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.
|Size Categories||Word Count Ranges|
|Micro Fiction: Exactly 99 Words
|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|
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this sure inspred me to buzz of a short story of my own…..here it is ; welcome to my dho
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Thanks, but you may need to help me understand.
What is a DHO?
You got me on this. Can you tell me what a DHO is? I’m pulling a full blank on it.