Abigail Frank

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

My Manuscript Wish List®

Abigail Frank is lucky to work with brilliant writers and illustrators at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She is searching for thoughtful and clever writing that never underestimates the subject or the reader, and she cares about voice, above all. She is committed to advocating for the work of authors and artists with marginalized identities, and she’s actively looking for stories that allow young readers to recognize themselves in the books they love.

Her wish list includes (but is not limited to):

  • big concept and/or offbeat picture books, preferably by author/illustrators. Please note: she is especially selective when it comes to picture book texts, but is very open to illustrator-only submissions.
  • voice-driven chapter books!
  • stories that focus on clothes/fashion, especially illustrated work
  • middle grade that is hilarious, profound, or poetic
  • swoon-worthy YA rom-coms!!
  • “boy books” is a silly term, but PLEASE send books that keep more boys engaged and excited about reading
  • stories with a drop of magic or set in the not-so-distant future
  • stories that grapple with ideas of masculinity
  • anything that makes you think: “I didn’t know books could do that” or “woah this is weird/new/zany”
  • select adult titles:
    • pop culture criticism
    • anything and everything rom-com

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to afrank@sjga.com

Please send your query to afrank@sjga.com and include:

  • “Query: [your book’s title]” in the subject line
  • A brief bio in your cover letter
  • Your full manuscript or proposal as an attachment
  • For artists: a link to your portfolio

Abigail will be in touch within 4-6 weeks if she is interested in representing your work. Due to the volume of submissions, she is unable to respond to every query.