crossover between Denkō Chōjin Gridman and Diaclone toy series, as well as the prequel to SSSS.GRIDMAN.
  • Digimon Seekers
  • Dimension Heroes, a web novel series skewed towards a younger demographic featuring five teens who discover futuristic battle suits and are subsequently thrust into an adventure in which they must save their world from colliding with a parallel dimension.
  • Ding Hai Fu Sheng Lu
  • The Dionaea House, which was told in segments appearing on different websites, every October for three years.
  • Dis Acedia A Dark Fantasy where the main cast is trapped in Dis, a hellish prison dimension ruled by the Mad God Lazarus and filled with the most horrible monsters in all of fantasy with Dis' actual denizens being worse.
  • Disciple of the Holy Sword is a Korean fantasy novel about a would-be swordmaster named Leon who struggles to keep up with his noble and genius peers despite his tireless efforts to improve himself. His fortunes change when the holy sword Elsyd descends from the sky and chooses him as his wielder, giving him a teacher who will shape him into someone worthy of being called the Warrior.
  • The Distinguished Cute Master is a Chinese transmigration and cultivation novel where the supposed villain is brought back to when she was a child and decides that this time around she's going to raise the protagonist to find treasure for her so she won't end up fighting him for it in the future. A bigger mystery surrounding why she was sent back and if she was the only one gradually emerges.
  • The Distortion Detective is a mystery novel set in the world of Library of Ruina, showcasing the life of Moses, a detective able to see the "Distortion" phenomenon that turns people into monsters.
  • Division by Zero is a Science Fantasy Cosmic Horror Story. In a multiverse abandoned by God, its denizens are condemned to be free. Cast into an unsympathetic existence, two planets wage war that spans eons and spares none, sweeping Kohana Outtaike, a 15-year-old girl from Earth, into its chaos. Guided by Hiroyuki D’Accardi, her Spectrian Advisor, she becomes a general in a conflict upon which the fate of the multiverse hinges. Allied with 7 others like her subjected to the same fate, Kohana must confront God, who created the multiverse out of nothingness, and its creations, who create nothingness out of the multiverse.
  • The Dogs is an erotic deconstruction of the common stereotypes found in the transformation genre common in the Furry fandom, but meant to be read as Lit Fic.
  • Domina is a series about the titular city, which has evolved a unique culture based around Bio-Augmentation. Also, it is written by a troper.
  • DO NOT TAKE THE SHELLS is a Lovecraft-inspired weekly serial about a man who visits a coastal village that is not quite what it seems.
  • Doom Valley Prep School, is the story of Peter who is unwillingly sent to a school of villainy by his parents. Hilarity ensues as he's turned into a girl on the first day and nearly brainwashed into being a perfect girlfriend. Now called Petra, she is just trying to survive while the Fate seems to hate her.
  • Doppio Senso is the story of Lee Eun Ha, a Mafia Princess who has been waiting to kill the man responsible for her parents' deaths. The opportunity comes when she is ordered to kill Shin Kyung Hyun, the right-hand man of her parents' murderer. However, as she begins to unravel the mystery behind Kyung Hyun, Eun Ha finds herself being the one seduced.
  • Douluo Dalu, a series that follows the second life of a prodigy from a Martial Arts sect that used Poison and Hidden Weapons, who after his death was born in a world of Spirits and Great Powers, he now looks to create his sect again and grow to the very top.
  • Dragomir's Diary is a daily fantasy serial about the man himself, who tries to live a normal life in a not-so-normal castle, and the consequences of this silly decision.
  • Dragon Queen is a young adult fantasy web serial following a girl's quest to find her mother.
  • The Dragon Wars Saga is a young adult fantasy serial in which four British teenagers are dragged into another world to become warriors and save said world from disaster.
  • The Dread Eclipse is an ongoing Grimdark switchblade-and-sorcery web serial by Mabel Harper and Cassidy Webb about two modern-day mages attempting to solve a mass murder within the city of Philadelphia. Notable for having two Transgender protagonists.
  • Dream High School is a variation on the Choose Your Own Adventure that tells stories of a high schooler who takes night classes in a shared Dream Land. Pages are uploaded bi-weekly, and readers vote on what happens next after each upload.
  • Dreams of the Dying is an ongoing fantasy/horror web serial that follows a cynical mercenary into an ultra-capitalistic island nation where he has to enter the mind of a merchant king. It's a Prequel to Enderal.
  • Drugstore in Another World


  • Fae Tales is a series of original dark fantasy/explicit erotica. Gwyn ap Nudd, renowned warrior and king of the Seelie Court, and Augus Each Uisge, Unseelie predatory waterhorse, should have had nothing to do with each other - but dark secrets, ancient grudges, and a growing understanding between the two faes come together to change the course of events throughout the fae realms.
  • Fake Saint of the Year: A comedy and mystery series about a somewhat twisted young man Reincarnated as the Opposite Sex in a game world, wishing to correct a Downer Ending. The comedy comes from the contrast of Elrise's shameless Inner Monologue with the Hero-Worshipper reactions she gets from those around her, and the mystery comes from how she keeps on coming back to her past life aparement on earth, and the way that alters both realities. Has both a light novel and a manga adaptation.
  • The Fallen World is originally a web novel about Alexandra Rousseau, a space navy engineer, who finds herself stranded in a high fantasy world. She is soon used as a human sacrifice that didn't go as planned and turned into a dungeon. She seeks revenge against those who tried to use her but must play the part of the dungeon Crystal while building her army in secret.
  • The Faraway Paladin
  • Farming Life In Another World
  • Fartago [7], a serialized blog novel by author Tony Caroselli about the adventures of a tribe of cavemen who have found a monolith similar to the one from the opening chapters/scenes of the book/movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not fanfic as Caroselli has said the cavemen are not the same ones seen in the book and movie (the lead one of whom is named "Moon-Watcher" in the book, a name not seen in the blog novel). Indeed, Fartago takes place at least 1 million years after the opening chapters of the book 2001, the tribe in Fartago is apparently much larger and better organized than the one in 2001, and Caroselli has said the monolith has not been created by the same race and not for the same purpose. Caroselli insists the premise is an homage, not fanfic.
  • Fabled Hearts is a collection of traditional untraditional fantasy short stories in web serial format. The stories are frequently kind of weird.
  • The Facility an upstart web serial, the story centers around a boy named Matsuo Kōdaina in a dystopian alternate Japan where children that "dishonor" their families with criminal behavior are sent to a large high school converted to a maximum-security prison filled with high school cliché gangs that are at constant war with each other.
  • Fairy Tales Of Mourania, a fantasy story.
  • The Faraway Paladin
  • Female General and Eldest Princess is an original Chinese web serial novel set in a fictionalized and embellished version of Tang Dynasty China.
  • "Fighting Monsters" is a superhero story that heavily plays with He Who Fights Monsters.
  • Finding Snowflakes is a rather heartwarming Rom Com featuring a book-obsessed Socially Awkward Hero and Genki Girl who, as all teenagers, have their issues standing in their way. Set to be a deconstruction of the usual high-school clichés.
  • Fine Structure
  • The Finite is a fantasy/romance story set in the universe of Kubera, set around 150 years before the webcomic. It details the meeting and subsequent romance of a revenge-driven human named Ian and the immortal dragon Taksaka, the one she has sworn revenge against.
  • The Finite Life of a Dating Sim Heroine, is a Gender Bender story about a boy who gets sent into a Dating Sim and forced into the body of the game's heroine.
  • First: Do No Harm is a Web Serial Novel by Insanity Lord (Justin J. on Fictionpress). It follows the life of Chastity 'Vanilla' Jackson, a doctor and scientist in the 22nd Century, and the lives of her family and those close to her.
  • Fishbowl is an ongoing science-fiction Web Serial Novel.
  • Flesh and Blood is a Web Serial Novel and sequel to Under My Skin by A.E "Asynca" Dooland, once again focusing on Min Lee, a transgender artist, after she has quit her job and entered into a relationship with schoolgirl Bree Dejanovic. Both characters are faced with new issues that stem from their dysfunctional families.
  • Flight of the Godkin Griffin was a serial novel by M.C.A. Hogarth that has been published as a duology, with an audio adaptation.
  • Floating Point is a Cyberpunk series taking place Inside a Computer System populated by sentient A.I., each living out the social patterns of The Internet... the good and the bad.
  • The Flower That Bloomed Nowhere
  • The Flying Cloud, an alternate universe where World War 1 ended early and airships rule the skies.
  • Forbidden Book is an Adventure/Fantasy Manga Story on Fictionpress. It focuses on an adolescent boy and his True Companions as he journeys through an unfamiliar land to find his way out of the book. All the while warding off the hostile creatures known as Bakemono sent to kill him. Complete with 22 chapters.
  • The Forsaken Children
  • Fox Demon Cultivation Manual
  • Four Kingdoms
  • The Fourteenth Year Of Chenghua / 成化十四年 ( Chéng Huà Shí Sì Nián)
  • A Frequent Travellers Guide To Jovan [8] is a political fantasy web serial by Senna Black featuring royal brothers Valentin, Deadpan Snarker and Magnificent Bastard and Cassius, Nice Guy and Oblivious Younger Sibling and their adventures in service of their niece, the Empress of Jovan.
  • From A Knight To A Lady tells the story of a young female knight fighting in the war for her country, who, after being treacherously killed by her best friend, wakes up three years later in the body of a young noblewoman in the enemy country. Now she has to navigate her new life in the unfamiliar world as a woman who was her polar opposite, avenge herself, find her old allies and figure out her relationship with her old adversary, now her oblivious fiance.
  • From Winter's Ashes is a dark fantasy web serial by Patrick Rochefort and Keith Aksland, following Detective Heather Blackthorne as she struggles against arctic weather, past traumas, and old horrors made terribly new again.
  • Funny Business is a deconstruction story about a child who happens to be a Reality Warper.
  • Fushi no Kami
  • The Future Is Also A Memory is an ongoing web novel focusing on the gay relationship between Commodore General William Masterson and the alien prince Nova ban Irdat after the war between their respective interplanetary governments is ended, published on the author's Neocities page.

  • The Gaiad is an Epic Poem telling the story of evolution.
  • Galactic Crucibles is a Science Fiction Shared Universe with numerous authors. It consists mostly of a series of original short stories as well encylopedic-style articles for worldbuilding. It was originally part of the SporeWiki Fiction Universe until it broke off and became its own thing.
  • Galactiquest [9] is a Science Fiction series involving a ragtag young space crew's journey to Neptune under a bumbling space military.
  • The Galactic Series is a Space Opera short-story series set in a pair of colliding galaxies. Whilst very human issues of war, politics, and culture arise, humans, themselves are oddly absent, barring the occasional mysterious occurrences of time travel and their parting gift of "the human database".
  • The Gam3 is a Science Fiction series where Earth has been introduced to the Game, a virtual reality that controls real-world resources and government through the entire galaxy. Contains large doses of RPG tropes.
  • Game Of The Gods is a Science Fantasy that takes place 20 Minutes into the Future in a video game world.
  • Gamer Girl is a superhero action-comedy web serial novel following the bizarre adventures of Ralphie Hero, aka Gamer Girl, a costumed vigilante with the superpower to summon the items and abilities of video game player characters. Working alongside her partner Comikazé ‘Kazé’ Maniakku, aka Fangirl, a superhero fanatic with an electric fan gun, Ralphie sets out to make a name for herself in a city already full of crime fighters. Between the monsters, the supervillains, and Ralphie’s mild sociopathic tendencies, it does not go well.
  • Gate
  • The Gates Of Dawn
  • Genkai Level 1 Kara No Nariagari
  • Genocide Online is a story about daughter of a duke playing VRMMORPG game built around Karma Meter.
  • Girl: "Who are you?" Alien: "Er, I'm an alien." is a story about an alien landing on a planet in search of emotions to fuel her ship, then comes across and befriends a girl who helps supply the fuel.
  • Glimmer in the Dark – is an Erotic Horror multi-genre (includes superhero, supernatural, science fantasy) is set in an alternative history future version of Australia. The plot centers around a teenage girl who is fascinated by the paranormal and wants to believe that superheroes can really exist but learns that means supervillains can be real too.
  • God Clads
  • God Complex is a mash-up of mythology, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy tropes. Mortals are extinct but now all the mythology gods are back trying to figure out what to do now that they have no one left to pray to them.
  • The Gods Are Bastards is High Fantasy Western set at the end of the Age of Adventurers.
  • The Golden Feather is a deconstruction of several Boys' Love Genre clichés, in which a Shrinking Violet randomly receives a letter one day from a boy claiming he's lonely and in need of a friend... and said boy turns out to be the school player. All that's left is following the cliché, right? Ha, one could only wish...
  • Golden Terrace
  • The Good Witch: Initially started as a webcomic before switching over to written format, it tells the story of a young boy-turned-girl who receives incredible magic powers...and then starts using them to get revenge for all the wrongs done to him/her.
  • Good Fae [10], a story about a member of the Italian Mafia. Oh, and he's also a medium who regularly works with and against fairies, ghosts, gods, and monsters and is tasked with dealing with magical threats.
  • Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi - Chinese Xianxia boys' love. A dead necromancer is summoned back and forcibly offered a new body in exchange for murdering the whole family of the body's original owner and is found by his former archenemy. They solve the mystery of a dismembered evil body together and fall in love along the way.
  • Grandmaster of Theft is an Action Thriller / Mystery which features multiple volumes of story lines and overarching story starring 1st person Classy Cat-Burglar Cassidy Cain.
  • The Grandmother and the Demon is a collaborative story based from Writing Prompts blog, tells a story about an eldery woman mistaken a demon she accidentally summoned as her goth-phase grandson. He ends up living with her as she takes care of him.
  • The Graystone Saga
  • The Greatest Magicmaster's Retirement Plan
  • A Grey World is an action/coming of age story with science fiction elements. The plot centers around a young girl, Alexis, as she contents with issues ranging from severe bullying and gang violence to social anxiety.
  • Grimoire's Soul a fantasy web serial novel involving spirited teenage noble Ceyda Lucrece and their talking spellbook, Doc.
  • Grunvale, P.R. Storm's web novel about anthropomorphic animals.
  • Guide To Moral Living In Examples [11], an ever-growing collection of short stories about the daily challenges of life, such as what to do if you are attacked by a six-foot bacteria or if the company that you're applying to has been infiltrated by Hideous Telepathic Space-faring Lizardmen in Mansuits.
  • Guns Swords And Steam
  • Guts and Sass: An Anti Epic deconstructs many popular fantasy tropes, providing both parody and serious exploration of being zapped to a Magical Land with feudal agriculturalist monarchy, semi-domesticated pastoralist, Proud Warrior Races, and hunter-gatherers.



  • Jake and the Dynamo is a serial novel about a city protected by Magical Girls and the unlucky teenage boy who gets more involved with one of the girls than he'd like to be.
  • John Dies at the End got started as a bunch of self-proclaimed "retarded horror stories" written as Halloween specials. However, it was taken offline when it was published in book form.
  • Jolt is a web serial novel about a dorky superhero, a mean girl supervillain, and a schizophrenic anti-hero, living in a world where 20% of Earth's population has superpowers.
  • Junction Point is a hard sci-fi serial about humanity traveling to a nearby star and making first contact, as well as trying to find the originators of the signal that brought them.
  • Justice Squad was a Script Format series that followed the adventures of a team of superheroes as they attempted to save the world from all sorts of strange and kooky dangers.


  • The Langya List is a historical/political novel set in ancient China that follows Mei Changsu's plan to clear his father's name.
  • The Last Angel follows the last Human Dreadnaught, Nemesis in her quest for vengeance against the alien empire that wiped out Human civilization.
  • Last Mage is an Urban Fantasy story about Elijah Valentine's struggle to protect the Earth from forces Humans cannot comprehend.
  • The Last Skull [16] is a comic-book-inspired series featuring "teenaged superheroism, explosions and time-travel".
  • The Late Crusader [17] is a road trip comedy about a 12th century knight hitching a ride with an unfortunate Portuguese teenager to the Holy Land... in the modern day.
  • Lazy Dungeon Master
  • Legends Now And Then A Web novel just starting, it's about a teenager accidentally summoning three heroes from the past and the troubles they have to deal with in the present.
  • Legend Of The Five Knights is a fantasy web novel about five young adults chosen by their kingdom's king to save not just their nation, but the entire universe itself. Takes place in modern-like times but mixed with some medieval elements.
  • Legion of Nothing is a web novel about the descendants of Golden Age superheroes who inherit their grandparents' powers and take on their costumed identities.
  • Level Up Hero is a web novel about Sam Shepard a Zeta level hero who gained the power to level up with the help of Chiron.
  • Little Mushroom: A sci-fi novel set After the End where a sapient mushroom manages to mutate itself into a human form and infiltrates a human base so that he can retrieve his spore.
  • A Little Vice: A trans magical girl story for a nonexistant show in which the the main character, C, is the best friend of the leader of teh Saints, who fight against the Beasts of the Abyssal Forest.
  • Liv in the Future: A high-school graduate accidentally finds herself in the year 3000 and tries to prevent anyone from finding out she's from the past.
  • Log Horizon
  • Lovebird is a web novel about a young girl who unwittingly becomes a Legacy Character.
  • Lovelace ½ is a serial about a boarding-school student who spontaneously develops Super-Intelligence during her freshman year of high school.
  • Lovers and Beloveds is a story following the young Prince Temmin as he leaves his childhood home for the courtly intrigues of the capital city. It started as the web serial An Intimate History Of The Greater Kingdom [18]. The serial drew significant crowdfunding from the readership, and has been edited and published in paperback. It is Mei Lin Miranda's first novel.



  • Object Oblivion, an Object Show web fiction where 12 Objects compete for $10 Million Dollars.
  • The Obsessive Shou Moves On, a danmei novel about a man who's reborn after his suicide.
  • The Occupation Saga, a Military Science Fiction Work Com about a human from Vichy Earth who is conscripted into the occupying aliens' Space Marine corps in lieu of jail time. Originally published chapter-by-chapter on r/HFY.
  • Of Fear and Faith, a book exploring the themes of fear, faith and the darkness of the human soul through the use of anthropomorphic animals.
  • OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING, based on The Fear Mythos, is a four-act epic that blends prose with a stream-of-consciousness journal-style making it seem more like Twitter. It's an Alternate History tale of Rapture actually coming on October 21st, 2011.
  • Okadu Realm is an interesting collection of stories about a collection of characters in the Okadu Realm, a fantasy serial novel on DeviantArt. Interesting from the fact that the high level of well-written description is perfectly fitting and some pieces are inspired by pictures from the site, whole chapters were practically written based on one image.
  • Okies is a 2022 story about a young artist who spends her days trying to save up for an easel while exporing the balance between art and life. It updates at the beginning of every first Sunday monthly.
  • Oktober updates weekly on Fridays; hasn't missed an update yet. Each chapter is told four different times, once from each character's perspective. It follows the adventures of a journalist, a rock star, a hunter, and an assassin as they drive across the US, and has a feel of an American-road-trip novel mixed with House of Leaves.
  • Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint focuses on an RPG-style apocalypse that the main character recognizes as being exactly like the web novel he was a loyal reader of. He decides to take the story's ending into his own hands.
  • On a Godless Planet
  • The Once and Future Nerd is a radio play about four high school students sucked into a magical world.
  • One Nation, Under Jupiter: An Alternate History about a world where Christianity faded out and people still worship the Roman gods in the present day.
  • Only Villains Do That: A half-Japanese, half-American wannabe musician is isekai'd to a fantasy realm. Except it was by the goddess of evil and she wants him to be her new Dark Lord, much to his displeasure.
  • On My Radar completely deconstructs the usual high school clichés. Sasha, a cold, quiet seventeen-year-old is known as the "love huntress". She makes boys fall in love with her to then break their heart while they try to do the same to her—and fail. One day like any other, she meets shy, unassuming Lucas Samuels. And it all falls downhill from there.
  • On The Road To Elspar: A fantasy Interactive Fiction quest. Neianne enrolls one of Caldrein's mercenary academies, a training ground for elite mercenaries renowned all across the continent, to fight back against a neighboring invading superpower, only to grow and realize that the conflict isn't just about good-versus-evil and that her country is not as perfect as it once seemed.
  • Ordinarily United: A parody of overpowered harem stories where a man good at almost everything teams up with a duplicating demon-like being also good at almost everything so they can save the world from ninety-nine invaders from the latter's home dimension.
  • The Other Kind Of Roommate: When the wrong address starts a superpowered recluse running for his life again, the voice in his head drags him into a second nightmare: saving a chatty artist.
  • Otherverse
    • Pact, an urban fantasy/horror story about a young man who inherits an infernal debt from his dead grandmother, is the second serial by Wildbow, author of Worm.
    • Pale takes place in the same universe with a mostly separate cast of characters.
  • Otoko no Ko wa Meido Fuku ga Osuki!?
  • An Outcast in Another World is a stuck-in-another-world LitRPG series that focuses on survival, characterization, and plot progression. The main character is kidnapped and struggles against horrible monsters and societal exclusion, determined to triumph over both.
  • Outliers: The superheroes are corporate. The vigilantes are trying to do good, with emphasis on ‘trying’. The girl is in way, way over her head. Welcome to New Chicago. Updates Tuesdays and Fridays here.
  • Outta Time
  • Overgeared
  • Overwatch (Taulsn)


  • Qiang Jin Jiu is a historical danmei novel about Xiao Chiye and Shen Zechuan, two enemies who eventually fall in love.
  • Qian Qiu is about a Daoist priest named Shen Qiao and a demonic cultivator Yan Wushi who wants to see how far he can push Shen Qiao before the other succumbs to the evils that plaque humanity.
  • The Queen of Darkness Does Not Want to Be the Villain is a story about a Hero with Bad Publicity that unintentionally spreads terror everywhere she treads. Due to being manipulated by a prophecy, she may well Takeover The World by complete accident on her part, in order to force the heroes opposing her to become strong enough to deal with an ancient returning threat.
  • Quoria is a fantasy/detective/LGBT+ web-serial detailing the often supernatural adventures of conman-turned-detective Colton McKinley as he tries to make an honest living in the bustling port city of Quoria.




  • The Ugly Empress, a Chinese web serial novel about a man who wakes up in a woman's body.
  • An Unauthorized Fan Treatise, a murder mystery set in the fictional fandom of Loch & Ness.
  • Under the Oak Tree, a Korean web novel. A young noblewoman who has been beaten and abused since childhood is married off to a commoner knight to get her off her father's hands. When he becomes a heroic dragon-slayer and lord of a land, he whisks her off to his castle, where she is shown kindness and concern for the first time in her life, and begins her slow journey to healing and self-confidence.
  • Unhallowed [35], a surreal horror story about a college freshman who turns to her skeptical older sisters after making a deal with the devil to bring her boyfriend back from the dead. Set in a reimagined Massachusetts created by H. P. Lovecraft, this Genre-Busting tale blurs the line between witchcraft and madness.
  • Unimaa, an eight-chapter story about the titular location, a Dream Land for children that's been turned into a Lotus-Eater Machine by an evil spirit with a benevolent appearance and a black orb around her neck.
  • Unjust Depths is a sci-fi web serial novel about an underwater society hundreds of years after the surface became uninhabitable by humans, focusing on a mecha-based guerilla force trying to overthrow an Empire.
  • Unlikely Eden is a weekly-updated web serial told from the alternating points of view of two 10-year-old girls. The story begins with the destruction of the girls' home, which forces them to escape into the surrounding area. They immediately run afoul of the residents of a small outpost and, through fortunate coincidence, encounter a crotchety old trucker and his teenage ward, who become their only friends besides each other. Throughout the course of the story, they gradually begin to learn the complicated sequence of events that led to the destruction of their home. From prophecies to roller skates to robot teddy bears, there's never a dull moment.
  • Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao, a Chinese web serial novel about a genetically-enhanced heroine from a far-future Zombie Apocalypse who is reincarnated in the 13th century as a girl, disguised as a boy, who has just become the Emperor of China.
  • Unsong is a Kabbalah-inspired speculative-fiction story set in an alternate history where people are much the same and the rules of reality are most definitely not.
  • The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
  • Urban Reverie is a weekly updated serial about two people, Quinen and Chrysanthemum that live in a strange, New Weird city in which they don't belong. It is set in an Urban Fantasy world where sapient insects walk alongside intelligent amphibious reptiles. The story focuses on the truth behind Chrysanthemum's true existence, as well as Quinen's past.

  • Vacant Throne: A woman challenges destiny and kills burglars in her home, rather than being murdered herself. Angel consequently transfers her off to an alternate world filled with magic and monster.
  • Vainqueur The Dragon: a dragon realizes that he can grow his hoard faster by becoming an adventurer, and drags an unwilling human minion in his quest for gold.
  • Vigor Mortis: a half-dead starved orphan discovers they can innately use Necromancy, an illegal and blasphemous branch of magic. Can they balance the need to use it to save them and the ones they care about from abject poverty with the need to not get executed?
  • Villager A Wants to Save the Villainess No Matter What!: A fantasy romance Media Transmigration story about a boy reincarnated as a mob, who gains power as an adventurer to save his favorite villainess from the game, while clashing with the Manipulative Bitch woman reincarnated as the game's protagonist.
  • Villain Academy: A Villain Protagonist that died is revived and informed they have been a superhero comicbook character all along by an Artificial Intelligence that also tells him he is currently in the Cosmic Horror-genre and they need to work together to escape.
  • The Villainess Flips the Script! A young woman relives the plot of her favorite novel as the abusive aunt of the main character, deciding to be a better caretaker to her nephew and to help him avoid the pain and loss he suffered from in the original story.
  • Villainess Level 99
  • The Villainess Lives Again: A powerful political woman who ruined her country with her evil schemes turns back time to make amends for her past sins by supporting an honorable man instead of her despicable brother.
  • The Villainess Turns The Hourglass: After dying on the gallows thanks to the machinations of her step-sister, a young woman suddenly finds herself back in the past and decides to do anything in her power to prevent her own death and avenge herself on people who wronged her.
  • The Villains Need To Save The World?: A man is reincarnated as a female Demon God. She then proceeds to create a harem of the most beautiful girls in the world.
  • Void Domain: A young mage is accepted into a school for magic. Necromancers, demons, and nuns all disrupt regular school proceedings. Completed in November 2017.

  • Way of Choices: Way of Choices (Ze Tian Ji) is a massive (1251 chapters!) Chinese web serial xianxia/xuahhuan novel. It has sometimes been called "Chinese DBZ." A golden dragon descends from the heavens to consume a most delicious smelling infant floating in a basket, before being driven off by Daoist Ji, a wise healer and hermit. Daoist Ji adopts the baby boy as his disciple, naming him Chen Changsheng.
  • Welcome to the A-Class: Tells about about the titular class which is considered the best class with talented students, but consisting of troubled teens. And they are guided by their teacher, Mr. Oliver Graviolens.
  • The Way to Protect the Female Lead's Older Brother: A Darker and Edgier take on the popular "Reborn as Villainess" Story genre. A young woman from our world finds herself reincarnated as a member of a villainous family from the adult novel she read in her previous life. To avoid the terrible fate awaiting her, she decides to save the titular heroine's brother, all while doing everything to stay alive in her murderous family.
  • Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf!: Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf! (日本へようこそエルフさん, Nihon e Youkoso Elf-san) is a Fantasy/Slice of Life novel series by Makishima Suzuki, taking a twist to the typical Trapped in Another World formula by featuring a protagonist that can (mostly) freely cross the worlds, and put more focus on Slice of Life about having the fantasy inhabitant learning and enjoying life in Japan. Also Food Porn.
  • Welcome to the Impregnable Demon King Castle: A series about a black mage who was kicked out of his party and was then invited to join the Demon King's army. Originally published on Shousetsuka ni Narou, then picked up by GA Bunko.
  • Welcome To Omega: An online serial novel created by the author Jack Delgado. It's set in the late future, with the world 'subtly' taken over by Jahansson Universal. It's been like this for two hundred years, despite numerous resistances and even a few real blows to the corporation. The story focuses on Dante, a member of an elite order of incredibly deadly assassins/warriors/mercenaries called the Runners.
  • The longer Whateley Universe stories would qualify if anyone cared to run them through a word-counter. ("Ayla and the Tests" is longer than six of the seven Harry Potter novels.) Further, in a sense, the stories make up a single multi-author work, with many stories covering the same events from different points of view.
  • When the Hunting Party Came: Superhero Series about the aftermath of several teens being kidnapped and given powers.
  • Who Is The Prey: A psychological drama that serves as a deconstruction of the abusive CEO romance. It's about He Yan, a woman who sends a man to jail, where he's executed. Only for him to return four years later to make her life a living hell.
  • Who Made Me a Princess: Originally a Web Serial Novel, Who Made Me A Princess, or alternatively known as Suddenly I Became A Princess, is a story written by Plutus and a manhwa is illustrated by Spoon. The Webnovel is completed and can be found at Kakaopage in Korean here and the Webtoon can be found at TappyToon in English here and Naver in Korean here with an alternate link to Kakao here and ridibooks here.
  • Why Polly?: Polly, while impersonating the princess, is kidnapped by an enchanter and his trainee and taken far, far away from her home—where she meets the very princess she was impersonating. It is revealed that they all are being threatened by a malevolent magical being known as a jadess. Can she get along with the arrogant enchanter long enough to figure out how to survive with a jadess after them? And why does the jadess want Polly? (First serialized on WordPress in 2011, now being re-edited and updated.)
  • Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion: Just as a young Park Eunha received a message that she was accepted into one of the universities she applied to, a stranger pushed her off a building to her death. When she woke up, she found herself in the body of Raeliana McMillan, the daughter of a Nouveau Riche baron. However, Eunha realized that she was inside the world of a novel she once read and that Raeliana's death by her fiancé would trigger the plot of the novel.
  • Winchester: A post-apocalyptic Alternate History that follows the crew of one of the trains that brave the dangerous ruins of America to deliver cargo between the nations rising from the rubble.
  • Wingspan: Based on the "Chaotic Good angels fall" theme with a twist; did you know the Christian idea of redemption had Power Perversion Potential?
  • With One Day Left I'll Break All the Destruction Flags: Alexandra is the daughter of the duke of the kingdom of Tarraconensis and soon-to-be crown princess due to her engagement to Prince Alfonso. Alas, the prince has been bewitched by a baron's daughter named Lucia. Out of jealousy, Alexandra relentlessly bullied her from the shadows. But one day, Alexandra found this predicament strangely familiar...
  • Wise Man's Grandchild: Before reincarnating to this fantasy world, Shin Walford was a hardworking employee back in his original world until he got hit by a truck. Reincarnating as a baby in the fantasy world, Shin's biological family in said world were murdered by some monsters during their travel in the forest. Fortunately, Shin was adopted by an old wanderer who reveals himself to be Merlin Walford, one of the Living Legends from Earlsheid Kingdom who defeated a rampaging demon.
  • Witchery Prep: Witchery Prep is a Series of Stories that take place in the eponymous Boarding School for Witches. It’s centered around a group of friends who all attend Witchery Prep, hoping to find friends, develop their powers, and find out who they really are.
  • The Withering Sword: An Epic Fantasy novel about the downfall of an empire loosely based on the empires of Imperial China. Updated weekly.
  • Wonder City Stories is an story focusing on the lives of the super powered residents of Wonder City, with a focus on gender, race and sexuality issues.
  • World Domination in Retrospect is a story about the Powered Armour-clad supervillain PsychoGecko and his insane crimes.
  • A World Less Visible is a Dark Fantasy set in the modern world. Witches, werewolves, and other such creatures are real. Published on deviantART. It consists of a group of short stories, but there are multiple crossover episodes.
  • Worth the Candle is a web serial about a teenage boy who winds up in a world that's reminiscent of his homebrew D&D games.
  • The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic: Ordinary High-School Student, Ken Usato and his classmates, Suzune Inugami and Kazuki Ryuusen, are summoned to another world as heroes. Although Usato was summoned by accident, he is soon discovered to have an uncanny gift for Healing Magic. This attracts the attention of Rose, head of the kingdom's Rescue Squad...and not because she wants him to be a mere healer. It turns out the wrong way to use healing magic is to recover from harsh physical training. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Wu Chang Jie: Xie Bian, Wuchang, General of the Netherworld, and disciple of the legendary Zhong Tianshi, is elegant, gentle, and easygoing. Although he enjoys his mission to collect souls and bring them back to the netherworld, he has always wished for a shidi. When Zhong Kui brings the young and talented Fan Wushe to the netherworld on a drunken whim, Xie Bian finally gets the shidi he wished for. But why does this new shidi look at Xie Bian with complicated eyes? Why does he know secret techniques that he should not?
  • Wushuang: On the third year of Kaihuang, as the Great Sui unfolds its curtains to welcome the glorious Tang Dynasty in succession to the Northern Dynasty, Yang Jian established a secret agency, the Jiejian Bureau, in preparation to unify the world.In a stormy night filled with snow, a convoy of tribute sent by the Kingdom of Khotan was ambushed and massacred with not a living soul left behind. The Second Commander of the Jiejian Bureau, Feng Xiao, came forth to investigate the case under imperial orders.A gathering of storms would soon take place in a little city which sat on the frontier, called the City of Six Crafts, where all the top martial powers across the lands would meet. The ever successful Second Commander Feng meets a dead end when he ran into a Daoist master with ailing health.


  • you could make a life started as a short story about a Queer Romance between two Canadian NHL rookies and has since then expanded to a 11-chapter story and an entire universe consisting of multi-chaptered stories for at least six other gay NHL couples with a good amount of crossover happening between them.
  • You Yao: A xianxia novel that follows the lives of transmigrators or "Travelers" who are modern day people who find themselves taking over the bodies of the people living in the world, seemingly at random. It is the duty of Lou Zhu, a Traveler himself to identify other Traveler's at the orders of the emperor and assign them to varying positions according to their talents.

  • Zhen Hun: Zhao Yunlan is the chief of the Special Investigation Department (SID), an organisation that doesn't officially exist. Together with his team of special beings, he solves cases of the strange and bizarre. While investigating a spate of homicides that happens at a university, he encounters Shen Wei, a man who is much more than he seems.
  • The Zombie Knight is about a young guy who is revived by a Grim Reaper in order to save the lives of others. The guy in question, however, is quite the Shrinking Violet and encounters difficulty with the responsibilities of his new unlife. The story is a mixture of dark fantasy, drama, and humor.

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