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
Meme
< 36
Micro Fiction
35 – 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: Click on a title to read.

Categories Title Published # of Words
Meme
<36

I’m Old Enough . . .
Parenting Job Assignments

210821
210808

33
23

Micro Fiction
35 – 100
     

Flash Fiction

100 – 1K

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

211008
210902
210527
210626

210619
210212
200719
191005
191002

931
999
979
990

996
826
967
996
987

Short Fiction

1K – 6K

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

210924
210814
210727

210513
210221
210206
200723
200314

191223
191118
190817
190608
180725

3553
1924
1343

3344
2729
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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