My first poetry collection out April 11, 2017! “In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” —... Continue Reading →
My beekeeping book is coming out in February! I am really excited about this because not only did I learn a lot about bees, I also found that I am passionate about the little critters and want to set up a hive, maybe come springtime. Here is a bit about my book The Good Living... Continue Reading →
I came into retreat feeling blocked, distant from my writing, and rudderless. When I came out, the intense work and deep nourishment of retreat had lifted me out of my busy life and grounded me again as a writer.
Writing a novel or a non-fiction or poetry collection is one thing, but once the hard part of writing is done, do you want to know how to actually submit your work? Green Writers Press publisher and literary agent Dede Cummings runs workshops throughout the US on creating successful book proposals and query letters, with... Continue Reading →
Guest post by author/editor Suzanne Kingsbury Sometimes when you least expect it, magic happens. And that magic almost always starts with intention. This weekend eight incredible women took the step forward to make space for a little luxury, some pampering and tons and tons of creativity. On Friday afternoon, I walked into literary agent and... Continue Reading →
Working as a book agent is a third job for me—I'm a professional book designer and production editor, also a writer/publisher/editor. Why so many jobs you may ask? Living in Vermont is wonderful, especially when we have 14 inches of fresh beautiful ,powder (see photo!) and I can go cross-country skiing out my back door.... Continue Reading →
I am excited to report that the Burlington Writers Workshop has asked me to run this workshop for them in February... Here are the details: Once you’ve written your book, what’s the best way to submit it for publication? Green Writers Press publisher and literary agent Dede Cummings will show examples of successful book proposals... Continue Reading →
Last Saturday’s panel discussion on publishing was a huge success. I thoroughly enjoyed being there (as you can see from the photo!). According to our wonderful host, Peter Biello, himself a budding novelist, and founder of the Burlington Writers Workshop, the event was packed and there were many people on the waiting list. Authors Jon... Continue Reading →
Publishing Your Work: How, When, Why?. I am excited to be on this panel.
The most exciting event is happening this weekend. Dede Cummings, literary agent, founder of Green Writers’ Press and historically one of the best book designers in publishing happens to have an enchanting, fairy-like house on the sea. The most perfect place for a one-of-a-kind writing retreat. A splendid, magical, sprawling house on the Rhode Island... Continue Reading →