My Story Ranges & Data

 

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
Micro Fiction
< 99
Micro Fiction:  Exactly 99 Words
99
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: Click on a title to read.

Categories Linked Title Pub Date
Words / Min.
Micro
<99  words

The Mother of Invention
I’m Old Enough . . .
Parenting Job Assignments

211014

210821
210808

14 / <1

33 /<1
23 / <1

Micro, 99 Word Stories

Title
Sometimes When Water Falls
Chaos in the Home Office
No Price For Being Wrong :: CR99
Ready Or Notwithstanding :: CR99

A Deeper Trauma :: N2W
Free Pie Day :: CR99
Artificial Heart Failure :: CR99
The New Crab :: N2W
A Slowly Collapsing Icon :: CR99

The Scarliton Bridge :: N2W
Old And New Traditions :: N2W
That Blue Dress :: CR99
Grandma’s Last Prayer
Desperately Anxious :: CR99

From A Lost Sand Castle
Immigrating From Hopeless…
A Dark Tunnel :: N2W
A Before and After Wish
My Next Home :: N2W

2204–
220411
220406
220329
220321

220317
220314
220307
220303
220301

220207
220217
220215
220209
220207

220203
220201
220128
220125
220122

99 / <1

Flash Fiction

100 – 1K

After Being Laid Off
Behind A Fairy Door
A Forest Dress
The Laps of Life
The Island of Bliss

An Up and Coming Designer
Dances With Gyroscopes
What am I Hearing?
Sometimes A Miracle
Sit With Me

Decisions – Decisions
Pushing Winter Aside
Teeter Totter Floor Boards
Not Forgotten
October Lights

220407
220403
210224
210216
210210

220116
211008
210902
210527
210626

210619
210212
200719
191005
191002

690 / 2
700 / 2
995 / 3
992 / 3
234 / 1

626 / 2
931 / 3
999 / 3
979 / 3
990 / 3

996 / 3
826 / 2
972 / 3
996 / 3
987 / 3

Short Fiction

1K – 6K

Unknown Heroes
Too Alone For Too Long
Domino Patterns
A Distant Memory Recalled

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

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

220104
210924
210814
210727

210513
210221
210206
200723
200314

191223
191118
190817
190608
180725

1784 / 6
3563 / 11
1924 / 6
1343 / 4

3344 / 11
2729 / 10
1490 / 5
4034 / 13
1158 / 4

1965 / 6
1456 / 4
1463 / 4
1938 / 6
1995 / 6

Novelette
6K – 15K

The Last Helping of Roadhouse Stew
Ayem Hotthymn: The Second Door

211212
210101

9465 / 31
11,720 / 39

Novella
15K – 50K
Defending Canopy Station 211114 16,376 / 54
Novel
50K – 100K
     
Epic
>100K
     

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