Dear Miss Snark,
I recently queried an agent who claimed to like my writing but said my 48, 500 word novel(la) was unsaleable. I believe her, as it’s her job to know these things. So what is the minimum length for a saleable novel these days?
novella? or novel?
novellas are a bitch to sell.
no one in their right mind does that (oh wait, there are some exceptions but few and far between).
Novels run 80,000 words at least. Any less than that you gotta have 16 point fonts to make up enough pages for a book people want to pay $25.00 for
Yes there are exceptions but this is the general rule.