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Ms. Mary Cummings

Great River Literary


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E-Mail: Yes

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from morganforte
Dec 09, 2022 12:08 am

EQ: 12/02
Full request: 12/05
Notification of offer: 12/08
Kind step aside 12/08
from morganforte
Dec 05, 2022 10:29 pm

EQ: 12/3
Full request: 12/5
from literarytease
Jun 28, 2022 8:46 am

Submitted 3/26
Closed out / no response 6/28
from renee1127
May 13, 2022 12:26 pm

sent a new email about my query 5/13/2022
from czimagineer
May 06, 2022 1:34 pm

EQ: 2/9/22 PB- diverse
CNR: 5/6/22
from ItalicsTheGreat
Apr 25, 2022 9:52 am

4/5/22- EQ & first 3 pages

4/5/22 - Partial Request for first 25 & last 25 pages + synopsis (submitted same day)

4/9/22 - Full request! Crossing my fingers for this one.

4/12/22 - Received an offer of rep!! Mary is passionate about my manuscript, prompt in her correspondence, and easy to talk to. She seems absolutely lovely!

4/25/22 - Accepted Mary’s offer of rep! I can’t wait to work with her as I navigate the road to publication! :)

MG Contemporary Fantasy 64k
from BookstoreBabe
Dec 03, 2021 2:25 pm

EQ: 9/23/21
PR: 10/5/21, sent 10/6/21
Nudge: 11/29/21 (she told me to nudge her at the end of November if I hadn't heard from her)

YA Fantasy 95,000 words. From the looks of the comments here, she usually sticks to Children's and MG, but if she likes the query enough, she'll ask to see more. Fingers crossed!
from FrownieFace
Aug 24, 2021 1:28 pm

EQ: 7/24/21
CNR: 8/24/21

PB 500 words. Website does not specify how long to wait before assuming it's a pass, but given how quickly she tends to respond when interested, I think it's safe to close this out.
from PriscillaKW
Aug 14, 2021 5:40 pm

EQ: 6/25/21
CNR: 8/14/21

PB 1588 words
from Carrie_KarnesFannin
Aug 05, 2021 4:17 pm

EQ: 8/5/21
7k words CB mystery
from writing4life
Jul 17, 2021 4:57 pm

FYI: This agent is big on picture books. She had a few MG sales. The only YA sale she made was in 2011.
from KatieScribe2
Jun 16, 2021 1:02 pm

Patrick, Thank you! I will look at it.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 16, 2021 11:37 am

KatieScribe2, her new site is up with current contact info.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 16, 2021 11:36 am

Profile Update: Started her own agency. Formerly with Betsy Amster Literary.
from KatieScribe2
Jun 14, 2021 4:34 pm

Has anyone tried to requery her at the email the literary agency supplied? Should I re-send it?

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