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    Typical length of a childrens fantasy book

    Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by TeeBee2011, Dec 7, 2011.

    Hi,

    I'm writing a fantasy story for children aged between 10 and 13 that I hope will be published at some time. Does anyone know the average and maximum number of words I should aim at writing?.

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    Fablehaven ~75,000 words
    Ranger's Apprecntice ~68,000 words

    You would be hard pressed to find someone to represent a first time author on a book that has more than 100,000 words. It is sort of an invisible ceiling.
     
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    The best thing to do is to go to the bookstore and/or the library, to the children's/YA section that you're focusing on and take a look.

    Do a little calculation: # of pages after estimating the # of words per page (then multiply) for the books you find there.

    That should give you a pretty good range of what's currently being published lengthwise.
     

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