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Fever Dream by Samanta Scweblin is a novella too – although I don’t know the wordcount – and it got shortlisted for the Booker!! I wasn’t her debut in Spain, but I think it was her first translated book.

I think there is more scope for novellas with the smaller presses, but yeah, I think a new writer would find it nigh on impossible to get signed with an agent on the basis of a novella, let alone win a contract with a big publisher.

There are more novellas in YA, but they tend to be prologue/in betweeny bits/ different character type things from a series, which have always struck me as padding out.