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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 Vanessagmiller
Sep 26, 2019 1:09 pm


She wants picture books about love.
from kdprudolph
Sep 11, 2019 10:32 am


EQ 7-9-2019
CNR 9-11-2019

Upper MG contemporary 43k
from dreamcat
Sep 08, 2019 11:02 am


Submitted a PB query with text 8/1. 115 words. She responded within three days, suggesting it was one-dimensional. She made some very helpful suggestions and said she was interested if I decided to revise. I did so, and again she was very responsive in helping me shape the book to final form at 158 words. She requested an author's note and on September 6 offered to represent me! Woo hooo at last! She called me to go over the details of the agency contract and answer questions. I am looking forward to our partnership! She sounds great and very enthusiastic about it.
from cmannino
Aug 06, 2019 3:23 pm


Eq, and full request a few hours later. Fastest request ever. MG Fantasy.
from andshap2
Jul 08, 2019 3:23 pm


5/8/19 EQ
7/8/19 CNR
NF PB
from dmdomosea
May 31, 2019 6:32 am


ER: 4/27/19 (email)
CNR: 5/31/19 (37 days)
Generally only responds when interested, and tends to respond quickly either way (within 1-2 weeks).
MG Light Fantasy 54K
from ktwills79
May 24, 2019 5:19 pm


EQ: 4/18 with offer of publication
CNR: 5/24

PB-NF, 980 words
from Appalachiosaurus
May 13, 2019 7:14 am


EQ 4/11
CNR 5/13

PB 400 words
from kidlitkate
Apr 17, 2019 10:21 am


EQ: 3/26
R&R: 3/28

Nonfiction PB (450 words)
from channingrollo
Apr 08, 2019 10:04 am


Submission guidelines: https://www.cummingskidlit.com/contact.asp

"For picture books, please embed the entire text in the body of your e-mail. For longer works, please embed the first three pages."
from SincerelySinclair
Mar 21, 2019 11:30 am


EQ: 12/9
CNR: 3/21
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

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