My Story Ranges

In case you don’t know, how the word count of a given essay translates to a story size classification is wildly variable. In short, each publisher has their own ranges and if you want to write for them, you must use their ranges.

I’ve tried to determine what is most common, but there’s the rub, there is no STANDARD, only ranges that seem to be popular. I’m going to let others more in touch with the trends of these classifications, keep up with the changing numbers as publishers tug and pull at them to meet their business needs, but for now will sort my own work as shown below.

Caliper

Size Categories Word Count Ranges
Meme
< 25
Micro Fiction
25 – 100
Flash Fiction 100 – 1 K
Short Story 1 K – 6 K
Novelette 6 K – 15 K
Novella 15 K – 50 K
Novel 50 K – 100 K
Epic > 100 K

Current Story Data: Some stories have photo credits which are not counted for size sorting.

Categories Title Published Words
Meme
<25
     
Micro Fiction
25 – 100
     

Flash Fiction

100 – 1K

Sometimes A Miracle
Sit With Me
Decisions – Decisions
Pushing Winter Aside
Teeter Totter Floor Boards
Not Forgotten
October Lights

210527
210626
210619
210212
200719
191005
191002

979
990
996
826
967
996
987

Short Fiction

1K – 6K

In a Foreign Forest Found
Ribbons and Remembrances
The Fading Fern Frond Brooch
Ayem Notthymn (shorter)
A Modern Parable of Gifts

A Spinning Girl
Grandpa’s Glasses
Cosmic Gold
Disqualified Abuse
Pastor Randy

210513
210221
210206
200723
200314

191223
191118
190817
190608
180725

3344
2711
1490
4034
1158

1965
1456
1463
1938
1995

Novelette
6K – 15K
Ayem Hotthymn: The Second Door 210101 11,720
Novella
15K – 50K
     
Novel
50K – 100K
     
Epic
>100K
     

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