The Novella

John Madera contacted me a bit back and asked if I would be interested in participating in his article on “the novella.” I assumed it would be some small deal with a few people I have been lucky enough to publish along side, being profound and elitist. This, however, was not the case at all. Well. Not entirely, anyway. In addition to some heavy-hitters, goodold Joe Stracci mixed it up, as well a few people to previously publish me–Jackie Corley in Word Riot and Molly Gaudry in Twelve Stoires. Never have I seen so many people excited and nerdy over such a odd/small format of prose.

The article: Call Me Fish-Owl: Reflection on the Novella’s Neither Fish nor Fowl Status

Cross-referenced list of novellas mention here.


Leni Zumas’s Eight Great Novellas
John Dermot Woods’s Top Ten Novellas
Kevin Wilson’s Top Ten Favorite Novellas
William Walsh’s Top Twenty Favorite Novellas
Justin Taylor’s Favorite Novellas
Joe Stracci’s Top Ten Novellas
Matthew Simmons’s Favorite Novellas
David Shields’s Favorite Novellas
Peter Selgin’s Top Ten (Plus Two) Favorite Novella…
Christine Schutt’s Favorite Novella
Bradley Sands’s Top Ten Favorite Novellas
Tim Russell’s Top Ten Favorite Novellas
Adam Robinson’s Top Ten Favorite Novellas
Cooper Renner’s Recommended Novellas
Kathryn Regina’s Favorite Novellas
Ben Pester’s Favorite Shorter Novels and Novellas
Kimberly King Parsons’ Top Ten Novellas
Ben Myers’ Top Ten Favorite Novellas
Clayton Moore’s Top Mystery Novellas
Carole Maso’s Favorite Novellas
Michael Martone’s Favorite Novellas
Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s Favorite Novellas
John Madera’s Favorite Novellas
Josh Maday’s Favorite Novellas
Lorette C. Luzajic’s Favorite Novellas
Gary Lutz’s Top Ten Novellas
Sean Lovelace’s Favorite Novellas
Reb Livingston’s Favorite Novellas
Catherine Lacey’s Favorite Novella
Lee Klein’s Top Novellas
Paul Kincaid’s Favorite Science Fiction Novellas
Michael Kimball’s Top Ten Novellas
Sean Kilpatrick’s Top Ten Novellas
Michael Joyce’s Top Ten Novellas
Shane Jones’ Top Eight Novellas
Jac Jemc’s Top 10 Novellas
Jamie Iredell’s Favorite Novellas
Lily Hoang’s Top Novellas
Christopher Higgs’ Favorite Novellas
John Haskell’s Top Novellas
Jim Hanas’s Top Novellas
Amelia Gray’s Favorite Novellas
Brandon Scott Gorrell’s Favorite Novella
Renee Gladman’s Recommended Novellas
Molly Gaudry’s Top Ten Novellas
Timothy Gager’s 10 Favorite Novellas
Brian Evenson’s Ten Favorite Novellas
Scott Esposito’s Top Novellas
Nicolle Elizabeth’s Top Novellas
Jackie Corley’s Top Novellas
Jimmy Chen’s Top Novellas
Tobias Carroll’s Favorite Novellas
Blake Butler’s Top 10 + 2 Favorite Novellas
K. Kvashay-Boyle’s Favorite Novellas
Daniel Borzutzky’s Top Ten Novellas
Crispin Best’s Favorite Novellas
Matt Bell’s Favorite Novellas
Ken Baumann’s Favorite Novellas
Nick Antosca’s Favorite Novellas
J.R. Angelella’s Top 10 Novellas
Steve Almond’s Favorite Novellas
Matt DeBenedictis’ Top Novellas

John Madera is an interesting dude, publishing all over the internet of late with stories, article and reviews. As this article shows, he has great ambitions and the chops to back it all up. Thanks to John and to everyone who joined in the novella fun.

About J. R. Angelella

J.R. Angelella has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and his award-winning short fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He teaches writing at the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer, Kate Angelella. For more information, visit his website at or follow him on twitter: @jrangelella.
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One Response to The Novella

  1. John Madera says:

    Thanks man. This is very generous of you. You rock!John

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