A novelette (or novelet) is a piece of short prose fiction. The distinction of novelette compared to other literary forms, like a novel, is usually based upon word count. The Hugo and Nebula awards for science fiction define the novelette as having a word count between seven thousand five hundred (7,500) and seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) in length. A word count is the number of words that a document contains. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...
Other classifications of fiction based upon word count are:
Categories: Fiction | Literature Jump to: navigation, search The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, which retells in a continuous narrative the life and works of a heroic or mythological person or group of persons. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... A novella is a short, narrative, prose fiction work. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Flash fiction, also called sudden fiction, micro fiction, postcard fiction or short-short fiction, is a class of short story of limited word length. ...
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