Return of the Jedi
- Jan 4, 2008
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I know the accepted YA novel length is 40-60k, but is it also acceptable to write 70-90k YA stories?
I see Thanks!My first novel was abt 70K when I sent it to agents. It was the same length when it went on sub to editors. It grew to 76K in revisions & went to print at that length. The second one is the same length.
Fantasy manuscripts tend to have a slightly higher count (as evinced in some of the authors listed as examples). Contemp/real-world YA skews closer to the lower word count.
Mmhm! I can't ever write that short--my story always spins outta control hehe.It is? Score!
Hmm, yes, sure, but if, for instance, you look at Ginger Clark's Q&A section, you'll see that she says no more than 60k. So I'm asking if anyone here has had success with more than 60k in submissions.
I am well aware of the fact that there are really long YAs published.
BTW, welcome Melissa!!!
In the end it's about the story.
Thanks, but I joined back in fall 06. I just don't join in conversations very much; I mostly just stop by & read from time to time. (That's why I recognized you when you joined the blueboard recently.)
Recently, the YAYA group lured me out of my lurking a bit b/c they were so much fun in conversation