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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

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from kdprudolph
Jan 15, 2019 4:26 pm

EQ 11/19/18
CNR 1/15/19

MG contemporary 50k
from askjudyww
Nov 13, 2018 6:03 pm

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/09
Partial and synopsis requested on 11/10.
Full manuscript requested on 11/13.

from Buddrcup
Jun 28, 2018 10:27 am

EQ: 4/28/18
CNR: 6/28/18
Picture Storybook
1420 Words
from cupcake
Jun 01, 2018 8:43 am

EQ 4/20/18
CNR 6/1/18
contemporary mg 65k
from kmajor
Mar 25, 2018 8:55 pm

EQ: 2/25/18
CNR: 3/25/18

Picture book
from DarlingAshes
Nov 02, 2017 6:01 pm

EQ: 10/09/17
CNR: 11/02/17

Picture Book
from coffee_drinker4
Sep 24, 2017 12:14 am

EQ: 6/8
CNR: 9/24
Picture Book
from Kdf2023
Jul 28, 2017 2:30 pm

EQ: 3/30/17
Partial Request: 3/31/17
Nudge with offer of rep from other agent crossed in email with FR: 7/17/17 (so weird!)
Offer of rep: 7/25/17
Signed with another agent: 7/28/17

Mary seems great. Do know that she works on a project by project basis though. It does have some benefits, but I went a different way. Good luck, everyone!
from jedishywalker
Jul 17, 2017 9:21 pm

EQ: 4/4/17
PR: 7/13/17 :D
ER: 7/16/17 :(
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.

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