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  • Supreme professional that he was, London knew the word-count specifications of the magazines he wrote for, those who paid "by the word," and those who offered flat fees for works that met their word-length specifications.

    “I turn out each morning a thousand words of fiction.”

  • The common word-length of a magazine article runs from 2,500 to 5,000 words; short fiction, given much more latitude than nonfiction, from 2,500 to 7,500 words.

    “I turn out each morning a thousand words of fiction.”

  • And within a thousand or so of contracted-for word-length.

    *fall over go thud*

  • But I'm on the whole more in sympathy with Sean Carman's: surely the Julavits essay was "widely misunderstood" I wish The Believer would reintroduce a word-length limit!

    Maud's guests

  • There were neither language standards nor word-length standards, and so far nothing that would facilitate easy communication between hosts.

    Where Wizards Stay Up Late

  • Book reviews should be about 2.500 word-length for one book, or maximum 3.500 words for two or more books.


  • Conjugation of Aleut verbs, word-length, and prepositional usage tended to show closer similarity of structure to Russian than any other Alaskan native language.

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  • (I split the link to fit within the AlterNet word-length requirement.)



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