Cindy Bullard

Birch Literary

My Manuscript Wish List

Cindy has ten years of experience in working with editors, agents, and publishers as an author, on the "other side," of the desk. Cindy opened Birch Literary to help other writers on their own path to publication.

In adult fiction, Cindy is looking for sweet romance (with happy endings), traditional mysteries (standard PI, classic detective, or cozy), crime, police procedural, thriller, and suspense. Cindy prefers stories with low levels of sensuality and/or violence, so please keep that in mind when sending a query. Please pay attention to word count guidelines below.

At this time, please do not send horror.

In children's fiction
Cindy would like to see middle grade and YA (sweet, quirky, mystery, cozy). Please pay attention to word count guidelines below.

At this time, please do not send picture books or middle grade/YA that have dark or heavy topics.

Guidelines for Word Count
Adult Fiction Romance 70 - 95K
Adult Fiction Mystery 70 - 90K
Adult Fiction Cozy Mystery 50 - 60K
YA Fiction 60 - 90K
Middle Grade Fiction 30 - 50K

Fun facts about me:

I think peanut butter makes a good ice-cream topping.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please query me at Query Manager.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Children's, Commercial, General, Humor, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Religious, Romance, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

I'd like the next sweeping, clean romance.

My favorites include...

Favorite TV show of all time, LOST.

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