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Ms. Mary Cummings

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

607 Foothill Blvd. #1061

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012



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Website: amsterlit.com

Blog: cummingskidlit.com

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Isolamelia
Apr 08, 2021 5:43 pm


EQ: 1/11/21
CNR: 4/8/21
MG Mystery
from mermaid99
Apr 05, 2021 9:05 am


EQ: 3/20
PB - 980 words
CNR: 4/5
from m_pepper
Mar 10, 2021 3:57 pm


EQ: 12/08/20
PR: 12/10/20 (sent later that evening)
Sent a follow-up email on 3/9/21
Rejection on 3/10/21: "Apologies for the delay. While there was a good deal I liked in here (some marvelous characters), overall I did not feel sufficiently engaged to undertake the difficult market for ghost stories so must pass. Thank you, and all best"
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


EQ-1/29/20
CNR-4/29/20
MG light sci-fi
from Orange16
Apr 19, 2020 12:13 pm


Nice woman but won't represent Canadians.

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