As a short story writer I sometimes find myself in the odd position of having written a story that is too long. I just put the finishing touches on a "short" story that I love. The first draft was around 7000 words but still a fit for the market I had in mind. I figured with editing and cutting and a bit of adding here and there I could keep within the word count required for my market. Yeah, right. I now have a finished piece of 8300 words and am scrambling to find a suitable market.
When I first started writing it was a struggle to get a thousand words, now I find myself writing in the weird place between short and novella. Too long for magazines and anthologies and too short for novella publishers. What do you folks do with these odd sized stories?