Abby Saul

Literary Agent

The Lark Group

agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'm so excited to open back up to queries next week (1/18!)! My online #mswl continues to be a great place to find out what I like, and I'm definitely looking for thrillers that make me go 😱, historicals that make me go😭🥰, and contemporary fiction that makes me go 🧐😍

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

This image came up as part of cover discussions for an upcoming book and... yes. #mswl forever!

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips
Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

As always, the most important things I want are harder to define and defy plot. These are characters who feel real, a world that I get lost in, and incredible, unputdownable writing. #MSWL I can't wait to see what you've got! larkwords.com/how-to-query

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'd really like a female-driven thriller that has a new take on the "maybe I can't trust the [partner/friend/parent] I trust most in the world" trope, ideally in a stunning setting (mountains! island! creepy manor on the moors!) #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Women's fiction: I'm game for almost anything, but I'd love for it to be a bit swoony and totally transportive #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I am wishing for some realistic and transportive literary fiction, grounded in the messy reality of human lives (past or present) - think THE GREAT BELIEVERS or A LITTLE LIFE #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

For mystery, I'm craving a Golden Age-inspired mystery but with a dark/bleak plot - Agatha meets Tana #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I'd love an #ownvoices upmarket 20th C historical fiction - ideally with a secret something that has to be revealed (I'm thinking ala Lovecraft Country without the Lovecraftian horror/fantasy elements, which is ridiculous to say but I want it) #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I have certain plot things that I always love, in commercial or literary fiction: family secrets, locked rooms, dual timelines, exciting and tear-jerking finales, a sense of history and the book’s place in the larger scheme of life #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

The Lark Group is reopening to queries on 10/5, so I'm going to be sharing some of my #MSWL this week!

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

It is autumn and summer has ended and this photo makes me think of @CEllisWriter’s AT SUMMER’S END (out next year) and serious #mswl for more books with these vibes

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Reposting this interview for the upcoming @MidwestWriters Agent Fest as it's a great #mswl guide for me! midwestwriters.org/2019/12/pitch-…

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips
Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Abby Saul @BookySaul

It's the final countdown, #WritingCommunity! I'll be closed to queries starting next week, so get them in now! Otherwise I'll look forward to reading in 2020. twitter.com/BookySaul/stat…

#MSWL is always adult fiction (particularly women's, mysteries, thrillers, historical, and select literary) that is doing something new. Underexplored settings, unusual characters, turning tropes on their head - gimme!

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Finally watching Outlander bc Netflix, and it’s way fun. But I also would love a story that’s just the beginning of the first episode: a couple coming back after a war and years apart, trying to see what their marriage is in light of who they’ve become #MSWL

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

I love a bottle episode... of tv, in a movie, or for a book! (As always, bonus points if said bottle is actually a spooky mansion or creepy island) #mswl

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
66 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips