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Ms. Mary Cummings

Great River Literary

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Mary Cummings

Great River Literary

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Query Methods
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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04/19/2024 11:22 PM
Email Query: 3/11/24
CNR: 4/19/24
Based on her average response time (last recent request was at 20 days), I'm making this as CNR for now (40 days).

63K MG Fantasy

03/05/2024 09:42 AM
PB query 2/23/24
12/26/2023 06:36 PM
Queried 12/19
370-word picture book
11/09/2023 01:52 PM
9/13/23 - submitted 450-word PB manuscript (emotional piece)
9/14/23 - received edits and a request for more work
9/15/23 - not interested in the second PB sent (rhyming & silly - very different from the first) but continues to send me edits on the first project. Not sure what that means but I’ve revised and sent back to her with my fingers crossed.
9/21 - offer of rep!

09/13/2023 11:47 AM
FYI if you submitted an attachment - from her website:

Submit to: *** NO ATTACHMENTS *** They will be deleted without being read.
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Profile History
Last Update:
06/16/2021 - Started her own agency. Formerly with Betsy Amster Literary.
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