At one time or another, we have talked about word count for short stories, novellas, novels, non-fiction, etc. However, if you missed one of those blogs, here they are for you. All in one place.
These are averages because almost every article I read on this subject reported different word counts. Each publisher or contest will furnish writers with guidelines, including minimum and maximum word counts.
Novella: 30,000-50,000 (Average: 17,500)
Short Story: Less than 7,500 (The “perfect” S.S.= 6,000)
Flash Fiction: Works under 1,500
Business & Money: 40,000-80,000
Self-Help & “How-to”: 20,000-70,000