So, I know the basic rule is generally 250 x page count to get your average word count for the piece. I learned that it gives publishers a good idea of the space required for a publication. However, My current work is about 16,500 words but with that math I'm at 19,500... That's quite a huge leap. My question: Would it be better for me to state the actual number of words or use the formula when submitting? I'm at the odd part where the length would either be too long or too short to be accepted in certain places and I wonder whether I'd be rejected if I used to "wrong" word count.