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Ms. Mary Cummings

Great River Literary


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from BookstoreBabe
Oct 06, 2021 8:14 pm

EQ: 9/23/21
PR: 10/5/21, sent 10/6/21

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?
from angelsteele
May 30, 2021 5:59 pm

"...our associate Mary Cummings has set up her own agency, Great River Literary, and can be reached at"
from Patrick (admin)
May 30, 2021 5:30 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from EileenFerriter
May 20, 2021 6:24 pm

EQ: 5/20/21
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"

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