Unfortunately, this is likely an off-topic question, but one which is about said off-topicness. Occasionally, when browsing through story-identification items, one comes upon a request for a story that is non-sci-fi with people suggesting going to the Literature Stack Exchange to ask. That section of the site was closed in 2012. So far, I've been resorting to TV Trope's YKTS board, but is there an SE location to ask such questions?
There are actually quite a few sites that allow some type of story identification question:
- Literature: Literature ID questions are on-topic. You can ask about more than books: comics, manga, graphic novels, and poems are on-topic.
- Arqade: Game ID questions are on-topic if a screenshot, audio file or other "artifact" of the game is included.
- Retrocomputing: Game ID questions for retro games are on-topic.
- Music Fans: Despite the meta consensus appearing to say otherwise, song, music video, album, etc. ID questions are on-topic.
- Anime & Manga: Questions asking for the identification of anime or manga are now off-topic (but there is this answer to help in your search). Questions about identifying characters, episodes, and music from a known series are on-topic, as are questions on identifying cosplay and merchandise when there's a good reason to believe it's from an anime/manga.
And it's also worth mentioning:
- Movies & TV: ID questions of any type are now off-topic.
Nothing on Stack Exchange. There is now a Literature Stack Exchange which accepts (well-worded and detailed) identification requests. For movies? There's Movies & TV. For TV? There's Movies & TV.
Be sure to take the tour on each site to see the constraints they have on Story Identification questions, each of them has different expectations.
Unfortunately not. There isn't a place to ask such questions (yet).
There is a Literature Proposal on Area 51 that would suit your needs, but it is still on the Definition stage.
You can always ask around our chat. Someone might be able to help you.
In the 'Book Search' sub-forum of SFF Chronicles they accept occasional non genre book ID questions. Provided the same person doesn't keep banging non SF&F questions in there day after day after day and thus alienating dedicated SF&F fans.
The English Wikipedia reference desk does take well-written identification questions, and can sometimes answer them. Here's an example question I asked, for which a user found the answer (Talk Down by Brian Lecomber (1978)). Ask book identification questions at the humanities desk, movie or TV series or video game identification questions at the entertainment desk. Don't ask the same question at multiple desks.