Mary Cummings
Agent for Kids Books

If you would like to submit a manuscript 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 picture books to middle grade (including chapter books) and young adult.

For picture books, please embed the entire text in the body of your e-mail.

For longer works, please embed the first three pages.

Include a bit about your project (pitch language), plus some bio information as well as related writing or other experience.

Submit to:
** NO ATTACHMENTS! They will be deleted without being read **
No telephone or snail-mail queries accepted.

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 other matters to discuss, please email me with your message at