Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder

If you would like to submit your work for potential representation:

Please follow these guidelines (see also "Wishlist" in articles on this site):

I represent fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry for children and teens, from board and picture books to middle grade (including chapter books) and young adult. (No adult projects, please).

For picture books, please embed the entire text in the body of your e-mail. If you are an author/illustrator, send a link to the dummy and sample illustrated pages (do not send attachments).

For longer works, please embed the first three pages.

Include a bit about your project, some bio info, plus related writing or other relevant experience. It's helpful to know your experience with kids, too.

Submit to: *** NO ATTACHMENTS *** They will be deleted without being read. No phone or snail-mail queries. Please understand that owing to the number of queries I receive, I am able to respond only to those that may be a potential fit.

If you are interested in having me as a conference speaker, workshop teacher or have related matters to discuss, please email me at the above address.