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Ms. Mary Cummings

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

6312 SW Capitol Hwy. #503

Portland, OR 97239



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Website: amsterlit.com

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E-Mail: Yes

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from Boreas
Mar 14, 2017 6:25 pm


EQ: 2/8/17
CNR: 3/14/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from orangrila
Mar 07, 2017 3:06 pm


EQ: Jan 20
CNR: March 7 Given her apparently fast response time on requests and the large number of CNR's, it seems like time to close out.

MG Fantasy
from ammeyer
Feb 13, 2017 4:31 pm


EQ: 2/13/17

She critiqued my first page at a conference.

YA Contemporary Cinderella Retelling
from livyink
Dec 12, 2016 7:37 pm


EQ: 2/19/16 Sent 1st 3 pages of chapter book + name of mutual acquaintance who recommended I query her.
from jubilee
Oct 27, 2016 9:58 pm


EQ: 10/27

75K YA Urban Fantasy (submission page says no fantasy, but Ms. Cummings' personal bio says she represents fantasy so I'm giving it a shot.)
from karalarussa
Oct 02, 2016 12:37 pm


Does not want Apocalypse-based stories.
from brittmull
Jun 17, 2016 3:00 pm


EQ- 5/19
CNR - 6/17

YA Contemporary
from Jwrite
Apr 16, 2016 1:39 pm


EQ: 2/5/16
CNR: 4/16/16

YA Contemporary Supernatural 85K words
from InconstantMoon
Feb 19, 2016 7:37 am


EQ: 2-19

YA Contemp
from mfeller
Feb 02, 2016 6:15 pm


on Sub It Club blog --> (https://subitclub.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/february-2016-contest-roundup/)
"Sub It Club Kidlit Giveaways with Author Ariel Bernstein – Enter to win a picture book and query letter critique from Ariel. Plus we’ll be giving away a pass to jump the slush pile from her agent Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary. Mary represents fiction and poetry for children and teens, from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels. Entry will be in the comments section of the post on the 11th."
from samiott
Nov 24, 2015 3:42 pm


EQ 9/27
Picture Book
CNR 11/24
from Jwrite
Sep 18, 2015 11:34 am


Does anyone know if she is now at Diversion Books instead of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises?
from Hidinginthesuburbs
Aug 16, 2015 2:21 pm


Sent email on 8/16/2015
from Tracijo74
Aug 13, 2015 9:35 pm


EQ YA 67K
8/13/15
from ConnieG
Jul 11, 2015 2:10 pm


EQ picture book 7/11

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