How long does a novel or novella have to be?

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Oct 27, 2016

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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Novels are longer than novellas.


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.