AWP Panel: What a Novella Is

The Moby Lives blog over at Melville House published an excellent summary of my AWP panel “What a Novella Is.” They quoted me as saying:

“We’re starting to see resistance to novellas being chipped away by small presses, which is great to see. When we write novellas now, we’re writing something that will not be embraced commercially. But the trend toward novella publishing has revolutionary potential.”


“We don’t know what a novella is—you need to decide. Don’t let us or publishers tell you what to do.”

That does sound like something I would say. It was a terrific event.