I am a little confused and was wondering if someone could help me. What’s the usual wordcount or length of a short story? Some say a 1000 words, other say 4000 – then there is the debate on the applicability of Poe’s definition to modern times when the length of a single sitting may be much shorter than it used to be in his times.
What do you think?
If I remember correctly, the max end of short story is 7500 words which is good since I am close to that. I can’t trim it anymore nor can I add enough to make it a novel and I also read somewhere that novellas are not popular any longer. I am sticking with the 7500 limit. Hope this helps.