Guide to Literary Agents – Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post

Via @BubbleCow, a site called guidetoliteraryagents.com has a few notes on word counts for novels. I don’t know what others think, but the numbers tally with my general impressions.

Word count Comment
80,000 – 89,999 Totally cool
90,000 – 99,999 Generally safe
70,000 – 79,999 Might be too short; probably all right
100,000 – 109,999 Might be too long; probably all right
Below 70,000 Too short
110,000 or above Too long

Guide to Literary Agents – Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post

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Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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