Novellas


#1

Are novellas a growing trend among traditional publishing companies?


#2

Some, yes. I expect it varies by genre – and publisher. And it’s still more difficult to get a novella picked up, because they’re more difficult to make a profit from.


#3

In general, no. Most publishers want novel-length works. If you are in the fantasy/sci-fi genre Tor is doing some things with novellas, but I see no indication they are finding much traction. My best advice its to shoot for longer works, they are what the vast majority of publishers are looking for.


#4

Not really. You can use a novella as a freebie to promote your main work, but that’s more for self-publishing. Full-length novels are better.


#5

A good point that I should have mentioned in my post :wink: