How to post or edit a quote

Can anyone post a quote?

Yes, World Literary Atlas is an open or wiki page where everyone is invited to take part. You can know more about the project philosophy by visiting Your city in World Literary Atlas.

Do I have to get myself registered to post a citation?

You may add a new citation about any place without being registered.
However, you must be registered and logged in to modify, rectify or expand an already existing article.
Kindly make sure that you are using the desired language before posting a citation.

Required fields

Please bear in mind that the fields Heading, Author, Location, Citation and Sourceare mandatory in nature.
We shall also be grateful to you if you could write some lines to contextualize your citation, upload an image or devote a few moments to other fields that are not mandatory in nature but possess a great informational value such as date or genre so that the citation is as complete as possible.


Kindly provide an illustrative heading for the citation that you are going to submit. Try to be as informative as possible and at least include the place and author you are quoting. For example: “The Prague of Franz Kafka” or “Hemingway and Paris of the twenties”.
Your heading shall serve as an invitation to others to read your citation and shall enable it to be properly indexed by search engines.


Enter the first and last name of the quoted author. For example, William Shakespeare, Federico García Lorca or William Faulkner.
Kindly avoid other formats like “Faulkner, William” or “Faulkner” to prevent duplication.


Citations must originate from digitally printed or published format, with or without ISBN. Citations from unedited works are not accepted. The quoted authors must not necessarily be popular or universally acclaimed writers.
Kindly be respectful towards copyright. If it is your first post, kindly go through our page Copyright and Right to Quote.


Write some lines or an article to contextualize the citation that you have posted or another citation that has not been contextualized. The analysis of the origin of the work, the relationship between the author and the place of reference or the historical moment during which it was written shall contribute to a better understanding of the citation by other visitors.
The content of this field must be original. Any text directly copied from Wikipedia or any other website must be deleted by the administrators of World Literary Atlas or by the other users.Similarly, you can link other pages that have served as a source to write your article.


Kindly be as accurate as possible when referencing the book from which your citation has been borrowed. Besides the author and the heading, other information such as the publishing house, city and year of publication, ISBN or the referenced pages shall enable other users to locate the original works in their library or buy them from their local bookshop.
We invite you to use the following outline in order to preserve homogeneity in the bibliographic references:
Hemingway, Ernest (2004). A Moveable Feast. London: Arrow Books. ISBN: 9780099909408. Pages 55-56.

Geographical location

Location area fields enable you to link a citation to a specific place in the world.
First select the country of the place that you are going to reference.
The field Specific Place determines the exact location on the map where your citation will be linked. Names of countries (France), regions, provinces or federal states (Texas), cities (Madrid), geographical features (Mount Everest or Sahara Desert) or natural protected areas (Serengeti National Park) are valid.
Exact addresses (Champs-Élysées 6), squares (Trafalgar Square), museums (Prado Museum), hotels (Ritz Hotel), cultural institutions (Trinity College) or cafes and restaurants (Central Café) are also valid as Specific Places.
If you have quoted a place within a city or a province, write the name of the same in the relevant field.
If your place wasn’t properly located on the map, change it by dragging the point or by double clicking on the desired position.

Date of writing or publication

Write the year in which the text was written by the author or, failing that, the year of the first publication in its original language.
For citations prior to our era, use the sign -. For instance, “-500”.


Tags or categories help in the thematic organization of citations by dividing the texts of one or more places centered on the same matter and facilitating the user searches.

Kindly remember that the names of places (e.g. Madrid) or the names of authors (e.g. William Shakespeare) are not considered as valid Tags, for they have their own taxonomic organization using the fields “Location” and “Author”.
Historical events (e.g. Second World War), names of subjects and their thematic subdivisions (e.g. History of art or History of Spanish art), associations of places (e.g. Hotels in Madrid), titles of books (e.g. Don Quixote de la Mancha), names of activities (e.g. Mountaineering), art movements (e.g. Surrealism or German Romanticism), intellectual groups or generations (Bloomsbury Group), etc. are considered as valid Tags.

Kindly write the categories separated by commas. For instance: Second World War, Pablo Picasso, Cubism, Spanish painting.