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Subject: Where to Publish Short Fiction
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 12:29 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2010
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I have a friend who has written a story which I think is very good. Possibly good enough to publish. The only problem is that it's too short to be a novel (about 25,000 words) and too long to be short story, by the official definition. I looked it up, and 25,000 words would put you right smack in the middle of a novella. Has anyone published a work of this length and if so, what kinds of publications should she look for? (if I can convince her that it's that good)

For your information, it's a fantasy work about dragons and dragon hunters. She has an idea for another story in the same series, but after having the plot explained to me, I agree that she shouldn't try to combine the two into one novel length work. It would be too odd of a jump in the middle. 

Thanks for the help



Last Edited on: 11/25/11 12:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 4:23 PM ET
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Hi, I am thinking if she could write the other story too, then package it as a collection of novellas.  I'd also have her try getting an agent, when the second one is done. Either they will suggest to have the stories published seperately or together.

Is this adult or YA or childrens? That will really determine who she pitches the novella too.

Preditors and Editors website is a great place to check before sending anything to agents or publishers.  Writers market, sign up for that website and then check with the P&E website.  They should be able to help you with places that accept novellas.

Date Posted: 11/26/2011 12:31 PM ET
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It's a YA fiction. I'll try the sites you listed, thanks