People who write novellas (a story between 20,000 and 50,000 words) seem to have gone the way of the dodo bird.

Which sucks, because I’ve written one.

I figure the only way I can sell it is either self-publish (which I don’t want to do until my first novel, Illusion comes out since it has a spoiler) or publish it with two others to create one book. But that means I’d have to write two more before I can publish it. And what kind of publisher would want to publish novellas? I figure that mine are more like fan-fiction–they follow side characters from my main novels. So I’d have to get those published first.

I guess in the meantime, my novella “Rules of Assignment” will have to sit in its metaphorical dusty drawer until it can be released.


Anyone else feel like they have writings they wish they could publish, but for one reason or another, can’t?