Defining the Novella

We compiled a list of articles, in no particular order, defining the novella.  Please email us if you come across additional articles that should be included.

New World Encyclopedia


The New Yorker
Some Notes on the Novella by Ian McEwan

io9 Explains Why Novellas are the Future of Publishing by Charlie Jane Anders

Huffington Post
These Amazing Classic Books Are So Short You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them

The Guardian
When is a short novel a ‘novella’? by Laura Barnett

The Daily Beast
In Praise of Short by Taylor Antrim

Ebooks Breathe New Life Into Novellas by Suw Charman-Anderson

3 Quarks Daily
Neither Novel Nor Short Story: What is Medium Length Fiction? by Bliss Kern

On Fiction
Short Story, Novella, Novel by Keith Oatley

Writers Relief
Short Story Or Novella? What’s The Difference And Where To Publish Shorter Fiction