Randy gave you the roughly official lengths, but that's mainly for magazines and awards. A short story collection or an anthology might have short stories,
One of my side projects is called "Isaholmi Spar" and basically a reworking of Victorian novel conventions (children raised as thieves, thief
there are problems with that especially if you're an author for a living you need to publish to keep supporting yourself. But there's also the fact that
Be Great To get book 5 next year this is one series ive been waiting since book 1 was released to finish.
When i bought this book when
Anne Bishop has some pretty dark stuff. Lynn Flewelling's work might be worth a shot too.