# How long does a novel or novella have to be?

Oct 27, 2016

#### Answer:

Novels or novellas don't really have an exact number of words, but usually, each has from 30,000 to 60,000 words.

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Nov 1, 2016

#### Answer:

Novels are longer than novellas.

#### Explanation:

A novella is generally greater than 20,000 and less than 60,000 words, typically coming in around the 40,000 word mark. A novel is essentially anything longer than a novella, with the average length being 80,000-100,000 words, depending on genre.