Fictional Lengths

Fictional Lengths

  • MicroFiction under 300 words
  • Flash fiction under 1,000 words
  • Short Story 3K to 6K words
  • Novelette 8-15K words
  • Novella 15-40K words
  • Novel 60-200K words
  • Russian Novel over 200K words

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My understanding, current definitions I follow, subject to the usual emendations?

Fictional Lengths

  • MicroFiction 100-200 words
  • Short Story 1500-15,000 words
  • Novella 15-50K words
  • Novel 60-200K words
  • Door-stops Over 200K words

Fictional Lengths

Two points, and I was wondering, wouldn’t the 500K word novels be best described as Neal Stephenson books? That seems to be his epic length.

Then, too, in an average week, do I really turn out 12 bits of MicroFiction? Or do I count a whole year as 1, maybe 2 novels?
Inquiring minds want to know.


Two-Meat Tuesday – Kramer Wetzel
Two-Meat Tuesday: Astrofish.Net/Xenon

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