Abby Saul

The Lark Group

My Manuscript Wish List®

Abby founded The Lark Group after a decade in publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Sourcebooks, and Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Abby’s personal library of beloved titles runs the gamut from literary newbies and classics, to cozy mysteries, to sappy women’s fiction, to dark and twisted thrillers. She’s looking for great and engrossing adult commercial and literary fiction. Find her @BookySaul on Twitter.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

What We Want

  • Adult literary fiction and adult commercial fiction (including historical fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries, and thrillers)

  • Queries that clearly state what the book is, what it’s about, how long it is, and who it’s by

  • Queries with the subject “Query: [Title]

  • Polished, proofread, and enthusiastic queries

What We Don’t Want

  • Nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, children’s books, or screenplays
  • Unsolicited manuscripts sent without a query letter (we won’t read them)

  • Queries for books that aren’t yet written

  • Queries with attachments (we won’t open them)