Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm looking for a few good novella-ists

I know this sounds crazy. But please query me your novellas.

What exactly is a novella, you ask?
  • It's a complete story with a full plot and a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  • It's between 25,000 and 50,000 words.
  • It's any genre, any category, although many tend to be literary in nature. Either that or genre like horror, fantasy, or sci-fi.
What is it not? 
  • Half a book or some sort of serialization.
  • Less demanding than a novel in terms of craft and character development. Or query writing, for that matter.
If you do query a novella, following EXACTLY my guidelines for submitting fiction (including how you format your subject line). But before the word "Query" in your subject line, write the word Novella. I'll see it faster that way.

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  2. It's not crazy at all, Meredith, and thanks for the opportunity. Check your e-mail ..:)

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  3. Hi Meredith. I've had several novellas published by digital-first company's most recently had one that just tipped over 50k accepted by Ellora's Cave. Do you consider "chick lit" or other types of kinda romance?
    thanks
    Liz

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