When submitting to a market or hoping to fit a certain award category, it's
important to know what length constitutes what form. Here's the SFWA standard,
with the super-shorts appended:
- Novel: a work of at least 40,000 words. Most adult novels are at
least 60,000 words.
- Novella: at least 17,500 words but fewer than 40,000 words.
- Novelette: at least 7,500 words but fewer than 17,500 words.
- Short story: fewer than 7,500 words.
- Short-short: fewer than 2,000 words.
- Flash: fewer than 1,000 words.
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