Help Markdown

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax that allows you to add formatting to your literary submissions, journals, profile info, and other areas.

How do I use it?

Here are some examples of supported syntax to get you started:

Text formatting

*emphasized (italic) text*
emphasized (italic) text
**strongly emphasized (bold) text**
strongly emphasized (bold) text
> quoted text
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
# Several
## different
### header
#### examples

Several

different

header

examples

Two line breaks make a new paragraph.

Another paragraph.

Two line breaks make a new paragraph.

Another paragraph.

A line break
simply creates
a line break.

A line break
simply creates
a line break.

Lists

1. numbered
2. list
  1. numbered
  2. list
- bulleted
- list
  • bulleted
  • list

Linking

[link text](https://www.example.com/)
link text
<https://www.example.com/>
https://www.example.com/

Referencing users

<~username>
Fiz
<!username>
Fiz
<!~username>
Fiz
<da:deviantART-username>
JSA-Arts
<fa:Fur-Affinity-username>
fiztheancient
<ib:Inkbunny-username>
Kihari
<sf:SoFurry-username>
toumal

Escaping

`inline code`
I told him not to use <blink>, but he wouldn’t listen.
```
block-formatted code
```
print("Hello, world!")
\*uses backslashes and escapes\*
*uses backslashes and escapes*
&amp;&lt;&gt;&mdash;&#x1f609;
&<>—😉

For more details, see Markdown Basics. If you’re looking for formatting not available in Markdown, try HTML. Centered text, for example, is specified using a class:

<div class="align-center">Centered text</div>

The same works with left, right, and fully justified alignments (align-left, align-right, and align-justify, respectively).