Recently I just submitted an abstract to an undergraduate linguistics conference at an university in the United States. I had been very passionate about the working on the abstract since I believe I was approaching a problem from an interesting perspective, but as the end date for all notification of acceptance approaches, I cannot help but being paranoid about it.
One thing I realize that I might have screwed up was the length of my abstract. To fit all content I deem necessary - the description of the problem, present theory in the literature, my own perspective and supporting evidence - into the two-page limit, I had to squeeze line spacings and was eventually able to fit a 1000-word abstract under all formal requirements of the abstract. There was no word limit, and I am sure that I am not breaking any explicit rules set forth by the conference (e.g. margins, font size, page limit...) but I am still wondering if my abstract was too long. My professor told me that it is not uncommon to have to play with spaces and format and to submit long abstracts to conferences, but I just wanted to know if there are other opinions / facts?