How many words?

word countFor many publishers and publications, the length of your written work is just as important as your writing style.  Publishing house requirements vary slightly, but here are some basic guides:

Short story 1,000-7,500 words

Novellette 7,500-20,000 words

Novella 20,000-50,000 words

Novel 50,000-100,000 words (avg. 60-80k words, or 240-320 typewritten pages) (avg. Mystery 65k words, Romance 55k words, Sci-Fi 100k words) (eBooks are often shorter – ca. 40-50k)

Epics and Sequels 100,000+ words


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