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Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

Order of names in title

The order of names in a title depends on the specific style guide being used. However, there are some general guidelines to follow:

  • If the work has one author: In general, the author’s name should be listed first in the title. For example, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
  • If the work has two authors: The names of both authors should be listed in the order in which they appear on the title page. For example, “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
  • If the work has three or more authors: The names of the first three authors should be listed, followed by “et al.” For example, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas S. Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, and Imre Lakatos, et al.
  • If the work is edited: If the work is edited by someone other than the author, the editor’s name should be listed after the author’s name. For example, “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” edited by Stephen Greenblatt.

Again, the specific style guide being used may have different rules for ordering names in titles. It’s important to consult the style guide being used to ensure consistency and accuracy in formatting.