I am writing a young adult/adult fiction novel. How many words or pages could I use as a guideline for a 350-400 page mainstream novel?
Many young adult novels start at around 16,000 words, although most run between 20,000 and 40,000 words. This is the length of a novella in mainstream fiction. Depending on the spacing and the margins, this would be about 120 to 160 pages.