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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Is it a Novel, Novella, Short Story, or Something Else?

The information below was pulled from several different online resources. You'll notice some discrepencies in the numbers, but this will give you a general idea about word count and what to call your finished product.


Word count runs 40,000 words or more.


Word count runs between 17,500 and 39,999 words.


Word count runs between 7,500 and 17,499 words.

Short Story:

On average, a short story tends to run between 2,000 and 7,499 words.

Short, Short Story:

Word count usually runs between 1000 and 1,500 words.

Micro-Mini or Flash Fiction:

Word count runs between 250 and 1000 words, but often at 500 words or less.


3 comment(s):

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By Blogger klynn, at 2:29 PM  

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By Blogger Gena Showalter, at 4:32 PM  

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