I've recently expanded my search of publications that take essays and narrative nonfiction. One thing I came across that I wasn't prepared for is how long some of these places either want or allow their essays to be. Try 15,000 words. That's about 60 pages, no? I ordered an issue from one of these places so I could check it out. Has anyone here ever done a 15,000-word essay? It sounds like a phd requirement to me. Still, after I get more familiar with this form, I would like to give it a try. I've got this one essay that I've been working on that just feels short and rushed at just over 5,000 words, which is already too long for some places.