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    Novellas?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by ScatteredDancer, Jan 4, 2011.

    I've been sitting on a novella for a while because I'm not really certain what to do with it. I know agents don't tend to touch them and most magazine/journals prefer shorter stories. Has anyone had luck with publishing a novella?
     
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    Take a look at publishers specialising in e-books. Novellas are a bit hotter there.
     
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    Well... I haven't had luck getting one published, but you might look on Duotrope for longer story submissions. I know there are a couple magazines in the SF / F genre that like novellas, and the same is probably true for mystery stories and romance stories.
     
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    I've had luck with my first one and have a couple of fulls out with my second.

    There are pubs that will publish it in e-book AND print form.

    Duotrope is good like HF mentioned, you can also go to Karen Fox's Romance list and Ralan (for all speculative fiction)

    Good Luck!
     
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    depends on the genre and the market... for the younger end of YA novella length is ok... as it is for some sci-fi, romance, gay and other niche market magazines...

    and, as noted above, for e-books...
     
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    Thanks for the info, guys!
     
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    I like novella and I want to publish mine. (When I write them, lol)

    They are good with e-books.

    I write novella since mine are only 50,000 words.
     

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