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Ms. Mary Cummings

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

607 Foothill Blvd. #1061

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from m_pepper
Jan 08, 2021 10:08 pm

EQ: 12/08/20
PR: 12/10/20 (sent later that evening)
from Isolamelia
Jan 02, 2021 9:03 pm

EQ: 12/28/20
Request for Partial: 12/31/20
ER: 1/2/21
MG Fantasy
Kind rejection - book didn't work for her.
from latham2018
Dec 23, 2020 9:09 am

Fantasy Picture Book 500 words 12/22/2020
from Vanesssm1
Nov 07, 2020 3:05 pm

EQ 11/7/2020

YA Historical Fiction 61.5K
from FlowerMiss53
Nov 07, 2020 7:24 am

EQ 10/31/20 YA
CNR 11/06/20
As noted from other posts it seems Mary responds quickly if interested. Congrats karatemom, that's so awesome!
from karatemom
Nov 05, 2020 9:52 am

EQ: 10/1
PR: 10/3
FR: 10/7
Offer of rep: 10/23

I accepted the offer on 11/04. I'm very excited to be working with Mary!
from karenleespree
Oct 08, 2020 10:45 am

EQ: 7-15-20
CNR: 10-8-20

YA Historical with Para
from Mochomito
Sep 01, 2020 7:14 pm

EQ: 9/1/2020
Picture Book
from moniquemihalit
Jul 29, 2020 12:30 pm

EQ: June 17
CNR: July 29
97K YA Historical
from Cherylking
Jul 28, 2020 5:53 pm

6/27/2020: E-mail query sent
7/28/2020: CNR
YA historical fiction, 64K words
from GuruLord
Jul 07, 2020 3:58 pm

EQ - 6/12

MG Contemp, 56k
from twiman
Apr 29, 2020 6:04 am

MG light sci-fi
from Orange16
Apr 19, 2020 12:13 pm

Nice woman but won't represent Canadians.
from LAT303
Mar 21, 2020 5:04 pm

EQ: 1/5/2020
Received email with positive feedback on 2/9 and request for personal info (bio, connection to children).

Said she’s very backlogged and encouraged nudge in mid-March if she hasn’t responded

Update 3/21: nudged 3/16. She said while the story is engaging, she doesn’t know that the hook is unusual/strong enough to compete in the market. Helpful feedback!

PB 500 words
from hopefully782
Mar 09, 2020 4:29 am

Does her email still have the auto-reply feature activated?

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