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Mary Cummings 18

An agent with Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises (see other agents at this agency)

About

Mary Cummings represents fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry for children and teens, from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels, including contemporary and historical, humor, mystery, fantasy, and multi-cultural. She is particularly seeking middle grade novels as well as picture books with strong story arcs, a spunky central character, and warmth, humor, or quirky charm. In literary nonfiction, her areas of interest include picture book biographies as well as lyrically written science, nature, mindfulness, and social awareness issues. Cummings served for fourteen years as education director at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she organized an annual festival of children’s literature and selected judges for the prestigious McKnight Award in Children’s Literature. She represents both career writers and newcomers.

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Country

United States

Fiction Open

Audience:
Children, Middle grades, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations. Excluding: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture.
Types/Lengths:
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Children, Middle grades, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations. Excluding: Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
History (Biographies), Nature/Environment, Science, Society/Culture (General, Social issues).
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Children, Middle grades, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations. Excluding: Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Society/Culture.
Types/Lengths:
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 02 Oct 2020
Last Checked: 09 Feb 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 15 Sep 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Apr 2018

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