***Closed to submissions***
Please check back for updates. Cindy has ten years of experience in working with editors, agents, and publishers, as an author, on the "other side," of the desk (she uses a pen name). 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.
***CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS***
Please check back for updates.
Please do not submit unfinished work.
Preferred submission method:
Cindy at Query Manager.
Suggested 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