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

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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